Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food is the trade magazine of the UK’s Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association – which celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2022. Starting out as the Pizza Press in the early 1980s, the magazine soon established itself as a unique source of news and information for those in the UK’s burgeoning Italian food and restaurant trade. A distinction it has maintained to this day.
Over the years, the magazine has reported on the sector-defining rise and popularity of brands such as Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Pizza Express, alongside cutting-edge independents who have made their mark. More recently, it has focused on oven trends, the continuing drive to bring authentic Italian products and dishes to UK palates, financial challenges – especially around imports and exports – while expanding its focus on profiles, show previews, restaurant launches, recipes and thought leadership articles.
Editor, Alex Bell, who has worked in journalism for 25+ years, has redeveloped and energised the content and design of the magazine – and has the ear of many of the main players in the UK market. He is also editor of sister publication, Café Life.