Homegirl London’s Food Review: Zia Lucia Pizza Restaurant. This place was recommended by an Italian guy I met on a bus one day. He told me that they serve the best pizza in London so I thought I’d check it out and it was noticeably good. If you’re looking for a North London pizzeria or best pizzas in Islington try the Zia Lucia Pizza Restaurant.
“Homely and friendly independently owned pizzeria serving super tasty authentic pizza on a choice of bases,” Homegirl London
Zia Lucia Pizza Restaurant Menu
At Zia Lucia’s the dough is slow fermented over forty-eight hours and then baked in a handmade wood-fired oven. You get a choice of bases from Vegetable Charcoal which is easier to digest and black in colour. Wholemeal is rich in fibres with an earthy taste. The traditional dough is nice and light and you also get a gluten free option. I particularly enjoyed the charcoal base which we tried with the Parmigiana toppings (tomatoes, mozzarella, aubergines, Parmigiano).
Parmigiana Pizza on Charcoal Base
They had a great selection of vegetarian pizzas like the classic Margherita (tomato, mozzarella, basil), Via Del Campo (tomato, mozzarella, courgettes, aubergines, peppers) and Ortolana (tomato, mozzarella, courgettes, aubergines, peppers). We tried the Andrea Pirlo (mozzarella, gorgonzola, apple, truffle and olive sauce) on the traditional base. I’m not usually a fan of smelly cheese but this pizza was exceptional. They also have a vegan option which is the La Vegana (butternut squash, cream, fresh tomatoes da camp, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes). We tried this on a wholemeal base which was delicious.
Andrea Pirlo Pizza on Traditional Base
Meaty pizza toppings included Nduja (tomato, mozzarella, nduja), Paperon de Pepperoni (tomato, mozzarella, spinata spicy salami, roasted peppers), Broccolosa (tomato, mozzarella, fresh sausage, broccoli) and Centurione (tomato, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket, parmigiana).
Aside from the pizzas you can order one of the large salads, a cheese platter or cured meat selection. We shared a big wooden board full of vegetables which was amazing. It was beautifully presented with roasted peppers, aubergines, courgettes, artichokes, butternut squash and carrots. Pizzas cost £6.90-10.90, plates and platters are £6.80-13.50, large salads are £4.90-7.90 and snacks are £3-5.50.
Zia Lucia Pizza Restaurant Interiors
On a sunny day, you can sit outside and dine alfresco under the awning. The large glass windows give you a chance to see the homely interiors. It’s a lovely space with rustic touches from the exposed brick walls and wooden plank shelving. The open kitchen is towards the back which features a large custom made pizza oven. It’s a buzzy place with a great atmosphere and a family friendly vibe.
Zia Lucia Pizza Restaurant Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Zia Lucia Website. The address is 157 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX. The nearest stations are Holloway Tube on the Piccadilly Line, Highbury and Islington Overground or Tube on the Victoria Line and Drayton Park Train Station. Current opening times listed are Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am until 10.30pm for last orders. Bookings are only for groups of eight or more people. You can also order pizza delivery.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and the interiors image is from the restaurant website. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.