10 London Pizzerias for Food Lovers

Still not sure that London has good pizza?

These 10 Pizzerias prove that London has become the leader of Europe’s latest Pizza Renaissance!


Much of the world still doesn’t recognise London as a culinary headquarters – let alone a city for fantastic pizza. However, for those of us who live in London, due to latest boom in the food industry and an ever growing number of restaurant concepts (pizza included), I would go so far to say London is experiencing a sort of Pizza Renaissance!


On one end of the spectrum, we have a large number of Italians living in London that have brought a variety of different regional styles focused on tradition and authentic ingredients.

On the other, we have an increasing number of completely new and innovative pizza styles that include unusual flavour fusions and interesting ingredients.

Until I moved here from Rome 4 years ago, I didn’t think that I’d ever be able to find pizza as good as in Italy. Of course, Italy will always be Italy, but I certainly can’t complain about being in a place that offers me such a great variety of different pizzas.

As a Food Tour Guide with London Food Lovers, I’ve had the luck to experience a wide variety of restaurants in London.

I won’t try to claim that I’ve even come close to sampling all of the pizzas that London has to offer, and I’m still on a constant search for “Roman” style pizza…however I have found some great places and I’m happy to give some recommendations of my favourite spots!!

10 Pizzerias for Food Lovers

  1. O’ver

44-46 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN  |  Tel: 020 7378 9933

This amazing little restaurants is one of my newest finds – and my god am I happy I found it!!! The name, “O’ver” comes from the Neapolitan dialect for the word “Truth”.  And it was probably named that way because of the pureness that I found in their food. Their ingredients transported me to Italy – I literally could have closed my eyes and been eating at a pizzeria in the Campania region.

What really makes them stand apart, however, is the fact that they use the unique ingredient of Pure Sea Water in their pizza dough. Using pure seawater, which is extracted from the purest areas of the Mediterranean is a genius move because it means their dough has less sodium and more minerals making their dishes lighter and more easily digestible. Absolutely top marks from me!!!!

  1. Homeslice

13 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP  |   Tel: 020 3151 7488


Going to literally the opposite spectrum on the pizza scale, is Homeslice. I think of this pizzeria as being as far from “Italian” as you can get. Not only are the founders not Italian (one is Irish and the other is from New Zealand), but the majority of the ingredients are locally sourced and the topping options are outstandingly unique. From Kimchi to Brisket to Balsamic Truffle reduction, they are not afraid to be different and their thin crusted, large pizzas are delicious. You can get a full pizza (350 grams of one or two types on the same pie) OR you can grab a massive slice to go. My favourite slice is their chestnut mushroom pizza with ricotta, mozzarella, chili flakes, chives, pumpkin seeds and a balsamic/truffle reduction drizzle… YUM!!!

  1. Sartori

15 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JE  |  Tel: 020 7836 6308  |  http://www.sartorirestaurant.com

One unique place that we absolutely LOVE going is Sartori. Because of the fact that it’s located near Leicester Square, it is easy to miss and easy to mistake for one of the many tourist traps in that busy area, but within this
little pizzeria lies the heart of naples… in the basement. They have a rare, Michele Strazzuli pizza oven, that produces the most incredible pizzas – just like being in Italy. Being an authentic Italian pizza oven, one special feature of the oven, is that it can make up to ONE METER OF PIZZA! That means you can choose up to 4 different flavours for your pizza – and it is majestically brought out on a massively long wooden pallet for all to enjoy, before you dive in!

  1. Pizza Pilgrims

11 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3RP  |  Tel: 020 7287 8964


I can say that I’ve had the fortune of meeting the Elliot brothers – the founders behind Pizza Pilgrims. And their story is near and dear to my heart, as they decided to put their passion for pizza first and rented a little three-wheeled “Ape” vehicle and travelled all around Italy, learning from the best of the best. They even made friends with a family that gave them a piece of their “pasta madre” (the base of what goes into their dough), which is what they still use to this day to create their delicious pizza bases. Once back to London, they set up their own mobile pizza oven in Berwick Street Market in Soho, before finally setting up their first Pizzeria on Dean Street. Since then, they have opened up in Kingly Court, by Covent Garden and in East London.

