Anyone who's anyone knows that your basic pizzas rarely cut it anymore. Sure, they're nice for when you're in a hurry. But when you've time to indulge, why not go all out?
It's not just about the toppings, it's about the ways they're prepared. We all want to eat fresh, fun – and fabulous. Thanks to the range of pizza takeaways in London now, this is more than possible.
In fact, Italian food is having a resurgence up and down the country. There are some incredible Italian restaurants all over the UK. Thank the pizza gods, right? We were getting a little bit sick of getting served up something greasy and soggy…
1. Quartieri: Mozzarella di bufala
Mozzarella di bufala features extensively throughout the menu at Quartieri in Kilburn. On La Regina, you'll find a twist on your classic cheese pizza, as it's served up with tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and basil. Hailing from Campania, this cheese also works well on the Black Truffle pizza special – in fact, with truffle oil and mushrooms, that's where it really comes into its own.
2. Pizza Pilgrims: Portobello Mushroom and Truffle
Speaking of mushroom and truffle, yeah, they're really trending right now. The combination works really well on pizza, as Pizza Pilgrims have discovered. Throw some parmesan cheese and a little basil into the mix – literally – and this entire pizza goes down a treat. The herbs add flavour, but honestly, the mushrooms and oils do enough by themselves.
3. Zia Lucia: Arianna
The Arianna pizza at Zia Lucia is the star of the show here, and it's so easy to see why. Topped with fresh sausage, taleggio goat cheese, pecorino cheese, truffle honey and olive paté, it's hard to say which of these is the best option on its own. But here, they're not meant to stand alone. Each of these ingredients have been selected to complement one another perfectly.
4. The Dynamo: Sa Calobra
Sa Calobra from The Dynamo is a real winner, and it's no secret as to why. Featuring tomato, Fior di Latte mozzarella, fennel salami, Luganica sausage, red onion and pistachio. Of course, perhaps the most intriguing of all of these is the Luganica sausage, a delicacy from Northern Italy. Once you try it, you won't want any other kind of pork on your pizza, ever again!
5. Theo's: Ndjua Sausage
You've probably seen Ndjua on many menus lately, and Theo's is in on that craze. As if their wood-fired pizzas weren't uber-delicious enough already, this is the icing on the cake (or the sausage on the pizza). We might have lied when we said you won't want anything pork based again. It's a toss-up between Ndjua sausage and the Luganica sausage – they're both so different though, that we don't have to choose!
When you know you want pizza but you don't know where from, you'll be absolutely spoiled for choice on Deliveroo.