Rossopomodoro, Newcastle John Lewis

Rossopomodoro, Newcastle John Lewis

  • November 25, 2015

Rossopomodoro (NE99 1AB) is a chain restaurant actually founded in Italy, with a dozen or so restaurants now spread throughout the UK. Is that the sign of a chain with some authenticity, or a bit like offering British food to Italians via Toby Carvery opening up in Naples? 😁

Manny’s Pizza Deli, Newcastle

Manny’s Pizza Deli, Newcastle

  • July 2, 2015

From one of the guys that originally brought you Capology, who has now left that business to focus on building a pizza empire, Manny’s Pizza Deli (NE1 8JN) brings us “a slice of New York to Newcastle”. A two story affair in the old Subway unit on Ridley Place, there’s a short menu of pizzas, to eat in or out, with an alcohol license too. We’ve went from having a load of terrible pizza places in Newcastle, to now having some quality pizza available now, so does town have room for another slice?

Review of Pizza by the Slice, Grainger Market

  • March 2, 2012

**UPDATE: Check out the original owners’ new venture Pizzeria Italia, or where I featured Slice in my “Best Pizza in Newcastle” guide**

As I’m sure you know, we love our pizza here. Somewhere on Twitter recently we heard about a small vendor in the Grainger Market selling “pizza by the slice” and that it was very, very good – so it would have been wrong to not check it out!

In the top end of the Grainger Market, aisle 4, (you might even miss it going past it), sits a small stand selling three or four flavours of pie, all by the slice. A fairly foreign concept to UK customers – here we are used to ordering the whole pie, but by the slice is typical of NY-style pizza, which this is not a world away from.

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Review of The Waterline, Newcastle

  • December 5, 2011

Our favourite pizza. The Waterline is now  closed and is home of The Jolly Fisherman We love pizza here. Even more than fish and chips. But less than curry. It’s amazing. While the search for the holy grail of pizza goes on (possibly unfulfilled unless in NYC or Italy itself), here is what we think is the best you can find in our city. Pizza Express is our usual go-to - you get consistency, you get a good base, decent toppings,…

Review of O de V, Gateshead

  • October 11, 2011

** O de V is now CLOSED and Southbank Grill is in its place (yet to visit) ** Disappointingly bland. We heard good things about O de V from friends and family; if not from the foodie press, and it’s location made for a perfect hideaway from this Saturday evening’s rain on the Quayside. From the outside, O de V (NE8 2BJ) is fairly inconspicuous, and someone really needs to knock down the old Baja and Buffalo Joe’s and start again,…