  1. Addommè

17-21 Sternhold Ave, London SW2 4PA   |   Tel: 020 8678 8496   |   http://www.addomme.co.uk

Sadly many London visitors don’t wander off the beaten path enough to make it to Streatham Hill… but if they did, they would not regret it. Especially since Addommè is located there. Originally from the island of Capri, Stefano e Nadia, brought their dream to life with the opening of their Neapolitan Pizzeria & Trattoria in August 2013. This unassuming pizzeria is home to a truly unique dining experience – and it it makes a visit to SW2 absolutely worth it.


  1. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

125 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UH

Tel: 020 7687 0009


Anyone who is anyone – who has been to Naples – will know about “Da Michele”. Known as being one of the most famous pizzerias in Naples and dating back to 1870, I couldn’t be more thrilled that they have now opened a small pizzeria in London. If you were a fan of book, “Eat, Love Pray, this was the pizzeria that Julia Roberts enjoyed on her foodie voyage to Naples. They serve only the classic Marinara (just tomato, oregano, garlic and olive oil) or the margherita (with Fioredilatte cheese, tomato oregano and olive oil). As there’s always and enormous queue, I can say, it’s worth the wait!!!

  1. Franco Manca

Various Locations in London  |  http://www.francomanca.co.uk

This is probably one of the most famous pizzerias in London – specifically for the Italian community in London, as well many locals.

They have made the concept of “sourdough” pizza crust widespread and well-known around London. Their simple menu features authentic Italian options, as well as offering local “British” toppings to embrace this new found culinary friendship.

Started up by a Neapolitan in a small space in the Brixton market, they have now opened a number of different Franco Mancas around London – and just recently, they opened up the first Franco Manca in Sicily!! Oh the irony – from London to Italy instead of the other way around…

  1. Sacro Cuore Pizzeria

45 Chamberlayne Road, London, NW10 3NB  |  Tel: 0208 960 8558


I’ve only recently discovered this great little place. Fantastic tomato sauce, really nice ingredients and lovely Neapolitan crust. They pride themselves on bringing a taste of Naples to London – and they do!! Their ingredients are top quality, the crust is light and the tomato sauce is superb.

  1. Voodoo Ray’s

95 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB
|  Tel:  020 7249 7865


Whenever I feel like eating a big slice of pizza, I come to Voodoo Ray’s. Their pizzas are enormous so 2 slices is pretty filling! They have a nice selection of different pizzas – even though the Vegan Goddess pizza is my absolute favourite.

10.Yard Sale Pizza

54 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London  |  Tel: 0207 226 2651


We love unique pizzas and these guys not only have a great story behind their start, but they also make delicious pizza. Having started their entire operation with a little pizza oven in their backyard in Hackney, they entertained their friends and family with weekly supper clubs and eventually opened up Yard Pizza. They have a small, yet very innovative menu. My favourites are the TSB (Tender stem broccoli, manchego, jpine nuts, garlic & olive oil) and the Jack To The Future (Crispy fried jackfruit, fresh chipotle slaw, blue cheese sauce & buffalo sauce – all vegan!)

I hope you enjoy these recommendations and if you ever want to go for the all-out gluttonous pizza experience, I recommend doing a Pizza Tour! That way you can go from one great venue to another – it’s a great outing with friends or family. For more info, feel free to contact London Food Lovers.

Happy Eating!!!!

London Food Tours : London Eating & Walking Tours

There’s no better approach to get to London Food Tours than investigating London by walking. A couple of years back, there weren’t numerous London strolling visits to look over beside the exemplary ones like the Jack The Ripper Tour or the London Ghost Tour.

Today you can discover numerous more alternatives for London strolling visits that help guests truly discover what London brings to the table. Contingent upon what your interests are, there are a great deal of alternatives to look over.

Numerous Londoners are likewise beginning to continue strolling visits since they know about how little they know of this incredible city, and are quick to find more!

One particularly interesting way to get to know London, is through Food Tours. London food tours are a new concept that has been breaking out in cities all over the world. They combine culture, history, tastings, and exploring new territory on foot, with a local expert. Unlike other London walking tours, where you simply walk from place to place, Food Tours allow you to go into shops, get to know new places and experience tastes that you may have never tried before.

