Introduction

Moving to a new city for university is an exciting time, and living and studying in Leicester is no exception. Once you’ve found your course, your uni and sorted your student accommodation in Leicester, you can focus on the fun part of getting to know the city you’re now calling home.

When you get time to explore the wonderfully multicultural Midlands city, you’ll soon find you’ve got a whole world to explore right on your doorstep. Since our student accommodation in Leicester benefits from such a central location, you’re able to find the best restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and venues the city has to offer.

Leicester has a well-earned reputation for an up-and-coming food scene with all the biggest names gracing the high street and High Cross shopping centre, as well as thriving independent culinary spots.

It’s good to have a couple of go-to places so no matter what you’ve got on, whether it’s a celebration, a quick lunch or a catch up with a friend, you’ve got a tried and tested place to enjoy. And what better place to start than with finding your favourite pizza place? That’s why we’ve done a bit of the hard work for you and rounded up our favourite pizza places in Leicester.

PAI

PAI is a great spot to head to when you’ve got something to celebrate or are catching up with friends. Offering up super fresh sourdough pizzas, as well as pasta, salads and Italian-inspired sides, one look at PAI on Instagram will have your mouth watering! You’ll find it in St. Martin’s Walk which is one of our favourite outdoor dining areas in Leicester so you can enjoy your pizza and carry on your day or evening at another bar easily.

Where: 7 St.Martin’s Walk, LE1 5DG
Menu: View here
Collegiate recommends: Best for Insta-worthy pizza

3 for 10 Pizza

If you’re looking for freshly made deep pan pizza that’s also 100% halal, then you’ve come to the right place. As well as the classic 3 for £10 offer on Margaritas that’s perfect to share with friends, you can take your pick from a host of sides, nachos, burgers, wraps and kebabs if you fancy something different. You could walk to the 3 for 10 Pizza on Narborough Road in under 15 minutes from your student accommodation in Leicester, or get it delivered via their dedicated app.

Where: 27 Narborough Rd, LE3 0LE
Menu: View here
Collegiate recommends: Best for amazing deals!

Peter Pizzeria

In this eye-catching building you’ll find a quirky maze that leads you to some very delicious pizza. Peter Pizzeria offers fresh, hand shaped sourdough topped with artisan ingredients that’s blasted in a wood-fired oven for just 90 seconds – it’s all the pizza needs for doughy, slightly charred goodness. Prices start from just £7.50 for a classic Margherita or keep your eye out for their ‘pizza of the month’ if you’re looking to try something a bit different.

Where: 9 Welford Place, LE1 6ZH
Menu: View here
Collegiate recommends: Best for a fun venue

Rajas

With free delivery seven days a week, and meals including chicken and chips starting from £1.80, Rajas is the ultimate budget-friendly place for a pizza fix – or burgers, wraps, peri peri, fried chicken, even a range of desserts. When you order through Just Eat, there’s often a few special offers you can take advantage of too, so Rajas is ideal whether you can’t quite face cooking dinner after a day in the library or just want a treat.

Where: 114 Melton Rd, LE4 5ED
Menu: Visit or call to find out
Collegiate recommends: Best for pizza on a budget!

Friday: Soar Point

A Leicester city centre institution for over 20 years, the Roma cafe should be high on your list of places to eat. This Italian cafe doesn’t look like much from the outside but the food is fresh and some of the most authentic you’ll be able to find. Pizza is best enjoyed here on Wednesdays when they’re on offer at £9 each or 2 for £15 and you have your choice of a small but perfectly formed traditional menu – perfect for a catch up with a friend after a busy week.

Where: 11 Halford St, LE1 1JA
Menu: View here
Collegiate recommends: Best for authentic Italian pizza

Queens Pizza

If you’ve enjoyed a night out at one of the many exciting bars on Leicester’s popular Queens Road, stopping at Queens Pizza is a post-drinks essential for the trip home. With over 20 varieties of freshly made pizzas as well as fried chicken, kebabs and garlic bread, it’s one for loading up on everything you fancy and enjoying round the kitchen table with friends after a few drinks.

Where: 154 Narborough Rd, LE3 0BW
Menu: View here
Collegiate recommends: Best for late-night grub

Student Accommodation in Leicester

If you’re looking for a central location to explore everything the city has to offer, then look no further than our student accommodation in Leicester. Merlin Heights puts you in the heart of the city as well as offers exceptional facilities for you to enjoy while you’re studying. Why not take a break on the stunning sky lounge on a sunny day or in the dedicated gaming area? Or if you’re hitting the books, try one of the stylish study spaces – of course, you’ll always have your own desk space whether you’re in a shared apartment or in your own studio. With all bills and WiFi included, it’s all part of our commitment to offering the best student accommodation in Leicester.