From classic toppings to the truly unconventional, here’s where to find the best pizza in the capital
Words Jada De Cinque
Top places to eat pizza in London
Everyone loves pizza. So naturally, we’ve attributed a national day of celebration to the Italian superfood. It all kicks off on 9th February, with London’s pizzerias and restaurants going all out to showcase their finest fare. Here is our round-up of where to eat on National Pizza Day in London.
Renowned for its pizza dough varieties and with three locations across London, Zia Lucia is the perfect place to indulge on the Italian classic. We love the Arianna; a delicious pizza bianca topped with mozzarella, fresh Italian sausage, taleggio goat cheese, pecorino cheese and a truffle honey drizzle.
The multi-award winning Made of Dough team have a new pizzeria on Brick Lane. Serving roman-style thin crust pizzas, Roma’s mantra is ‘per la gente’ – for the people – reflected in the prices on the menu, as each 12-inch pizza is just £5. The dough is organic, made in house and cooked in a stone fire oven, with vegan options too. For National Pizza Day 2020, Roma have teamed up with The Original Black Garlic to create a limited edition pizza featuring roasted aubergine and sweet piquillo peppers alongside black garlic mayo.
Harry’s Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge
If it’s a traditional pizza you’re after, you’ll want to head to Harry’s Dolce Vita, an Italian all-day dining restaurant offering all the elegance and the glamour of the 1950s. Harry’s Dolce Vita dough is hand-crafted and blended with a variety of Italian flours to create bases that are truly authentic. Try the Harry’s Dolce Vita favourite, the Bufala & Pesto pizza served on a white base and topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, Taggiasca olives and a basil and pine nut pesto.
Lost Boys Pizza
Inspired by the cult classic vampire movie ‘The Lost Boys’, this pizza joint has become famous for its black charcoal pizza, killer cocktails and a strictly 80s soundtrack. Menu highlights include Fangs for the Memories, topped with chorizo and bursting with spicy peppers, onion and chilis, and the Frog Brothers Special, a delicious number bedecked with apple-smoked ham, artichokes and pickled mushrooms. Vegans can enjoy a range of dedicated toppings including the Kale all Vampires, a pizza crafted with kale, cherry tomatoes, caramelised shallots, lemon zest and oregano.
Heist Bank in Paddington offers an array of delectable toppings like the mouth-watering radicchio, pears, toasted walnut and gorgonzola creation, or the meaty wild boar sausage, potato, rosemary and chill. Pair your perfect pizza with a local craft beer and settle in for the evening.
Cecconi’s Pizza Bar, Soho
Cecconi’s Pizza Bar in Soho serves delicious wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta with negronis and Aperol spritz on tap. Menu highlights include the classic Napoli pizza with tomato, capers, olives, anchovies and the rigatoni with a wild boar ragu.
Pi Pizza Battersea & Winchester
With sites in Battersea and Winchester, the Pi Pizza team of Italian chefs serve delicious artisan pizza using fresh quality produce, with no more than two or three toppings on each pizza. The dough is fermented for 72 hours resulting in a light and crispy base.
In exciting news for fans of Pizza Pilgrims, the London foodie favourite will launch its first brand new menu since it opened. The famous bases though, are here to stay. Chewy yet soft, flavoursome but with a hint of char, they’re piled high with all manner of creative combinations. The Bread Zepplin is one of the things taking centre stage on the new menu. With this, they’ve reimagined the humble garlic bread as a puffed-up, double fermented dough, dripping in garlic olive oil.
Bobby Fitzpatrick, West Hampstead
The relaxed and retro-in-style Bobby Fitzpatrick’s is the place to go for an old-school American diner pizza. The 1970s-inspired eatery offers classic deep crust pizzas with indulgent toppings such as chicken tikka and lamb doner, as well as retro cocktails.
Radio Alice Pizzeria
Italian pizzaficionados from Bologna, Italy, Matteo and Salvatore Aloe, and Gail’s Bakery co-founder, Emma King, offer delicious and airy sourdough pizza that is perfectly made from its crisp edge to its heavenly flavoursome slice. Radio Alice Pizzeria exhibits traditional pizza-craft topped with intriguing flavour ingredients and combinations. Named after a pirate radio station from Bologna, they created their own web radio that you can listen to in the pizzerias or online.
Feature Image; radioalicepizzeria.co.uk
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