10 Best Pizza Places in Southampton

7 January 2022
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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?

Students eating pizza

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.

La Tavernetta, Civic Centre Road

Open:

Monday-Friday 12am-3pm & 5pm-11pm, Saturday 12am-11pm, Sunday 12am-8pm

Rating:

4.5 stars

Address:

​​1-3 Civic Centre Road, SO14 7FJ

Menu:

La Tavernetta is a colourful and quirky pizza place in Southampton that’s great for big groups and parties. Enjoy a rich menu full of freshly prepared pizza, pasta, meat and fish dishes, as well as traditional mediterranean starters and salads. The choice of vibrant food is plentiful and the restaurant offers a super welcoming atmosphere. Best of all, from Monday to Wednesday you can enjoy 2 for 1 on pizzas and pasta in the evenings, so it’s an ideal spot for pizza in Southampton on a budget.

Smokey Pizza, Portswood Road

Open:

Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday-Sunday 12am-11pm

Rating:

4.4 stars

Address:

15 Portswood Road, SO17 2ES

Menu:

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.

Franco Manca, Westquay Shopping Centre

Open:

Sunday-Thursday 12am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 12am-10pm

Rating:

4.4 stars

Address:

Westquay Shopping Centre, SO15 1QF

See the menu

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!

Piccolo Mondo, Windsor Terrace

Open

Monday 4pm-10pm, Tuesday-Saturday 12am-10pm, Sunday 12am-9pm

Address:

36 Windsor Terrace, SO14 7SL

Rating:

4.7 stars

Menu:

This little trattoria in the heart of Southampton is just a short walk away from the Solent University campus, making it ideal to pop by for a slightly more decadent lunch break. You’ll be spoilt for choice with this exceptional menu, boasting a host of freshly prepared pizzas, pasta alongside fresh fish and meat dishes. Happy reviewers particularly rate the cheesy garlic bread as a must have if you’re stopping by. You can also order online if you prefer to enjoy garlicky goodness from the comfort of your student accommodation in Southampton.

POPSI'S, Bedford Place

Open:

Monday-Sunday 3pm-10pm

Rating:

4.6 stars

Address:

80 Bedford Place, SO15 2DF

Book a Table

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.

Pizza Roma, Bitterne Road West

Open:

Sunday-Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-12pm

Rating:

4.6 stars

Address:

166 Bitterne Road West, SO18 1BG

See the menu

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 student accommodation in Southampton – so it’s ideal for a big group order after an evening exploring Southampton’s amazing choice of student nights.

Romano Pizzeria, Canute Road

Open:

Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm

Rating:

4.7 stars

Address:

4 Canute Road, SO14 3FH

Menu:

Authentic Italian pizza in Southampton isn’t too far away thanks to Romano Pizzeria. With a small but perfectly formed menu, Romano offers a delightful mix of traditional Italian fare including pizza, pasta and antipasti. Not to mention they’re the best pizza place in Southampton for traditional Italian sweet treats including a selection of cannoli, tiramisu and panna cotta.

pam pam, Oxford Street

Open:

Monday-Sunday 11:30am-12pm

Rating:

4.4 stars

Address:

32 Oxford Street, SO14 3DS

Book a Table:

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.

Puccini’s, Shirley Road

Open:

Monday-Friday 12am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm, Saturday 12am-10pm, Sunday 12am-8pm

Address:

325 Shirley Rd, Shirley, SO15 3HW

Rating:

4.2 stars

Menu:

Puccini’s is a bright and airy restaurant offering traditional pizza and pasta, but is most-loved for their small Italian dishes from just £4.50 each or any three for £12.50. Take your pick from antipasti style dishes including prawns, breads and olives that are perfect for sharing. This is a smart and welcoming pizza place in Southampton that you’re sure to love frequenting with your friends while you’re at university.

The Stable, Above Bar Street

Open:

Monday-Sunday 11:30am-10pm

Rating:

4.6 stars

Address:

Unit 6 The Arts Complex, 138 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DU

Book a table:

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!

 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.