The port city of Southampton is fast becoming a go-to destination for university students looking for a taste of city life by the water. With Southampton, you really do get the best of both worlds with a bustling city centre and a choice of countryside scenery and waterside walks to while away your days in between studying.

Of course, one of the most fun parts of finding your way through a new city is trying out the many restaurants, cafes, and bars on offer. From a new favourite coffee place to your food shop of choice, there’s a lot to explore in Southampton. But where better to start than with finding your new favourite pizza place in Southampton?

To help you get started, we’ve put together a useful guide to help you find the best pizza in Southampton. Whether you’re looking for a casual spot for a gathering with friends or a new go-to for an after-hours bite to eat, we’ve got you covered.  It doesn’t matter if you’re collecting, eating in or getting a delivery, so many of the best pizza places in Southampton are pretty much on your doorstep thanks to the premium central location of our student accommodation in Southampton.

Smokey Pizza 

Smokey Pizza in Southampton is a great pizza takeaway offering a selection of thin crust pizzas cooked in a traditional wood burning oven. Not only that, you can enjoy a choice of pasta dishes, salads, starters and desserts for collection or free delivery straight to your Solent University accommodation in Southampton.

Open: Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday-Sunday 12am-11pm
Google Star Rating: 4.4 stars
Address: 15 Portswood Road, SO17 2ES
See the menu: Here

Franco Manca

In the heart of the city centre, you’ll find Franco Manca offering up some of the best pizza in Southampton. Made fresh to order with seasonally changing toppings, the sourdough pizza can also be made gluten free and with a host of vegetarian or vegan options. This pizza restaurant in Southampton also offers outdoor seating with great views of the quays, so it’s the perfect spot to catch up with friends on a sunny Saturday afternoon – they don’t take bookings so be sure to get there in good time!

Open: Sunday-Thursday 12am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 12am-10pm
Google Star Rating: 4.4 stars
Address: Westquay Shopping Centre, SO15 1QF
See the menu: Here


A local independent favourite in the city, you’re sure to love the award-winning pizza on offer at POPSI’S in Southampton. Boasting super fresh and authentic Italian ingredients, Popsi’s also offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options so is ideal for large groups looking to eat and catch up in a laid back restaurant setting. Since it’s only a 10-minute walk from our Uni of Southampton and Solent University accommodation, you can also order online for easy click and collect.

Open: Monday-Sunday 3pm-10pm
Google Star Rating: 4.6 stars
Address: 80 Bedford Place, SO15 2DF
Book a table: Here

Pizza Roma

When you’re in need of a pizza hit after a night out, you can’t get much better than Pizza Roma in Southampton. With a huge range of pizzas, as well as chicken, calzones, doner kebabs and chips, there’s something to suit everyone’s craving. You’ll also get free delivery on orders over £15 straight to your accommodation in Southampton – so it’s ideal for a big group order after an evening exploring Southampton’s best student nights.

Open: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-12pm
Google Star Rating: 4.6 stars
Address: 166 Bitterne Road West, SO18 1BG
See the menu: Here


The mission at pampam is to offer simple yet tasty food and delicious cocktails, with everything made using the freshest ingredients possible. That’s why we’re pretty sure you’re in for some of the best pizza in Southampton when you take a trip to pampam. You’ll find the small but perfectly formed menu in their restaurant on Oxford Street, one of our favourite places with the best attractions and green spaces in Southampton.

Open: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-12pm
Google Star Rating: 4.4 stars
Address: 32 Oxford Street, SO14 3DS
Book a table: Here

The Stable

Just down the road, less than a 5-minute walk from your university accommodation in Southampton is The Stable. With branches popping up in a number of UK cities, it’s gained popularity for super fresh sourdough pizzas and an outstanding selection of craft beers. The Stable in Southampton not only offers fresh food and great drinks, but you can also get a team of your friends together and enjoy the free shuffleboard games on offer. Pizza, pints and shuffleboard – what more could you want from a trip to a pizza place in Southampton!

Open: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-10pm
Google Star Rating: 4.6 stars
Address: Unit 6 The Arts Complex, 138 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DU
Book a table: Here

 Student Accommodation in Southampton

Discovering a new city is easier when you have an amazing home to go to at the end of the day. When you stay at our student accommodation in Southampton, you don’t just benefit from a lively city centre location, you enjoy a host of exclusive-use facilities. Residents can unwind in a communal lounge, get a change of scenery in one of our study spaces, hit the on-site gym, and much more. With a choice of studios, you get the luxury of your own space complete with comfortable furniture, en-suite and kitchen facilities. It’s just a few ways we can help you make the most of your time at university in Southampton.