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PETER Pizzeria Leicester

PETER Pizzeria is a funky, laid-back and enjoyably individual restaurant. Its sister venue is located in Loughborough town centre. The premise behind PETER is that pizza as we know it in the UK is actually an American 1990s fast-food invention and that real Neapolitan pizza is something else entirely. PETER’s young Italian founders are on a mission to revive the good name of real Italian pizza.

And they’re doing a good job. All pizzas served at PETER are made from scratch and have a sourdough base that has been fermented for 28 hours before being shaped, topped and blasted in the restaurant’s hand-built oven for 90 seconds. The result is crusty on the outside, slightly sloppy on the inside and just a little charred. Gluten-free options are also available, as is calzone. The bases are made with flour from Caputo, described as “the world’s best pizza flour”.

But it’s not just about the sourdough. Toppings are first rate too, from the San Marzano tomatoes to the Mozzarella di Buffalo Campania. Local ingredients also feature, with sausages from Bill Cooling and desserts from Loughborough’s Chocolate Alchemy and Cafe 53.

The restaurant itself is a shrine to upcycling and wouldn’t look out of place in London’s Shoreditch, featuring recycled furniture and all sorts of inventive design touches.

You can also learn to make, stretch and throw dough in the traditional way like the chefs on one of PETER’s pizza-making classes.

Look out too for ‘PETE on the Street’, a truck towing a Peter-branded shipping container housing a wood-fired oven, which will cater for festivals and other events.

Useful info
9 Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG
0116 2545333

Customer reviews for PETER Pizzeria Leicester

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  1. Steve says:
    Best pizza outside Italy!I have been to Italy and this pizza is still the only one I've found that matches the quality! The decor is amazing too, you'll never get bored and will always find something new to look at. I'll be back again v soon :)
  2. Fern says:
    Great authentic pizzaGreat authentic pizza, retro decor, friendly staff and all for a very reasonable price! Highly recommend!
  3. Alexandra Gillham says:
    Delicious pizzaWhile PETER Pizzeria is a little too 'cool for school' for my tastes (I was distracted by the films projected on the side of the wall and didn't quite understand the pop culture influenced decor) the pizza is delicious and reasonable! The menu, excuse the cliche, is small but perfectly formed - no time faffing and pouring over a menu and more time eating pizza! You can tell PETER is passionate about where it sources its food and the method of cooking (the pizza oven is displayed very proudly) - and it shows in the taste. I try to pay a visit every time I visit Leicester!
  4. Sarah says:
    The best sourdough in LeicesterMy new favourite go to for pizza in Leicester. Quite honestly the best pizza for miles and knocks spots off any high street chain. The atmosphere is fun, the service is friendly and even when you don't have the energy to pop down, Deliveroo will solve all problems by bringing their sourdough heaven right to your front door!

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