Pizza is possibly one of the best foods out there. A true taste of Italy. The crispness of the dough’s exterior and fluffiness on the inside along with gooey, moreish cheese and rich tomato sauce- it’s simple yet pure deliciousness. Luckily, Birmingham is home to some great pizza restaurants serving sensational slices in the city to please all tastes, from puffed-up sourdough to thin and crispy bases, marvellous margheritas to intriguingly topped ones. We’ve rounded up the best pizza restaurants in Birmingham that’ll leave you satisfied and lying contently on the sofa afterwards. You can thank us later.
Rudy’s is probably the easiest way to feel like you’ve escaped to Italy as their passionate pizzaiolos are intent on following the traditions and artistry of pizza from Naples, which explains why their pizza is pretty damn good!
This relaxed pizza restaurant in Birmingham whips up exciting toppings on their pizzas such as their Calabrese pizza topped with tomato, fior di latte, basil and spicy ‘nduja sausage, as well as their white sauce-based pizza known as Porchetta that features roast porchetta, sage roasted potatoes, smoked mozzarella, caramelised white onions and rosemary oil. Rudy’s is constantly developing exciting additions to their menu but maintaining the Italian pizza-making traditions, such as their plant-based range.
You’ll find Rudy’s Neopolitan Pizza at 9-10 Bennetts Hill, B2 5RS.
Possibly one of the top pizza purveyors in Birmingham, and definitely in King’s Heath, POLI brings customers some mighty fine pizzas. From puttanesca to ‘nduja and garlic fermented honey, these woodfired sourdough pizzas with gorgeously puffed up crusts will leave you incredibly satisfied and planning your next visit.
Plus, if you happen to have more room order some sides like garlic bread with the additional option of cheese and marmite or ‘nduja and honey. You can even order ice cream sandwiches by Happy Endings to well and truly finish your meal in style and comfort.
You’ll find POLI at 21 York Road, King’s Heath, B14 7SA.
If you’re ravenous for pizza in the fashionable Jewellery Quarter, Otto is the absolute gem you need to visit to cure those cravings. The Birmingham pizza restaurant sources the meat that goes on their pizza from Wenlock Edge Farm in Shropshire, just an hour away from the city and the quality is amazing.
Choose from the likes of chorizo, ‘nduja, Coppa ham, salami and fidget sausage as meaty toppings for your pizza and enjoy it knowing the ingredients haven’t come far from your doorstep. Non-meat lovers needn’t worry either as Otto also offers a pizza with a homemade basil pesto base featuring charred peppers, red onion, Marques de Castillo goats cheese, then finished with rocket and Pecorino Romano. They also do vegan pizzas too.
You’ll find Otto at 15 Caroline Street, B3 1TR.
A strong contender for being the best pizza in Birmingham, this spot in Moseley serves up New York-style pizza by the slice as well as beer and wine to wash it all that tasty goodness down with. The Birmingham pizza slice shop offers up the likes of a gorgeous garlicky pizza with confit garlic cream, house pesto, mushrooms, rocket and Italian hard cheese; tantalisingly tangy one with tomato marinara sauce, blue cheese, spring onions, Buffalo sauce and crispy fried onions; and sensational smoky pizza with homemade smoky BBQ sauce, Southern spiced halloumi, oak smoked Cheddar and red onion.
Can we have one of everything please? Peacer also has its very own self-service wine machine with an awesome line-up of wines from Wine Freedom.
You’ll find Peacer at 4 Woodbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8EJ.
5. Baked in Brick
At Baked in Brick’s restaurant in Digbeth, pizza is what they do best. From marvellous margheritas which can be amplified further with a mighty ball of burrata on top to their Asian-inspired pizzas with toppings like BBQ chicken tikka or char siu pork belly with hoisin sauce, it’ll be hard not to find a pizza on the menu that won’t blow you away.
As well as serving beautifully puffed crusts on their pizzas, Baked in Brick also does a mean (and award-winning) calzone. The Ampione is a calzone filled with Aubrey Allen beef shin and wild mushroom served with a
Colston Basset Blue Stilton dip, which was voted ‘the best street food dish’ at the British & European Street Food Awards.
You’ll find Baked in Brick at The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA.
6. Alicia’s Micro Bakehouse
Rounding off this list of the best pizza restaurants in Birmingham is a real winner. Based in Stirchley, Alicia’s Micro Bakehouse boasts a range of wood-fired, Italian style sourdough pizzas all topped with San Marzano tomato sauce and Fior di latte mozzarella. It might not be to everyone’s taste but this pizza joint proves that egg most certainly can belong on a pizza, which is also topped with parmesan, pancetta and rocket.
Or take that ‘runny egg’ pizza up a notch with their seasonal special featuring parmesan, friarelli, chorizo and the signature egg. As well as serving phenomenal pizza, the Birmingham bakehouse serves up unbelievable arancini balls and cracking cannoli for dessert, plus hosts a prosecco brunch event on Saturdays.
You’ll find Alicia’s Micro Bakehouse at 1377 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2JR.