Have a craving for the best pizzas in Edinburgh? Consider this your DIY slice-by-slice guide to the tastiest pies in the city. Edinburgh has an incredible food and drink scene: burgers, cocktails and of course, coffee.
Whether you’re a local looking for new food spots or just here for a few days while you’re visiting Scotland, this is one place where carb lovers will be safe and sound.
Put your game face on; get ready to eat your bodyweight in fresh cheese and chargrilled dough at these seven best places for pizza…
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This neighbourhood pizza institution kicks things off to perfection from the very core – they use 72-hour proven dough for a great chewy crust. They do New York-meets-Napoli pies, with a small but great menu.
They also have a pizza slice store in the Old Town if you just need a pizza right there, right then. Which is all the time, in our case.
Starting with a 48-hour slow proofed sourdough, they source the best ingredients they can find – think local blue stilton cheese or spicy beef meatballs. The trick here is that you customise your entire pizza from base to final toppings, so there’s over 64,000 possible varieties!
Plus, the 600°F oven cooks up the pies in just 90 seconds, so you won’t have to deal with food envy of your fellow diners for too long.
The only thing better than pizza is pizza and beer. Fact. So knowing that this legendary brewing company also serves up amazing stone-baked pizzas in their Cowgate location is essential info for anyone in Edinburgh.
Can’t choose what to order? Go for the King of Pigs: Gyula sausage, leeks, watercress, smashed Napoli tomatoes and Scottish mozzarella.
Dough brought seawater pizza dough to the city, as well as creative pizzas with artisan ingredients. How good does a White Base, with Balsamic Beetroot Puree, Beetroot Crisps, Goats Cheese, Honey Roasted Walnuts and Mozzarella sound?
As for that seawater dough? It’s mixed with pure flour, salt and yeast, allowed to rise for 72 hours to become light and delicious. Simple and good.
This beautiful open plan pizzeria is in the old Victoria India Rubber Mill site on Leith Walk. Wood-fired pies in a classic Neapolitan-style are what Origano’s all about. It’s super busy, and for good reason.
Pizzas are laden down with droolworthy toppings; mascarpone, ‘nduja, santos tomatoes, spinach, truffle oil, Gorgonzola and artichokes. Divine.
All the ingredients used at Pizzeria 1926 are fresh and simple – the best combination. The very best varieties of tomatoes, burrata, mozzarella, sausage, flour and olive oil are imported from Italy, whilst meat, seafood and vegetables are sourced as locally as possible.
Get their specialty Pizza Fritta: a fried calzone filled with ciccoli (soft curled pork crackling) and fresh ricotta.
A real local favourite, this place always hits the spot for a great Edinburgh pizza.
La Favorita uses freshly made dough from Padova, Veneto, which forms the basis of their pizzas that are then topped with mouth-watering ingredients and fired up in the oven.
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