We’re well known as a city of excess, so if you’re after pizza Brighton has got you more than covered. But forget the high street super chains with their weird salad bar, Americanised proportions and ingredients. Our Italian residents, true to their famed hospitality, are bringing the passion of their regions to delight and regale us, and in true Brightonian entrepreneurial fashion a few others have innovated.
Serving you a slice of Naples on Brighton’s West Street, NuPosto Pizza Brighton brings you the real deal, genuine Italian pizza with all the smells of authentic Italy. The Neapolitan base is proved for 24 hours then cooked in 60 seconds to seal in flavour and deliver a perfect chewy base with creamy mozzarella which is delivered twice weekly from Italy.
Opening in 1979, Al Duomo is the longest serving Italian ristorante in Brighton, and possibly the first in the UK to offer wood fired pizza. Their dough is proved for three days to make an extra light and fluffy texture, tomatoes and flour are imported from the best suppliers in Italy, but fresh ingredients are sourced from Sussex. An exceptional serving and ‘pizza Brighton’ history!
Dodo Pizza, York Place
Dodo Pizza delivers super fast and fresh pizzas, made with a superior quality of ingredients to many similar fast food style venues. The small restaurant is great for eating on the go with single slices available from just £1; these are always fresh within the hour, there’s even a timer to let you know when it came out the oven. For the cautious or the just plain curious, you can watch the activity in the kitchen via the live webcam. Dodo pizza is the fast food pizzeria, reinvented.
Cosmic Pizza in the kitchen at The West Hill Tavern (or ‘The Westie’ to locals) is serving pizzas that are “out of this world”. Pizzas here certainly do break away from tradition offering plenty for the adventurous while keeping some fairly classic options going for those who recoil from change. Brunch Pizza is served every Saturday with some savoury breakfast-style pizza toppings served from 12-3 pm and can be served as a bottomless brunch with 90 minutes of free-flowing mimosas or fizz; because if you’re going to get judged for eating pizza for breakfast you may as well get judged for daytime drinking too.
Located on the seafront facing the West Pier, this pizzeria offers spectacular views both inside and out. With their open plan kitchen, you will see the dough get flipped in the air as your pizza is handmade and cooked to perfection in an authentic wood-fired oven. West Pier Pizzeria serves up Romana style pizzas, which are thin and crispy leaving plenty of room for delicious toppings, and while you’re there why not enjoy an ice cold Peroni or glass of Prosecco, they have both on tap.
Fatto A Mano Pizzeria, London Road, North Laine, Hove
The original Fatto A Mano that created such a buzz they opened up a second in Hove, then a third in the North Laine. It’s established itself as one of the go-to destinations for pizza especially on this side of Brighton. Expect a really buzzy atmosphere, delicious pizza and an authentic style. Was voted as a strong newcomer in Brighton’s Top Twenty industry awards. Pizza Review
Morelli Zorelli brings you a true taste of Italy, using both artisan and genuine Italian ingredients and is quickly making its mark as a serious contender as one of the best pizzerias in Brighton and Hove. We are talking seriously big Italian flavour, from a smallish but perfectly formed menu using a 150 year old Sardinian sourdough. Pizza Review
If you’re going to find a vegan pizza Brighton is no doubt your place to start looking. Opening in 2005 Purezza is pure plant-based pizzas, and their success has seen them expand into Camden with a second ristorante. Menus are a wonderful mix of pure honest plant and really very good cheese and meat alternatives for those who like the taste, just not the connotations. Pizza Review
Small and independently owned the VIP Italian pizzeria restaurant affordable and authentic. Located centrally on the Old Steine this venue serves a great value Italian pizza as well as an Italian Deli-Café (Italian cheeses & salamis). Be prepared there is nearly always a queue to get in but for those in the know (and willing to make the short trip) they have a second, quieter pizzeria hidden away in Saltdean. Pizza Review
Si Signore, North Laine
Fully licensed or BYO, Si Signore is located on Sydney Street in Brighton’s North Laine. Described as a café and restaurant, this intimate little venue has a great following in this trendy part of bohemian Brighton. Renowned for their great service and family atmosphere. Here nothing is too much trouble and you will be greeted in a typical Italian way, like long lost friends. Photo credit: Si Signore Facebook
Casalingo offers authentic Italian cuisine on Preston Street in Brighton. Well known for a relaxed and social atmosphere, this Italian restaurant has a knack for delivering an Italian inspired vibe, using truly authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. Open every evening from 5pm, 7 days a week, Casalingo offers a true taste of the Italian lifestyle. Photo credit: Casalingo Facebook
Donatello’s, Central Brighton
This Brighton Italian Restaurant is open 7 days a week from 11.30am to 11.30pm and is a great Italian restaurant for all sorts of occasions; whether it is for a romantic date, a group of friends get together or for business. This Sussex restaurant is an Italian family-run business, and they pride themselves on Italian hospitality and authenticity. Pizza Review Photo credit: Donatello Facebook
Pinocchio, Central Brighton
Situated very central opposite the Pavilion Gardens, the Dome, the Corn exchange and the Theatre Royal. Pinocchio’s is an ideal Italian restaurant to pop into pre or post theatre, and it is one of those restaurants that always seems busy. Part of a small group of Italian restaurants, namely Donatello’s and Fat Leo’s. Generous portion sizes and great for groups, young & old.
Marrocco’s, Hove Seafront
Located along a popular stretch of the Hove promenade, just past Hove lawns, Marrocco’s in Hove has been bringing Brighton and Hove a true taste of Italy for some time now. Well known for their incredible ice creams and their truly traditional menu, Marrocco’s brings you home made pasta, a fish menu and a range of dishes which are typical of a holiday in sunny Italy. Photo credit: Marrocco’s Facebook
Offering fresh seasonal and innovative dishes, Otello in Hove has been part of the Hove restaurant scene for some time now. Described as Italian haute cuisine, this Italian inspired menu has a strong Mediterranean influence along with strong authentic Italian dishes. Otello brings you a reasonably priced menu in an open plan kitchen in a traditional Italian style. Photo credit: Otello Facebook
Typical Italian inspired cuisine in the heart of Hove. Orsino Italian restaurant has been in Brighton and Hove for many years now and brings you a classic service led setting, where you can enjoy a range of pizza, pasta, antipasto, salads, seafood and much more. Great for parties and events. Average fare, great value for money, it is the service which is the star here. Photo credit: Orsino Facebook
Franco’s, Pizza Hove
An Italian restaurant situated in Hove described as friendly, charming, affordable and we hear their posh pizza is pretty good. Pizza to eat in and takeaway, their street food pizzettes are a great taste of true Italy. Photo credit: Franco’s Facebook