Today is a day to be celebrated – National Pizza Party Day! Find us a person who doesn’t like pizza, and we’ll show you someone who is wrong. Italy’s finest creation (and everyone’s favourite dish, let’s be honest) has been around for some 130 years or more, yet it continues to be one of the country’s – and Manchester’s – most popular treats. There are a few reasons for that, mainly the fact that they are simple, varied and utterly delicious. It might not be the healthiest option on any menu, but it’s hard to care when your taste buds are having such a great time. To celebrate Pizza Party Day, there can be no finer way to observe this fine holiday than sitting down to devour one of this fine city’s finest pizzas. Select any of the 5 options we’ve laid out below, and you won’t go hungry for much longer…
This is one of a few joints on this list that solely dedicates itself to the wonder of pizza, and with great pride too. With their bases made ‘just like in Naples’, you’re guaranteed the most authentic Italian taste in Manchester, as they are made freshly on site each day before being left for 24 hours to double ferment. That’s tastier than it sounds, we promise. For those who regularly find themselves frustrated by reservation only places, Rudy’s is quite the opposite – you’ve got no choice but to drop in unannounced and have a great time.
If you’re looking for something a little quicker without skimping on quality, then this fantastic takeaway pizza place in Altrincham is right up your street. Pix pride themselves on their wood-fired pizza, with dough proved for up to 72 hours for maximum taste. Their toppings are varied and exciting, with everything from your basic tomato & mozzarella, to a succulent special of gorgonzola, radicchio and walnut.
Hidden away in Altrincham’s gorgeous Market House, this little gem is down-to-earth and rustic in an immediately inviting way. Luckily, it has the pizza to match. Well cooked, homemade pizza of any kind you can think of is on offer. The following words are emblazoned across a menu board – “We are Honest Crust & we love pizza.” Those are words when can all get behind.
Another prime location for authentic Neapolitan pizza, Pizzeria Double Zero claims to use just 4 ingredients for their delectable delights: flour, water, salt and yeast. Even more amazing than that is the revelation that they cook their pizzas to perfection – in less than 90 seconds! They have a wood-fired oven brought over all the way from the birthplace of pizza itself, Naples.
This delightful Italian place was founded by an Italian family from Bologna, so you can rest assured that it has maintained that genuine quality ever since. This is the perfect small spot for bite-size Italian dishes, especially if you are pushed for time but still wish to sit down and have a proper meal. Their menu, as you may have guessed, includes a variety of gorgeous options to spend Pizza Party Day stuffing your face with. Enjoy.
There’s enough pizza there to feed you for the next 5 Pizza Party Days. Let us know if you enjoyed any of the above pizza palaces, or if you have any recommendations of your own. Happy eating!