Aldi is launching a pizza delivery service, offering a Domino’s-inspired range with no delivery charge.

The service is available to selected postcode areas in Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh, to coincide with university freshers’ weeks. It is understood it will only be available in the short term, to promote the new pizza range as a cheaper alternative to Domino’s. The website warns: “Limited numbers available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!”

The new range is also available in Aldi stores nationwide from 9 October.

Aldi has not named a third-party delivery provider.

The Ultimate Takeaway range consists of three options: The Meaty One, featuring pork meatballs, sausage and pepperoni; The Banger, with toppings including chorizo; and Takeaway Texas Style BBQ Chicken & Bacon. All are in size medium, or 11.5 inches, and cost £3.99 each.

Customers can book a scheduled delivery of up to two of the pizzas on a dedicated new website at aldipizzadelivery.co.uk.

The service launches from 3 October, with delivery slots available in advance now. It comes with no delivery charge, meaning the pizzas cost the same as in Aldi stores.

“With prices of takeaways soaring, we’re excited to be able to offer shoppers delicious pizzas at a fraction of the price of expensive high-street chains,” said Aldi UK buying MD Julie Ashfield.

“The quality ingredients and affordable price of the Ultimate Takeaway range will no doubt change people’s idea of the supermarket pizza.

“Better yet, we’re thrilled to be able to deliver this product hot to shoppers’ doors and truly treat our customers to the full takeaway experience.”

Asda has offered a hot pizza delivery service since 2018, in partnership with Just Eat.