A Chesterfield restaurant has created CHRISTMAS pizzas and they look delicious

A Chesterfield restaurant has combined arguably the best meals in the world- Christmas Dinner and pizza- to create a festive treat that’s leaving diners hungry for a slice of the action.

Pizza Pi on New Beetwell Street has unveiled its range of ‘festive pizzas’ just in time for Christmas parties and get-togethers.

Ricky Marples, owner of Pizza Pi, on Beetwell Street, serves up his festive creations.

Ricky Marples, owner of Pizza Pi, on Beetwell Street, serves up his festive creations.

Pizza lovers wanting their fix with a seasonal twist can choose from Cranberry and Brie or Pigs In Blankets with the option to add roast turkey.

Pizza Pi, which offers an eat-in and boxed-to-go service, is relatively new to the Chesterfield food scene having opened its doors in August.

But owner Ricky Marples says he has already received roaring praise for his pizzas which are made using authentic techniques and locally-sourced ingredients.

“I wanted to show people that pizza doesn’t have to be greasy, like what you’d get from your standard takeaway,” said Ricky 28.

Pizza Pi's Pigs in Blankets pizza.

Pizza Pi's Pigs in Blankets pizza.

“A pizza should be light and fresh with homemade sauce and less cheese.

“When you make them that way, as they were meant to be made, you’ll find they are much healthier and tastier.”

Pizza Pi was founded on a joke between Ricky and an Italian friend.

“I said that I could make a better pizza than him. And I did,” he said.

Ricky Marples, owner of Pizza Pi, on Beetwell Street, prepares his pizza bases.

Ricky Marples, owner of Pizza Pi, on Beetwell Street, prepares his pizza bases.

Ricky sold his pizzas in a mobile van before taking the plunge and launching his own eaterie. The Christmas pizzas are his latest venture.

“I spent a fun couple of hours experimenting with different toppings to come up with the Christmas pizzas,” he added.

“I can tell you now that stuffing absolutely does not work.

“It’s good to have a special on at this time of year and offer something a little bit different.”

Pizza Pi's Brie and Cranberry pizza.

Pizza Pi's Brie and Cranberry pizza.

Watch a video of the pizzas being prepared on our website at derbyshiretimes.co.uk .

For more info on Pizza Pi visit the website at https://pizza-pi.co.uk like the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pizza.pi.uk or call 01246 556443.