Looking for the best pizza in London? Neapolitan pizza is so good that it has recently become protected by UNESCO – but luckily for us, many Italians have flown the nest to bring Londoners a taste of their patrimony. We’ve found the best spots for a good pizza in London, from the traditional to green pizza bases to vegan options.
The team behind Michelin-starred Lyle’s and Borough Market’s Flor have launched a new pizza takeaway brand: ASAP Pizza. Heading up the creative side is Pam Yung, who has experience throwing pizza pop-ups all over the world – previous stints include L’Industrie Pizzeria in New York and the legendary Bonci in Rome. The focus here is ingredient-focused, contemporary twists on classics, such as a Hawaiian made with grilled pineapple, cured pig’s cheek and pickled scotch bonnet chillies. Choose between red and white bases, and don’t ignore the sides – there’s a particularly delicious burrata, served with sourdough croutons.
One of London’s most authentically Neapolitan restaurants, ‘O Ver has converted many a discerning diner to its unique pizza making method – using pure sea water from the Med to make the base lighter and more easily digestible. Go for the classic Regina (Neapolitan buffalo mozzarella and cherry toms) to appreciate the method in all its glory, or load it up with fragrant Tuscan sausage, Roman artichokes and wild broccoli from Vesuvius. All ingredients are impeccably sourced from small Italian producers, and you can really taste the difference. Plus, no more post-pizza puffiness means extra room for all the glorious trimmings: a burrata stuffed with truffle that verges on life-changing, handmade pappardelle with a family recipe of porcini, sausage and shallots, and an exceptional cassata dessert that’s not to be missed. overuk.com
Somehow this spot in Brick Lane has managed to create a menu of 100 per cent vegan pizzas – and is the only restaurant to have done so in the whole of London. First, you pick your base from a variety of healthy options including buckwheat, kamut and turmeric, and then, entirely guilt-free, you cover it in exciting toppings which range from homemade cashew mozzarella to Seitan ham and truffled porcini. It’s BYOB, too. pickywops.com