Pizza Punks, Newcastle NE1 6AE
New to Newcastle’s city centre, this funky pizza place offers customers the option to punk up their pizza. First, you pick a base; second, the sauce; third, it’s a choice of cheese, and finally, you pick your toppings, completely unlimited and at no extra cost. Whether you pile your pie high or pop only a couple of toppings on, the choice is all yours.
Stable Heath, Darlington DL3 7RX
Named the best pizzeria in England at the prestigious English Italian Awards, Stable Heath in the heart of Darlington is a former art gallery, where the décor is sleek and stylish. Offering freshly prepared and authentic Italian dishes, choose from a selection of tasty Neapolitan-style pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired oven.
Delrio’s, York YO24 1AE
Offering a range of fresh seafood, locally sourced meat and pasta dishes, the highlight of Delrio’s menu is definitely their pizza, cooked with ingredients provided by both local and Italian suppliers. Take a seat in a cosy alcove in the cellar, where the atmosphere is informal and vibrant, perfect for a relaxed evening.
Cal’s Own, Newcastle NE2 2AR
A family-run business in Jesmond, Cal’s Own uses techniques both new and old to create their pizza. Offering a truly authentic Italian experience, everything from the Stefano Ferrara oven, hand-built in Napoli, to the core ingredients is sourced from Italy – the pizza sauce is even made from tomatoes grown in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.
Gepetto’s, Helmsley YO62 5BG
Popular with the locals, this recently refurbished restaurant boasts a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Under new ownership, forget fancy fare and fine dining; here, the philosophy is fresh, simple food that tastes great, with a menu offering your favourite classic pizzas as well as experimenting with some new imaginative specials.
Pizzaiolo, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2EX
At Pizzaiolo, their passion is producing great pizza made from only the very best quality ingredients, including fresh vegetables delivered daily. Cooking here is a labour of love, with the dough left to rise for a minimum of 20 hours before the chefs start to create their pizzas – all traditional flavours but with a modern twist.
Culto, Leeds LS7 2PR
A kitchen and takeout, the food at Culto is the closest you will get to genuine Italian cuisine in Yorkshire. Dishes are cooked using ingredients delivered directly from Italy and prepared by Italian chefs. For those feeling adventurous, try the Pizza Nera – a black pizza base with vegetables. Delicious and great for detoxifying the body, diners won’t need to worry about loosening their belts after a generous portion.