A pizza snob’s guide to London

Hi, my name’s Amanda. And I’m a self-confessed Pizza Snob. ๐ŸคŒ

I can trace my love affair back to October 2016 when I visited the birthplace of the Neapolitan pizza: Naples, Italy. Once you’ve sampled the best in the world, you’ll never look back.

I hit the ground running when I arrived in London in my search for the l’autentica. Here’s my definitive list of places you knead-to-try. ๐Ÿ•

Note: this covers traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. If you’re looking for Domino’s, you can show yourself out.

Best pizza in London

L’Antica Pizzeria

About: “Real Neapolitan taste. Cooked with passion.” โค๏ธ

Made with: Caputo flour, low-salt dough, slow-fermented over 36 hours, cooked at 400ยฐC.

Perfect for: a cosy, hearty meal with family and friends.

Located in: Hampstead and High Barnet in North London.


About: “20” pizza whole or by the slice.” ๐Ÿ˜‹

Made with: high protein German 405 flour, aged 24 hours minimum, cooked at 500ยฐC for 60-90 seconds.

Perfect for: a date night sit-down meal or a quick bite on the go.

Located in: Shoreditch, City of London, White City, Marylebone, Neal’s Yard.

Zia Lucia

About: “Genuine pizza.” ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Made with: four types of dough! Vegetable charcoal, wholemeal, gluten-free, traditional, slow-fermented over 48 hours.

Perfect for: ordering in or an after work dinner with friends or colleagues.

Located in: Islington, Hammersmith, Aldgate East, Boxpark Wembley.

Great pizza in London

London is enormous, and so are its pizza options! While not all can be #1 (in my heart), these places serve seriously delicious pizza and are well worth a visit. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Decent pizza in London

Eh, sometimes you just want to grab a bite but aren’t feeling particularly fussy. Here are some good and cheaper pizzerias. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Do your tastebuds agree with this list? Share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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