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Pizza in Brighton

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Pizza in Brighton is long and established. In 1979 Dino Azzaroni opened his restaurant Al Duomo, bringing Brighton its first wood-fired pizza oven. More than 40 years on and this is still how Al Duomo does it. This large, North Laine restaurant is a perfect spot for a pizza party or some alfresco dining in the summer, with a suntrap terrace and views of the Pavillion Gardens. Their sourdough based pizzas are all freshly cooked in house and focus on Italian classics made with quality ingredients. All pizzas can be made with vegan ‘mozzarella’ at no extra charge. 

Diners visit Donatello’s for many reasons, and consistency of quality is one of them. From the food, to the drinks and service, this venue remains the market leader in town for reliability. Authentic, well priced and expertly cooked Italian dishes are served to guests with friendly and approachable service. This seems to be the winning formula for building a reputation on the foodie scene in town. Visit for their all Italian wine list too, it is truly something special in Brighton. Located in The Lanes next to the Hanningtons area


E39 restaurant brings the true taste of Italy to Brighton, featuring 3rd generation Napoli pizza chef Diego. With Italian blood in his veins and with the the Rolls Royce of pizza ovens imported directly from Naples, you’re guaranteed arguably the best Italian pizza in the city. Italian hospitality reigns supreme in this gorgeous Hove restaurant, where passion is evident in both the food and drink and the welcoming team. Great food and fabulous cocktails in an elegant and inviting atmosphere make E39 a regular dining destination for brunch, lunch, or dinner. If pizza isn’t your thing, head chef Mario crafts fresh pasta on-site, delivering authentic Italian craftsmanship.

Brighton’s newest pizza hotspot, Yeastie Boys Pizza Club, has taken Shelter Hall by storm with its mouth-watering New York style slices.. Enjoy their handcrafted pies with a signature sourdough base, topped with a variety of flavourful ingredients. Whether you’re enjoying a slice beachside or indoors, Yeastie Boys Pizza Club promises a winning combination of flavour and fun. Just be sure to keep your pizza safe from the seagulls! Located on Brighton seafront. 

Explore artisanal flatbread pizzas at Brighton Cocktail Company in Seven Dials. You can indulge in favourites like The Meaty Hangover and Saucy Sausage or try Mediterranean inspired Dirty Greek. For a touch of luxury opt for Truffle Please, featuring truffle oil and artichokes. Gluten free and vegan options ensure everyone can delight in their pizzas. 

If you’re going to find a vegan pizza Brighton is no doubt your place to start looking. Opening in 2015 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. This Brighton pizza restaurant is forever popular for vegans and non vegans and produces arguably the best pizza base in Brighton. Located in Kemptown

Rockwater restaurant in Hove offers an enticing array of hand thrown sourdough pizza creations that will satisfy every craving. From the classic Margherita, with its simple yet irresistible combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil, to the savoury Peperoni packed with flavour, each pizza is a masterpiece. Indulge in the smoky and tangy BBQ pizza, featuring succulent toppings and a delectable sauce. Seafood lovers can enjoy the delightful combination of fresh seafood toppings on their seafood pizza, delivering a taste of the sea. 

Exit Brighton station and resist the pull of the sea and city and head inland toward The West Hill pub, home of artisanal pizzas thanks to The Great British Charcuterie. Here you will find a masterful selection of hand-stretched sourdough pizzas topped with ingredients from the finest producers on the British Isles, including mozzarella from Glastonbury and award winning charcuterie. Located just up from Brighton station close to The Seven Dials. 

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.

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

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 nearby to Saltdean Lido.

Situated very central opposite the Pavilion Gardens, The Dome, the Corn exchange and the Theatre Royal. Pinocchio is an ideal Italian restaurant to pop into pre or post theatre, and it is one of those Brighton restaurants that always seems busy. Part of a small group of Italian restaurants, namely Donatello’s. Generous portion sizes and great for groups and families, young and old. Excellent Brighton pizza. 

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. 

Casalingo offers authentic Italian cuisine and Brighton pizza 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

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

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

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