There was a point in Glasgow where a new pizza joint was opening up every five minutes. We love pizza so much that it was a bewildering (and fattening) time for us. Thankfully, things have settled down, and what we are left with is a world-class choice in doughey goodness. Having tried them all, here’s our definitive list of the best pizza in Glasgow. Don’t @ us.
Whenever anyone in the city mentions pizza, Paesano is one of the first names on their list. You may need to queue to even get in the door (it’s THAT popular) but boy is it worth it. There’s no mad toppings here, just classic pizza done well. As many of their ingredients as possible are sourced from Italy, with tomatoes from Sarno in Campania, mozzarella from Mondragone, chorizo from Pamplona, and much more. The dough’s proved for 48 hours, the staff are great, and we think it’s one of the best pizzas in Glasgow.
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This city centre institution sits just above the lights of George Square, making it the perfect place to head for dinner during the Christmas season. Part of an Italian family-run group of venues, these guys know Italian food, and therefore pizza, like the back of their hands. Freshly stone-baked, you can choose from over 20 variations on the classic margherita, with old favourites like the Hawaiian, or twists like the inferno, served with spiced beef, jalapenos, and mozza cheese.
“We’re Mozza and we’re mad for pizza” yell these guys from their website, and we don’t doubt it one bit. Serving up only Neapolitan pizzas, these guys really deliver on taste. With a soft base, cooked in just 60 seconds in their wood-fired ovens, and a range of toppings, it’s really one of the best pizzas in Glasgow. It’s also right across from ResDiary HQ so we’re experts on the subject.
Probably Glasgow’s most famous pizza maker, Oro’s chef-owner Dominico is famous for creating pizza art. He’s done Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Robbie Williams, and is an absolute master of his art. But these pizzas don’t just look great, they also taste amazing. These guys have won multiple awards, including an international pizza challenge in Las Vegas, gold in the UK Italian restaurant awards, and gold for best UK pizzeria. Get yourself down here quick and snap up one of the best pizzas in Glasgow.
Tony Macaroni city centre
As famous for their catchy radio jingles as their food, this Scottish institution has been serving up delicious pizzas and pastas across the central belt for years. If you head along at lunch time, you’ll get to choose from a selection of their amazing sourdough pizzas at just £4.95. If you’re going in the evening, there’s over 20 pizzas to choose from, all of which can be turned into a calzone. Another one that’s right by ResDiary Towers, we’ll attest that the Friareielli (topped with wurstel sausage, paprika fries, bacon, and fresh chillies) is particularly great folded over.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this restaurant was teeny tiny on first inspection but it’s actually a spacious spot that’s been serving up Italian grub for over 15 years. Slightly off the beaten track on Bothwell Street, they serve classics like the Milano, alongside their own twists like the Calzone Viva topped with bacon, marinated tomatoes, picante sausage, mozzarella and tomato. They do a great pre-theatre and you can even take the pizza away if you fancy a night in front of the telly, rather than hanging out in a restaurant.