The foodie scene in this city is second to none and the pizza in Essex is among the best in the country. So, like any sane food lover would, we set out to find the very best places to eat pizza in the city.
From classic Italian pizza to the thin and crispy American style right through to a simple slice on the go, there is something here for everybody.
So forget about the diet, grab a friend and get ready to work your way through the very best Essex pizza spots.
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Luca is a beautiful Italian restaurant that serves up some great pizza. Their handmade Neapolitan-style pizza is quickly baked in their wood-fired oven using fresh local produce. Their mushroom pizza is divine: a white base pizza with fior di latte mozzarella, porcini & mixed wild mushroom, Parma ham, and rocket.
MOTO Pizza is no ordinary pizzeria. You get one choice: Bottomless Pizza, your very own pizza roulette where no piece is the same. It’s a fun and unique feast. You hit the green light on your table and waiters bring over slices until you’re stuffed.
They offer the classics alongside unique flavour combinations. You will discover the ingredients you love but never considered as a pizza topping.
This lovely family-run all day restaurant and bar prides themselves on sourcing and using only ethical and sustainable ingredients. You can taste the goodness in every bite, especially their pizza. Our fave? The Pigs, with ham hock, streaky bacon, apple sauce, Bishops stilton and watercress.
Dough&co’s proper wood-fired pizza is the real deal, with chewy, fluffy crusts and a thin base. Gourmet toppings include fior di latte Mozzarella and spicy Calabrian n’duja sausage. Along with great service this is not a place you are going to want to miss.
Irmas is a truly great neighbourhood restaurant, with authentic Italian food and snacks. There are lots of other great items on the menu (the Amatriciana pasta is divine!), but it is hard to look past the pizza. The bases are thing and crispy and come with a large selection of delicious toppings.
Faluso Pizzeria don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to cooking up some of the best Essex pizza. Their wood-fired pizza oven was hand built especially for them in the South of Italy, and they stick to traditional Neapolitan techniques. Order the signature Faluso pizza with mozzarella, sun dried tomato, rocket, parma ham, smoked mozzarella, and parmesan.
Prezzo uses authentic Italian recipes to bring a touch of Italy to the UK, and is a hugely popular chain across the country. Even with such expansion, they have kept a high quality pizza menu. They do stone baked pizza with a huge variety of toppings, as well as hearty calzones.
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