15 of Gloucestershire's most delicious pizza places

From gourmet takeaways and crispy Italian classics, to meat feasts and veggie delights, SoGlos finds 15 of Gloucestershire's most delicious pizza places.

Whether you’re hankering for an indulgent meat feast, a crispy cheese classic, or a flavourful veggie slice, there are plenty of prime pizza places in Gloucestershire.

From authentic Italian restaurants and award-winning breweries, to legendary local takeaways, SoGlos finds 15 of the county’s most delicious pizza places to satisfy those cravings.

1. Fat Toni's

With outposts in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud, Fat Toni’s remains a firm favourite among locals, delivering authentic Italian pizza which raises the bar on a typical takeaway – with a choice of a regular, or a belly-busting 20-inch base.

Championing fresh ingredients, Fat Toni’s sourdough-based pizzas can be tailored for special diets, with its extensive menu catering to all tastes – from classic margheritas to the fiery Dantes’ Inferno, with the option to combine toppings on its two, three, or four-way pizzas in order to satisfy everyone’s palates.

2. Cotswold Pizza Company in Chipping Norton

Using simple, seasonal, sustainable and local produce from both the Cotswolds and artisan Italian producers, Cotswold Pizza Company offers sourdough pizzas from its wood-fired oven.

Inspired by Napoli, the takeaway and mobile menu boasts tasty topping combinations including mozzarella, salami, caramelised red onions and fresh rosemary; as well as its unique pizza Bianca with portobello mushrooms, fresh thyme and truffle oil.

3. Tank in Gloucester

With a prime position in Gloucester’s historic docks, Tank serves more than just specialist craft beer, with its dedicated pizza menu sure to delight diners – especially when expertly matched with its beers.

Highlights on the pizza menu include chicken and bacon with roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, hickory-smoked balsamic glaze and parsley; pepperoni with roasted chillies and garlic; and seafood with prawns, salmon, spinach and mozzarella.

4. Zitto e Mangia in Tewkesbury

Family-run pizzeria Zitto e Mangia offers a slice of authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Tewkesbury, with an extensive menu of classic dishes, cooked by its talented Italian chefs – including an impressive range of pizzas.

Remaining true to tradition with its toppings, diners can expect staple pizzas such as Hawaiian with ham and pineapple; calabrese with spicy salami and olives; quattro formaggi with a mix of four cheeses; as well as calzones and a choice of pizzas without tomato sauce, too.

5. Hooker and Eight in Gloucester

As Gloucester’s only independent sit-down pizza joint, Hooker and Eight offers a haven for eating, drinking and socialising in its rugby-themed restaurant, serving pizzas cooked to perfection

With vegan options available too, menu highlights include the Chapperoni for the pizzeria’s sponsor, Charlie Chapman; an ode to Gloucester Rugby with the Cherry and White margherita; and Veggie Sin Bin, which comes topped with vegetarian parmesan, Linda McCartney sausage, pickled red onions and garlic mushrooms.

6. Crust Issues in Stroud

Crust Issues has a carefully curated menu, featuring options for veggies, vegans and meat eaters alike. Its small but delightful menu champions fresh, authentic ingredients including soft goats’ or caciocavallo cheeses and ‘nduja sausage.

Whether you’re craving a gooey Marge margherita; a spicy Chorizo Royale; Pep-Talk with ‘nduja, jalapeños and hot honey; or a Vegan Mary with garlic, fresh basil and oregano, pizza fans are sure to be satisfied by the impressive selection.

7. The Bell Inn at Langford

The Bell Inn at Langford is a charming country pub run that focuses on serving simple but tasty pub food in a lovely setting. The pub has a separate restaurant with an open fire and a view of the pizza oven, which dishes up tasty Italian feasts.

Expect topping combinations such as anchovy, capers and black olives; ‘nduja, pickled jalapeños, tomato and mozzarella; and chestnut mushroom, truffle and mozzarella.

