Whilst these top 5 lists are not in any particular order, these pizza places are some firm favourites of Foozie and we think them deserving of a shout out! If you are looking for inspiration for your next slice then have a scroll…
Address: Goal Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf
We love Graham and the team down at Bertha’s. The first resident of the Cargo development; those big, bright yellow doors lead you to some of Bristol’s finest slices. Graham and his team are always experimenting with toppings, ingredients that work well together and what produce is currently in season. Their big oven, ‘Bertha’ houses pizzas for just one minute whilst the dough rises before sending them out for pizza fans. The ‘Meat & Heat’ is delicious for those who like it hot and enjoy substance with a kick of spice, with mozzarella, cured pepperoni and hot honey. There is also a vegan sausagefest for the non-meat eaters so you don’t miss out, and plenty of other options such as choosing from a white base (no tomato) and red. There are dips available for your soft crusts and not only are the pizzas delicious, they also have a negroni menu (yes, there is a god) and make their own gelato. All of life’s best things. Keep an eye out for their Giro nights which are always worth going along to.
Address: The General Building, Bristol Harbour
If anyone is going to make a banging pizza, then it’s going to be the Sanchez Brothers team. You may or may not know, that when Casamia first opened in Westbury upon Trym, it was an Italian trattoria – serving pastas and pizzas. Pi Shop was an idea the brothers had wanted to launch for a long time, and the pizzas do not disappoint. Classics such as the Marinara, Margherita and (love it or hate it) Hawaiian are all on the menu, but we suggest you try something a little different. The ‘JR’ with anchovies, black olives and basil is a winner and the carbonara with coppa, parmesan and an egg yolk has proved to be a Bristol favourite going from Instagram. Pizza dough is about dipping, so don’t forget to order Pi Shop’s, a nice big bowl of creme fraiche, dill and herbs and #dipdatdough.
Address: 289 Gloucester Road, Bristol
We love our buddies over at Pizzarova because they never fail to bring the fun, as well as tasty pizzas for us to enjoy. We like being the boss too at Pizzarova, because let’s face it, you never know what you’re going to fancy, and we like the option to choose! The monthly specials reflect the seasons and are always helpful if you really can’t decide (some people can’t make decisions!) plus, the introduction of their new dips: chilli jam or mayo and garlic mayonnaise means crusts will never go to waste again! One thing we really can get on board with when it comes to Pizzarova is their generosity with their customers, the ‘Free Pizza Friday’ weekly deal which takes places over Twitter is always popular and if you are lucky enough to bag a pink card then you’re just winning at life. Free pizza. Forever.
Flour & Ash
Address: 203B Cheltenham Road, Bristol
One that we feel often slips under the radar but offers ridiculously good pizzas is Flour & Ash on Gloucester Road. Using only the best in locally sourced ingredients, these wood-fired oven pizzas take some beating. There is one bad boy in particular that is a complete game changer, and this is the ox cheek and red wine ragu. Yes, it’s a thing and it’s wonderful. The menu offers up further joys such as the Italian Tuna with mozzarella, capers, red onion and oregano and Primavera; mozzarella, blue cheese, artichoke, asparagus, mint and spring onions. Put it this way, if Jay Rayner is a fan, then who are we to argue? And with burrata on the menu for starters, were sold.
Address: 96 Whiteladies Road, Bristol
Bosco was born out of love for neapolitan pizzas, Italian cuisine and the way of life over there. Wanting to bring the taste of authentic Italy to Bristol, Miles and Charly Johnson decided to open their own pizzeria in 2014, and the people of our city have flocked ever since. The menu reads like an Italian dream, featuring beauties such as the ‘Amatriciana’ – pancetta, slow cooked tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, black pepper and pecorino and the ‘Bosco Carne’ – fior di latte mozzarella, San marzano tomato sauce, veal meatballs, coppa and prosciutto. There are plenty of other options to include white bases too. With only the best produce being used, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.