PizzaExpress set to release official cookbook – PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love


The nation’s love affair with PizzaExpress is set to grow even deeper this Autumn with the release of its new official cookbook – PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love – on 16 September 2021, in partnership with The Orion Publishing Group.

It was love at first slice when Peter Boizot brought a specialist oven from Naples to Soho in 1965 and gave the British people their first taste of authentic pizza, creating an infatuation that is 56 years’ strong and counting. The launch of a cookbook follows the overwhelming response to the pizza maker’s recipe releases throughout lockdown, and manifests the magic and passion of the popular pizzeria’s menus for customers to recreate at home. 

Featuring recipes for over 100 PizzaExpress favourites from the last 56 years including Dough Balls, Margherita and Sloppy Giuseppe as well as spicy, seafood, vegan and veggie pizzas, PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love caters to every mood and palette. Alongside 68 pizza recipes, many of which are ready in minutes, there are sumptuous salads, decadent desserts, and delicious dressings and sauces that create a mouthwatering meal for every occasion. There are also exclusive recipes for artisan pizza base doughs such as Leggera and Calabrese including a special gluten free option.

Jane Treasure, food and beverage director at PizzaExpress, said: “We are so excited to be recreating all the passion and expertise of our pizziolas and kitchen teams in our customers’ homes with our beautiful new book.  It has been so much fun digging through the legendary PizzaExpress archives and cooking up these recipes for millions of pizza lovers at home as they fire up their ovens. We’re sure every recipe will bring as much joy to our customers as they do to us!”

Anna Valentine, executive publisher at The Orion Publishing Group, commented: “As a lifelong fan of PizzaExpress, I’m thrilled to be publishing this sumptuous cookbook. When PizzaExpress released their Dough Ball recipe during lockdown, it went viral showing there is a huge appetite (pun intended) to bring the magic of the restaurant into our homes.”

Anna Valentine, Executive Publisher of The Orion Publishing Group, acquired World rights for PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love at auction, and it will be published by Seven Dials in hardback and ebook on 16th September 2021. Rights were bought from Piers Blofeld at Sheil Land.