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Best pizza in the North East: We list our favourite pizzerias; With the recent opening of Manny's Pizza Deli in Newcastle, we look at some of the best pizzerias in and around the city.

Byline: Sarah Jeffery

Newcastle is home to a vast array of restaurants, eateries and food markets specialising in many different styles of food.

But it is also home to some great pizzerias and with the recent opening of Manny's Pizza Deli it inspired us to search for the best pizza places in and around the city.

Following recommendations from some of The Chronicle's staff we've created a handy guide to our favourite pizzerias.

So if you're as mad about pizza as we are, check out our recommendations to tuck in to some of the yummiest pizza you'll ever taste. Manny's Pizza Deli

25 Ridley Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JN, 0191 230 0601

Manny's replicates that whole New York approach to eating pizza as it provides great tasting pizza, with a wide variety of toppings so it's made how you want it, If you want lunch on the go, or to sit down with friends, the deli can cater for everyone's tastes. It also offers a home delivery service. Cal's Own

207 Chilingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5LJ, 0191 276 5298

Following in the footsteps of Grimaldi, Totono and Di Fara, owner Cal applies a Brooklyn twist to traditional Neapolitan style pizza-making, combining fresh local produce with ingredients sourced from Italy. Cal's Own offers is a restaurant and takeaway and has been described as offering the 'best pizza in town'. Herb Garden Pizza Kitchen

Arch 8, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SA, 0191 222 0491

Specialising in fresh, stonebaked pizzas and rustic Italian salads and sharers, The Herb Garden offers a different way to experience Italian cuisine in the city. There is no need to book for the restaurant as The Herb Garden operates as a walk-in restaurant, However, it is very popular so allow plenty of time for your visit. Pizzeria Francesca

134 - 136 Manor House Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2NA, 0191 281 6586

This rustic looking Italian restaurant is hugely popular and is usually packed out due to its loyal customers who can't get enough of its authentic dishes. The family-run restaurant oozes character and you might have to wait a while for seat, although there is a bar area in which to relax. Uno's Trattoria

18 Sandhill, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AF, 0191 261 5264

The basement restaurant on the Quayside has been serving traditional Italian food since 1989. It's warm and friendly atmosphere and good value for money still makes it a popular choice especially for pizza and pasta. Marco Polos

33 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PQ, 0191 232 5533

Marco Polos is in the heart of the city centre and offers traditional Italian cuisine with an imaginative twist which is available on its fixed price lunch and evening menus, as well as its main food menu and kids menu. Roberto's La Dolce Vita

59 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG, 0191 232 6178

This traditional Italian restaurant is known for its friendly atmosphere, good customer service and reasonably priced food. It offers authentic dishes including pizza and pasta and has set priced meals on its menu. Vincenzos

16 Addycombe Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5DP, 0191 240 0300

Vincenzos is a family-run restaurant in Heaton and offers an extensive menu featuring all the traditional Italian dishes alongside speciality dishes. It is popular amongst the locals, so owners recommend you book in advance at peak times. The Wood Oven

Main Road, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8DN, 01661 852552

The Wood Oven is a pizzeria in Wylam on the banks of the River Tyne serving hand-made pizzas baked in a traditional wood-fired oven. Their pizzas are made from minimum 24 hour double fermentation slow dough, baked in a very hot oven fired exclusively with hardwood.

If you're looking for something different or if you're a fan of street food then go to Slice in the Grainger Market, Newcastle to buy a slice of real Italian Pizza. They normally have three or four different varieties available and come highly recommended.

Alternatively, look out for street food vans, Scream and Pizette, who serve their unique pizzas from the back of an old 1978 French army ambulance (Scream) and an Citroen Hy van from 1975 (Pizette) both converted with wood fired pizza ovens. The can be found at different events throughout the city, as well as regular food markets.

Where do you think the best pizza in the North East is served? Let us know in the comments!
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Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
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Date:Jun 23, 2015
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