Five venues to visit for a posh take on pizza

Homeslice started out as a street food offering (@homesliceLDN)
Homeslice started out as a street food offering (@homesliceLDN)

Pizza is no longer the go to takeaway treat. These days, pizza places are hip, their menus filled with fresh, fancy topping options, and their bases are always homemade. Event takes a look at five places to try.

Homeslice

Originally a street food vendor, today Homeslice can be found in London’s Covent Garden, Fitzrovia and Shoreditch. The company specialises in wood fired pizzas, which are available to purchase in a 20" size, and some varieties are available by the slice.

The seasonal menu utilises fresh produce, and currently features 10 pizzas. These includes a salami, rocket and parmesan option, and an aubergine, cauliflower cheese, spinach and harissa variety, as well as the caprese pizza.

Where: Various locations throughout London

Contact: Numbers vary according to location. Visit homeslicepizza.co.uk/locations for details. 

Per Tutti

Customers can choose from six different pizza varieties at this Manchester venue, all of which are stone baked. Options include the simple mozzarella, tomato, oregano and basil pizza, a tiger prawn, crab and courgette variety for seafood lovers, and a steak and stilton creation.

Italian dishes such as pasta, meat dishes, sharing boards and starters are also available here. The venue is complete with a bar that specialises in prosecco, and also serves four house aperitifs.

Where: 3-11 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4NW

Contact: 0161 834 9741


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Pizza Face

Established as a simple pizza place back in 2009, Pizza Face now spans two locations and an all-encompassing menu, with spelt, gluten and wheat free, as well as vegan options available.

The company’s specials include the Pecker, which features spiced Sardinian sausage and Pecorino cheese, and a red pepper pesto, chorizo, smoked chilli and Manchego cheese creation coined the H.D.

Classics such as the margherita and ham and pineapple similarly comprise the menu. Pizza, salad and gelato specials are also on offer most days.

Where: 1 Coleridge St, Hove BN3 5AB and 35 St Georges Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED

Contact: 01273 965 651 and 01273 699082

Franco Manca

Sourdough pizza specialists Franco Manca have made a name for themselves in London, and can be found in locations such as Wimbledon, Stoke Newington, Covent Garden and Broadway Market.

Each pizza is baked in a brick oven made by artisans from Naples – the cuisine's homeland. With the focus firmly on the sourdough base and method of cooking, the company lets the simple flavours do the talking – think tomato, mozzarella and basil pizza as well as a tomato, cured chorizo and mozzarella option.

Where: Locations throughout London

Contact: Visit francomanca.co.uk for individual restaurant details.

Tribeca

This New York-inspired bar and pizzeria in Liverpool serves both the classics as well as adventurous pizza creations, along with Italian-style starters, salads and desserts.

Traditional toppings such as Italian meats and cheeses feature prominently, and diners will also find options such as the Hogg Roast, which includes slow roasted pork shoulder and crackling, the Irish Breakfast, an pizza that comes complete with bacon, sausage, white pudding and egg, as well as the Malaysian Penang Beef Red Curry creation. 

Where: 15 Berry St, Liverpool L1 9DF and 336-338 Smithdown Road, Liverpool L1 5AN

Contact: 0151 707 2528 and 0151 733 6366

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