There's been a serious revolution in the London pizza world over the past few years. It's now possible to get some world-beating pizzas here and we're on a mission to tell you where to find them.
Chef Nuno Mendes is not someone who lets the grass grow under his feet. Over the summer the Chiltern Firehouse Chef Patron got involved with his local pub doing weekend brunches. Now he's moved into the pizza business.
His newest venture is a collaboration with his
Since originally starting on Holloway Road, Zia Lucia has both won great reviews and many fans. They've since expanded to Hammersmith, Wembley and Aldgate - and next up is Wandsworth. They'll be opening where Chit Chaat Chai used to be on Old York Road.
At the heart of the menu is their 48-hour fermented dough - and they have several different bases. So you can choose from traditional white flour,
With six pizzerias around town Yard Sale are finally bringing their pizzas, made from 48-72 hour fermented dough south of the river. They're heading to East Dulwich where all the favourites will be on offer - from TSB to the New Porker.
With so many great pizza companies now doing business in London, how do you stand out from the crowd?
Old Street restaurant Passo has an ace up its sleeve - their longstanding relationship with Michelin-starred LA chef Nancy Silverton. They first worked with her two years ago for a residency. Now they're drawing on the
Before the main restaurant returned after the lockdown, Flor's head chef Pamela Yung tried something new, ASAP pizza, their own take on a pizzeria with a heavy focus on quality produce and heritage British wheats. It was, as you'd imagine, rather successful - so much so that it's coming back every Sunday.
It'll be the first time that Flor opens on a Sunday and the whole menu will be an
We take the new delivery-only restaurant from Big Mamma Group for a spin with its pizza, antipasta, towering desserts and more.
Cinquento pizzeria first opened its doors in Chelsea last Christmas and, during lockdown, expanded with a kitchen in Battersea. Now they're getting ready to open its second eat-in pizzeria, on Portobello Road.
The key difference with the new place though will be that it's split into a dining room at the back and a grab and go place at the front. So you can just drop by for a slice of pizza or some aracinini to take away, or settle
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Pretty much perfectly timed for a week in which we're all waiting for the hammer of lockdown to drop, comes news from Big Mamma. The team who opened the big-hitting OTT restaurants Gloria and Circolo Popolare are launching their first delivery-only restaurant.
Napoli Gang starts delivering this Wednesday, kicking off from a kitchen in Shoreditch. Kentish Town comes on board next week and they're
The news is bleak. We know that. So, frankly, we're going to take the wins where we can find them and over the past week or so London has done rather well on that front. We may be an international laughing stock over our response to Covid, but at least when it comes to pizzas and cocktails we're world-beating.
Pizzas first. The 50 Top Pizza Europe 2020 list came out just before the weekend and London
You may be wondering does Hackney really need another pizza place? Certainly, the team behind Nebula, which opened at the weekend, are very much hoping it does.
This new pizza, beer and cocktail joint has taken over a space just off Hackney Road near to ABQ Bar and Mama Shelter. It's a large site - with room for 200 pizza lovers. And the fact that it also has a large courtyard won't hurt it at all in the current times.
The team behind it are
Dalston has itself a new pizza parlour and it looks like this might be a bit special. Gordo's comes from Jesse Elias, who has previously been the senior GM at Yard Sale in Clapton before going it alone, so he should have a fair bit of pizza know-how under his belt.
We caught up with him to find out a little bit more. "At Gordo's, we wanted to be a more traditional pizzeria on the menu but more vibey late-night space, so with the help of
Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green unite post lockdown for this deep pan pizza takeover of Passo in Old Street. We head down for the cheesy, carby goodness.
It's certainly starting to look as though 2020 is the summer of the deep pan pizza in London. First, we had Gizzi and Professor Green's popular pop-up at Old Street and now, down in Brixton, a new Detroit-style pizzeria has opened its doors.
Party Store Pizza at Market House on Coldharbour Lane is all about the "Detroit style" pizza. That means it's baked in bespoke deep rectangular steel pans
Over the many, boring weeks of lockdown, we spent a lot of time on our daily prescribed walk going past the old Dear Pizza spot on Highbury Barn, wondering what new restaurant was opening there.
Now we know - it's Donna Sofia - an Italian restaurant and pizzeria from the folk next door at Da Mario deli. They're serving up a range of antipasti, pasta, mains and pizzas.
On the menu you'll find:
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