Italian and Pizza
For a taste of Italy without the flight, look no further than these Italian-owned and inspired restaurants and pizza specialists. Sheffield city centre is bursting with flavours of Italy, from trusty chains to independent pizzerias, alongside restaurants dishing up a whole range of authentic Italian cuisine.
Here are the Italian restuarants and pizzerias taking part in August's Eat Out to Help Out campaign:
A cosy, homely and traditional family-run restaurant on the edge of the Devonshire Quarter, that’s been dishing up traditional Italian meals since 1999. With a strong reputation as one of Sheffield's best specialists in Italian cuisine, BB's restaurant is bellissimo!
119 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
Serving an eclectic range of pizzas, from classic to veggie to Americana, along with a stellar list of cocktails, in one of Sheffield’s most beautiful old drinking dens.
182 West Street, S1 4ET
For fresh, handmade pizzas, Cafe Piazza is the place to go! Simple, generous and seasonal dishes with influence from around the Mediterranean region and Italy in particular.
18 Church Street, S1 2GN
A Devonshire Quarter favourite, the Forum has it all: excellent cocktails, a sun terrace, and a dedicated pizza bar. Toppings range from the classics to the less common likes of bacon and maple syrup or jerk jackfruit and vegan cheese, and they’re served whole or by the slice. The food menu extends beyond pizza into brunch, sharing plates, burgers, and power bowls too.
129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
A family run southern Italian restaurant specializing in fresh homemade pasta. The inspiration comes from the owner’s hometown Polignano a Mare, Puglia where his nonna Maria used to make fresh orecchiette (apulian ear shaped pasta) and cavatelli (shell shaped small pasta) daily.
1-3 Leopold Street, S1 2GY
An elegant restaurant that prides itself on sourcing excellent produce, cheese, fish and meat. Its menu follows Italian traditions, with classic antipasti in the form of minestrone, bruschetta and calamari, pizza cooked the way they do in Naples, and dishes made with pasta from the Puglia region. Just opposite the Winter Garden and close to the Crucible theatre, its outside terrace is particularly vibrant during the World Snooker Championships in April-May.
4 Millennium Square, S1 2JJ
You can always trust the chefs at this relaxed pizzeria chain to deliver fantastic dough-based creations. You’ve got three options for Pizza Express in Sheffield city centre – one is ideally situated for a trip to the theatre, another for catching a film at the Light, and the third is right next to the nightlife of the Devonshire Quarter.
Unit 1, City Lofts Tower, St Pauls Place, S1 2PT
Unit 1, 24 The Moor, S1 4PA - closed
124 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF - closed