5 New Pizzas to Try in London

By Malika Dalamal  |  September 24, 2013

London's pizza scene is picking up! Whether you prefer a New York-inspired slice, authentic Neapolitan pie or a square from a metre-long plank, we promise you won't be disappointed with what the city has to offer. Here are five new options to try in London.

  • Homeslice

    It began life as a mobile wood-fired oven in the courtyard of London Fields, but now this low-key pizza joint has found a permanent home in Covent Garden. Order it by the mega slice (a 20-incher to share), half-and-half (two different toppings) or just as a regular slice. Toppings include everything from crispy salami and rocket to oxtail, baby beets, courgette or artichoke. Wine is served by the centimetre with a measuring stick to make sure you don't get carried away.

    13 Neal's Yard, WC2H 9DP; 020 7836 4604

    Photo: Courtesy of The London Street Foodie

  • Jamie's Trattoria

    Jamie Oliver's recently opened neighbourhood Italian in Richmond serves handmade pizza including the Italian Hot with spicy meatballs and jalapeño chiles, Funghi Misti with wild and field mushrooms, Parmesan, smoked mozzarella and thyme, and a traditional Margherita. The dough is freshly made on-site every day, then shaped, topped and cooked to order.

    12-13 King St., Richmond TW9 1ND; 020 7096 3930

    Photo: Courtesy of The Hungry Kitten

  • Luna Rossa

    The pizzametro (pizza-metre) at the newly renovated Italian restaurant in Notting Hill is served just as it is in Naples: on a wooden board with strips of different toppings to please everyone. Available in half- or one-metre lengths, it's the perfect sharing dish.

    190/192 Kensington Park Rd., W11 2ES; 020 7229 0482

  • Pizza Pilgrims

    The popular mobile pizzeria from brothers James and Thom Elliot found a permanent home in Soho this summer. They're dishing up their signature Neapolitan pizzas topped with everything from portobello mushrooms and smoked garlic oil to spicy 'nduja sausage. It's open for takeaway or eat-in, but note that reservations aren't taken.

    11 Dean St., W1D 3RP; 07780 667 258

  • Oblix at the Shard

    Located on the 31st floor of the Shard - Western Europe's tallest building - this luxury restaurant offering international cuisine comes with prices that are equally high. The smoked salmon flatbread is a kind of posh pizza not to be missed.

    Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas St., SE1 9RY; 020 7268 6700

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