You can never have too much of a good thing. And you can never have too much of a fiery hot, crisp-edged, cheesy good thing. 

Bristol has pizza pouring out of every city corner, and an independent scene to be proud of. Italian-inspired eateries pop up month-on-month, draw in the hoards, and even bag an award or two. In true Bristol style, the chefs behind the wood-fired ovens have experimented with mouth-watering and modern toppings, crafted speciality cashew 'cheese', and set the standard of sourdough for others to follow. 

So we decided to pay a proper tribute to Bristol pizza, getting get close up and personal with it. Some of the top places in town gave us access to all areas. We got great footage of the hands behind the making, beautiful ovens aflame in all their glory, and some seriously satisfying shots.

Pizzarova welcomed us to step into their open kitchen and crane our camera lens right into their state-of-the-art metal oven. From there, we headed across the water to Whapping Wharf to Bertha's and discovered why The Guardian put it in their top-ten of pizzerias outside of London. The crusts on those sourdough bases are mesmerising. 

Back Stokes Croft way, the institution that is Ray's Pizza  showed us the magic behind the satisfied stomachs of Crofters Rights punters. Their hot-as-hell pizzas provided some crust-crunching action. 

Get a saliva inducing gander at our tour-de-force of Bristol's best pizzerias below. It comes with a content warning if you're feeling hungry.


Want some more, or not spotting your favourite? Check out our ultimate run down of Bristol's best pizzerias here, and get yourself a slice of the action. 

Published -22nd February 2017