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Cannoli & Pizza Delivery direct to your door tonight!

What could be more perfect than ending a pizza night with a classic italian treat...a cannoli (or maybe our signature tiramisu or cheesecake) ! Call 01480 465339 for delivery or collection this evening from 5pm.   Our Story & Our Struggle


Back in April 2019 we opened the deli & bakery. We were also meant to open the Pizzeria at the same time.... however, in true Di Rita's Style it had to be perfect.  After weeks and weeks of trials and frustrations, Andrew worked hard to come up with a pizza dough he was happy with.  We tried different flours (had the pizza academy in on speed dial). We even had the award winning pizza chef from Naples come and visit the team to get to the bottom of what type of pizza Andrew was trying to create! It was an honour to have one of the best pizza chefs spend the day with us.  We still have regular contact and to be involved with the pizza crowd in Italy is fantastic.  Of course we knew how to make pizza (its in our DNA after all) but Andrew wanted a particular kind of style and taste for people in the UK to enjoy and experience a true taste of italy. Some tried putting Andrew off by saying the sourdough pizza would be hard work!! Andrew was adamant he wanted to create a sourdough pizza. He was persistent in his approach... and now we have all fallen in love with Di Rita's Sourdough Pizza. We eventually opened the Pizzeria in September 2019. All our dough is made on site (it does not travel around) it is freshly made with a 20 hour proving time.  The work that goes into our dough is incredible.  The water temperature, the temperature of the room all has to be correct.  For us it is not just about putting any old dough together.. It has to be perfect and each and every pizza is made with passion. This is our life and our family business.  I could now go on and write a whole blog on our passata sauce that goes on your pizzas... as this too had to be a certain way before Andrew was happy! All fresh ingredients on absoltely everything that goes on your pizzas! Including many locally grown toppings.  Our Mozzarella is made to order for us. It is the best wet mozzarella.... we do not use anything frozen... we do not even have a freezer on site.  When the dough is gone its gone! Come and try our Pizza and fall in love with Di Rita's - a local italian family #localbusiness #pizza #pizzasnearme #realitalianpizzeria #sourdoughpizza #freshpizza #DiRitaly #stivescambs #takeaway #besttakesway #italianfamily #cambridgeshirefood #expertsinpizza #bestpizza #deliverypizza #pizzadelivery #collection #localpizza

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Di Rita's Italian Pizzeria & Deli 8 Merryland St Ives Cambridgeshire PE27 5ED

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