Food & Drink
9 places delivering pizza during lockdown in Liverpool
3 years ago
Tomorrow is National Pizza Day and, while we don’t need any excuses to tuck into one of our favourite foods – let’s face it it’s comfort food like this that’s kept us going through the crisis!! – it’s as good a reason as any to go all dough-eyed and indulge in a fab Italian feast.
Here’s 9 of the top places offering delivery and pick-up…
The Casa Italia Pizzeria and Pastificcio is one of Liverpool’s longest-established restaurants serving the city for more than 40 years.
A popular, authentic Italian restaurant known for its fresh ingredients, generous portions and great value, mean it’s always a favourite – and that’s continued during lockdown with its scrummy pizzas – and pasta – ready to be collected from its Stanley Street venue or delivered to your door.
You can downline their app or order online or by phone – 0151 236 4971 – and its service is available every day from 4-9pm.
Amalia is Italian for industrious and hardworking, which they reckon is reflected in their work, food and presentation…and maybe it also explains why the Campbell Square restaurant has continued to serve the most amazing pizzas to us throughout the crisis.
Choose from a range of toppings on a thin and crispy base or maybe you’d go for one of their calzone pizzas, served with a side of tomato sauce for dipping? Decisions, decisions…
Crust have a choice of five handmade crusts from their original crust to gluten-free on selected pizzas – and even black dough for a detoxing hit.
Their award-winning pizzas are all served up fresh from their wood-fired oven, and topped with the freshest ingredients, ready for collection or delivery.
The popular Aigburth restaurant has got a very tasty and tempting ten pizzas to choose from (as well as tons of delicious pasta dishes – oh and they do a grand Sunday Lunch). Perhaps a Pizza Diavola, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, cheese, red onions, spicy pepperoni & chilli? Or a Pizza Caprina with tomato sauce, mozzarella, goat’s cheese, caramelized onions and spinach? Both sound delicious.
Aiming to make their delivery and collection service even better before they can reopen, the guys at Justino’s now have their own app from which you can place and pay for food orders easily and safely, or you can order online or by phone 0151 427 1155.
Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza, Castle Street
“Our pizzerias are currently closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions,” say Rudy’s, “but you can still enjoy Rudy’s in the comfort of your own home.”
It’s available for delivery or collection or you can order a Bake at Home pizza via their shop for nationwide delivery. Hand-made by their pizzaiolos using the same fresh dough, San Marzano tomatoes, basil, olive oil and mozzarella that they use in the restaurant: “Follow the instructions and you’ll get a piping hot pizza with a delicious crispy cornichon (that’s the crust).”
Trattoria 51, Old Hall Street, Liverpool and The Promenade, Southport
Trattoria 51 is open for delivery and collection on certain days and now also offers you the chance to enjoy cooking at home with its Artisan Pasta and Pizza Easy Cook at Home kits! “Our pizzas are great fun – spread your ready-made sauce, bake for a few minutes and imagine you’re in Roma!”
The Liverpool restaurant is open Friday-Saturday, from 5-8pm; and Southport, from Thursday-Saturday, 5-8pm.
Baltic Pizza at Dockleaf
Promising classic, Neopolitan, Baltic triangle-shaped goodness from the team behind Dockleaf.
They reckon they’ve brought the most beautiful and finest Ingredients from Italy to make their pizzas Neapolitan, and added cheese, capers, sourdough bases and classic toppings ‘for your delectation and delight’. And we’re not going to argue with that!
From a basic Margherita to a special Salcion, with tomato, mozzarella, salami, red & green chillies. Yum.
It was February 2013, two friends (Ryan and Peter) took a trip to Palermo, Sicily and stumbled into a pizzeria serving Neapolitan style pizza. They were served what was to change their idea of pizza from ‘thin and crispy’ or ‘thick and greasy’ to a ‘warming, rustic soft cloudy disk of wonderment’, adorned with high-quality toppings, after which they agreed: “Ahhhh… so THIS is why Italians slag off pizza in other countries.”
When they came back they bought a little wood-fired oven called “Ozvaldo” and, and after serving up perfect pizzas at events across Liverpool, finally opened their own restaurant in Smithdown Road. Loads of people claim it’s the best pizza in the city – so that alone makes it definitely worth a try.
ASK Italian, Queen Square
It’s open for pick up and delivery with a few tempting treats away from the usual menu ideas like, if you want to spice things up a bit, their Calabria with Love Prima Pizza with fiery n’duja and a sweet honey drizzle.
Or how about their Calzone Carne Piccante, with pepperoni, ham, beef and red wine ragu, fresh chillies, sautéed mushrooms, tomato sauce and mozzarella?
And, with Valentine’s Day coming up, every takeaway order will include free heart breadsticks. Now don’t you just love that!