Opening just before the pandemic hit on Leeds’ New Station Street, Rudy’s had a lot to contend with crossing the Pennines into Leeds. Or so it seemed. I mean, let’s face it. We have the beloved Pizza Fella, Dough Boys, Ecco… What more could we want? Turns out, the tenth best pizza in the world is what.
Fresh off the back of major success in Manchester – which led to the city having not one, but two restaurants thanks to daily queues round the block – Rudy’s brought their fantastic Neapolitan pizza to Leeds for the first time ever, and it’s been a hit with locals ever since.
Sticking to the traditional Napoli method of pizza-making, each and every ball of dough is left to ferment for 24 hours before its hand-stretched and baked to perfection in Rudy’s fancy, hand-built pizza ovens (which are, of course, shipped over from Italy) – resulting in, quite frankly, some of the most delicious food we’ve ever tried in our lives.
Offering a relaxed atmosphere that puts the focus on the food, guests can enjoy simple, yet traditional Italian toppings, including N’duja, roast porchetta, salami, and – of course – the traditional Margherita, all served on a base of holy grail San Marzano tomatoes. Tomatoes which, in my opinion, are actually worthy of worship.
Upon giving it the worthy title, a spokesman for Big 7 said: “Many regard Rudy’s Pizza as the best pizza in England: talk to serious pizza connoisseurs and they’ll tell you it’s as good as anything you’ll ever taste.
“They’ve moved onto their second premises in Manchester on Peter Street and also expanded to Liverpool. None of the quality is lost as they grow, which is a real testimony to their excellence.”