The Italian pizzeria from Eat, Pray, Love is coming to London


Pizzeria da Michele


L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is considered to be one of the best pizzerias in the world.

Lovers of all things Italian, pay attention - one of the best pizzerias in the world is coming to London.

Running by the Condurro family since the 1870s and managed by five generations of pizza makers since, Naples' L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele has been called "the Sacred Temple of Pizza" by a number of foodies and journalists. 

It was featured in eighth place in Daniel Young's "Where To Eat Pizza" expert guide to the best pies around the world.

It also received global attention when Julia Roberts paid it a visit in the 2010 film Eat, Pray, Love, an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 memoir in which she stated: "I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair."

Now, the first Da Michele location outside of Italy is set to open in London's Stoke Newington this autumn.



The restaurant is known for serving only two types of pizza (margherita and marinara) at incredibly reasonable prices - €4 (£3.60) for a large in Naples - and a small selection of drinks; coca-cola, fanta, beer or water. 

The restaurant follows the instructions set by the family's Grandfather Michele which stated:  "There are only two types of  Neapolitan Pizza, the 'Marinara' and the 'Margherita' and no 'junk' should be used in preparing the pizza, because it could only alter its world famous genuineness and taste."

It remains to be seen whether the same menu will feature at the London location, which claims to be "coming soon," but we can't wait to find out.


L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele will open at 125 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0UH.

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