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Located inside Seven Dials at Covent Garden, Homeslice is home to one of the most popular pizzas in the city. Serving up pizza pies straight out of the wood-fired oven, the restaurant is a bright, chic place where friends and family with kids can enjoy awesome-looking, huge and absolutely scrumptious pizzas. The fresh, seasonal ingredients used are quite evident in the colorful, aromatic masterpieces that come out of this kitchen. There are no reservations, it's best to arrive early to avoid the dinnertime crowd.
Two men with day jobs quit all they had to travel to Naples and discover the art of real pizza-making. They later used this knowledge to create one of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures- the Pizza Pilgrims. Along with the food van, they now have a restaurant in Soho. The pizzas are as magical as the traditional Italian pizzas, so much so, that one cannot decide whether to eat them all at once or take them home and relish them at leisure. The tomatoes are grown on Mount Vesuvius in Italy while the dough and cheese are also imported from Italy. The flavor is so great, that one can be assured that this food van is much awaited in the vicinity!
Located on the Shoreditch High Street in London, Pizza East gives you a break from the latest trend of pizzeria chains and invites you to satisfy your appetite for authentic pizzas. The focus here is to serve fresh food prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Begin your treat with Mac 'n' Cheese meatballs and Caesar salad, and move on to the wood-oven pizzas for the main course. Sum it up with desserts or a selection from its extensive wine list. The decor invokes an old-world charm of an industrial warehouse and is dominated with revealing golden pillars, pipes and beams of the former Tea Building. Make sure you call ahead to book a table.
Nestled inside the arches of Brixton Market, this award-winning Franco Manca has managed to attract not only the Brixton crowd but also pizza fans from all over London. They prepare delicious authentic Italian pizza in a comfortable and friendly environment. Not only are they among the top authentic pizzerias in London, but also the cheapest. Due to their immense popularity, Franco Manca is often bustling; but quick and efficient service means you won’t have to wait too long.
Saporitalia is a traditional Italian Pizza joint in the Portobello Market that serves authentic pizzas with delectable toppings. The pizza-makers are true blood Italian, keeping the Italian pizza alive with all its essential ingredients. Each pizza has melt-in-the-mouth mozarella, flavory, chewy dough and crisp, brightly colored vegetables. The Piccante is a spicy combination of Calabrian salami and mushrooms while for those with milder tastes there is Napoli with anchovies and the Dell'orto with juicy tomatoes and basil. Given the high recommendations, this place is crowded most of the time, so be sure to get there early.
Santa Maria Pizzeria, the little Ealing joint, is often listed as serving some of the most delicious pizzas in London. Located on Saint Mary's Road, the restaurant offers to-die-for Neopolitan pizzas made with fresh dough and ingredients that will get your tastebuds performing a Vivaldi concerto. Perhaps the joint isn't upscale or the service isn't five-star, but owing to the scrumptious meals it serves at rock bottom prices, Santa Maria is always abuzz with regulars, lining up and waiting patiently to devour the heavenly, wood-fired pizza pies that Londonites swear by.