Best London Food Tours and Walking Tours


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    There’s no better way to spend Sunday than eating your way around Soho on a cultural walking tour. With all of the incredible places Soho has to offer, this tour is an excellent exploration of the amazing array of delicious flavours in and around Soho.

    This exploration begins with a fabulous breakfast at a sustainable British restaurant in the semi-hidden Kingly Court – just off of the famous Carnaby Street. After a delicious start to the day, more tastings are to follow, as you enjoy a colourful walk through some of Soho’s oldest and most charming streets, eating your way from one interesting international destination to another.

    In addition to the variety of incredible flavours you will taste in Soho, this tour also brings you out of Soho, as you continue eating your way towards Covent Garden. On the way, you will discover a colourful hidden courtyard where you will have a fabulous tasting of international pizza. 

    After your pizza-tasting, we’ve saved the best for last – a gourmet taste of Puglia, Italy. You will savour the most incredible homemade Italian dessert, complimented with delicious Pugliese dessert wine. No better way to end a day!!


Soho, London’s premier neighbourhood for entertainment, is filled with pubs, bakeries, bars, restaurants & coffee shops. This small borough bordering with some of London’s most famous shopping streets like Oxford and Regent Street is always at the forefront in trends, and one thing never lacking, is food.

From the traditional to some of the newest fusions in the city, Soho is the place to learn about London’s incredible International Food scene. Our London food tour of Soho’s International cuisine is an exploration of this neighbourhood’s diverse and historical richness.

Our 3.5-Hour food and cultural walking tour will take you through Soho’s charming historical streets, as you discover a wide variety of International Foods from some of our favourite places.

Checkout: London Food Lovers Soho International Food Tour


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    Inspired by the world of flavours found in Britain, many local Brits are creating their own spectacular eateries, where they can show off their local ingredients, local dishes, and British culinary skills. The movement to keep ingredients sustainable and local is taking over Britain and this tour aims to explore the “Modern Tastes of Britain” from the farmers in the market to the shops to the actual locales that are coming up with these fabulous new gastronomic concepts.


Britain hasn’t always had the best reputation for gourmet cooking. Aside from Tea, Beer and Fish & Chips, many visitors to London don’t even know what to consider “British Food”! For many years, Brits themselves haven’t really fussed too much about taking a strong interest in “Traditional” or “Local” food trends like other countries around the world. As a result, no other country welcomes international food with the enthusiasm of Great Britain. Everywhere you look, you can see rich varieties of world flavours – Britain truly has it all. However, FOOD has become one of the biggest trends in the UK – changing the entire culinary scene.

As much as Brits enjoy eating the flavours of the world, a new wave of fabulous restaurants are opening with incredible concepts – and they are 100% BRITISH! The international influence in food has led to an incredible new-found British interest in creating their own culinary fusions, causing many foodies to take traditional international recipes to the next level with local flare.  On this tour, you will discover this local flare on a number of levels – starting in the markets and finishing in one of London’s most incredible British chocolate shops.

Checkout: London Food Lovers Modern Taste of Britain Food Tour


Jack The Ripper is one of the most famous and iconic serial killers of all time. People come from all around to walk through Whitechapel and learn what they can about Jack The Ripper. This tour is designed to take you back into the past, to a time when gin was safer to drink than water…when Whitechapel was one of London’s darkest slums. 


This tour is the only tour in London that has been designed to tell the story of Jack The Ripper as you sample a variety of tastings – some fitting with the Jack The Ripper Story and some that are local favourites in the East End.

The first stop on the tour is to a Gin Bar that sells over 240 different types of gin. Your tour guide will walk you through the mystery that surrounds Jack The Ripper, including some of the most popular theories, where the name Jack The Ripper originates, and detailed info about his victims. To enrich your experience of learning about Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel. This tour includes visits to a variety of interesting Happy Hour locations – giving you a local taste of the East End. 


The East End is one of London’s most fascinating areas. With a long history of overpopulation, immigrants and poverty.

