Best Pizza Restaurants In Manchester

Fiorentina to Hawaiian, stuffed crust to deep pan; you're never short of choice when it comes to the best pizza in Manchester. Whether you're craving New York pies that tickle your tastebuds or light and doughy slices, we've got 'em all. Check out these restaurants to have Italian treats flying hot out of the oven and into your mouths.

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Last updated on 5th July 2024




Piccolo - Manchester

Ah, pizza and prosecco; the Italian combo that sometimes just can't be beaten. That's exactly what's in store at Piccolo Manchester Arndale, where toppings cover everything from Parma ham and burrata to a Neapolitan classic of Italian sausage with friarielli and chilli. You can add on any extra toppings you like for just £1, and you don't want to miss out on the indulgent chocolate fondant for dessert. This pretty venue boasts an open kitchen and a 23-metre long island bar, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the bustling streets below.

Purezza Manchester

If you're on the hunt for authentic Italian pizza in Manchester's Northern Quarter, you'll find some of the tastiest ones at Purezza - the UK's first ever totally vegan pizzeria that's won awards in the World Pizza Championships and National Pizza of the Year. Tuck into a plethora of doughy delights, from the barbecue bourbon to a four seasons, with gluten-free bases available too. Pair your meal with an espresso martini, alongside small plates such as Caesar salads and smoked meatballs.

Gusto Italian - Manchester

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Looking for the best pizza restaurants in Manchester city centre? Located inside Deansgate's Elliot House Gusto is a spacious, 200-cover restaurant bringing a touch of 1920s glamour to Italian dining. The stylish central bar serves up refreshing Hugo spritzes and signature blends like the Aperol and honey negroni, while the dining area is filled with people munching on sourdough pizzas loaded with vegan nduja, sliced red chilli or even an entire burrata, with the option to add on extra toppings for any dish.

PizzaLuxe

PizzaLuxe is your gateway to the authentic taste of Italy, offering a wide variety of hand-crafted pizzas. From the classic Hawaiian to the bold Sicilian and the fiery spicy, there's a pizza for every palate. And that's not all — they also serve up delicious sides such as caprese salad and pepperoni oven-baked wedges. Pair your meal with a glass of wine, a refreshing cocktail, or a cold Italian beer for a dining experience like no other.

Box Deansgate

If you're on the hunt for American pizza in Manchester, then you'll be a fan of BOX. These guys are dishing out 16-inch Detroit-style sharers topped with pepperoni and meat or veggie hot dogs, as well as smaller Neapolitan pizzas like the nduja and hot honey or the goat's cheese and caramelised onion. There are scrumptious dips like jalapeno mayo and chipotle ketchup on the cards too, with dartboards, shuffleboard tables and live sports to keep you entertained after your meal.

Flight Club Manchester

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Bringing you some of the best pizza in Manchester city centre, Flight Club is the epic darts experience serving them up by the paddle. Toppings range from classic pepperoni to plant-based nduja or chargrilled vegetable, with everything from loaded fries to spiced cauliflower wings available on the side. Head to this Instagrammable spot with a group of mates to tuck in with alcoholic slushies and some of the coolest oches in town, where digital dartboards add up your scores on a range of fun minigames. What's more, they offer a boozy brunch social every weekend, complete with unlimited pizza and a whole bottle of prosecco each, starting from just £30 per person.

Salvi's Mozarella Bar and Restaurant

When a place specialises in Neapolitan cuisine? You know it'll deliver the goods. This gorgeous venue is decked out in green leather booths that match the indoor tress in the centre of the restaurant, as well as multi-coloured wooden chairs. We'd recommend the Vesuvio pizza, which is named after the famous volcano while being topped with salami, 'nduja and chilli, at Salvi's Corn Exchange location. They also cook up a dreamy tomato and ricotta calzone, with fried courgettes and refreshing green salads on the side.

Don Giovanni

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If you're looking for an authentic Italian dining experience, then head to Don Giovanni on Oxford Road. After a selection of tasty antipasti you can dig into the main event - hand-stretched pizzas covered with prosciutto and mushroom or white bases underneath courgettes, tomatoes and spinach. There are gluten-free bases available here too, and their extensive drinks menu ranges from artisan cocktails and Champagne to wines from all over Italy.

Mean Eyed Cat Manchester

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Looking for a spot in Manchester's Northern Quarter that does seriously good pizza as well as cocktails? Wander over to Mean Eyed Cat and discover a Johnny Cash-themed hangout upstairs and a Tiki Hideaway below, inspired by 1950s Polynesia. The quirky pizza offerings include hot dog, chipotle fajita and cheeseburger editions, plus you can grab a free one with any drink before 9pm every single day. They also feature another cracking deal between 9 and 5pm, where you can roll a dice for discounts, or even a totally free drink if you score a six.

