1 February 2024

Edinburgh’s top pizza restaurants and takeaways

Pizza Geeks,© Pizza Geeks 2022
© Pizza Geeks 2022

Tuck into a slice of something nice at these top Edinburgh pizza restaurants and takeaways.

Oozing with cheese and covered with your favourite toppings, nothing beats a slice of pizza. And in Edinburgh there’s a mouthwatering selection of restaurants and takeaways to choose from. So the next time you’re looking for a taste of Italy in Edinburgh why not try one of these top places.

Matto Pizza

Famous For

A stunning gold mirrored pizza oven and open kitchen so you can watch the chefs at work.

Now with three restaurants across Edinburgh, Matto Pizza have become a  popular go-to for their authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas.

Using state-of-the-art wood-fired ovens their pizza chefs create all pizzas from scratch using the finest imported Italian products and fresh local ingredients. As the perfect accompaniment, their wines are supplied by Bellissimo Vino Edinburgh, and can’t be found anywhere else in the city. Each wine is carefully selected to complement each pizza and dish on the menu.


Famous For

A 100% vegan menu.

If you’re looking for tasty pizza, but without any meat or dairy, a trip to Novapizza should satisfy. Along with their sister restaurant, Sora Lella, they are the first Italian vegan restaurant in Edinburgh.

You’ll find all the favourites here, as well as an equally delicious pasta and dessert menu. Several of their dishes are also gluten-free.


Famous For

New York deep-pan pizza with Italian taste.

For a pizza experience that combines an American style dine with authentic Italian flavours, head to Civerinos on Hunter Square.

Serving up slices of The Civerinos (Italian style sausage, pepperoni, rosemary and black pepper), Il Padrino (Whisky sugo base, toasted almonds, citrus zest and chilli flakes), Aperol (mozzarela, red onions, nduja, rocket, orange segments and Aperol drizzle) and much more, you’ll be satisfyingly stuffed.

You can also pay them a visit at either their Forrest Road or Portobello branches.

Pizza Geeks

Famous For

Retro film décor and movie-themed pizzas

A close up of a mans hand taking a slice of pizza from a plate, there is also a can and glass of beer on the table., Pizza Geeks.

If you can’t get enough of comic books, video games and movies, then don’t miss Pizza Geeks.

As you peruse the menu, you may notice some familiar names, such as The Super Mario (mozzarella, pepperoni, mushrooms and fresh basil), The Braveheart (mozzarella, Stornoway black pudding, haggis and salami Napoli) and The Millennium Chicken (mozzarella, pulled chicken breast, red onions, mixed peppers and BBQ sauce)

Their small but unique “Tardis” can be found on the Shore at Leith, with a second restaurant at Haymarket.

La Favorita Pizzeria

Famous For

thin bases with gourmet toppings.

Serving Roman style pizza bases topped with delicious toppings, La Favorita Pizzeria have been satisfying Edinburgh’s residents with their delicious creations for years.

Enjoy wood-fired thin crust pizzas such as Divola (mozzarella, mushrooms, salami and red chillies), Quattro Formaggi (mozzarella, gorgonzola, scamorza and provolone), or Montanara (mozzarella, mushrooms, Italian sausage and truffle oil). Or why not create your own – with 24 toppings to choose from, it could be a tricky decision!

Salerno Pizza

Famous For

Expertly prepared pizza with traditional ingredients.

Located within St James Quarter shopping centre, Salerno Pizza is the perfect stop after a bit of retail therapy.

Offering authentic Neapolitan style pizza using the finest traditional Italian ingredients, their menu caters for everyone, with a kids menu and gluten-free and vegan options available.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth be sure to leave room for dessert as they offer a Nutella Pizza with fresh strawberries!

Cold Town House

Famous For

A rooftop terrace bar with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

Commonly known for their freshly brewed craft beer, Cold Town House in the buzzing Grassmarket area of the city is also a top place for Neapolitan pizza.

Hand stretched and baked in a woodfired oven from Naples, their pizzas are named after locations in the city. Will you opt for a Stockbridge (aubergine, courgette, fire roasted peppers), a Leith (mozzarella, spicy spinata salami, oregano, and parmesan) or a Holyrood (peppercorn sauce base, haggis, smoked bacon, Fior di Latte cheese, Isle of Mull Cheddar)?

Pizzeria 1926

Famous For

the only Pizzeria in Scotland to be a member of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.

Just a short distance from Haymarket train station, Pizzeria 1926 keep things simple by using a traditional approach, but with the highest-quality ingredients. In return, hungry visitors are treated to delicious Neapolitan pizza.

Open for both sit-in and takeaway, choose from delights such as Osimhen 9 (pork sausage, ricotta, smoked provola and friarielli (Neapolitan broccoli), Rrahmani 13 (tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, ham, artichokes and olives) or Lobotka 68 (tomato, smoked provola cheese, meat balls, parmesan cheese and ricotta stuffed crust).

Looking for more food suggestions? From fine dining to comfort food, enjoy the best of Scotland’s natural larder in Edinburgh.

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