Hi, my name’s Amanda. And I’m a self-confessed Pizza Snob. 🤌
I can trace my love affair back to October 2016 when I visited the birthplace of the Neapolitan pizza: Naples, Italy. Once you’ve sampled the best in the world, you’ll never look back.
I hit the ground running when I arrived in London in my search for the l’autentica. Here’s my definitive list of places you knead-to-try. 🍕
Note: this covers traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. If you’re looking for Domino’s, you can show yourself out.
Best pizza in London
About: “Real Neapolitan taste. Cooked with passion.” ❤️
Made with: Caputo flour, low-salt dough, slow-fermented over 36 hours, cooked at 400°C.
Perfect for: a cosy, hearty meal with family and friends.
Located in: Hampstead and High Barnet in North London.
About: “20” pizza whole or by the slice.” 😋
Made with: high protein German 405 flour, aged 24 hours minimum, cooked at 500°C for 60-90 seconds.
Perfect for: a date night sit-down meal or a quick bite on the go.
Located in: Shoreditch, City of London, White City, Marylebone, Neal’s Yard.
About: “Genuine pizza.” 🇮🇹
Made with: four types of dough! Vegetable charcoal, wholemeal, gluten-free, traditional, slow-fermented over 48 hours.
Perfect for: ordering in or an after work dinner with friends or colleagues.
Located in: Islington, Hammersmith, Aldgate East, Boxpark Wembley.
Great pizza in London
London is enormous, and so are its pizza options! While not all can be #1 (in my heart), these places serve seriously delicious pizza and are well worth a visit. 💯
- L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele: Baker Street and Soho in Central London
- Mimmo La Bufala: Hampstead in North London
- Pizzeria di Camden: North London
- Purezza (vegan), Camden in North London
- Santa Maria Pizzeria Napoletana: Fulham Broadway, Goodge Street, South Ealing.
Decent pizza in London
Eh, sometimes you just want to grab a bite but aren’t feeling particularly fussy. Here are some good and cheaper pizzerias. 👌
- Franco Manca: they are everywhere
- Pizza Pilgrims: they are almost everywhere
- Rossopomodoro: Camden, Chelsea, Covent Garden, Hoxton, Oxford Street
- Most pizzas served in pubs, markets and food halls. I’m a particular fan of 2-for-1 pizza Mondays at The George and Vulture in Old Street.
Do your tastebuds agree with this list? Share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below! 👇
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