Rudy’s Pizza Launch, Castle Street, Liverpool

Last weekend, along with the rest of the Liverpool Bloggers massive, I was invited along to Rudy’s restaurant launch on Castle Street. Pizza is up there ranking in my all-time fave foods, but it’s not something I tend to order when I’m out for food. But here’s where it all changes…

Rudy’s joins the elite of restaurants on Castle Street, alongside Santa Maluco, San Carlo and Olive to name just a few. Here are my thoughts on the eatery and what’ I’m rating and hatin’….


  • The pizza. Well, let’s start with the bloody obvious. It was delicious. Cooking in just 60 seconds, it was very reminiscent of the pizza I ate in Rome a few years ago. Doughy, soft and very filling. Being pescatarian these days, the veggie options were limited but v enjoyable all the same
  • The bar area. Green foilage vibes were present, along with cute stools and marble accents. V cute, v now.
  • The large restaurant area. I never visited its predecessor, CAU, we were impressed with the size of the restaurant and how it caters for all parties – groups of mates, day date couples and mum & daughter duos. Similarly, the food prep area was on show, as was the pizza oven. Always a nice touch in a pizzeria.


  • Drinks in tumblers. This is just a Ruth issue, but I don’t enjoy drinking wine out of a tumbler. Water for the table, sure. Aperol Spritz? Go on then. But wine? No, no. For me, a wine glass would have been a nicer touch.
  • The decor. Whilst I rated the bar area and the open kitchen, the overall decor is very MDF wood which is SO not me at all. V Ikea vibes and fine for a day date or getting something to eat when shopping in town, but I don’t think it’s for me after 7pm. Especially when you have Neighbourhood, Castle Street Townhouse and San Carlo offering a night out vibe.

Overall, we had a great visit and it’s defo somewhere I will bring my Mum for a spot of lunch. The pizza does the talking and it was v v v delicious. 10/10 kinda good. I didn’t dislike it, but I know what I’m looking for from an atmosphere, vibe and menu and Rudy’s didn’t quite hit the spot.

I think the restaurant will smash it in it’s new Liverpool location and opening up a second venue in the city is always a winner! I’m excited to see what happens next….

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