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The second Tuesday of February may mark the arrival of Shrove Tuesday, but today marks the arrival of National Pizza Day! 

As if we needed another excuse to dive into a big takeaway cardboard box filled with thick dough and oozing mozzarella, Tuesday 9th – that’s today for those who have stopped paying attention to the date – has been officially dubbed National Pizza Day here in the UK. And while we can’t go out and dine at some of London’s finest pizzerias right now, we can enjoy the big round cheese tops dishes at home. 

Steer away from the Domino’s menu, have a slice day and dive into one of these ten posh pizza deliveries.

Mamma Dough 

There’s nothing more satisfying than a pizza that’s slathered with rich tomato sauce, oozing mozzarella and a comforting soft on the inside, crispy on the outside pizza dough. And where better to look than Mamma Dough. 

The pizza specialists have brought their delectable sourdough pizzas into the delivery world meaning you can enjoy their bases at home. Although conceived in Italy, Mamma Dough specialises in local and seasonal ingredients. The dough is hand rolled daily from Shipton Mill organic rye, wholemeal and white flour, and is topped with delicious, local ingredients. Order our favourite, the cured meat. It’s topped with salami napoli, salami calabrese, parma ham, chilli, tomato and, of course, mozzarella.

Order yours at: www.mammadough.co.uk

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza Pilgrims is at the top of its game, smashing out effortlessly, indulgent worthy pizzas at their 12 pizzerias across the city. While we can’t enjoy their pizzas in house right now, we can tuck into their delights by delivery or by post. 

The household name has adapted to the socially distanced world by launching their ‘Pizza in the Post’ service, offering their delicious bases and toppings by post to the nation. Choose from the likes of Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey; Mushroom & Truffle; or skip the savoury and head straight for their Nutella Ring – yum. 

Or if you’re London based, you can also swap this for getting a takeaway or Deliveroo order to your door.

Order yours at: www.pizzapilgrims.co.uk

Lardo

As well as boasting chic industrial interiors, Lardo is renowned for its authentic home-style Italian food. We’d recommend the Braised Leeks, Roast Garlic, Rocket Pesto and Almond topped pizza for something a little different, or add a little fire to your night with the Sausage, Tomato, Jalapeno and Mozzarella pizza. 

And, if for some reason living with someone who doesn’t like pizza – does such a person even exist? – there are a whole host of other delicious antipasti and dishes to get your chops around at home.

Order yours at: www.lardo.co.uk

Homeslice 

Homeslice, the pizzeria that’s home to the legendary 20 inch pizzas in Seven Dials, have adapted to the socially distanced world and now offer a delicious range of bake-at-home pizzas. Although these are just your standard 12 inch pizzas, they can be topped with your favourite flavours and pizza combinations. They’ve partnered with Camden Town Brewery so your pizza will come paired with a brew. 

Or, order in one of their iconic pizzas via Deliveroo, Supper or Uber Eats.

Order yours at: www.homeslicepizza.co.uk

Bocconcino

Celebrate National Pizza Day in style with a delivery from none other than our favourite Mayfair Italian, Boccocino. 

From perfect fresh pasta to pizza as good as it gets, Bocconcino serves a healthy amount of contemporary and classic Italian dishes. On the toppings front, we’re in love with the pizza Valtellina, a combination of fresh tomato sauce, stringy mozzarella, bresaola, rucola and delicate parmesan shavings. Or switch it up and try the black truffle topped pizza with extra truffle oil to boot.

Terra Terra 

Our favourite neighborhood Italian, Terra Terra can be found serving up authentic dishes to Londoners while their restaurant is closed, including light and fluffy pizzas. 

We’d recommend trying the Calabra. It’s a spicy pork ‘nduja, ricotta and spinach topped pizza that’s slathered in rich tomato sauce. Or make your own with a margherita and add your favourite toppings from their choice of toppings. You won’t regret it.

Order yours at: www.terraterra.co.uk

Purezza

Banishing rules that to have a pizza it’s got to be slathered with rich mozzarella and meat is Purezza. These plant-based pioneers set out on a mission in 2015 by opening up the UK’s first vegan pizzeria and have since risen from strength to strength. Munch your way through their classic Margherita or their indulgent truffle number, guilt free.

Order yours at: www.purezza.co.uk

L’Antiga Pizzeria Da Michele

When you’ve got the seal of approval from none other than Julia freckin’ Roberts, you know you’re on a real golden winner. You might recognise this little family-run number from Eat, Pray, Love but they’ve flown the Italian nest and opened up a restaurant in Marylebone. So, it only seems fitting that you channel your inner Julia Roberts and indulge on devilish Margharita while watching the film at home this National Pizza Day.

Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Jean-George at The Connaught has been firing up the oven for the past few months now, serving up the bougiest pizzas in all of London. Go big with the Black Truffle Pizza, it’s as rich and as indulgent as you can imagine but oh, so worth the extra few pounds. 

This Valentine’s Day you’ll also find them serving up heart shaped pizzas too, perfect for those wanting to celebrate with a little indulgence on February 14th. These are available from the 8th-14th.

Photographer: Paul Winch-Furness

Crazy Pizza

The clue’s in the name but pizzas from Crazy Pizza really are wild.

This National Pizza Day go big with Crazy Pizza’s takeaway options from their Marylebone and Knightsbridge locations. Star pizzas and The Handbook’s personal menu favourites, include the Profumata made with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, homemade mozzarella, garlic and basil and the Formaggi made with mozzarella, Grana Padano and Gorgonzola.

Order yours at: www.crazypizza.com


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