Pizza is one of those foods that seems to be universally loved, whether you’re a fan of deep dish offerings or stone-baked dough covered in gooey cheese and your favourite topping.
It may have originated in Italy, but nowadays you can get some seriously delicious offerings a lot closer to home. In fact, the UK is filled with brilliant pizza restaurants from classic dishes to gourmet twists.
The best part is you won’t have to scour the streets to find the best ones, as TripAdvisor has done the hard work for you.
The reviews website has searched out the UK’s best pizzerias for 2018, based on the quality and quantity of reviews each place has received in the last year.
We take a look at the top 10 best pizza restaurants in the UK, and why they need to be on your radar immediately..
1. Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza , Manchester
This pizzeria sticks to traditional Neapolitan techniques, making its dough fresh every day and fermenting it for 24 hours to make sure it tastes just right.
Expect thin bases topped with heaps of flavoursome offerings from pepperoni to proscuttio crudo and goat’s cheese.
The best part is the pizzas are fairly cheap too, with most coming in at prices under a tenner.
2. Double Zero 00 Neapolitan Pizza , Manchester
If you’re a fan of traditional thin-based pizzas, then you may want to check out this cosy restaurant.
The dough is made fresh daily with just four ingredients (flour, water, salt and yeast) and fermented for 48 hours. It’s stretched by hand and then cooked for less than 90 seconds in the incredible wood-fired oven, brought over from Naples.
Opt for one of the ready-chosen toppings, or create your own combination for the ultimate dream feast.
3. Paesano , Glasgow
All of the pizzas here are cooked in Artisan-built wood fired ovens from Naples – and the open plan kitchen means you can watch your pizza being prepared.
There are nine variations of toppings on the menu, as well as a host of specials, meaning no trip is necessarily the same.
4. The Oven Pizzeria , Bath
This independent family business serves up some seriously incredible artisan pizzas.
Think everything from a mozzarella base to unexpected but delicious topping combinations such as creamed walnuts and fig jam with basil.
The restaurant uses a combination of both fresh local produce, and delicious extras imported direct from Italy such as San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella cheese.
5. The White Rabbit, Oxford
If you’re after a pizza and a pint then this independent pub in the centre of Oxford might just fit the bill.
Ingredients are carefully selected by the Italian head chef, not to mention they import some of the food from Italy every week.
With over 20 choices on the menu you’re unlikely to struggle to find the perfect pizza to tickle your taste buds!
Feeling brave? Opt for the Mad Hatter Calzone – the toppings are kept a surprise.
6. Dough Pizza , Bath
As the name suggests, this restaurant is all about delicious pizza dough, made on site by specialist artisans from Puglia.
Expect rustic and simple doughs, but some exciting flavours including hemp, turmeric, seaweed and black rice, as well as the traditional sourdough.
7. Civerinos , Edinburgh
If you’re after a light bite or looking for somewhere to suit a group, then this street food style restaurant in the city’s Old Town is a must-visit.
There are plenty of smaller dishes and sides, but if you are really hungry then the hearty delicious pizzas are perfect for sharing (or keeping to yourself!).
8. The Real Italian Pizza Company , Bath
If you’re after a laidback atmosphere, you may want to check out the family-run Real Italian Pizza Co.
Pizzas are made the traditional way; thin & crispy, with simple fresh toppings, and baked in a wood-fired oven.
Expect classic topping combinations too, for a no-fuss, delicious meal.
9. Crust , Liverpool
Forget the toppings – here the pizza crust takes centre stage.
Expect choices from five grain and black dough to organic doughs and even a gluten-free option, all baked in the wood-fired oven.
The menu also features delicious and hearty pasta dishes, as well as a selection of beers to wash it all down.
10. Calabrisella Cardiff , Cardiff
Calabrisella is named after the traditional clothing worn by women in the Calabria region of Italy and promises to offer diners a taste experience of Calabria in Cardiff.
The dough is made with slightly finer ground flour for an authentic Italian pizza experience.