New pizza shop opens in Banbury town centre

A Banburyshire couple has expanded their family owned pizza business to open Love Pizza Banbury today (Monday April 12.)

Monday, 12th April 2021, 6:14 pm
Deyan Yontov runs Love Pizza Banbury with his partner Gemma Warr in its new location in Church Lane, Banbury

Love Pizza Banbury opened today in Church Lane of the town centre.

Deyan Yontov, who runs Love Pizza Banbury with his partner Gemma Warr, said: "It's been slow. I'm positive, people are stopping by, and I think they like what they see."

One of their best sellers is the vegetarian, which includes honey roasted butternut squash with red onion cooked in balsamic with feta cheese. Another popular pizza choice is the smoked sausage and crispy bacon on a barbecue sauce base. They use a sour dough ciabatta bread base for the pizzas.

You can get pizza by the slice or a whole pizza from Love Pizza Banbury in the town centre

They also offer the regular margarita and pepperoni pizzas too.

The Banbury location is an expansion of the family owned business, which started out five years ago primarily doing as a 'street food' business for area events and festivals.

They already have a delivery only Love Pizza business based in Chipping Norton, which started just over a year ago. The Chipping Norton based Love Pizza offers free deliveries from Deddington to Shipston to Bourton on Water.

They hope to set up a similar delivery system from the new Banbury location within a month.

Gemma said: "Right now it's about letting people know we're here.

"We want to provide something that tastes good and is affordable."

They also hosted a community service competition during the lockdown, which involved a 'Home-school Hero' competition where people nominated their home-school heroes for the Chipping Norton area.

She added: "We just want to deliver a service. It's not about how much money we can make. It's about who can we help now."

Love Pizza Banbury in Church Lane is open 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

For more information about Love Pizza see their website here: https://lovepizzaco.co.uk/ or their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/banburyox/