You can’t wrong with a good slice of pizza 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 simple margherita lovers, to the contentious pineapple fans. There’s no judgement here, just brilliant pizza.
Bertha’s offer unreal sourdough pizza in Bristol with interesting toppings to choose from. Their Umami Bomb pizza is exactly that thanks to its tantalising toppings of mozzarella, smoked potato, black garlic and miso mayo. Their Zucca pizza is also a crowd-favourite which is topped with squash, mozzarella, Devon blue, n’duja and basil. Plus their homemade gelato is perfect post-pizza with flavours such as strawberry jam, Lotus biscuit and Malteaser on their menu. The pizza restaurant collaborated with other local businesses during lockdown to serve a brand new pizza every two weeks for collection only. With one of their pizza creations being topped with shallot, Westcombe ricotta, anchovy and toasted buckwheat that will apparently win over the most ardent anchovy hater.
Bertha’s, The Old Gaol Stables, Cumberland Road, BS1 6WW
Beer + pizza = the perfect night. And at Beerd on St Michael’s Hill, north of Bristol city centre, serves a lovely combination of the two. From The Convict (n’duja sausage paste base, ventricina salami, peppadew peppers and chillies) to The Scoundrel (white truffle and wild mushroom paste base, smoky speck ham and wild mushrooms) these woodfired pizzas will have you going in for another slice. Beerd also have gluten-free and vegan options available. Plus, you can even order from a wide selection of beer to well and truly complete the night in style and comfort, with lots of local beers to choose from including ones from Bristol Beer Factory and Lost and Grounded Brewers.
Beerd Craft Beer and Pizza, Treble Rock, St Michael’s Hill, BS2 8DB
3. Old Market Assembly
Generously-topped pizzas are a good self-care method and Old Market Assembly has the solution. The Bristol pizza restaurant ramps up the pizza game with some obscenely satisfying pizza toppings including local cheeses. Choose from the likes of their brie and olive pizza (Somerset brie, house bechamel sauce, mozzarella, black olives, thyme and gin-soaked cranberries) and their Hot and Smelly pizza (house marinara sauce, mozzarella, Dorset black garlic pesto, pickled red onions, red and green chillies and confit garlic butter), to name a few. You can also choose from a selection of alcoholic drinks and starters like dough balls to compliment their pizzas.
Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, BS2 0DF
The Bristol pizza restaurant known for getting us through lockdown with their DIY pizza kits also serves epic, freshly baked slices too. Pizzarova have a number of ways to get their delicious pizza to you, including an eco-bike delivering sourdough pizza to your door within a certain Bristol postcode radius. With three sites in Bristol, Pizzarova is a firm favourite with locals and they even top their pizza with Glastonbury mozzarella. Their deluxe margherita is a must-try as its ultra-cheesy thanks to the extra mozzarella pearls as well as parmesan, cherry tomatoes and basil leaf. Bristol vegans can also rejoice as Pizzarova offers vegan cheese and sausage.
Pizzarova, 289 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NY
2 Park Street, BS1 5HS
Wapping Wharf, Museum Street, BS1 6ZA
5. Bosco Pizzeria
Not only can you enjoy delicious pizza from Bosco Pizzeria but also some tasty sides including arancini balls, fried polenta with parmesan and black pepper, fried potatoes in rosemary salt, plus a selection of cold meats and cheeses. If you’re after a meaty pizza order then there’s the Bosco Carne pizza which is topped with Fior di latte mozzarella, tomato, veal meatballs, coppa, prosciutto di parma and parmesan. And if you’re looking to get one of your five a day in the form of pizza, the Clifton restaurant’s Queen Green pizza does just that- it’s topped with spinach, pesto, pine nuts, Fior di latte mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan.
Bosco Pizzeria, 96 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS8 2QX
29 Regent Street, Clifton, BS8 4HR
6. Pizza Is Lovely
There’s certainly one thing that this Bristol pizza joint isn’t wrong about, pizza is lovely. And so is theirs. The pizza at Pizza is Lovely is definitely worth raving about as customers can tuck into classic Detroit style pizza- a rectangular pan-pizza with a light, pillowy base about 1″ deep. The cheese is pushed up to the edge of the pan where it caramelises and forms a jagged crispy cheese edge called a “Frico”. Based at The Orchard Inn, Pizza Is Lovely opened in 2021 and offers generously-topped pizzas which are all meat-free and available for click and collect or delivery.
Pizza is Lovely, The Orchard Inn, Hanover Place, BS1 6XT
7. Flour & Ash
Serving fresh wood-fired sourdough pizza, small plates, cocktails, wine, craft beer and ciders, Flour & Ash is a right of passage when in need of pizza and a tipple in the Clifton area. Flour & Ash offers a magnificent Margheritas as well as some irresistible alternatives such as maple glazed pineapple with Fior di latte, ‘nduja, pancetta, pickled chillies and rocket or house meatballs with Fior di latte, crispy Brussel sprouts, chilli, garlic and parmesan. Or opt for a non-tomato base topped with the likes roasted pumpkin or ox cheek and red wine ragú. And for those who like to dip your pizza crusts, order one of Flour & Ash’s dips like ‘nduja mayo, pesto mayo, parmesan aioli or anchovy mayo- thank us later!
Flour & Ash, 50 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS8 2NH