Who doesn’t like Pizza? A crispy base, lots of cheese, a choice of toppings, veggie, red hot, more cheese – the possibilities are endless and usually delicious.
It’s no surprise, then that Liverpool has took to getting a slice (geddit?) of the action with gusto (and another). There are new pizzerias opening up all the time and some old favourites which continue to hit the spot when you are in need of Italy’s finest. Here we profile some of our favourite pizza parlours in Liverpool.
American Pizza Slice
Well and truly established in the city now, American Pizza Slice somewhat revolutionised the pizza experience by offering individual slices rather than the whole affair. This means you could mix and match options if you want a fulfilling meal or just grab a slice if you are just after a very tasty snack. APS have recently opened up a licensed premises at the Bombed Out Church end of Bold Street. Pizza and beer? Yes please.
Another company which started locally, and due to phenomenal success has opened up a second branch. The original Tribeca is situated on Berry Street and is a stylish option for a casual meal, a friendly drink or a place to watch the match (the massive screens make it a great place for The Derby). Knowing where the students are and that students love pizza, there soon appeared a second Tribeca on Smithdown Road. Following the same formula of trendy furnishings, fully stocked bar and an extensive menu of pizzas, this place has also unsurprisingly gone from strength to strength.
A new kid on the block and a very welcome addition to the pizza fraternity, Crust on Bold Street opened at the end of 2015 and is set to become another favourite amongst pizza punters. ‘In Pizza We Trust’, Crust declare and it’s clear while they also take great consideration in their pasta dishes and keeping their bar well stocked, they also know how to spin a pizza base.
Proud innovators of Italian food on Merseyside, the Crolla family’s Italian Club inevitably make great pizza. A staple on Bold Street, the restaurant is a wonderfully unassuming venue for some truly excellent dishes. If you want the classics of the pizza world, you can’t go wrong with Italian Club.
This one is a little bit of a hidden gem. The Peacock is a bar on Seel Street popular with the afterwork crowd with a fantastic outside area and trendy interior but with a secret weapon: Stone cooked pizzas of the highest order are available from the one-person kitchen situated to the back of the building. The choice is limited but always exquisite and very reasonably priced.
A list of pizza places would not be complete without the fantastic Gusto on the Albert Dock. Their Slow Roast Pork pizza is a masterpiece and a must-try for any cured meat and pizza fanatic. This swanky place is the perfect setting for a first date or even an anniversary. In fact, you don’t need an excuse, just go!
Somewhere else which features a pizza menu as their secret weapon. Coffee shop Rubens, which is situated a few doors down from Tate Liverpool in the Albert Dock, make pizzas fresh to order – perfect for a pre-exhibition snack or a post-gallery debrief!
Of course, there is always the ever-reliable Pizza Express. Specialising in those irresistible crispy thin bases since 1965. Here in Liverpool, we are blessed with three branches of the chain, one on near to the Echo Arena on Monarch Dock, one of Paradise Street and another on Victoria Street.
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