Pizza, a dish for all the family and one enjoyed by nearly everyone. Great for eating out and great for eating in as a takeaway, we’ve chowed down on a fair share of pizza in Bristol and have decided to share with you some of our favourite Pizzerias in the area:
Last updated: March 2012
A Capella pizza
A cappella, 184c Wells rd, Bristol, BS4 2AL
T: 0117 971 3377
Rated #1 budget italian in Bristol by the Guardian and a firm favourite with our twitter followers – we were simply bowled over by this cosy and welcoming pizzeria tucked away in Totterdown. Bases are crispy, tomato sauce is rich and toppings are generous and full of flavour. I went for the Ariosa (mediterranean veg and pesto) which was simply divine. Best of all its BYO so bank balance friendly!
51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP
T: 0117 9148018
A new entry into our take on Bristol’s best pizzas is Mr Wolfs’ brother No. 51. Situated on Stokes Croft, this cafe/bar/pizzeria knocks out ‘thin crust perfection’, according to Bristol Foodie writer Meg. Toppings include ‘Posh Sausage’ and ‘Stokes Squash’, and at under £7 are an absolute bargain. Read our full review of No. 51 here.
33 King Street Bristol, BS1 4DZ
T: 0117 929 8291
Next up in our new to 2012 best pizzas list is Renatos. Just a couple of doors down from the Old Vic, and boy do you know it! Next to the bar, signed photographs of the stars are proudly displayed, while the walls are covered in posters and billboards of yesteryears’ performances. But the cosy atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy one of the best pizzas Bristol has to offer. Cheap, cheerful and damn good.
Broad Weir, Cabot Circus,Bristol, BS1 3BZ
T: 0117 929 3255
Finally, another new entry that became a firm favourite of mine (Becci) in 2011. Piccolino’s pizza was recommended to me by an Italian friend. And we certainly weren’t disappointed. Priced at less than a tenner, these deliciously thin pizzas are perfect for before the cinema or after shopping! Read our review of Piccolino here.
a. 31 Cotham Hill, Bristol
t. 01179 733793
Student heaven, The Hill was my (Becci) favourite pizza place in Bristol for a long time, and probably still is if judged purely on the pizza. Okay so the atmosphere is a tad rough around the edges, but the pizzas are handmade and cooked to order in an open kitchen where you can actually see your pizza cooking in the huge pizza oven.
Tuesday night used to be 2 4 1 (it may well still be) so we used to head down and treat ourselves after a hard day studying!?! The Romana was a huge favourite – mascarponi cheese, sweet red onions and parma him – the perfect combination on top of the thin, rustic handmade delicious basis!
a: 29 Regent Street, Clifton, BS8 4HR
Situated in Clifton Village, Pizza Provencale certainly doesn’t have any of the glitz and glam of its mainstream chain competitors Zizzi, Strada and Pizza Express all of which are on its doorstep. However where it lacks in their pizzazz it surpasses them ten times over in quality and value for money! With a wide array of pizzas on the menu, these pizzas are huge in size and you are encouraged to share – making this a sociable dining experience in a rustic, intimate and relaxed setting.
3 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BA
t: 0117 925 2706
Across the road and up the hill from the BRI, Zero Degrees are perfectly located just minhutes from the hustle and bustle of the city. Zero Degrees are a super-modern micro brewery, with their own selection or lagers and ales. The menu is mainly pizza, cooked in full view of diners in the stone hearth oven. There are 24 pizza toppings to choose from, ranging from classics such as Pepperoni and Four Seasons to more exotic toppings such as Peking Duck and Peri Peri Chicken. In addition to pizza there are pasta dishes, salads and Kilo pots of mussels (these are excellent and highly recommended).
Zero Degrees has a buzzing atmosphere as you are sat down to eat in and amongst the brewery’s fermentation tanks and brew kettles, possibly a little too buzzing if you’re looking for a romantic meal for 2 but for 4+ diners this is one of the best drinking and dining experiences in Bristol.
83 Whiteladies Road, Clifton
t: 0117 9077112
187 Gloucester Road, Bishopston
t: 0117 9444717
Fun, casual and relaxed, Planet Pizza is great for eating out with friends or as a couple. Their solar-system themed menu is an interesting take on both classic and contemporary pizza toppings. Pizzas are large in size (I always leave with a box of left over slices for lunch the next day!), with thick bases and lots of topping these Pizzas are filling and great comfort food! Decor at Planet Pizza is simple and unpretentious with just a few candles scattered around, giving both restaurants a chilled out yet intimate feel.