7 quirky pizzas you can order in Manchester right now including Sunday Roast and Big Mac toppings

Ahead of National Pizza Day on Friday 9 February, here is our roundup of the weirdest pizzas in Manchester.
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If there is food that deserves its own special day, it’s pizza. It’s a dish that even the fussiest of eaters can get behind, it’s great for sharing with friends or eating solo, whether you’re at a restaurant, ordering takeaway or just putting a frozen one in the oven. 

This year, National Pizza Day falls on Friday 9 February and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate the classic Italian dish at one of Manchester’s many pizzerias. While nothing beats the a classic Neapolitan base, tomato sauce and mozzarella, there are more and more restaurants these days embracing more adventurous flavours and toppings from around the world. 

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Italians may want to look away now. Here are some of the quirkiest pizzas you can get in Manchester right now. 

Crazy Pedro’s

Crazy Pedro’s is the home of the weird pizza, with previous offerings that have included a chippy tea pizza and Sweden-inspired pizza with meatballs and lingonberry. Some of the weirder toppings on the menu currently include their “world famous hot dog pizza,” which comes with frankfurter hot dog pieces, crispy onions, mustard and ketchup, or the “Mac Daddy,” which has mini hamburgers, cheese, mac sauce, gherkins and lettuce. 

Nell’s

With locations in Chorlton, Kampus and the Northern Quarter, Nell’s is one of the go-to places in Manchester for a quick slice. But if you want to go bigger with a 14 or 22-inch pizza, they have a wider menu of exciting flavours. The one that has caught our eye is the Cheese and Onion pie pizza, a twist on the famous Lancashire staple. It includes burnt onions, Lancashire cheese, mozzarella, roast garlic cream, chives, and parm. 

Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread

Ciaooo pizzeria’s sister restaurant, Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread, is the only restaurant in Manchester dedicated to pizza garlic bread. If this isn’t unusual enough for you, some of the topping options include the peanut butter garlic bread, and the Hot Cheetos and meatball garlic bread, which was a favourite of ours when we visited last year.

Croma 

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With locations in Chorlton and Prestwich, Croma is one of the longest-running pizza franchises in Greater Manchester. While they do supply all the classics, their signature menu includes the Anatra, with Peking duck, plum and hoisin sauce, spring onions, cucumber, mozzarella and fresh coriander, and the Tandoori chicken, which includes  cashew nuts, green peppers, red onions, mozzarella, tomato, coriander, fresh lime and a yoghurt and mint dressing. They also have a chicken Caesar pizza, with mozzarella, cos lettuce, shaved parmesan and their house dressing. 

Ramona

Ramona is one of the city centre’s busiest party destinations, with its regular live music and DJ events, and outdoor campfire seating area. However, it also does great Detroit-style pizza. Most of the week, their menu includes their takes on the classics, but on Sundays only they offer two roast dinner-inspired slices. These include the roast chicken slice, with pancetta, onion and herb stuffing, and cranberry sauce, or the pastrami-spiced roast beef slice, with balsamic onion and gorgonzola. 

Leopard Pie

The Worsley-based pizzeria recently opened a second location in Salford Quays’ brand new food hall Kargo and it’s well worth a visit. The unusual item on their menu, which is another twist on the classic pizza, is their honey butter rings. They come in a range of flavours including nduja, burrata butter and cheese. 

Corner Slice

This hidden gem pizza spot in Failsworth is another one of the only places in Manchester you can find the square Detroit-style pizza slices. You can find lots of classic toppings here, but they also offer some interesting fusion options, including the Sunrise, which has korean bbq sauce, kimchi onions, gochumayo, soy pickled cucumber, sesame and cheese (you can also add either salt and pepper chicken or cauliflower for extra), and the The Don, which has tamarind chilli sauce, lamb merguez, sumac onion, confit garlic aioli and cheese.