The food scene in the city has been exploding over the last couple of years and the Manchester pizza scene has been leading from the front.
With everything from high-end pizzerias to market stalls serving up classic Neapolitan-style pizza from rustic makeshift ovens, there is something for everybody here.
So grab a couple of friends, build up an appetite and head straight down to one of these classic Manchester pizza joints for a slice or two that you’ll never forget…
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Many regard Rudy’s Pizza as the best pizza in the country. They’ve moved onto their second premises in Manchester on Peter Street and also expanded to Liverpool. None of the quality is lost as they grow, which is a real testimony to their excellence.
PLY is a large room that doubles up as a bar and a great place to get pizza. Their toppings and style are super rustic and pack a huge flavour punch.
The crusts always have just the right amount of charring and are nice ‘n’ chewy.
Don’t miss out on this small space in Chorlton that has minimal fuss and a maximum amount of satisfied customers. It’s cash only but you can BYOB and have a wonderful night here with friends.
Slice Pizza was one of the first spots to pop up in the Northern Quarter and add to the vibe of the place. Nothing beats sitting outside here on a sunny day in Manchester with a slice and a couple of beers with pals.
Lots of different and exciting flavours and the beauty is they only take about a minute to heat up before you are stuffing them into your face. Quality Manchester pizza.
Ciaoo couldn’t possibly be more classical in their Italian roots, using a traditional stone bake oven and blending the ingredients for the freshest toppings, including tomatoes sourced from Napoli.
They churn the pizzas out in no time as they take less than 90 seconds to cook; the big spongey doughy crusts are an absolute joy.
Croma started in the heart if Manchester way back in 2000 and since then has rolled out to Chorlton, Prestwich and Didsbury.
Their pizzas are thinner than most, so are perfect for folding in half and they go nicely with their lovely imaginative toppings that keep all their loyal customers coming back. Keep an eye out for their deals during the week and at lunch time.
What sets their pizzas apart are the wonderfully creative toppings (their bases aren’t half bad either).
Take for example the pizza below: Artichoke sauce base, chilli, sausage, black olives, sunblushed tomatoes, fior di latte mozzarella and pecorino shavings. A tasty masterpiece, this is a restaurant that you will never get bored returning to.
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