Around September last year, my friend Kimi and I decided to meet for lunch. She suggested we go to Rudys, a pizza place on Peter Street in Manchester, (they have a branch in Ancoats too) which I'd never been too. Honestly, it's easy to miss if you're not paying attention. It's set back and sandwiched between Brewdog and the Albert Hall.
Since I went with Kimi I've lost count of the number of times I've been there and also how many people I've taken. It's become a firm favourite of mine and Sams, a fail-safe because we know exactly what we're getting and how good it'll be.
Spoiler; it's verrrrrrry good.
The interior is very industrial-esque with a bar seating area where you can see the pizzas being made, traditional tables dotted about and a few rows of long table seating where you could be sat next to someone you don't know. There's a real relaxed vibe about the place, plenty of choices for both your pizzas and drinks. The waiters have always been so helpful and just plain lovely.
I'm a creature of habit when it comes to ordering food if I find something I like I will 9/10 times order that. When it comes to pizza I have two that I go for. The Meateor from Dominoes and any pizza that has olives, capers and anchovies on it. It's my favourite. I love how salty it is and just mmm. Perfect. At Rudy's its called the Tarantina.
The other pizza you can see if from when I took Sam for his birthday. He went for the Romagnola which has rocket, parmesan and Proscuitto. I have never known someone to love parmesan so much!
All of their dough is made fresh on-site and reminds me exactly of the kind of pizzas we had in Sicily, proper Neopolitan. So far, the best pizza I've had in Manchester.
Have you been to Rudys?
What did you think?
Thank you for reading,