Top 7 Best Pizzas in Brighton

by - October 20, 2020

Since my my 2015 best pizza in Brighton round up (the most popular post on the blog ever) I've eaten a lot of pizza around these parts. Regular readers will be well versed about my passion for pizza, even featuring in Daniel Young's Where To Eat Pizza tome. Its craft and simplicity never gets old and well, it's just a comforting, lovely thing to eat with family, with friends, with dates, with just yourself. There's never a bad occasion for a pizza. 

Quite a few new players have stepped up in more recent years which has raised the dough game, but not always enough to knock the established pizzerias off their perch though. And although the original post listed some absolute howlers (and boy, were there some true horrors), I've got my positive pizza pants on, and sticking to only the good in this update.

A word on full reviews and images - some may be quite historic but pizzerias are typically my "night off" or family nights. Pizzerias are the restaurants I frequent the most, and I normally don't repost full blog reviews but I'm confident in knowing the ones I have linked to have remained consistent. 

1. Wild Flour 

(Full review)

Top spot goes to Wild Flour, tucked away in Ovingdean, the attention to detail is immense. Each element is crafted - they even roast the chilli flakes. This remains the only time I've ever willingly eaten a Hawaiian pizza - hams are baked in the wood oven and hand carved, the pineapple maple glazed and roasted.

The 36 hour dough is a Neapolitan with a croissant-like twist and cooked in their magnificent wood fired oven. 

Topping vary from the safe to the wild. Don't miss their wood fired doughnut shaped pizza for dessert. 

Price of a Napoletana: £12
Home Delivery? Collection and Delivery

Address: Greenways, Ovingdean Brighton BN2 7BA

2. Fatto a Mano 

(Full review)

Brighton's major pizza player and the one we owe to introducing good pizza to the masses of the city. Authentic and a temple to true Neapolitan pizza close to home in their simple but stylish restaurants.

I've lost count of the pizzas I've had here, my staple order of a Napoletana never fails, washed down with a Hugo or a glass of wine or five, it remains one of the best value places to eat. The menus are refreshingly short, toppings traditional, and the staff are glorious. 

Equally good for date night or family meal (but shame they dropped the kids eat free deal), they hit the ground running and have stayed true to their ethos since. 

Price of a Napoletana: £8.50
Home Delivery? Collection and Delivery

London Road: 77 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JF
North Laine: 25 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ
Hove: 65-67 Church Road, Hove BN3 2BD

3. Yamino

Bringing us something totally different to Brighton, Yamino serves up Roman pizza by the slice. 

Lighter, airier and crisper than Neapolitan, and sold al taglio, or by the weight back in Rome but here in handy portions so you can mix and match a few to try out the excellent toppings. You'll need 2 or 3 at least for a good feed but you'll want to try more. 

They are always playing around with flavours but don't miss the potato and onion one!

Price of a Napoletana: £n/a
Home Delivery? Collection 
Address: 4A Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF 

4. Nuposto 

(Full review)

I think Nuposto remains one of the most underrated pizzerias in Brighton. For me the dough is exceptional. So good you'd almost never know their ovens were gas - the chew and the leoparding is consistently on point and the toppings on the more traditional options good quality and the perfect balance. 

They get lost for their tourist trap location, garish branding and too much diversity on their menu as they launched into offering pasta as well as a hefty starters list which masquerades them as an anglo-Italian rather than the real deal. 

Look past that, don't get distracted on the menu and you won't be disappointed. Particularly great for family dining. 

Price of a Napoletana: £8.50
Home Delivery? Delivery 
Address: 14 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RE

5. Purezza 

(Full review)

I'll hold my hands up and say I was more than skeptical about an exclusively vegan pizzeria. What is pizza if not meats and cheese? But they make their own "mozzarella" with Italian brown rice and have developed the best vegan cheeses I've tried.

Toppings are creative - inspired by their meat alternatives and clever use of vegetables. But at the heart of any good pizza is good dough and here it is pillowy and light, with the fattest cornicone in town - it's a delight to eat. You can also opt for hemp or gluten free bases so this place makes what can be an off limits food accessible to all. 

Price of a Napoletana: n/a prices around £13
Home Delivery? Delivery 

Brighton: 12 St James’s Street, BN2 1RE
Bristol: 79-81 Gloucester Road, BS7 8AS
Camden: 45-47 Parkway, NW1 7PN
Hove: 86-87 Western Road, BN3 1JB 

6. Nanninella 

(full review)

Although the oven is gas, Nanninella make a darn fine pizza. This adorable restaurant makes you feel like you're on holiday in Italy and the flavours remain traditional and authentic. 

Also good are the range of Neapolitan street food starters. 

Price of a Napoletana: £10
Home Delivery? Delivery 
Address: 26 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN

7. VIP

I've only recently returned to VIP and I think they've improved a lot. Bases are more robust and well formed and toppings a better ratio. 

Family run, truly Italian and a very nice little restaurant just by Old Steine that makes you feel like you've fallen into an Italian delicatessen. kind of have. 

Their signature oblong shaped pizzas are cooked in their wood fired oven and most of the cheeses and meats come from their own farm in Naples - a huge bonus, and you can taste the quality. I do like the dough here, slightly more robust than others but always enjoyable.  

The menu is bewilderingly huge with over 60 pizzas *scream* plus a full Italian food menu in addition. You can also purchase their produce to take home. 

Price of a Napoletana: £7.25
Home Delivery? Delivery 
Brighton: 19 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1EL
Saltdean: 67 Lustrells Vale, Saltdean BN2 8FA

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