Pizza is a food stuff that inspires a lot of passion in some people — are you a defender of pineapple as a topping, or should fruit stay firmly off your pizza? Whatever side of that argument you fall upon, most of us can agree that pizza is an indulgent treat we all enjoy.
We all have our own preferences, so it’s important to find the perfect place for pizza that does it just how you like it. With that in mind, we’ve put together our list of ten of the best places to get pizza in Cornwall, so you always have as many choices for places to eat as toppings! Leave your comments below and let us know where’s your favourite place to get pizza.
The Angry Ancovy, Port Isaac
A bohemian pizzeria in Port Isaac, this quirky pizza shack is vibrant, by the sea and offers a truly Cornish twist on traditional Italian thin crust pizzas, using both Cornish and Italian companies for their produce. The dough and tomato sauce is freshly made on the premises daily, so every pizza is freshly made to order. The Angry Anchovy is open for both diners and takeaway service.
Scott & Babs, St Mawgan
Based in a barn on a farm near Newquay, this eatery sells rustic food (pizza being the main attraction) cooked over barrel smokers, spit roasters, barbecues and wood fired clay ovens. The owners take pride in the self-proclaimed “ramshackle” and unpretentious stylings, with the farm also having a campsite and chalets on site too!
The Cornish Pizza Company, St Agnes
The hand-crafted artisan pizzas are made with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients using hand stretched dough. The restaurant has proven popular with locals and holiday makers alike. There’s a huge choice — with many pizzas named after Cornish mines — and a weekly special meaning you’ll have plenty of reasons to keep going back.
Caffé Rojano, Padstow
In a town renowned for its eateries, this exciting venue delivers delicious food time and time again. Rojano’s was born in 1974 thanks to local businessman Stanley Rojano. A larger than life character, Stan put his own traditional dishes on the menu. It’s moved on since then, but head chef Sam Smith and his team continue to deliver an exciting selection of food.
The Stable, Newquay and Falmouth
We don’t often recommend chains here on South West News, but this chain is based almost entirely in the South West, so we’re willing to make an exception! We especially like the Newquay restaurant, with a panoramic view of Fistral Beach and the ocean beyond. The outdoor area is a wonderful spot to relax and watch the world go by. As well as offering delicious pizza, The Stable specialises in cider, serving more than 50 varieties!
Brothers Pizza, Falmouth
This small and quirky company specialises in takeaways of wood fired pizza. Don’t let the whimsical pizza names — Johnny Cash, Five O and Dave are among the choices — fool you, this company takes pizza seriously and has special offers during the week to entice you beyond a weekend indulgence!
Archie’s Loft, Coverack
This hidden gem is tiny and offers genuinely heart-warming homemade food in a tiny café. The location right next to the harbour is wonderful and their pizzas are great — the goat’s cheese is a particularly highlight — and the view from the small outdoors area are great if the weather is nice.
Pasta, pizza and homemade bread are the main offerings at this small, independently owned Italian bistro run by the Floris family. Valter and Sandra Floris met while working on cruise ships and traded the traveller lifestyle to settle down in Cornwall. Valter’s extensive Italian bakery experience helps with the delicious pizza dough. Space is limited, so bookings are worthwhile.
How many restaurants can say that they’re situated in a refurbished bank? This family-family eatery is renowned for its great pizza, generous portion sizes and wide selection of food, so if you’re bringing the whole family out you’ll almost certainly find something for even the fussiest diners in your family!
La Bocca Pizza Kitchen, Bude
Hand stretched and cooked to order, La Bocca has one of the widest menus for both pizza and calzone in all of Cornwall. Diners get a real taste of Italy here, with vegan and gluten free pizzas also available for those with dietary requirements. We recommend trying their rosemary sea salt fries, which are a perfect accompaniment to your pizza.
That’s our list! Does your favourite pizzeria make the grade? Let us know in the comments below!