You can’t wrong with a fresh slice of ‘za and these Bristol restaurants are home to some of the nicest slices in the city. From puffed-up sourdough to thin and crispy bases, there’s a pizza here to suit everyone; from the humble margherita, to the more contentious topped with pineapple. There’s no judgement here, just brilliant pizza. So, where do you find the best pizza in Bristol? Here’s our roundup of all the best spots in the city.
Pizzarova, Museum Street
With a location in both Wapping Wharf, Park Street, and Gloucester Road, you’re never too far from the delight that is Pizzarova. Without a doubt some of the best pizza in Bristol, you can take your pick of handmade sourdough pizza flavours, or build your own. Favourites include the double chorizo with paprika flakes, and the ricotta base with shiitake and chestnut mushrooms and caramelised onion. Even the margherita is delicious, with signature tomato sauce and Glastonbury fior di latte mozzarella and basil. Vegans will be delighted with the crispy smoked tempeh pizza, with pickled chillis and vegan cheese.
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Bosco Pizzeria, Whiteladies Road
With restaurants on both Whiteladies Road and in Clifton Village (and now Bath), Bosco offers excellent traditional Italian pizza with a contemporary twist. Get started with some tasty sides including veal meatballs baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella, fritto misto di mare, and arancini with taleggio. Next, get stuck in to some of the best pizza in Bristol. Meat lovers will love the Calabrian with ‘nduja, fior di latte, mozzarella, tomato, datterino, and basil. The Bosco Carne is equally delicious, with veal meatballs, tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, coppa, prosciutto di parma, and parmesan. There’s also a range of large plates featuring dishes like porchetta, as well as a number of tasty pasta dishes including spaghetti alla carbonara.
Bertha’s, Cumberland Road
When it comes to sourdough, Bertha’s dishes up some of the best pizza in Bristol. What’s more, they have plenty of unique toppings to choose from. Check out the Umami Bomb – mozzarella, smoked potato, black garlic, and miso mayo. The Meat and Heat is super delicious too, with tomato, mozzarella, Cobble Lane pepperoni, and hot honey. Veggies and vegans are catered for generously too – try the Kale ‘Em All, with smoked potatoes, wild garlic pesto, and kale, or The C4 with roasted creamy celeriac, capers, cavolo nero, and cashews. Make sure you save some room for their homemade gelato, the Malteaser flavour is well and truly to die for.
Beerd Craft Beer and Pizza, St Michael’s Hill
What more could you really want than beer and pizza? Just north of Bristol, you’ll find Beerd on St Michael’s Hill near Whiteladies Road. It’s a great spot to settle in for the evening and try their hand-crafted Neapolitan pizzas with a changing specials menu to keep things new. Top woodfired pizza flavours include The Chamber, with smoked pepperoni, chestnut and wild mushrooms, and oregano. The Convict is also to die for, with nduja sausage paste base, ventricina salami, peppadew peppers, and chillies. Add on a side of nduja house fries or chicken dippers. Rest assured there are some gluten free and vegan options on the menu too. Wash it all down with a tasty range of local beers and ciders.
The Old Market Assembly, West Street
Serving up some of the best pizza in Bristol, The Old Market Assembly has a tasty seasonal flexitarian pizza menu. Incorporating local produce into their pizzas wherever possible, it’s all made from scratch in house. One thing you’ll find here is a generous amount of toppings. Check out the Hot and Smelly, with house marinara sauce, mozzarella, Dorset black garlic pesto, pickled red onions, red and green chillies, and confit garlic butter. The incredible Royale with cheese is well worth trying too – 28 day dry-aged Hereford braised beef brisket, mozzarella, smoked streaky bacon, and house burger sauce. Order a side of dough balls with garlic and parsley butter, or their crispy fried punched new potatoes.
G Brothers Pizza, High Street
Set in the heart of Easton, G Brothers Pizza is undoubtedly some of the best pizza in Bristol. Located just near Stapleton Road Station, you’ll discover wood-fired sourdough pizzas with a delicious choice of tasty authentic Italian toppings. There are also some slightly unusual toppings too. Give the Mr Ragoo a try, with slow cooked ragu, mozzarella, fresh basil, peppers, and white onion. For a veggie option, try the Shroomie – a tasty blend of tomato sauce, mascarpone, portobello mushrooms, fresh parsley, and parmesan. Make sure you order some of the jalapeno hot sauce on the side – it’s perfect for dipping your crusts.
Pizza Workshop, Whiteladies Road
With a mission to put all their energy into one thing, and to do it well, you can expect to find some of the best pizza in Bristol. You can find Pizza Workshop on both Whiteladies Road and North Street for some deliciously authentic Neopolitan food, including pizza and boccas. There’s a carefully curated menu of ten different sourdough pizzas, and usually a special or two. All ingredients are locally sourced where possible, and bloody delicious. Check out ‘Nine’ – beautiful fior de latte mozzarella, homemade Italian sausage, porcini mushrooms, parmesan, basil, and chilli. The aptly named ‘Ten’ is a gorgeous mix of fior di latte mozzarella, pancetta, spinach, gorgonzola, sweet picante peppers, garlic, and pinenuts. They’re all fantastic.
Taste of Napoli, Broadmead
A no frills spot that offers casual dining, you can find Taste of Napoli in The Arcade in Broadmead. Expect a buzzing ambience, and some excellent Italian cuisine. Keeping it simple, there’s a range of tasty toppings on offer, and it’s some of the best pizza in Bristol. All pizzas are cooked with extra virgin olive oil. Try the cotto e funghi, with mushroom, ham, and mozzarella. The parmigiana di melanzane with mozzarella, aubergine, parmesan, and tomato is equally tasty. Vegans and vegetarians will be super happy to discover a generous menu of vegan pizza options too, offering plenty of choice for everyone. It’s a great stop for food in Bristol.
That’s my guide to the best pizza in Bristol! Are there any other pizzerias you’d add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.