Best pizzerias in London
Pizzas come in many different varieties. There are different doughs, different thicknesses and the number of different toppings is limited only by the imagination! While sometimes considered a fast food item, a good pizza that is freshly made with only the best produce used for toppings is very far from poor-quality fare. Rather, when such a pizza is accompanied by fine Italian wine and perhaps a salad, it creates a very special dining experience indeed.
Best London pizzerias
- L’Antica Pizzeria in Hampstead names their pizzas after famous Italians. The baker, Giacomo Guido, is from the island of Ischia and serves up Neapolitan pizzas with a light and airy crust.
- Rossopomodoro in Camden is part of a chain, but it is a very good one. The menu includes a gluten-free pizza.
- Santa Maria in Ealing has recently enjoyed a refurbishment and now features a hand-built Neapolitan pizza oven and a Carrara marble counter.
- Homeslice in Covent Garden serves crisp, wood-fired pizzas in super-sized New York dimensions that can be bought whole or by the slice. Try the unusual British toppings, such as pork belly or haggis.
- Bravi Ragazzi in Streatham uses traditional methods to create light, authentic Neapolitan pizzas.
- Pizza Pilgrims in Soho started as a pizza van before the owners opened their first pizzeria. Try the ‘Nduja, which is a classic margherita with Calabrian pork sausage.
- At Sacro Cuore in Kensal Rise, a mural of Naples sets the scene for its fine Neapolitan pizzas. Enjoy the margherita and salsiccia (sausage), or taste the friarielli (broccoli rabe).
- Saporitalia in Notting Hill sells crisp-crusted Neapolitan pizzas with a rich plum tomato sauce and molten mozzarella.
- Story in Bethnal Green serves flatbread pizzas made from a yeast-free dough. These pizzas are covered with mozzarella and parmigiano-reggiano cheeses and topped with an array of vegetables and meats.