Riva Blu - Manchester

When you're in need of seriously good pizza, Riva Blu in the Corn Exchange should be right up there. Not only is the space super pretty with its pops of colour and huge doors folding out to alfresco tables, but slices come topped with spicy salami and nduja or vegan mozzarella, red onion and pesto. Dip your dough in spicy calabrese mayo, hot honey or garlic aioli, with a boozy Italian Iced Tea on the side.

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

On the hunt for Italian pizza restaurants in Manchester? Piccolino is a great shout for those after scrumptious slices with top-notch toppings, from seared beef fillet with portobello mushrooms to parma ham topped with burrata, as well as a ricotta and salami-stuffed calzone. Top off your meal by adding crispy polenta fries, alongside a refreshing cocktail such as a lychee and raspberry daquiri or the Pineapple Boogie Down. You can even watch the chefs spinning your dough from the open kitchen.

Proove

Located in Didsbury, Proove is a laidback Italian restaurant that has a relaxed indoor space, filled with wooden booths, alongside a sunny terrace area to dine on. Head here for wood-fired creations made using only the freshest ingredients, from the Pesto Royale to fried aubergine and basil creations, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options available too. Finish up with an indulgent affogato, and if you visit between 12 and 3pm on weekdays then you can enjoy a 10-inch pizza, side and drink for just £11.90.

Franco Manca

One of the best pizza places in Manchester, Franco Manca can be found just off Piccadilly Gardens, serving up a delicious selection of dishes across their two-storey venue. Their sourdough slices are freshly-made in wood-fired ovens, with gluten-free bases available too. Their toppings range from a simple margherita to more adventurous combinations like halloumi an roasted pepper or Italian smoked beef, with a great choice of wines and refreshing spritz cocktails to wash it all down.

The Laundrette

A Chorlton favourite, Laundrette serves top-quality pizza and cocktails in inviting surroundings, with a pretty, covered outdoor seating space to boot. Slices are freshly created on site and showcase the finest in local produce, with fiery toppings a specialty, so expect plenty of chilli splashed about and some delicious meaty options. They serve some pretty unusual options too, including crispy Korean cauliflower or slow-cooked lamb with pistachio.

Tre Ciccio

Get over to Tre Ciccio, the Altrincham venue that's delving out all things Italian. Nab a seat on the rooftop terrace or in the rustic exposed brick and green-tiled interiors, before chowing down on smoked pancetta slices, vegan calzones or the award-winning Sud - a pizza covered in burrata and spicy Calabrian sausage. Topping it all off? A smoked rum and chocolate old fashioned or the whisky marmalade sour.

Crazy Pedro's Pizza Parlour

Frozen margaritas, bottomless brunches, sharing cocktails; it's all about having a good time at Crazy Pedro's. Head over to the Deansgate spot with an empty stomach, as this place sprinkles everything from fried chicken and waffles to hotdogs and mini hamburgers on their unique creations, paired with four of their tasty dips for just £4. And if you're on the hunt for some of the best takeaway pizza in Manchester, then they offer that here as well.

YES

Some of the most casual and best takeaway pizza in the city can be found at YES. While primarily a destination for rooftop drinks and that pink club room, there's also a load of pizza available by the slice or as a whole here - whether you're on a night out or popping in to grab some on your way past. Think pepperoni with pickled chilli, miso-marinated aubergine or vegan cheese and black olives, and if you visit between 12 and 6pm then you can enjoy 50% off your bill.

Noi Quattro

After the very best pizza joints in Manchester? From the team behind Pasta Factory, this Northern Quarter pizzeria is serving up a stunning array of slices, from vegan delights like courgette flowers to meaty marvels such as the arancini and bolognese option. On top of that, they offer a relaxed and informal dining experience, with the added of novelty of chairs that are also swings. They even serve bottomless brunch here too, promising unlimited pizza and prosecco for just £29 per person.

Double Zero

A top pick of independent restaurants, found right in the heart of the city and at a second venue in Chorlton, Double Zero is a traditional destination that's named after the flour this Italian dough is made from. On the menu? Spicy nduja numbers, pesto and grilled chicken, and white bases topped with portobello mushrooms, all served on 48-hour fermented dough and dipped in garlic butter or chilli honey.

Rudy's Pizza Manchester

Staying true to the Neapolitan ways, Rudy's Pizza Manchester is pretty legendary - having been named as the world's 10th best pizza in the past. Bases are made of perfect dough from the wood-fired oven and toppings are flown over from the Italy itself, including the likes of Tuscan sausage, parmesan and salame Napoli. And if you just can't get enough of their scrumptious slices, they even offer takeaways dishes for you to bake at home.