THIS week brought the news that yet another Newport restaurant is now permanently closed — Prezzo.

The announcement means another hole in the beleaguered high street, leaving the prominent former post office building empty once more.

Prezzo is no more, and it was only a few months ago that Pizza Express announced it would be closing too.

Everyone loves a pizza, so where in the Island's capital town can one enjoy a slice of Margherita, or, controversially perhaps, a Hawaiian?

All is not lost, as there have been a few new pizza places spring up in recent weeks, and there are still some old favourites you can rely on.

Artista Pizza

Artista Pizza, in Newport

Artista Pizza, in Newport

This food delivery service is operating during lockdown, for pizzas, pizza wraps, cheesy garlic bread and kebabs.

They have regular specials, and pizza bundles.

Find out more on Facebook, by calling 301020 or via Go Eats.

Newport Fried Chicken

Pizza at Newport Fried Chicken.

Pizza at Newport Fried Chicken.

The former Oggie's restaurant has closed and in its place has popped up Newport Fried Chicken, run by the same team.

As the name suggests, the takeaway specialises in chicken, but they also have a line of pizzas.

The owner, Christopher Ogiliev, told us: "This place has had 50-odd years as a chippy and sit-down restaurant so it is sad to change but it is the end of an era and the start of something new."

Find out more here or contact the team on Facebook or on 528533.


The team at Valentinos, masked up and Covid safe.

The team at Valentino's, masked up and Covid safe.

It's been something of an institution in Carisbrooke for decades, but if you are looking for ultra traditional Italian fare, here's the place.

The restaurant is currently closed and not offering takeaway, but as soon as it reopens, it will be worth booking in to try the Luca Special, Giovanni, or Parmense.

Follow them on Facebook for the latest news, or call 522458.

Saint Pizza

Saint Pizza of Pyle Street, Newport.

Saint Pizza of Pyle Street, Newport.

When this new place popped up on Pyle Street towards the end of 2020, they dished out slices of the good stuff for passers-by.

The idea is to choose your basic woodfired base, sauce and cheese, then customise your pizza by adding your choice of toppings.

Available via Uber Eats and Go Eats, the Saint Pizza app or over the phone on 525833, for delivery and collection options.


Pizza at Toto in Newport. Picture by Matt and Cat.

Pizza at Toto in Newport. Picture by Matt and Cat.

Food reviewers Matt and Cat were more than happy to recommend this new offering, at the former Olivo's in St Thomas's Square (photo courtesy of Matt and Cat).

Read their review: top Italian food in Newport

They are open seven days a week and often have offers, such as two pizzas for £12.

Find them on Facebook, order through their own app or Go Eats, or call on 821181.

Snacks and Ladders

Snacks and Ladders.

Snacks and Ladders.

Formerly known as Board, Snacks and Ladders is eagerly awaiting news from Boris on when they can reopen.

They serve a range of foods including pizzas, and the bonus is that you can play games while at your table - choosing from a selection of hundreds.

The cafe is in Nodehill, on St James Street. Follow them on Facebook for the latest news.

Other pizza options in Newport include delivery giant Dominos, which can be found on St James Street, family favourite Pizza Hut, at Furlongs just off Coppins Bridge, which is open for takeaway and delivery, and, when it reopens, Wetherspoons.

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