Pizza at Branca

It’s been a chore, tirelessly tracking down the best places to eat pizza in Oxfordshire, as you can imagine, but we’ve done it, taking the hunt all over Oxfordshire to save you the trouble. Here are our best recommendations in no particular order:

Mamma Mia, Summertown and Jericho – Such is its popularity they have had to extend their premises in Summertown to accommodate their endless pizza and pasta fans where their family-friendly ethos is paying off. Consistently good, with just the right blackened doughy crust we like. The garlic bread is good too.

Mamma Mia

La Cucina, St Clements – a family run business where the pizzas are made right their in front of you in the open plan kitchen.

pizza at La Cucina

The White Rabbit, Oxford – If you’re only going to do one thing do it well. And The White Rabbit does just that. Fantastic, authentic, juicy pizzas fly out of their pizza overs on an impressively frequent basis with loads of veggie, vegan and gluten free alternatives. Mine’s a Zola!

Pizza at the White Rabbit

The Medley, Binsey – Is it that fact that the pizzas are seasonal and made on site using produce from the next-door farm, or the views, that get us every time? Maybe a bit of both? Either way this is Oxford’s best open air pub/pizza parlour. Runs from April-late summer and often a winter pop-up.

The Medley pizza

Marios, Cowley Road – an absolute stalwart of East Oxford – this was there when I was a student! Still a family run business where the pizzas are made with a smile by hand right in front of you in this ever popular pizzeria.

Marios on Cowley Road

The Fox, Oddington – the small pizza menu here is done brilliantly, even thought its an aside to a much more complex menu. Just take a look!

The Fox at Oddington

Adria, Headington – a new find, tucked away on Windmill Road road, their pizzas tick a lot of boxes. Email

Adria pizza

Branca, Jericho – Talk about a classy pizza offering. Dine in style while ensuring a really authentic pizza and lots of options. The main pic speaks for itself really!

Branca pizza

Antep Kitchen, Cowley Road – Who said pizzas had to be round? Check out these Turkish beauties. I mean how can you resist?

Antep Kitchen

Sartorellis, Oxford’s Covered Market and New Yatt near Witney – I dare you to walk past the Oxford kitchen without trying one. Watch them being made, sit at the little stables outside and enjoy with a craft beer from next door. Or pop to the brewery in the. middle of the countryside for the same treatment. A lovely artisan enterprise.

Sartorelli’s in Oxford’s Covered Market

BBuona Pinsa Bar Gloucester Green – ever popular with tourists and residents alike , this is a little slice of Italy right here in central Oxford.

Franco Manca, Oxford – yes it’s a chain, with a rapid bums on seats mentality, but their pizzas are good, and their specials change all the time. Grab the potato pizza when you can. It’s epic.

Potato pizza at Franca Manca

The Lamb, Shipton – An unlikely place to find such good pizza, in a historic pub in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside, but take it from me, you won’t regret it.

The Lamb at Shipton Under Wychwood

Ricos Pizza Shack, Woodstock and Bladon Thursday-Saturday – this faithful pizza van has a massive following of local fans in West Oxfordshire, thanks to its strong, vibrant flavours and a quick turnaround. A cracking takeaway.


Cocos, Cowley Road – The Greek pizza is one of my all time favourites with its dollop of tzatziki in the middle, but there are lots of others to choose from.

Greek pizza at Cocos

Mariella Bliss’s pizza classes at Forge House Bakery, Lower Heyford – Learn to make them yourself with the Italian queen of pizza classes Mariella, as well as cooking and eating them at the in house pizza oven there.

Mariella Bliss ‘pizza classes at Forge House Bakery

Bicester Boys – the clue is in the name but they are passionate about their craft and spend days finessing their specials and sourcing their ingredients to ensure the ultimate pizza exerpeince. Available outside The Angel in Bicester every Wednesday and Friday.

The Pizza Boys Bicester

Part and Parcel, Witney – serves pizza and burgers and mighty fine they are too, the pizzas oozing with gooey toppings, and a great vibe coming guaranteed.


White Hart, Fyfield – Their new pizza station opened during lockdown and has continued ever since with great aplomb, the ingredients seasonal and locally sourced wherever possible. Reopens in the spring.

Mark Chandler of White Hart Fyfield making pizza

Gusto, Oxford High Street – brand new and frantically busy – this is a chain restaurant pumping out pizza, pasta and lots of other options with a startling veracity. You can also book the pizza experience and learn to make pizzas yourself in situ.

Gusto pizza

Il Principe, Cowley Road – this Italian delicatessen and pizza takeaway is famous for its authentic pizzas and lack of fanfare. One of Oxford’s best kept secrets and one that pizza afficionados cosset.

Up In Arms, Marston, a real community hub where the pizzas do a roaring trade. Boasting a big beer garden and lots of summer events, we are just waiting for the weather to warm up before we head down.

Up in Arms menu

The White Horse Box – based in Uffington but pops up everywhere, spot the queues, thanks to its immense pizzas and jolly service. Grab one where you can!

Rickety Press, Jericho – still a favourite, tucked away in the back lanes of Jericho, their authentic pizzas and special discounts which run from Wednesday-FRiday ensure a busy trade.

Rickety Press pizza

Brothertons, Woodstock – unashamedly old fashioned Italian with Italian chefs and some great pizza. Its fans return time and time again. Parmesan anyone?

Brothertons pizza in Woodstock

Soleluna, DISH at Harwell, near Didcot. The outdoor shipping containers have a good pizza option in store for you. This is the real deal.


Quod, Oxford High Street – While this predominantly a swanky city centre restaurant, the pizzas on the all day menu here are certainly not token. Bona fide, generous and filling, choose from Margherita, Wild Mushroom, thyme & taleggio, Prosciutto, Jerusalem artichokes & watercress, Spinach & Ricotta, confit garlic and Spicy Italian Sausage, red peppers & chilli.


Oxford Blue, Iffley Road – Pint and a pizza? Yes please, what’s not to like? And with some really funky options such as the Home Baked Glazed Ham with Squash, chipolatas, rum cranberries and honey mustard, or the Mushroom Beetroot, Walnut, Kale And Seed Pesto
not one for the faint-hearted.

The Oxford Blue

If we’ve left your favourites out, let us know! We are always keen to discover even more good pizza!