Acclaimed pizza restaurant @pizza has opened in Grand Central. Bringing its signature rectangular pizzas and a mouth-watering 64,000 flavour combinations to the city, the restaurant aims to replicate the success of its Edinburgh site in Birmingham.
Originally launching their Edinburgh restaurant in 2017, @pizza is the number one pizza restaurant of 154 in the Scottish capital*. Serving up fresh, custom-made pizza in a matter of minutes, expect to see @pizza in a similar position on Birmingham TripAdvisor soon.
Built on a passion for the finest ingredients, @pizza’s sourdough bases are slow-proved for 48 hours before being topped with ingredients carefully sourced from Italy and the UK, guaranteeing quality and great taste.
Seating 60 people, the first-floor restaurant introduces Birmingham to @pizza’s “counter culture” – a concept that puts the power back in diners’ hands by allowing them to have their pizza exactly how they want.
At the counter, visitors can either create their own pizza from the extensive offering of toppings or order one of @pizza’s recommendations. The restaurant also offers vegan and gluten-free options, plus a range of dessert pizzas and gelato for those with a sweet tooth.
Pizzas are created by @pizza’s team of experts, “The Pack” and baked for 90 seconds using a high-tech oven. Diners can choose to eat in at the restaurant amongst @pizza’s signature monochrome décor or take away, with click & collect service also available online at www.atpizza.com/birmingham.
Regardless of how many toppings you get, all pizzas cost just £9.95 and can be accompanied by a number of drinks options including sustainably produced craft sodas, Italian wines, cocktails and a selection of local beers. The @pizza packaging, including pizza boxes and soda cups, is all made from vegetables and is 100% compostable – in-line with the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Rupert Lyle, co-founder and CEO of @pizza, said: “The brilliant thing about @pizza isn’t just that it works around your life, being easy to order and quick to make, but the fact we can provide quality ingredients, careful preparation and service with a smile at such speed – we’re really looking forward to bringing this unrivalled experience to Birmingham.”
Co-founder Bhasker Dhir added: “We’re very excited to be opening and bringing the phenomenon of @pizza to Grand Central. We want to show Birmingham what we’re all about; the best people in hospitality making the best pizza you’ve ever had with premium, locally-sourced ingredients.”