Pizza is probably one of the best creations out there, and it’s hard to top. That combination of dough, cheese and tomato sauce is simple but pure deliciousness. Luckily, there are some amazing Liverpool restaurants serving up this epic combination, and with more tasty (and some intriguing) toppings and we’ve rounded up the best places for you to tuck into a slice.
Rudy’s is probably the easiest way to feel like you’ve escaped to Italy as their passionate pizzaiolos are intent on following the traditions and artistry of pizza from Naples, which explains why their pizza is pretty damn good!
The relaxed Liverpool restaurant serves up exciting toppings on their pizzas such as their Calabrese pizza topped with tomato, fior di latte, basil and spicy ‘nduja sausage, as well as their white sauce-based pizza known as Porchetta that features roast porchetta, sage roasted potatoes, smoked mozzarella, caramelised white onions and rosemary oil.
Rudy’s is constantly developing exciting additions to their menu but maintaining the Italian pizza-making traditions, such as their plant-based range.
Rudy’s Neopolitan Pizza, 3-7 Castle Street, L2 4SW
105-107 Bold Street, L1 4HL
Part pizza joint, part bar, Crazy Pedro’s brings us the best of both worlds with its legendary lunch deal – two slices and a drink for a fiver. Their pizzas are topped with a host of weird and wonderful things, from classics like Pedro’s Pepperoni to the downright bizarre like The Mac Daddy- a pizza topped with a mini hamburger, Jack cheese, mac sauce, gherkins and shredded iceberg lettuce.
Crazy Pedro’s also offer bottomless pizza and booze every single day, which is hard not to resist! Plus, their cocktails are something special- can’t go wrong with a Fizz Wiz in your drink.
Crazy Pedro’s, 25 Parr Street, Ropewalks, L1 4JN
For those a bit further out of the city but still in need of their pizza fix (because who isn’t in need of pizza?) then there’s Two Cents Pizza in Ormskirk. The pizza restaurant known for getting us through lockdown with their DIY pizza kits also serves epic, freshly baked slices too.
Like Rudy’s, Two Cents is all about the Neapolitan-style pizzas and their short but outstanding menu features some note-worthy dishes like their Staten Island pizza, which has a tomato base, then topped with mozzarella, red onion, olives, pesto, balsamic drizzle and rocket. Plus you have to try the n’duja-naise to dip those crusts in to. Thank us later!
Two Cents Pizza, 41 Burscough Street, Ormskirk, L39 2EG
Calling all thin and crispy pizza lovers, Amalia in Liverpool is the one for you. This pizza restaurant serves up classic Italian pizza that we know and love such as four cheese, pepperoni and Hawaiian (well, some of us love it). Amalia even offers pizzas topped with Bolognese or chips!
You can not only order beautifully thin based pizza but Amalia also serves up calzones and even has a calzone challenge which involves eating a 5lb calzone filled with vegetables, mincemeat, tomato sauce and a load of cheese. Good luck!
Amalia, 2 Campbell Square, L1 5FB
In need of a quick bite? Well, Nightcrawler, located next door to The Merchant, serves pizza by the slice. The Liverpool pizza restaurant is the perfect hangover cure and their slices are most definitely not stingy.
Past pizza creations by Nightcrawler have included their vegan special that features mock duck, hoisin sauce, spring onions, peppers, pickled cucumber with a sticky soy glaze. Plus their Dr Pepper pizza is a must-try too!
Nightcrawler, 38 Slater Street, L1 4BX
A right of passage when visiting Liverpool’s Baltic Market is to indulge in a slice from Little Furnace. Born from two friends being inspired from a visit to a Sicilian pizzeria one drunken evening, the pals now serve up phenomenal Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas in Liverpool, with a recent branch opening up on Smithdown Road.
Little Furnace offer a stellar pizza in the form of their Margherita Stella- a star shaped pizza that’s perfect for tearing and sharing (if you must). And for those who fancy some heat to their pizza, get your chops round their Chilli Inferno pizza at the Baltic Market that features fiery Scotch Bonnet and Birdseye chillies.
Little Furnace, 178 Smithdown Road, L15 3JR
Baltic Market, 107 Stanhope Street, L8 5RE
Fritto is an authentic Italian bakery and also serves up tasty street food like fried calamari, polenta fries and arancini that brings a taste of Italy to the people of Liverpool. The pizza at Fritto is definitely worth raving about as customers can tuck into classic Milanese style pizza, ‘pizza al trancio’, which is known for having a super soft, spongy, light dough, generous toppings and usually sold by the slice from takeaways around the Milan area.
Topped with the likes of classic pepperoni and mozzarella or more lavish ingredients like fior di latte, slow roasted cherry tomatoes and rocket leaves, these pizzas are like a juicy and cheesy pillow of joy packed with flavour. Plus, for all the calzone lovers out there, Fritto also serves an array of traditional fried calzone.
Fritto, 149 Smithdown Road, L7 4JF