While they might be the newcomers on the block in Leeds, elsewhere in the North, Rudy’s is the King of pizza.
Known for its authentic-style Neapolitan pizza that’s been dubbed as close as you can get to the real deal, Rudy’s was brought to life just six years ago in the hip neighbourhood of Ancoats, Manchester, and since then, it’s acquired quite the cult following. So much so, the pizzeria has managed to branch out to cities such as Leeds, Birmingham, London and Liverpool in just two years.
It’s impressive, to say the least, and now, it’s been named the fifth best pizza in the entirety of Europe by the pizza experts at Big7. Yep, you read that right. The entire continent.
Now, you might be thinking ‘surely it’s just the same as the others?’ or ‘it’s just pizza, isn’t it?’ – and you’d be correct to assume that. But, ultimately, you’d be wrong. Rudy’s really is on a whole other level. Just check out our review from last year for the cold, hard, mouthwatering facts.
Consisting of fluffy, stretchy dough that’s been lovingly proofed for twenty-four hours before being baked in one of their hand-built pizza ovens shipped over from Italy, each pizza boasts the classic leopard print crust that’s expected of a classic Neapolitan pizza, with a mouthwatering base of special San Marzano tomatoes that are packed full of flavour.
At Rudy’s, the focus is well and truly on the ingredients, offering only the best of the best for their customers. Every single ingredient used to create a Rudy’s pizza is imported from the dish’s homeland, providing the most authentic flavour possible.
But it’s the dough that Big7 has rated them so highly for, placing them just a few spots behind the famous L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Naples, which shot to fame after featuring in Hollywood hit Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts.
Describing it as a ‘true labour of love’ to create, Big7 applauded the pizzeria for using a dough-making technique that’s highly similar to the one used in Naples, praising them for ‘sticking close to tradition’.
While the list specifically mentions Rudy’s Ancoats venue, the pizza is of the same high calibre at all of their venues – including Leeds – ensuring the same experience where ever you visit. Rudy’s Leeds can be found at 2 New Station St, Leeds, LS1 5DL and is open from 12 noon daily.