The pizza takeaways with the worst food hygiene ratings in the North East

These pizzerias have fallen foul of food safety inspectors, earning the lowest ratings for businesses of their kind in the region.

All of the following pizza shops and takeaways scored just one on the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. The score means that ‘major improvement is necessary’ in elements of the handling of food, how food is stored and prepared or the cleanliness of the facilities.

It’s the second-lowest rating available, coming above zero stars, which means “urgent improvement is required. At time of writing, there weren’t any pizza shops in the area listed as having zero stars.

Read more: Every business in the North East with a zero star food hygiene rating

All of the following businesses sell pizza, possibly among other foods, to takeaway. We did not include pubs or restaurants in the list unless they advertised a takeaway option.

You can also search for the food hygiene details of any restaurant or takeaway here:

These ratings were correct as of May 6, 2022.

Newcastle

Baba

Unit 135-43 George Street
Newcastle
Ne4 7JN

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: March 16, 2022

Madina Grill


Madina Grill
Madina Grill

152 West Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE4 9QB

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 10 February 2022

Mumtaj


Mumtaj in Newcastle
Mumtaj in Newcastle

2 West Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE4 9HB

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 10 February 2022

Gateshead

Rosa Twelve


Rosa Twelve restaurant on Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead
Rosa Twelve restaurant on Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead

580-580a Durham Road
Low Fell
Gateshead
NE9 6HX

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 27 January 2022

Star of Asia

155 Ravensworth Road
Dunston
Gateshead
NE11 9AE

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 17 March 2022

North Tyneside

Gills Golden Fry

30 – 32 Front Street
Chirton
North Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE29 7QW

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 13 January 2022

Rosehill Fish And Chips / Jeffes Grill

83 Northumberland Terrace
Wallsend
Tyne And Wear
NE28 7BL

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 21 March 2022

County Durham

Milanos Pizza

85 Proudfoot Drive
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6PD

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 2 February 2022

Mo Jo

67 Fore Bondgate
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7PE

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 20 October 2021

Oregano

Rear
Park Road
South Moor
Stanley
DH9 7QF

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 02 December 2021

Pizza Planet

10 High Street
West Cornforth
Ferryhill
DL17 9HR

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 03 August 2021

PJs Pizzeria & Lebanese Taj

Beech Park
Brandon
Durham
DH7 8TL

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 20 January 2022

Quality Pizza

96th Front Street
Stanley
DH9 0HU

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 08 December 2021

Rome Pizza

1 Edward Terrace
New Brancepeth
Durham
DH7 7EN

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 06 February 2019

The Best Chippy

78 High Street
Willington
Crook
DL15 0PE

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 07 February 2022

The Foundry Fish Shop

Foundry House
Wingate Road
Trimdon Colliery
Trimdon Station
TS29 6AR

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 01 December 2021

Romanas

15 Market Street
Ferryhill
DL17 8JN

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 11 November 2021

Northumberland

AFC Pizza

55-57 Queen Street
Amble
Northumberland
NE65 0DA

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 25 November 2021

Pisa Pizzeria

20a Market Place
Bedlington
Northumberland
NE22 5TN

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 25 November 2021

Hexham Pizza

13 Priestpopple
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1PQ

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 26 May 2021

Big Bite Pizza Blyth


Big Bite Pizza in Blyth
Big Bite Pizza in Blyth

19 Newcastle Road
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 4AG

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection:

03 August 2021

Big Bite Pizza 2

1st Freehold Street
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 2BA

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 09 December 2021

Sunderland

Super Pizza

125 High Street
Easington Lane
Houghton-le-Spring
DH5 0JS

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 21 February 2022

Pizza Corner

83 Newbottle Street
Houghton-le-Spring
DH4 4AR

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 30 September 2021

Naz’s Grill

169 Chester Road
Sunderland
SR4 7JA

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 30 September 2021

Naples Pizza

3 Red Close
Parsons
Washington
NE37 1ET

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 17 January 2022

Lugano

151 Roker Avenue
Sunderland
SR6 0HQ

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 02 November 2021

Load It Up

57 John Street
Sunderland
SR1 1QH

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 24 March 2021

Da Vinci Pizza

131 Church Street North
Sunderland
SR6 0DT

Food hygiene rating: 1

Date of last inspection: 19 May 2021

South Tyneside

There were no applicable pizza shops with a rating of 1 or less in South Tyenside at time of writing.

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