Top Ten Pizza Joints in Newcastle

Top Ten Pizza Joints in Newcastle

We all love a good Pizza. Whether it’s a classic thin Italian Margherita, or deep dish Chicago style pie, if its topped with mountains of Ham and Pineapple like a Hawaiian, or a scatterings of Spinach and an Egg like on a Florentina. This Italian staple has spread far and wide across the globe and the North East is no exception, we have some amazing Pizza Joints to choose from, with something for everyone!

So what is your favourite Pizza place in Newcastle?

What is you favourite slice of the action?

It is a topic of hot debate and a deeply personal preference, whether its price point that is your big pull, base thickness, deluxe and delicious toppings, or the classics. However, freshness is always key, made on the spot, stone baked, with no excuse for a long wait for a lukewarm offering, we want to feel that roof burn as we wolf down the first slice way to fast!

Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late Pizza” – Michelangelo…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

So, where are the best Pizzas in Toon?

Good question. We’ve complied our personal ‘Top Ten Pizza Joints in Newcastle’ for your deliberation. So sit back, have a good read and let then us know what you think in via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

So, in no particular order, here is our definitive top ten…


A continental café bar based in the heart of Newcastle city centre, in the shadow of Grey’s Monument this chilled out venue offers some delicious but very affordable pizza.

Coming in at just £5 you’d expect much less than you get but they are generous and made with much love at Societe. Price wise this venue is hard to compete with, but make no mistake there is no compromise on flavour!

Their Roasted Veg and Ricotta pizzas with a little drizzle of lemon oil is one of our favourites, with their delicious chargrilled peppers and creamy cheese.

As well as their amazing £5 pizzas they offer a 90 minute Bottomless Brunch that includes unlimited pizzas, unlimited Prosecco and unlimited bottles of lager for only £28 per person!

You can find them on Facebook here.

Hip to Eat Square

Serving Detroit-style pizza this contemporary and cool venue is an interesting twist on the well worn and liked classic offering. So what is a Detroit-style pizza you say? Does it come on the back of a pick up truck blasting out techno? No, not yet! This is a deep-dish rectangular pan pizza with a thick, crisp, chewy crust. The buttery flavour of the crust results from a small quantity of oil and the melting properties of the Mozzarella and Wisconsin brick cheeses. Distinctive and different this pizza with a twist hits the spot!

They have some great options, with some impressive toppings. You can buy by the slice for just under a fiver or a full pie for £24. If the latter seems a little pricey bear in mind they serve 2-3 people. We’d say sharing between two is best, or three if you go for some of their moreish sides.

You can get a ‘Chicky Chicky Parm Parm‘ for all the Parmo fans. There is a host of veggie and vegan options. Lovers of Lola Jean can try their collab with Square and try a Clancy Wiggum or a Lola’s Classic, when pizza and burgers collide!

If you can’t decide on what to go for you can also half and half on a pie for an extra £1.

There is plenty of options for ‘Crust Buddies‘, dips to accompany your pizza. The Candied Jalapeno Mayo was one of our favs.

You can find them on Facebook here.

Scream for Pizza – Sandyford

The Scream adventure began back in 2014 when its founders Victoria and Alex left their jobs as cruise ship workers and headed to Naples to pursue a passion for Pizza.

Training at Enzo Coccias celebrated ‘La Notizia restaurant’ sealed their ambition to start a mobile pizza business on their return home to the UK. They pledged to create pizza worth shouting (or screaming) about. This is still Scream’s mission today.

Originally taking to the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with Goldie their old former French army ambulance and Newcastle’s original Neapolitan pizza van, they built up a real following and have gone from strength to strength. Based in Sandyford this popular pizza joint punches above its weight and now their sister venue ‘I Scream for Pizza‘ can also be found on the quayside.

Neapolitan pizza is the order of the day at Scream for Pizza with a host of amazing options available. Interesting White Based pizza are on the menu, along with the classic Red Based classics. Two that really stood out for us were the ‘Take a pork on the wild side!‘ and the ‘Kevin Vegan‘. The first being a meat lovers delight, with fennel sausage giving you porky punch in the chops! Perfectly complimented woth ricotta cream and caramelised onions. The latter taking humorous homage to King Kev with a vegan artichoke and aubergine topped affair. I’ll tell you, honestly, We’d love it if we’d eat them, love it!

