The Best Pizza Restaurants in Leeds

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The Best Pizza Restaurants in Leeds

The Best Pizza Restaurants in Leeds

Aug 31, 2022 06:55 am Published by

Pizza is one of the most iconic student meals. It’s easy, tasty and there are an abundance of places to head if you’re craving a bit of authentic Italian cooking. 

However, if you’re wanting a truly authentic pizza, rather than a greasy takeaway, here’s our guide to best student accommodation Leeds‘ more premium offerings. 


Located in the thriving student hub of Headingley, Ecco is a specialist when it comes to creating the authentic Neopolitan pizza. Their dedication to achieving a true Italian taste is demonstrated through their use of the authentic wood-fired oven. This cooking method sets Ecco apart from conventional Italian chain restaurants, like Frankie and Bennies, and truly sets their pizzas apart in terms of taste. Commitment to quality is clearly important to Ecco, and their recipes use only the finest and freshest ingredients. The extensive menu caters to many tastes, and also offers alternative dining options if you don’t fancy Italy’s most famous food export. Once you’ve polished off your main course, make sure you leave room to sample the authentic Italian gelato for dessert; it’s a perfect way to end your meal. 

Livin’ Italy 

Somewhat secluded in comparison to most of Leeds’ city centre restaurants, Livin’ Italy in the Granary Wharf area is a real hidden gem. Since opening in March 2012, the bar and restaurant have steadily grown in popularity. Their devotion to providing authentic tastes of Italy has led to a recent addition of a pizza oven, meaning that you know your food will be of the highest quality. Accompanying their pizza offerings, Livin’ Italy also has a vast range of Italian wines on offer to go alongside your food. So if you’re after a truly fresh and delicious authentic pizza, take the short walk to Granary Wharf and discover true Italian cooking. 

Everyman Pizzeria 

It might not immediately spring to mind, but the Everyman Cinema Pizzeria in Leeds Trinity offers great authentic thin-based pizzas. Located on the first floor of the Everyman cinema complex, the restaurant is a great place to head even if you aren’t in the mood to catch a flick. The menu offers a wide range of pizza options, and all choices come with a light and crispy base in the truly authentic Italian style. Alternatives to pizza are available, with the menu also comprising of pasta dishes and a range of burgers. At around £10 per person for a standard main and drinks, you should be able to stretch your student budget to accommodate an evening at this fine authentic pizzeria. 

This post was written by Iqra Amanat