Before you even enter VIP Pizza, you can hear the lively bustle of families of Italians from the street. An Italian waiter greets you at the door; you spot Italian groceries filling the shelves to the right, and there’s a full Italian delicatezza of cheeses and cured meats ahead. Like a continental Narnia you’ve entered, leaving Brighton behind for an energetic restaurant in Naples. And that’s just the beginning.
Cooked with a thick crust, and laden with toppings, there are pizzas for every taste and dietary requirement – tomato-less, cheese-less (though this is a crime, surely?) – and there are great wines. Buy one for less than £10 – if you can't finish they’ll let you take the remnants home for dinner (and you’ll have change from your £20 for a bucket of Nutella).