Who doesn’t just loveeee pizza?! Whether it’s going out for dinner, making your own at home or ordering a takeaway, I adore indulging in this delicious dish. The sheer variety of potential toppings makes it even better, particularly when having to meet different dietary requirements.
So when I planned a long-awaited shopping spree and catch up with one of my best friends, Amy, there was no doubt in our minds for visiting Paesano Pizza: a.k.a. my recently-discovered favourite pizza place, located close to George Square in the centre of Glasgow.
We arrived for a late lunch and had a short wait for a table. The atmosphere is vibrant and bustling, plus it’s lovely and and cosy - a perfect escape from a chilly winter’s day. And the design is gorgeous too: rustic wooden tables, the kitchen overlooking the restaurant, a huge brightly-lit sign all filling an industrial-style building to create the perfect design.
The staff were friendly and welcoming and we quickly found ourselves seated at a table. The menu offers nine basic pizzas plus a few specials, and a couple of the options are vegan. You can sub-in or sub-out as many toppings as you choose to further personalise your pizza, and prices are brilliant too, ranging from only £5 to £8 a pizza!
Service was fast without being rushed. I ordered the vegan special (topped with garlic and wild mushrooms) and Amy chose the margherita equivalent. And oh were they divine...
The pizza bases are beautiful and it makes the huge crusts deliciously soft to eat. The centre of the pizza is super thin and the tomato sauce is delicious with any toppings you choose. Given my obsession with spice, I tend to add chilli oil to mine which gives the perfect fiery kick. Basically, the pizzas are absolutely phenomenal (particularly given their price) so you should definitely visit!
In case you don’t have time to stay, Paesano do a takeaway too (I’ve never tried but it’s meant to be just as brilliant as sitting in). There are currently only two Paesanos - the one we visited and another in the West End of Glasgow (which serves equally as delicious pizzas, such as a roasted pepper vegan special I ordered last time I visited). Although saying this, apparently the company have plans to expand in cities across Scotland so keep an eye out for Paesano Pizza popping up in other places in the next few years.
All in all, Amy and I had a fab day shopping and eating in town (somehow managing huge smoothies from Fuel even after our giant pizzas!). Much like all of my friends who’ve been, we both absolutely love Paesano Pizza and so I’d definitely recommend to anyone who visits Glasgow and has a desire for some unforgettable pizza! Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to Paesano, or if you have some amazing pizza places of your own to recommend.
For more details about Paesano Pizza, check out their website here.