For the adventurous they offer pizza making sessions for time to time, with the venue available for hire.

You can find them on Facebook here.

Twenty Twenty

This Bigg Market venue takes its name from the core menu of 20 Signature Cocktails and massive 20” Pizzas. 

The Giant Pizzas take centre stage on their food menu with some weird and wonderful topping combinations to tickle your taste buds. Available at £5 a slice, with two menu options on rotation until late there are some delicious options. Although this might not sound like a lot at first each individual slice is bigger than an 8” pizza.

Sunday Funday comes with 2-4-1 on slices and is definitely a game changer.

You can find them on Facebook here.


Doughdaze is an independent pizza shop hoping to bring a slice of 90’s New York to Newcastle. Based in Ridley Place this pizza joint has rapidly gained a great reputation for outstanding pizzas.

The pepperoni with honey drizzle is a firm crowd pleaser, and it is easy to see why!

Their pizzas are traditional, not too thin, not too thick. Their simplicity and style is their strong point.

They’ve got something on the menu suitable for vegans, vegetarians and for those who eat halal.

You can find them on Facebook here.


Slice is a food takeaway shop inside the historic Grainger Market offering impressive 18” Pizzas, as well as large pizza slices. At first it might be a little bit of a surprise to see such a simple affair make the list but if you are after a quick, freshly baked slice on the run this is a strong contender.

Their thin based pizza are simple but super moreish. Handmade and cooked to perfection this venue is on the list for easy and enjoyment factor. The waiting time between handing over the cash to stuffing your face is minimal and the smell is amazing. Up close and personal, the salivating masses queue while they watch the pizzas made with love. Zero gimmicks, simple and humble pizza at its best!

You can find them on Facebook here.


Another small local affair, Gingerinos casual dining venue on the iconic Stepney Bank, with a straightforward counter-service, this restaurant specialises in freshly made Pizzas. Like in Italy, but in the heart of Ouseburn. Handmade authentic thin and crispy stone baked pizzas made with high quality fresh products, San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, 00 pizza flour and fiore di latte cheese.

Value for money this pizza joint offers fast, flavoursome and fun.

You can find them on Facebook here.

Central Oven & Shaker

Bang in the city centre with their Neapolitan-style pizzas and inventive cocktails offered make Central Oven & Shaker a popular place to dine out in Newcastle. Naples with a Newcastle twist! With its signature puffy light edges, San Marzano tomato & fior di latte mozzarella base; the perfect starting point for an array of delicious toppings.

Their Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is impressive, with sliced rump steak, red onion and habeneros to give it a kick. You can choose to get your steak pink or well done.

While their Goats Cheese and Jam is super moreish with its pesto and tomato base. The toasted pine nuts and rocket complete the offering and compliment the tangy cheese perfectly.

You can find them on Facebook here.


Pinocchio has been on Westgate Road for as long as I can remember. A classic pizza and pasta joint it does the job, no word of a lie!

No pretentiousness, gimmicks or tricks are needed. They do delicious pizza Italian style!

One of our favourites is the Tony Vespa. A white based pizza loaded with blue cheese, Tuscan sausage and broccoli.

You can find them on Facebook here.

Pizza Punks

Pizza Punks Newcastle opened back in September 2018 on Grey Street and has been a firm favourite for Geordies since! Advocates of freedom and expression, of making your own choices and not playing by the rules. They believe in positive change and giving you the freedom to be who you are. Non-conformists artisans who make unforgettable sourdough pizza by ripping up the rule book!

They have taken all of the best bits from Neapolitan Pizza by using the finest Italian ingredients and methods before introducing them to our sourdough starter – sourced from the famous Boudin Bakery in San Francisco, renowned for making the best sourdough on the planet.

Choose as many toppings as you feel like, no extra costs, no hidden charges, no gimmicks.

Skip breakfast and feeling peckish? Why not try their ‘Full English‘ Pizza? Complete with Bacon, Tuscan Sausage, Black Pudding, Hash Browns and even an egg!

You can find them on Facebook here.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Top Ten list and for now that is it. But don’t let that stop the fun! Head over to our social media platforms and let us know what you think is the best pizza joint in Newcastle…we’ll also have some reviews of our featured pizzas in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out and remember to subscribe to our blog.

And if pizzas aren’t your thing you can look for other options in our listing guide on Eating in Newcastle here

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