Food & Drink

The 8 best pizzas in London

Published On 09/05/2013 Published On 09/05/2013
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1. Franco Manca Chiswick 144 Chiswick High Street, London, W4 1PU (Chiswick)

Eschewing the Brixton original's anarchic lunch-only, no-booking policy, FMC's worth the trek for its stunning Neapolitan pizza, which is made with sourdough from a 200yr-old starter yeast, left to rise for 20 hours, then slammed in a 500-degree wood-burner for just 90 seconds. Elegantly simple styles include home-cured Gloucester old spot & wild 'shrooms, buffalo ricotta & Somerset pecorino, and one with two types of chorizo: "dry" & "semi-dry", hopefully not how your chorizo leaves the ladies after slamming for just 90 seconds.

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2. LARDO 195-205 Richmond Rd, Hackney, E83NJ (Hackney)

Lardo owners actually own their own pigs... that have bits that end up on your delicious handmade pizza. Not creeped out? Good, because the restaurant is seriously good and deserves some attention.

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3. Otto 6 Chepstow Rd, Notting Hill, W2 5BH (Notting Hill)

Otto is a great place to get in touch with your gluten-free side (cornmeal-crust pizzas!), while still enjoying everything that your inner fat-kid decides to order.

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4. Santa Maria Pizzeria 15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing, W5 5RA

Neapolitan pizza is Santa Maria's shtick, what with their wood-fire oven and local Naples ingredients. It's truly a joy to eat their 'za... which you can take-out, to enjoy in your true element.

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5. ICCo 46 Goodge St, London, W1T 4LU (Fitzrovia)

ICCo is about the closest you can get to Italian pizza without jumping on a sketchy -- and life-threatening -- flight South. Go for one of their fresh 'za's like their Brunch pie, or a classic Margherita. Refrain from talking with your hands.

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6. Pizza East Portobello 310 Portobello Rd, , London, W10 5TA (Notting Hill)

Notting Hill's Pizza East Portobello is two floors of other worldly wood-fired pizza served inside a simply decorated, naturally-lighted space.

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7. Homeslice 13 Neil's Yard, London, WC2H 9DP (Covent Garden)

Homeslice is a Covent Garden pizzeria slinging crazy-big 'zas from a 500-degree wood-fired oven, with toppings like bone marrow, courgette & artichoke, fennel & salami, and many, many more.

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8. Pizza Pilgrims 11-12 Dean St, London, W1D 3RP (Soho)

The Pizza Pilgrims have traveled across the globe to gather the knowledge to bring you the best pizza imaginable in Soho. They love what they do, and you will too.