London has become an ideal setting to taste some of the best pizzas thanks to the constant Italian and gastronomic influence in general that has always accompanied this city. Therefore, if you come to visit the British capital, it would not surprise us if you wanted to know where to find one of the best pizzerias in London.
Voted as one of the most popular foods in the world, pizza, can be considered from a quick and cheap solution when you have nothing in the fridge and friends come over, to a real delight if we know which restaurants we should go to.
This is a selection of some of the best pizzerias in London to try authentic pizzas like the ones you might find in Naples or Rome, made in kitchens where people speak with an Italian accent, but also by passionate English pizza makers who create their works of art in ovens. firewood in most cases and with ingredients brought from different regions of Italy, but served in the best areas of London.
What will you find in this article?
Where are the best Pizzerias in London?
Pizza Pilgrims, Soho
Another example of a business that started on the street, cooking amazing pizzas on the back of a motorcar, and has now grown into two restaurants on two well-known streets in central London (although luckily they still have a motorcar, more modern, where they sell their pizzas in different street markets in London…).
Ingredients brought directly from Italy combined with local products and a process that they have been perfecting for years, since their first trips through different Italian regions, has resulted in soft pizzas that sometimes form queues of more than 20 people along with their wood oven to enjoy as locals consider it one of the best pizzerias in London .
Pizza Pilgrims , at 11 Dean Street, W1D 3RP. (Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Central Line).
Franco Manca, (several restaurants).
Years ago, an Italian, Franco Manca, opened the first pizzeria in Brixton Market and the long queues outside his restaurant simply confirmed how good his pizzas were.
Today there are already 9 of their pizzerias in London and they continue to plan to open more, without losing the essence of the early days and without neglecting the quality of the food they serve, but if you want to experience an authentic atmosphere, the best thing is that go to Brixton.
An interesting point is that they have tried to make authentic Italian pizzas but using local products from the United Kingdom and have achieved a result that will surely surprise you.
L’Antica Pizzeria, in Hampstead.
Pizzeria in the heart of Hampstead (north London). If you see their menu, you will see that they have baptized their dishes with the names of illustrious Italians, but when you try their pizzas you will forget all the names…
They make the dough for their pizzas with Caputo flour, brought from Naples, and leave it to ferment for 24 hours before preparing their pizzas at over 400ºC so that they are crispy and light at the same time. The tomato sauce they use on their pizzas is handmade and they use their own recipe.
One recommendation: Try the “Sofia Loren” pizza with different vegetables, Parmesan and olive oil.
L’Antica Pizzeria , at 66 Heath Street, NW3 1DN (Hampstead Heath Tube, Northern Line).
Homeslice, Covent Garden
It is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic Pizza before going out for a few drinks. Homeslice started as a pizza stall before being a restaurant, but thanks to the great acceptance of the London public, it soon became a restaurant in Neal’s Yard (Covent Garden). Tables and chairs close together (you will surely end up making friends), an informal and cheerful atmosphere, huge pizza portions with a wide variety of very original ingredients… it is the hallmark of this pizzeria in the heart of London.
Perhaps the best option if you are not looking for a completely conventional pizzeria, but with quality.
Homeslice is at 13 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9DP (Covent Garden Tube).
Pizzametropizza, (several restaurants).
With a very original name and an authentic Italian atmosphere, Pizzametropizza has two restaurants, one in Battersea and the other in Notting Hill.
Their pizzas are characterized by having a thin and soft base and you can find the most classic combinations of ingredients together with one of the best mozzarella di bufala and ricotta. We recommend the “Diego” pizza, with tomato, mozzarella, salami and basil.
Without a doubt, it looks like it will become one of the best pizzerias in London for many very soon.
Pizza Metro Battersea , at 64 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EQ and also Pizza Metro Notting Hill , at 147 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3LF
Saporitalia, Notting Hill
Neapolitan pizzeria in one of the most famous neighborhoods in London. Saporitalia is in the center of Portobello Road and although the menu is not very varied, since they have tried to focus on classic pizzas, the quality of the ingredients they use and the love they put into each dish they prepare makes them an option to keep in mind if you want to enjoy a pizza that is difficult to improve.
Saporitalia , at 222 Portobello Road, W11 1LJ
For more information on where to eat in London, we recommend that you take a look at our Eating in London section where you will find the best British restaurants in London or where to eat with children.