8. Stroud Brewery

In addition to its award-winning beer, Stroud Brewery’s on-site bar also serves up delicious sourdough pizzas from Vélo Bakery, which fires up the pizza oven on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

All pizzas are cooked to order and made with organic, local ingredients where possible, with choices including the Plant Power pizza with tomato sauce, cashew cream, caramelised red onion and artichoke; as well as the Wild Fungi, featuring a pesto base, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, along with decadent truffle oil.

9. Mama D’s in Cheltenham

Occupying Unit 47 in Cheltenham’s Space Business Centre, Mama D’s pop-up and takeaway pizzeria uses some of the finest, freshest Italian ingredients to top its hand-stretched, traditional Neapolitan style dough.

With regular pop-ups at DEYA Brewery and The Curious Café, and takeaway available from Mama D’s Ghost Kitchen, pizza fans can look forward to toppings like Pompeii pepperoni; ham hock ‘nduja and pepperoni; or even vegan bacon, charred kale and garlic and bacon chilli sauce.

10. The Olive Tree in Nailsworth

The Olive Tree in Nailsworth is a Mediterranean restaurant and pizzeria with a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for casual dining and evening meals – with its pizzas made fresh-to-order, before being cooked in a traditional stone oven.

With a small but enticing menu, highlights include the Mortimer Gardens with mozzarella, pulled shoulder of lamb, red onion marmalade, feta and rocket; The Ladder with chorizo, pepperoni, jalapenos, chillies and paprika; or the Nailsworth pizza made with vegan dough and cheese, artichokes, roasted mixed peppers and olives.

11. Hannmade Pizza Co. in Cinderford

A family-run business in the Forest of Dean, Hannmade Pizza Co cooks up fresh pizza in its wood-fired oven, with a mission to bring delicious pizza to people across the county.

Offering a suitably delicious menu, options include classic calzones; the Controversial Hawaiian, with fresh pineapple and Italian prosciutto; BBQ Chick’A’Lickin with barbecue sauce, chorizo, chicken, red onion and peppers; the G.O.A.T with sliced goats’ cheese, red onions and spinach, finished with red onion chutney and rocket.

12. Piazza Fontana in Cirencester

Piazza Fontana aims to provide the best food, service and atmosphere – with a focus on fresh, authentic ingredients for a delicious taste of Italy in the Cotswolds.

The family-run pizzeria menu provides plenty of temptation, with traditional toppings such as artichokes; Parma ham; salami; aubergine; and pineapple, providing plenty of choice for all palates.

13. The Sheep on Sheep Street in Stow-on-the-Wold

One of Stow’s most popular pubs, The Sheep on Sheep Street offers a laidback dining experience, with a dedicated pizza menu and on-site wood-fired oven.

The menu features everything from classic choices like margheritas; while more adventurous creations include the Diavolo, topped with pepperoni, ‘nduja sausage, crushed chilli flakes and jalapenos; and the Ortlanto, with roasted aubergine, courgette, sun-dried tomato and goats’ cheese.

14. The Priory Inn in Tetbury

Specialising in modern, rustic dishes, The Priory Inn in Tetbury takes care to produce top quality fayre using local ingredients – with a special pizza menu that’s ideal for quick and delicious meals.

With classic and unusual flavour combinations, the menu is sure to have stomachs growling, with highlights including La Capricosa with Fior Di Latte Mozzarella, salami, black olives and artichokes; and Quattro Formaggi with blue cheese, goats’ cheese, parmesan and Fior Di Latte Mozzarella.

15. Franco Manca in Cheltenham

Set to open in Cheltenham in March 2022, sourdough pizza company Franco Manca will offer a relaxed atmosphere and pizza made with fresh dough, alongside Italian specialities and drinks.

Whether visiting for lunch or dinner, pizza fans can look forward to Franco Manca’s innovative menu, with toppings including roasted cured ham, cured chorizo and Genovese Neapolitan ragu – as well as plenty of vegan and gluten free options available, too.

By Zoe Gater

© SoGlos
Wednesday 09 February 2022

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