The foodie scene in this city is second to none and the pizza in Leicester 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 Leicester pizza spots.
Best pizza in Leicester
Peter pizza is authentic, traditional, Neapolitan pizza that’s easily top of the best of the best Leicester pizza joints. The pizza bases are made from hand-shaped, fermented sourdough and their ingredients are either sourced from Italy, or locally in Leicestershire. Toppings include fennel salami and truffle oil.
Nine Bar is a stalwart of the Leicester bar scene, and of late it’s also become a star of the city’s pizza scene. The menu is super simple, with just a New York-style slice, but you won’t need anything else. Flavoursome homemade tomato sauce and pepperoni go perfectly with the jalapenos.
MOD Pizza might be a chain, but it’s still kept the premium quality that’s been the main reason for its popularity. You make your own pizza here and can choose from over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter what you pick. We love a good dollop of hot buffalo sauce!
For a great stonebaked pizza that never lets you down, this spot is your new go-to. Choose from their own creations such as a Caribbean pizza with jerk BBQ sauce, mozzarella, chicken, caramelised & red onion, pineapple or make your own. Yum.
This multi-award winning pub & kitchen serves up some seriously innovative pub grub. Major kudos to their commitment to using seasonal British produce with high ethical welfare. The menu changes regularly, with pizza toppings including cured pork, baby mozzarella and red Leicester cheese.
This cosy restaurant is a top spot for a Sunday lunch, but be sure you don’t miss out on the chance to try their pizza. They have an authentic stone bake pizza oven that fires out delicious pies. Order the Halycon Special: a Turkish-style pizza with chilli and lamb made.
A popular Italian restaurant, Zizzi serves up some great pizzas, from classic pies to calzones and even some creative toppings. Be sure to try the king prawns, chorizo crumb, mozzarella, baby sunblush tomatoes, red pesto & smoked garlic oil. Packed full of flavour and always served with a friendly smile.
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