Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza

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Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza

A fantastic pizzeria brings new life to the meagre food offering in Ancoats.

Kate Wilson and Jim Morgan (previously of Honest Crust) know a thing or two about pizza.

They've been involved in pop-ups and events previously but now they've set up their own permanent site in an area of the city known at one time as Little Italy, Ancoats. And it's about time.

Their pizzas, made with traditional ingrediants and methods, at last provides a culinary reason to visit the area where decent restaurants and places to eat aren't easy to come by.

And to drink, with a good wine selection and a decent pick of craft beers. What's more, you can get a 14'' pizza for a fiver... 

See you there.


By: Rob Martin

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Venue name: Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza
Contact:
Address: 9
Cotton Street
Ancoats
Manchester
M4 5BF
Opening hours: Tues -Sat noon - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm (Kitchen CLOSED between 3pm and 5pm but welcome for drinks) Sun noon - 6pm
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Matt T
tastemaker

Hands down the best pizza you'll find in Manchester, Rudy's have brought a slice of Naples to the heart of Ancoats. While a combination of its no bookings policy and legion of loyal fans means it’s always busy, you can just give your name and number in and head to one of the nearby bars for a drink while you wait. 


Once you get seated you won't be disappointed. The Calabrese is a firm favourite from the menu, topped with spicy n’duja sausage that practically melts away into the creamy mozzarella. The dough, which they make and prove on-site, manages to stay soft without becoming soggy - no burnt, crispy bases here! 

Jess H
tastemaker

Rudy's is widely known as the best pizza in Manchester; it took us a ridiculous amount of time to get there but, hey, we made it eventually! You can't book so it's fair to say you should arrive expecting a wait - we lucked out with only 20 minutes but I'm sure at weekends it can be more than double that. There are a few bars nearby if you want a waiting drink...


We both ordered the Runaway pale, a nice refreshing beer on a hot day, and then got stuck into ordering pizzas. We shared the special (a white pizza with two kinds of salami, to try something new) and the spicy nduja. Both were excellent and it showed that they can do both the more unusual white bases and more traditional meaty options.


It's a simple but effective place, which is simply reflected in its popularity. I'm sure it won't be long before Rudy's 2 comes along.

Jamie M
tastemaker

One of the best pizza's in Manchester. Since opening Rudy's has gained a big reputation, and rightly so. They have a good range of pizza's to choose from - my personal favourite being the Calabrese -  so even if you're the pickiest eater in the world, you'll find something worth munching on. Their drinks menu is small, but decent enough. 


Always busy, so be prepared to wait that little bit longer (around 30-40 minutes, depending how busy it gets). The atmosphere of the place is also one of the selling points, you just feel you're in the company of cool likeminded people, like yourself, obviously. 

Vdulac
tastemaker

Wow, after all the hype I went to Rudis in the company of 6 Italians and have to say it was okay!  The space is small noisy and not laid out in the best way. The small school room chairs are not comfortable and the decor is slightly inappropriate, (the Italian monarchist flag, being one such thing).  Service was slow, but it was the pizza itself that was disappointing after all the hype.  It was fine the cheese and toppings were fine and so was the dough - but nothing special!   All were agreed that we preferred Ply, better atmosphere, better drinks choice and their pizza is just is good.  All in all we won't be rushing back to Rudis.  One last thing, unless you turn up as soon as it opens expect to wait anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes for a table, as you can't book.