If there’s one thing Scousers love, it’s a pizza. There’s restaurants all over the city offering incredible creations that would make an Italian weep! We’re toured all the best dough bars to discover where you can get the best pizzas this side of the Mersey. Here’s our pick of the top pizza Liverpool has to offer…
1. Santa Maluco
Can’t decide on one topping to cover your whole pizza?
This Castle Street restaurant offers rodizio-style pizzeria for indecisive diners. That means you can pay a fixed price of either £10.95 before 4pm or £15.95 after and enjoy unlimited pizza slices brought direct to your table until you can’t eat any more!
Maluco serves freshly baked 18’ pizza’s straight from the oven, with delectable toppings including a classic Margherita, the veggie-friendly Green House (aubergine, courgette, peppers, spinach, tomato and goats cheese), shredded duck with spring onions and, our favourite, the BBQ club – pulled pork, marinated chicken and red onion on a BBQ based.
Oh, and did we mention they do a desert pizza, filled with chocolate, smarties and cream?
2 Castle St L2 ONA
2. The Peacock
Situated on Seel Street, The Peacock is a fantastic bar and pizzeria with an outdoor terrace on St Peter’s Square.
Every pizza is made to order in front of you, meaning this dough slice is as fresh as it gets! With alternative toppings including a breakfast-inspired sausages, eggs, bacon and mushrooms and the deadly Los Pollos Hermanos )Spicy southern friend chicken, blue meth cheese and hot albuquerque sauce), picking the Perfect Peacock pizza is a hard task.
Just make sure you ask for a stuffed crust to ensure the ultimate cheese feast – it’s something that marks this restaurant out as serving some of the best pizza Liverpool has to offer.
51 Seel St L1 4AZ
3. American Pizza Slice
The King of pizza production in Liverpool, American Pizza Slice does exactly what it says on the tin. If you’re craving some classic New York-style slices, head to one of their three locations on Bold Street, Whitechapel or South Road.
There’s nowhere better in the city to grab a quick slice as you’re shopping, on a lunch break or even heading home after a few (the Bold Street store is open until 2am).
Whether you’re just after one slice, or a whole 18-incher, these master-dough throwers will have you salivating with their incredible creations. They also sell some excellent craft beers to help wash down your slice. A classic pizza Liverpool hotspot.
122 Bold St L1 4JA
4. Nightcrawler Pizza @ The Merchant
For serious 80s vibes, Nightcrawler at the Merchant offers Liverpool’s most retro pizza offerings from their dough bar on the corner of Slater Street and Parr Street.
Attached to The Merchant bar (who do some fabulous G&T deals), the tiny tiled room of Nightcrawler serves up delicious pizza for unbelievable prices to both Merchant customers and passers-by.
With a rotating menu, and incredible condiments to embellish your slice with, it’s the perfect place to grab a late night snack and get a bit greasy with added garlic oil. Plus, the neon pink lighting and kooky decor is perfect for a post-pizza photo shoot.
28 Slater St L1 4BX
Amalia, the quaint Italian situated just off Duke Street on Campbell Square won the award for ‘Best Pizza in England’ in 2017 so it’s definitely one of the best places for pizza Liverpool has to offer.
The serve a variety of Italian offerings, but it’s their traditional pizzas they’re famous for. From Pollo al Caprino to Quattro Stagioni, you can get all the classics at Amalia, but we recommend you pick on of their incredible Calzones.
If you’re feeling brave, and very hungry, take the Calzone Challenge – polish off the almighty 5lb calzone filled with veggies, meat, tomato and a whole load of cheese and you’ll get it for free.
Head to Liverpool’s first ever Singing Waiter diner for pizza with a side order of musical excitement.
Order one of Mulholland’s film-inspired slices and the talented waiting staff with entertain you with anything from a well-known ballard to a showstopping Disney chorus at this unique Seel Street venue.
