If pizza’s your thing, then look no further than these top six independent restaurants – you can thank us later.
One of our favourite places to dine in Birmingham, Laghi’s Deli is a must-visit if you’re in the city centre. Located just off Five Ways, this cosy authentic restaurant is run by Luca, who aims to ‘bring a little taste of Bologna to Birmingham’ by sourcing the best ingredients from Italy. All pizzas are freshly prepared and can also be taken away if you’d rather eat from the comfort of your own home, although we can almost guarantee you’ll feel just as welcome and comfortable at Laghi’s. Alongside a variety of homemade dishes on the main menu, from Gnocci to Filetto Di Manzo, the pizza menu features a little bit of everything, including classic Margherita, Four Cheese and Romano.
Otto Wood Fired Pizza
Just a short walk from the city centre in the Jewellery Quarter, you’ll stumble across Otto Wood Fired Pizza, a small casual dining restaurant offering delicious stone-baked pizzas. With a rustic candle-lit interior and a fine selection of wines to accompany your meal, this is the perfect spot for a mid-week date night.
The Plough Harborne
One of Harborne’s most popular places to drink and dine, The Plough has a thriving, lively atmosphere every day of the week from breakfast until dinner, especially on Mondays when all pizzas are 2-4-1 all day. Enjoy pizzas from an eclectic menu of meat, fish and vegetarian options, from Candied Bacon, Pine Nuts, Fig and Sun Blushed Tomatoes to Fig, Stilton, Caramelised Onion, Black Olives and Rocket. We’d recommend booking in advance, as this place gets busy pretty quickly.
Baked in Brick
It’s safe to say that Baked in Brick has come a long way since starting just a few years ago in the shed at the bottom of owner Lee Desanges’ garden. From winning Best Street Food Trader at the British and European Street Food Awards to setting up a permanent spot at the Custard Factory, the business has come on in leaps and bounds and things aren’t slowing down any time soon. With super quick serving times, this is a great lunchtime spot if you’re pushed for time.
Tucked away on the edge of the city centre and hailed as one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Birmingham, this family-run business specialises in traditional cuisine of the finest quality. With full-sized pizzas ranging from just £6 to £8, Gustami’s proves that good food doesn’t always have to be expensive, and if you’re after something in particular, the restaurant also accepts special requests, provided they’re able to make it.
Bare Bones Pizza
Run by father and son duo Mike and Tim, Bare Bones Pizza is well-known for all the right reasons at Birmingham’s biggest street food event Digbeth Dining Club, and it’s easy to see why. All pizzas are wood-fired in vans converted into purpose-built kitchens, making this slightly different to any of the other places on our list, as it’s portable! But that doesn’t mean they compromise on great taste, and with a regularly changing menu you’ll be spoilt for choice.