The East End has been known since the 19th Century as one of Britain’s poorest areas. After World War II, much of the neighbourhood was bombed and many people were relocated. A consistent wave of re-building has powered the area for a few decades now. Despite new buildings and many large companies that are now located in the East End, there is still a very alternative subculture that thrives in this eclectic area, where street art is a way of life and hipsters roam the streets.

Despite the recent move towards a slight degree of gentrification, the East End is still full of old, run-down streets that capture an eerie reminiscence of days past. This tour was designed to show the different faces of the East End and give you a good idea of what has changed and has remained the same over time.

Checkout: London Food Lovers Jack The Ripper Tour


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    Our Food Tours offer a unique discovery of London’s diverse Food Scene while exploring culturally and historically rich neighbourhoods. Whether you would like to do one of LONDON FOOD TOURS privately with your group or Customise your own tour – we are happy to help you create the best activity for your team.

    Food Tours are the perfect activity to enhance social, corporate or team building events, as participants are taken through interesting historic streets, while tasting a wide variety of foods from some of the most unique places in London.


    We work with local businesses and local foodies like us that are passionate about what they do. In addition to simply tasting foods, we try to connect the people behind the scenes with participants of the tour, so that our groups can fully understand the passion behind the delicacies.

    Your group will be provided with an expert Food Guide, who will lead you to some of Soho’s most famous institutions, while keeping your group entertained as well as informed about food, cultures, and interesting historical points. Your group will get a more unique and personalised understanding of Soho’s International food scene.This is the perfect option for corporate groups that are looking for a more exclusive and customised experience.

    Checkout: London Food Lovers Corporate Food Tours


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    If you want an intimate experience with your own private tour guide, this is the tour for you. Having your own dedicated expert Food Guide means getting a more unique and personalised understanding of London’s diverse food scene.

    Your expert private Food Guide will bring you to a number of unique places, while keeping you entertained and informed about a number of interesting anecdotes including food trends, food history, cultures, and other historical references. This is the perfect option for individuals, families, or private groups that are looking for a more exclusive and customised experience.

    This is the perfect option for anyone that is looking for a more exclusive and customised experience.

    Checkout:  London Food Lovers Private Tours


In spite of the fact that you can locate a wide assortment of sustenance visits in exemplary “foodie” urban communities like Rome, New York and Chicago, London is new to the idea of Food Tours. Numerous individuals still don’t recognize what a staggering culinary offering that London brings to the table! Strolling around and investigating new eateries and worldwide cooking styles may be one of the best new ideas that exist! London Food Lovers offers an extremely remarkable strolling visit called the Soho International Food Tour. It is a 4 hour investigation by walking, where individuals can attempt an assortment of universal cooking styles, while they find out about new places, the historical backdrop of how those sustenances touched base to London, and taste new flavors! Investigating London Food Tours by walking never tasted so great!

Ultimate 10 Rules for Eating in London


Take a stab at something new: There’s a universe of sustenance out there and eatery analyst Jay Rayner goes past the traveler aides and attendants to dish up a few bits of knowledge for global eating experiences.

On your home Jay, you’re an incredible foodie. You know where to locate the finest meat, the best Coffee and the smoothest Chocolate. More than that, you know when to go, where to sit and what to tip.

In any case, none of that well deserved nearby learning is any great to you when you arrive in another spot surprisingly. Furthermore, let’s be honest, the nature of your eating and drinking can represent the deciding moment your outing. So how would you maintain a strategic distance from the traveler traps, sniff out a genuinely vital supper, not tension out over paying the bill and in the meantime, get a genuine taste of the city you’re in?

Glad you inquired!

Here are ultimate 10 rules for eating in london:


How much more pleasant it is to request the bill in the nearby dialect as opposed to making those eager jotting movements noticeable all around with your hands.

In London, it’s “I’d like the bill, please”. France, it’s “L’addition, s’il vous plait”. In Italy, “Il conto, per favore”. In Spain, “La cuenta, por support”. In Portugal, “A conta, por support”. In Germany, “Kick the bucket rechnung, bitte”. In Greece, “To logariasmo, parakalo”. In Japan, “Okanjou o onegaishimasu”.

