Situated in the heart of Jesmond, Cal’s Own serves authentic AVPN-certified sourdough pizza straight from their Stefano Ferrara wood-fired oven. The restaurant is featured in this year’s Good Food Guide and has been awarded an AA rosette. Ingredients are sourced primarily from the Campania region of Italy, though local produce is also utilised where possible. Share some Nocellara del Belice olives while you peruse the daily selection of starters, which includes Taleggio-stuffed medjool dates wrapped in bacon and cooked in spicy tomato sauce. The fresh Italian pizza toppings are truly divine. The Filetti, topped with mozzarella, fresh basil, tomatoes, sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil, is to die for. The real showstopper is the calzone Napolitana, filled with mozzarella, ricotta, salami of the day, fresh basil and tomato sauce, before being stone baked, deep fried and finished in the wood-fi red oven. For authentic pizza, excellent service and homemade desserts, pay Cal’s Own a visit.