Manchester could soon be on the map as having the best pizza in the UK thanks to two particular concoctions.
Rudy’s, which is beloved for its menu of traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas, has been nominated for its ‘Francesco’, a white pizza – no tomato sauce – with a courgette cream base, topped with fior di latte, fresh ricotta and fresh basil.
Crazy Pedro’s, on the other hand, is known best for its more outlandish approach to pizza toppings, and has been nominated for its somewhat unorthodox ‘Chicken & Waffle’ pizza.
This comes topped with fried chicken, smoked bacon, waffles and lashings of maple syrup.
Rudy’s and Crazy Pedro’s are among just sixteen entries from the entirety of the UK, all of whom are in the battle to win the crown of Pizza Chef of the Year.
In order to be crowned Pizza Chef of the Year, each restaurant will be required to participate in a head-to-head technical challenge with a selection of ingredients.
Winners will be judged by a panel of industry experts, with the event taking place in Islington, North London, next month.
Genna Ash-Brown, editor of Dine Out Magazine, which organises the annual awards, said: “The calibre of entries for the National Pizza Awards 2022 was so high that it made our job of selecting finalists more than a little tricky.
“But this year’s line-up genuinely is our best yet. The finalists are preparing for battle as we get ready to fire up the ovens and count down the days until we showcase the very best pizza creations the industry has to offer.
“This is an event you won’t want to miss!”