We all already know about my sordid love affair with pizza. One of my new favourite local joints has taken it to a whole new level. Double Zero on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton takes things back to basics – proper tasty ingredients, freshly baked pizza bases all cooked traditionally in a flaming hot oven at the back of the restaurant. Things got emotional – dare I say it, but this might be the best pizza restaurant in Manchester.
We went early evening on a Sunday, I’d been before on a Friday night and as you’d expect, it was absolutely rammed, this time it was a much more laid back vibe, much to my relief. You bring your own booze to Double Zero and you’ll be charged 10% corkage – which is fair enough. There’s a Co-op just opposite where you can stock up. We got some ales to go with our pizzas. I’ve been enjoying the Co-op’s honey beer recently and it went surprisingly well with the food.We took our seats outside, it was a gorgeous evening and it can get very hot inside the restaurant on account of the pizza oven!
We went straight in for the main event – the pizzas! All brought to our table super quick, as the menu states all pizza are cooked at 450 degrees and only take 60-90 secs in their wood-burning brick oven until they’re ready – that’s some hot, hot pizza.
The Formaggio (with ham)
The Calzone 00
It’s safe to say that all four of us polished off our plates. I’d highly recommend a visit to Double Zero, it does get busy – go on a lazy Sunday and grab a table outside like we did, do some people watching, it’s a great spot for it. The pizza may come out fast but take your time and enjoy it – I’ll be back there very soon!