Restaurant Brighton's guide to
Pizza in Brighton
Our top picks
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.
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.
Brighton’s favourite VIP pizza can be found at Shelter Hall under the name Very Italian Pizza. You can expect the same dedicated authentic Italian dishes. The pizzas are made with a traditional Naples sourdough base and come with a variety of toppings. Beachside pizza sounds like a winner to us. Just make sure you’re not breaking bread with the seagulls!
The Lewes Road Inn is a lively Brighton pub that’s popular with the local communities of students and young families alike. The menu is Italian inspired with small plates and freshly made pizzas making up the majority of it. There are food and drink offers throughout the week and a dedicated kids’ menu with pizzas and other easy pleasers. The pizzas are all authentic with classic toppings such as Italian sausage, nduja, pepperoni and of course, fresh mozzarella. Brighton Pizza but located outside the centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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. Excellent Brighton pizza.
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