9 Awesome Bristol Pizza Joints

9 Bristol Pizza Joints

We’re seriously spoilt when it comes to top quality pizza in this town.

1. Flour & Ash

These guys make some mouthwatering pizzas with the finest ingredients, including their famous ox cheek ragu pizza (even better than it sounds) – the chorizo & pickled chilli is also brilliant, and they have plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices to keep everyone happy. Lush homemade ice cream & sorbets too.

2. Bertha’s 

The first of two businesses on this list to upgrade from an oven in a Landrover to permanent premises, the team at Bertha’s are fully committed to making the best possible sourdough pizza (slightly gentler on your tumtum – and tastier in my opinion), and do the classics well while also playing about with some more unusual toppings. Keep an eye out for the Kimcheese (kimchi & cheese – trust me, it’s heavenly) or the Umami Bomb (smoked potatoes & garlic). Also make sure you check out their Negroni menu – daaamn.

3. Pizzarova 

Based in Wapping Wharf and Gloucester Road – you can opt for a simple Margherita (£6) or go for the DIY approach, where you can add as many toppings as you want for a tenner. They also do lots of giveaways and special offers, so keep your eyes peeled to their Facebook & Twitter pages!

4. Pi Shop

A slick operation sandwiched between the other Sanchez operations of Casamia & Paco Tapas, the pizzas here are generously sized a good mix of familiar options (Margherita, Marinara, Meat Feast and my beloved Hawaiian) and seasonal specialities. The restaurant itself is lush too, with some nice outdoor seating overlooking the Bathurst Basin part of the harbour.

5. Pepe Nero

Having gone from running their own restaurant, you can now find Pepe Nero running the kitchens at The Beer Emporium on King St, and The Full Moon on Stokes Croft. Expect large pizzas (you can opt for 12 or 20 inches!) with generous toppings, with lots of vegan and gluten free options available. Perfect for soaking up those weekend beers and sharing with friends!

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6. Pizza Workshop 

Their ethos is ‘One thing, made well’, and they stick to their promise. With premises on North St in Southville and Whiteladies Rd, these are bright and modern neighbourhood pizza joints which make sure they do their best to represent true Neapolitan style food, from pizzas to boccas (hefty panini sandwiches). The ingredients are thoughtfully sourced, the pizzas are super tasty and the garlic bread comes laden with garlic oil and sliced garlic – a great all-rounder.

7. Bosco 

Another traditional Italian with a modern twist, Bosco also has two branches on Whiteladies Road and in Clifton Village.

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8. Napolita 

A nieghbourhood favourite in St Werburghs – this is the pizza place that gets the most word of mouth buzz in the city. More rustic than the other places on the list, their pizzas are a great homely option and they do some interesting topping combos too, such as barbecue chicken & avocado, or blue cheese & fig.

9. A Capella

An Italian deli on Wells Road in Totterdown during the day, pizza joint in the evening. The menu is fairly extensive, with the pizzas all themed around music (Vivaldi, Concerto…). Prepare to wait on busier evenings (I’ve had to call back several times on a Fridya night), but the pizzas here are worth the wait, as you’d expect from a place that has access to the best Italian ingredients!

Oh, and for your obligatory 3am pizza needs – try Red Pizza Co. – get a Bristol Bad Boy (spicy chicken, spicy beef, chillies, red peppers, red onion & chilli sauce), then thank me later.

There are also plenty of pubs offering a decent pizza menu (Bocabar, Zero Degrees, Beerd & The Crofters Rights among a few others), and The Stable in the harbour do a decent line in pizzas (the dessert pizza with chocolate, marscapone and hazlenuts is GOOD).

For a full list of where to get your chops around some seriously good pizza, check out Shonette’s guide to Pizza in Bristol:



Shonette Laffy

The author Shonette Laffy

Often to be found propping up a bar and eyeing up its rum selection, Shonette is an avid Bristol explorer and food muncher - take a look at her blog A Life Less Organised for her guides to the city's best pub crawls, roasts and more.