Originally Published: October 14, 2014

London is home to an array of incredible restaurants, tasty eateries and some of the best food markets in the UK. But you may not know that the capital is also home to an array of fantastic pizzerias. Here at Eating London, we’ve tasted our way across the London to find you the best pizza the capital has to offer. From wood fire ovens and Prosecco on tap, these restaurants have it all! So if you’re as mad about pizza as we are, follow our handy guide and prepare to tuck in to some of the yummiest pizza you’ll ever taste…

Fire and Stone

Fire and Stone

31/32 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7JS

If you’re looking for pizza with a twist then Fire and Stone is the place for you. Located in Covent Garden, this contemporary eatery offers diners a quirky selection of global inspired pizzas. Take your pick from their enchanting menu which includes the smoky Texas, oriental Peking and spicy Bangalore, along with an array of other flavours which will transport your taste buds to distant lands. But that’s not all, Fire and Stone also boasts a whole host of impressive cocktails and a lunch menu priced at just £6.95. What’s not to love? Book your table at Fire and Stone today!

Franco Manca

Unit 4, Market Row, London SW9 8LD

For a real taste of Italy, make sure you head to Franco Manca. Open since 2008, this incredible restaurant has 10 delicious branches across the capital and is known as one of London’s most loved pizzerias. It’s easy to see why, as Franco Manca pride themselves upon using only the finest Italian ingredients and have created a delicious slow-rising sourdough base, which is one the best we’ve ever tasted. What’s better yet? Franco Manca’s stone baked pizzas cost from as little as £4.50, meaning you can fill your boots without emptying your wallet.

Pizza East

56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ

Headed to Shoreditch this weekend? Then make sure you stop by London’s trendiest pizzeria, Pizza East. This former tea warehouse is a favourite of Londoners thanks to its cool atmosphere, contemporary surroundings and delectable yet affordable menu. You can take your pick from Pizza East’s delicious wood-oven pizzas, indulge in endless antipasti or select one of their sumptuous desserts including our personal favourite, the Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart. But it doesn’t end there, Pizza East even has its own deli where you can pick up some fresh ingredients or simply enjoy a cup of coffee and biscotti.

Santa Maria

15 St Mary’s Road, London W5 5RA

Inspired by the streets of Naples, we’re pretty sure that pizza doesn’t get more traditional than this! Located on St Mary’s Road, Santa Maria is passionate about pizza and has dedicated many years to bringing the best authentic flavours to London’s food scene. Their menu is incredible and consists of a huge selection of scrumptious pizzas topped the finest Italian ingredients, along with award-winning gelato for the sweet tooth amongst us. In fact Santa Maria’s pizza is so good, it’s even been awarded number one in the Evening Standard’s top ten pizza restaurant to try before you die!

Homeslice

Homeslice

13 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP

With mammoth 20inch pizzas, plenty of local craft beers and even Prosecco on tap, you should definitely visit Homeslice when next in the capital! Nestled in Neal’s Yard, this quirky-cool pizzeria has been serving wood fired pizza whole or by the slice for over three years. Come lunch or dinner, Homeslice invites you to choose from their delectable creations made from the best seasonal produce in London. Tuck into one of their traditional flavours or opt for something a little more unusual. With toppings like Goat’s Shoulder, Oxtail and Queen Scallops on offer, it’d be rude not too!

There’s nothing better than a good pizza, so next time you visit London make sure that you stop by one of the delicious pizzerias. If you’re still peckish, why not come along to Eating London’s food tour in the Shoreditch neighborhood? You won’t regret it!

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