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A Fitzrovia branch of this growing mini-chain of pizzerias.

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£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Glorious-tasting authentic Neapolitan pizza”, “with interesting toppings that are quite unique”, is the USP of this Ealing-based operation launched in 2010 by Naples-born duo Angelo and Pasquale, which has grown in recent years into a small group with outlets as far away as Islington and Fitzrovia. Their “aim is to transport you to Naples, and the pizzas live up to the ambition”.

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£45
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3
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pizza of similar quality to those you’d find in a Naples basement” (with “authentic slow fermentation of the dough”) inspire followers of this growing, twelve-year-old group, which they say is “second-to-none for texture and flavour”. But the relocated original site in Ealing is “cramped” and seems “really dull” compared to the old one: “the pizza remains good, but it’s lost the sense that you were part of something special and secret”. (In recent times, they’ve also added an Islington branch and one in Brentford – not listed – that’s part of a car showroom!)

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£46
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4
Very Good
3
Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Hailed as among “the best Neapolitan pizzerias in town”, this Ealing-based chain has made slow but steady progress since its launch by Pasquale Chionchio and Angelo Ambrosio in 2010, with offshoots in Fitzrovia, Fulham Broadway, Brentford’s Duke of London pub and most recently Islington, on the former site of Baba Boom in Upper Street. The Ealing branch has moved to a new address nearby – “stylish, but not as fun as the original” – making way for a new vegan pizzeria, Vergine Maria, on the St Mary’s Road site (see also).

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£42
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Consistently fantastic pizza, with interesting toppings and a nicely textured base” have created a major buzz around this independent Neapolitan trio, which started out in Ealing before opening off Fulham Broadway and in Fitzrovia. It’s still the W5 original that incites most fuss – “a small cafe/bistro, it’s always crowded you can end up sitting in a rather tight, alley-like room” although in recent times they’ve also colonised the Red Lion next door so you can “set yourself down at the pub and tuck in with more space and vibe”.

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Santa Maria Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Santa Maria Restaurant in W1W, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Santa Maria restaurant.
Daniel M
Good and not expensive authentic pizzas, wi...
Reviewed 10 months, 27 days ago

"Good and not expensive authentic pizzas, with a good range - but even when it seems quiet there can be a wait because of its popularity for delivery orders"

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