Ah pizza… my one true love.
I’m one of those people who could eat it for every meal and not even bat an eyelid – and lucky for me, Manchester has some great pizza restaurants to satisfy my cravings. I’m all about the Neopolitan movement that has been happening in recent years as I love a doughy pizza, and anything that can be served to me in less than 2 minutes is a real winner.
Today I thought I would round those up for you in case you happen to be in the market for a slice this weekend – these are in no particular order, I just couldn’t do it!
Anywhere you can get a Big Mac pizza is right up my street, and Crazy Pedros have it all ranging from fried chicken and waffles to pulled pork and steak. They also have a happy hour from 5-9 Sunday – Friday where you can get a whole 16-inch pizza for £10! And the cocktails are amazing too – my favourite is the frozen cherry cola margarita, which comes with popping candy.
A little bit from the city centre, but not far in the quirky suburb of Chorlton is Double Zero. I’ve eaten here a couple of times (be warned that there might be a wait on a weekend) and also had a takeaway and every time, the pizza has been amazing. The restaurant itself isn’t huge, but I think that adds to the experience – plus you can bring your own alcohol, winner!
Another one slightly outside the city centre is Proove, in the leafy village of West Didsbury about 15 minutes from Manchester. The pizzas here were a really good size and price, and if you are in this area I would recommend giving it a go because they are doughy and delicious.
Dough was one of the first places that I had seafood on a pizza (the paella one FYI) and it was glorious. Since then, if there’s an option for it, I will usually go for it as it’s something a little bit different. Dough is situated in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, so perfect if you’re in that area of town, and it has some amazing options.
I’ve been going to Croma for as long as I can remember, and it was one of my first favourite pizza restaurants that I used to go to with my parents, but since then I keep going back again and again. There are a few restaurants in the city centre and a few different suburbs (and also one in Edinburgh if you’re up that way!) and it’s a great place for families and pizza lovers alike.
Tre Ciccio opened in my hometown of Altrincham earlier this year, and they have recently opened their second site in Bramhall. I know a couple of the team there, and I was lucky enough to be invited to review and I was really impressed with the standard of pizza. I went for a simple Margherita, but it was so delicious that I’ve been constantly thinking about it since that night and I can’t wait to go back.
PLY may be known for other things than it’s pizzas, but in my eyes, they deserve to be the first thing that you think about when you enter as they are delicious and a really good size. The great thing about PLY too is that it is quite big so it’s usually quite easy to find a seat and they serve beer from independent breweries if that is something you’re into!
I hadn’t been to Rudy’s until a few months ago, but what a mistake that was as it exceeded all of my expectations. A lot of people say that this is the best pizza place in Manchester, and some parts of me want to agree, but even if it isn’t THE best, it is definitely in my favourites list. They now have two restaurants – one in Ancoats, one near St. Peters – so you’ll never be far away if you’re in the city centre.
And there you have my pizza recommendations – let me know if you go to any of them and what you think!