From wacky rainbow-coloured nachos to classic shakes and cakes, this is the ultimate Americana restaurant and bar in Liverpool – but our top-tip? Order the Spice Girl Pizza for some sass-inspired music and a fierce pizza to Spice Up Your Life.
61-69 Seel St L1 4AZ
7. Casa Italia
One of Liverpool’s most famous restaurants, Casa Italia nestles on Stanley Street tucked away in the business district and often has a queue out the door waiting for a seat (and for the pizza Liverpool has eaten for over 40 years).
One of the city’s longest-established eateries, it’s been serving Liverpudlians plus famous faces including Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams.
What did they come for? The incredible pizzas, of course. 12″ delights that taste like they’ve been cooked in a pizza oven on the hills of Italy.
26-40 Stanley St L1 6AL
Check out the fabulous independent eatery Crust on Bold Street, for modern twists on Italian classics.
With five alternative crust options, ranging from wholesome five grain to the eclectic black dough, and over 30 pizza toppings options to choose from, there’s nowhere you’ll be able to personalise your pizza more.
Check out their decadent Gamberi & Astice (prawn, lobster and lobster sauce) or the meaty Straccetti (sliced fillet mignon, rocket, parmesan and cherry tomatoes) for a luxurious take on your normal pizza Liverpool night out.
25 Bold St L1 4HR and 3 Allerton Road, Woolton Road L25 7RA
Students, take note: one of the best pizza restaurants in Merseyside is located in the popular student area of Smithdown Road.
The cocktail and pizza emporium of TriBeCa serves up a New York-inspired menu with freshly prepared pizzas and incredible cocktail concoctions.
The extensive menu ensures that there is something for everyone, with live sports showing and DJ’s gracing the decks of a weekend, TriBeca is the ideal spot to begin your night.
336-338 Smithdown Road L15 5AN
10. Rudy’s Pizza
Get set to enjoy some Naples-inspired serious dough action: Manchester-famous Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza is opening up on Castle Street in Liverpool this winter.
In their own words, Rudy’s is “all about the pizza”. They make their famous dough on site every day and specialist in soft, light and floppy pizzas just like Mama used to make. Look forward to toppings including tarantina (tomato, fior di latte, anchovies, capers, olives), romagnola (rocket, prosciutto crudo and parmesan) and a number of white pizzas, which come without tomato bases.
3-7 Castle Street L2 4SW – Opens this winter.
11. The Italian Club
Another authentic Italian restaurant that’s a favourite in Liverpool is The Italian Club on Bold Street.
Specialising in everything pizza and pasta related, (not a restaurant for a dieting day) this family-run bistro sources many of their ingredients from Italy, ensuring you’re getting the real-deal when you sit down for dinner.
You’ll feel like you’re stepping into an old friend’s kitchen when you step off the street and into this homely restaurant, which serves their menu as it’s ready in the traditional Italian way.
85 Bold St L1 4HF
12. Dough Bar
The latest venue to come from student-centric The Font, Dough Bar serves up tick based, cheesy pizzas for Scousers and students alike. Tucked away in the bowels of a huge private halls, it might not be much to look at but its slices sure do the job.
Grand Central, Hilbre St L3 5GA
Pizza and prosecco anyone? Head down to Sound on Duke Street every Friday to feast on pizza and unlimited bubbly for just £25.
If you’re not a double P person, their pizzas cost £5 normally and are freshly-made to order.
52 Duke Street L1 5AA
14. Trattoria 51
Working in the commerical district and looking for a new lunch haunt? Step in Trattoria 51, the perfect pizza spot for busy city workers.
Situated on Old Hall Street, Trattoria 51 offers 12” pizzas stone baked pizzas and there’s no fancy frills here. Simple, traditional recipes are the flavour of the day, but don’t think that means these slices are anything less than delicious. Proving that sometimes the best is the most basic, Trattoria 51’s Margheritas and Four Cheeses are arguably the best pizza Liverpool has to offer.