In Thailand, it’s “Check receptacle kap” in the event that you are male, and “Check canister ka” in the event that you are female. In Korea, it’s “Gesano juseyo”. In China, utilize the Mandarin “Qing jiezhang”, in spite of the fact that the Cantonese “Ng goi, mai dan” is more normal in Guangdong or Hong Kong. In Russia, “Rasschitajtye, nas pozhalujsta”.

Best of luck 🙂 with that last one.


Try not to tip in Japan and China. Do tip in America. Consider it in Switzerland and Sweden. The reasoning is accomplished for you in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, and Singapore, where an administration charge is consequently included, however you can round the bill up on the off chance that you need to leave additional for your server.

In the US, waitstaff by and large anticipate that 15 will 25 for every penny of the aggregate bill to “top up” their low wages. In London, an optional 12½ for every penny tip is regularly added to your bill. It’s likely generally too – you give working a shot 12 ½ per penny of 150 quid after three glasses of red – however some staff will likewise leave the tip segment open on your charge card receipt, trusting you will tip twice. If all else fails, there’s nothing amiss with courteously inquiring as to whether administration has been incorporated. Also, yes, there’s an application for that. Globe Tipping, 99c.


Travel guides as always knows about the places and important checkpoints that no foreigner would like to miss and must visit while their tour.


It’s not what you eat, it’s how you eat it. At the point when eating with your hands in Morocco the Center East or India, it’s pleasant to utilize just your right hand. Thus, in China utilize the shading coded serving chopsticks to serve your nourishment, as opposed to your own. In Naples, a pizza never sees a blade and fork. It’s best eaten in the hands – a lyrics, or collapsed like a book – while in America, twofold plunging (dunking your chip into the dish after you’ve effectively taken a chomp) is a wrongdoing deserving of death.


Not everyone takes a seat to supper at 8pm. In Spain and South America, it’s more similar to 10 or 11pm. You can meander around the roads of Madrid at 1am watching families with youthful youngsters taking a lackadaisical after-supper walk. In most Arab nations, supper is likewise for the most part taken after 10pm, while Parisians and Romans have a tendency to eat around 9pm. In Sweden, 6pm is considered splendidly adequate, while New York eateries have a tendency to have two sittings, the first as ahead of schedule as 5.30pm.


How would you arrange when you can’t comprehend an expression of the menu? Get up and go out for a stroll around the lounge area and look at what other people is eating. At that point return and indicate the things that look the most engaging, and supper is finished.


Simply get out there and pound the asphalt yourself, or book a foodie walking tour, which has the special reward of helping you stroll off the previous evening’s abundances. These sound great: Sarah Rose’s strolling voyage through Montmartre, which incorporates stops at three diverse neighborhood eateries for dish, fundamental course and pastry. Eating London’s East End Tour, which fills you in on the historical backdrop of the East End from the Great Fire of London to Jack the Ripper, with prevents for everything from a Brick Lane curry to conventional fish sticks and french fries and a half quart of genuine beer. London Food Tours providing several food tours you can click here


There’s a massive amount of info on the web that will inevitably lead to many a late night of red wine and bleary eyes before you get overwhelmed and give up. So dig down and zero in on a few special food travel blogs.


One great eatery prompts another, with only one inquiry to a brilliant supervisor or culinary expert. Approach them for a spot that does great espresso (all eatery industry masters know where the great espresso is); a great bar and a decent nearby place to eat; and you’re en route.


Having your heart set on eating a specific eatery, just to think that its shut when you arrive, is one of the pitfalls of advanced travel. I’ve been known not the eateries first and the flights second. Maintain a strategic distance from France, Italy and Spain in August, when everybody – including culinary experts, restaurateurs and key suppliers – goes on siestas.

Watch out for key dates for religious celebrations, open occasions and notwithstanding donning occasions. All set to survey a hot new eatery in Rome I swung up to discover to locate the whole place transformed into a World Cup screening space for Italy versus France, with tables of cheeses and basins of lager. In any event Italy won.

Watch out for climate designs as well. The substantial downpours of the storm season can hose the charms of open air noodle markets and feasting patios crosswise over south-east Asia from July to October.