7 Ladbroke Road, London W11, tel: 020 7221 1373

Chef Franco's airy, scorchy pizza al metro (by the metre) challenges Franco Manca for London's best pizza at this Notting Hill newcomer, complete with courtyard

Lucca Enoteca

39 High Street, Manningtree, Essex, tel: 01206 390 044

Restaurateur Sherri Singleton has created a piece of Italy in East Anglia, the centre of attraction being the wood-burning pizza oven manned by a Neapolitan pizzaiolo

La Favorita

325-331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, tel: 0131 554 2430

Any restaurant with two wood-fired ovens has to be taken seriously. Stick with the classics or try one of La Favorita's more fanciful creations