25-31 Old Hall Street L3 9BS
15. Il Forno
The award-winning Il Forno takes Italian cuisine up a notch with it’s fine dining experience.
Situated on Duke Street, this elegant restaurant is run by head chef Paolo Cillo, who aims to bring a true taste of Italy to Liverpool, combining generations of Italian tradition with his own unique creative flair.
Settle down in one of the best Italian restaurants in the country for a perfectly crafted San Daniele (mozzarella, tomato and parma ham) or one of Cillo’s signature gourmet creations such as Tartufo – a plain pizza base served with marinated beef, black truffle, truffle cheese and a dressing of mostarda.
132 Duke St L1 5AG
16. Ma Egerton’s Stage Door
Ma Egerton’s Pizza Shop serves up delicious Italian style stone base pizzas literally next door to The Empire Theatre’s stage door.
Pick from toppings inspired by famous stars including the Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Munroe and Henry ‘The Fonze’’ Winkler. Famously one of Liverpool’s most historic pubs, Ma Egerton was a landlady and theatrical agent who entertained visiting performers working in the city, including the likes of Tom Jones, Judy Graland and Harry Houdini.
Enjoy a slice of history in this pub which dates back to the early 20th century when Lime Street was the theatrical hub of the city.
9 Pudsey St L1 1JA
Fredericks, on the historic Hope Street, offer a small but well thought out selection of pizzas in Liverpool which include a Char Sui pulled pork and pepper with hoi sin base and a chargrilled veg & feta with pesto.
Sit outside and enjoy enchanting views of both the Anglican and Metropolitan cathedral or alternatively head inside where you can enjoy your pizza by the open fire, beer in hand. Or head down on a Wednesday for some incredible live jazz while you enjoy your slices.
32 Hope St L1 9BX
18. Love & Rockets
Nestled in Liverpool’s favourite independent hub, Love & Rockets on Lark Lane has become THE place to go for the best pizzas in Liverpool. Try unusual toppings like fried chicken and pineapple and brie and grape or stick to the classics with a delectable Margherita.
Pair this with craft beer and a community-eating feel, it’s a sure winner at Love & Rockets in Liverpool.
52 Lark Ln L17 8UU
19. Little Furnace
If you’re bored of having to try ludicrous toppings on your Pizza, turn to Little Furnace for a taste of the good stuff without the fuss. Furnace have been taking the food and drink scene by storm with the most coveted pizzas in Liverpool. After wowing with their pop up offerings at festivals throughout the city, the iconic pizza makers have finally secured a location for their first permanent restaurant.
Head down to Smithdown Road or their permanent stall at the Baltic Market for authentic wood-fired pizza boasting thin crusts and perfectly cooked ingredients – probably one of the best stops for pizza Liverpool has.
178 Smithdown Rd L15 3JR and Baltic Market, Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street L8 5XJ
20. Crazy Pedros
If you’re looking for the craziest pizzas in Liverpool, then Pedro is here to help. Originally from Manchester but spreading their wings into Scouse territory, Crazy Pedros is making waves with it’s alternative options.
Famed for making pizza toppings that no one else dares to, they’re sure to get tongues wagging in more ways than one. It’s a junk food diva’s dream on Parr Street with toppings including fried chicken and waffle pizza, a Big Mac offering and the classic ‘World Famous’ hotdog pizza.
25 Parr St L1 4JN
Have we missed the best pizza Liverpool can offer?
It’s hard to choose the very best pizza Liverpool has to offer, with so many incredible places offering unique pizzas that will definitely get your mouth watering.
Have we missed out your favourite pizza place? Think we should add somewhere to the list? Let us know on our Facebook page and we’ll add notable suggestions to this list.
Hoping to wash your pizza down with a beer or two? Check out our updated Best Beer Gardens in Liverpool guide here.
Looking for something a little more fancy? We’ve got all the best spots for a cocktail (or four) in our bar guide.