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Breaking news

June 2021: having opened Berto (specialising in pasta) next door to the original branch of the successful pizza group, the two units have been knocked together to form one combined operation serving both menus.

survey result

Summary

£36
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The queuing is now almost part of the trip” to the “frenetic-but-we-love-it” Holloway original: “a terrific local pizzeria that’s always packed” thanks to its “inventive, delicious chewy bases (including charcoal dough), generously finished off with a variety of flavoursome toppings”, and washed down with “great local beers”. Its sibling, north of Brook Green, is in a much less happening location, but already winning feedback as “a great addition to the area, with friendly staff; and where everything on the menu is fresh, and portions are generous”.

Summary

£35
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best charcoal base ever” is just one of the four dough choices on offer (including gluten-free, all slow-fermented for 48 hours) at this “brilliant” and “welcoming” pizzeria on Holloway Road. Its popularity means “door-side queuing, but we’ve learned to live with it”. Top Tip: “charcoal-based Andrea Pirlo (mozzarella, gorgonzola, apple, truffle and olive sauce)”.

Summary

£35
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best thing to happen around Holloway Road for some time!” – this “mega-busy” yearling, built around a “Dante-esque, wood fired oven”, takes “pizza into the realm of fine dining” with its “unique choice of vegetarian and easy-to-digest, 48-hour fermented doughs” and “perfect toppings”. “Remember to book, otherwise it’s hopeless”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code
46

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £9.00 £3.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Friday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑10:30 pm

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