Pizza and ice cream is a partnership to rival, well, pizza and beer, so isn’t it great that Paesano Pizza serve those two things as the backbone of their menu? Using ingredients sourced exclusively from various parts of Italy, the Paesano team bring an authentic taste of Italy to their cool central Glasgow location. There’s even a tart of the day… Don’t…
Where is it? 94 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT
Their best slice? Prosciutto Cotto – Mushrooms, tomato sugo and mozzarella.
As you might expect from somewhere that’s mastered one of Italy’s most successful exports, La Favorita is a family run business. But don’t worry there’s not a Godfather in sight, just amazing pizzas. All cooked fresh while you chill out in one of their plush seating booths nursing an ice cold beer (of which there are many). How’s that for an offer you can’t refuse?
Where is it? 331-325 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8SA
Their best slice? Caprino E Porri – Goat’s cheese, spring onions, pancetta and garlic oil.
From Italy to Scotland
From Italy to Scotland is a relatively self-explanatory concept but that doesn’t mean they can’t make one of the most impressive 18 inch calzones we’ve ever seen! Incidentally, if you’re on the lookout for a true test of your ability to put food away, you need to check out their range of gourmet pizza burgers, all of which are bargains at under a tenner.
Where is it? 20 Blackness Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JD
Their best slice? The Devil Pizza Burger – Beef burger, sliced cheese, tomato, jalapenos, pepperoni and hot chilli sauce.
You’re north of the border, you’ve hit the Clydesdale centre and rinsed the Celtic store, now you’re in serious need of something tasty and easy on the budget. You my friend need to check out Matzaluna. You can either choose from one of their awesome classics or, if you don’t like being told what to do by a menu, build your own 11 inch hunger buster!
Where is it? 23 Britannia Way, Clydebank, G81 2RZ
Their best slice? The Spicy One – Hot red sauce, mozzarella, spicy nduja sausage, jalapenos and pepperoni.
No two ways about it, Civerinos Slice is cool. How cool? By their own admission they’re open ‘late as f*ck’ and their pizza place puts you in mind of ’50’s Italy. You can buy by the slice and believe us; each slice is ‘king massive. They even have their own delivery service, the Anti-Social Pizza Club, so you can enjoy from the solitude of your own home.
Where is it? 49 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2PQ
Their best slice? Menace 2 Society – Grated mozzarella, braised pork, charred pineapple, caramelised onions, spinach and sriracha sauce.
Yeah, it’s not cool to admit it but sometimes everyone needs their mum. And if your own mum isn’t about then sometimes a team of Italian chefs is the next best thing. Mamma Pizza pride themselves on making their pizza just like in the old country with dough slow-risen for 48-hours to make everything light and delicious. The ultimate comfort food!
Where is it? 11/13 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JR
Their best slice? Salmone – Cream cheese, Scottish smoked salmon, rocket and dusted with black pepper.