The Best Pizza in Bristol: Our Top 5 Picks

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The image shows two pizzas with bubbly, charred crust, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil on a marble table. A hand is cutting a slice from one pizza. There are also salad greens in a bowl, red pepper flakes, and grated cheese in shakers nearby.

Pizza’s appeal is truly worldwide, with many different take on the Italian classic, and every place seeming to claim that THEY do it best - all we know is, these are Bristol’s contenders:


A cozy cafe interior with warm lighting features two staff members preparing food behind a counter. The wooden framework and shelves hold plants and decorations. The counter is adorned with string lights, and a blackboard menu hangs in the background.

Various locations (including their original Land Rover!)

Pizzarova began in the back of a Land Rover (hence the name), fitted with a mobile pizza oven, roaming around Somerset to serve handmade sourdough pizzas to family, friends and festival-goers back in 2013 when the world first went mad for sourdough. They make everything fresh using local Somerset ingredients, and recommend the Glastonbury fior de latte mozarella.

Now operating in four bricks-and-mortar locations around Bristol, the good people at Pizzarova describe what they do as “not fancy...good mood food on the go” - Bristolians know they deliver the goods (literally).

Most locations are open from 12 noon until 9pm, although the one at Gloucester Road opens at 5pm.

For their website, click here

A Taste of Napoli

A cozy café with a variety of pastries and cakes displayed in a glass counter. Overhead menus list sandwiches, desserts, and drinks. Three white pendant lights hang from the ceiling. A staff member is seen working behind the counter.

32 The Horsefair, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3HZ

A family-run restaurant and café that brings traditional and authentic Napolese street food to the centre of Bristol. The owners, who are renowned for their friendly service, pride themselves on using traditional methods and the best quality ingredients (imported from Italy) to serve food the way they believe is best - and no-one is arguing with them!

Like a classic Italian deli, they also stock a wide selection of authentic Italian produce available to take home with you.

Open from 10am-6pm every day except Tuesday.

For their website, click here

Back Garden Pizzeria

A close-up of a freshly-baked pizza with a charred, thin crust. The pizza is topped with dollops of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, cherry tomato halves, red chili slices, and a sprinkle of grated cheese, all resting on a rich tomato sauce.

Art Club, 12-16 Bond St, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3LU

Local hero Danny Saville, who worked as the head chef for Prego when the pandemic hit, started Back Yard Pizzeria from (as the name suggests) his garden as “a bit of a hobby and a bit of fun”. When clientele surged he decided to take the plunge, and Back Yard Pizzeria has now deservedly moved to a permanent location in Bristol’s Shopping Quarter (the trendy Art Club on Bond Street).

Danny’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the restaurant’s leafy green decor, along with hand-painted flower murals and rustic furniture, as well as in the pizzas, with all meat and veg locally-sourced. Danny proved a hit at Glastonbury and Shambala Festival, where he served over 11,000 happy customers!

Open from 12-9pm.

Click here to find Back Yard Pizzeria online.

Pizza is Lovely (now at Left-Handed Giant)

A close-up of a rectangular, deep-dish pizza with a thick, crispy crust. It is topped with dollops of melted cheese, red tomato sauce, fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Part of the pizza is cut, showing a gooey, cheesy texture.

Hawkins Lane, Finzels Reach, Bristol BS1 6EU

Another pandemic-powerhouse, Pizza is Lovely began serving thick-based Detroit-style pizzas from The Orchard pub on Spike Island in 2020, with foodies flocking from all across Bristol to get a taste of the take-out sensation.

When chef/owner Julian Grey had to shut down operations, brewhouse Left-Hand Giant saw an opportunity and set him up with their wood-fired oven, keen not to let his talent go to waste. LHG chairman Bruce said “I have been a huge fan of everything Julian does and was gutted when he had to close operations down. His passion for pizza and quality of product deserves a platform”.

Check out what Julian is serving up here

Can Can Pizza

A delicious-looking pizza with a crispy crust, topped with vibrant vegetables including spinach, red bell peppers, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes, is set on a wooden table. In the background, there are cutlery, a pepper shaker, a floral teapot, and a lantern.

33A East Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4HH

A new kid on the block already being described as a hidden gem, tucked down an alley on East Street, Can Can Pizza deserves your attention. As a staple, you can start with an Margherita for £9 and make it your own, Neapolitan-stle, from there, with each topping and sauce £1 extra. There is also an ever-changing board filled with the staff’s own recommendations.

Can Can Pizza is open most days from 5-9pm.

Click here for their Facebook page, or find them on Instagram @cancanpizzabristol