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Probably Islington’s best known pizzeria, this neighbourhood spot now has four locations dotted around London, and a menu of pizza with dough that is both soft, and crunchy. After discount, you can get the margherita for less than five pounds. It’s basically daylight robbery, and we love it.
Much like our exes and pre-isolation dreams, there are Zia Lucias scattered across London. Their Holloway branch is delivering across north London and they’re serving a short and sweet menu of Grade A proper pizza using their 48-hour, slow-risen dough.
Film Pairing: The Terminal (Netflix)
“A classic warm and fuzzy Spielberg tale of a man who is forced to stay within the confines of JFK after a civil war in his own country means he can’t return home or leave the airport. As you can tell, I’m quite into films that depict people living through isolation at the moment. What can I say? I like watching Tom Hanks process loneliness, so I don’t have to. Anyway, there are plenty of scenes involving Hanks attempting to create a meal out of free ketchup sachets and crackers and I immediately thought ‘dear god, get this poor man a pizza’. Instead, I got myself one. Zia Lucia are delivering their 48-hour, slow-risen pizzas from Islington, Hammersmith, Wembley, and Aldgate East. Also, clap clap clap, there’s burrata too.” - HLB
Zia Lucia is probably Islington’s best known pizzeria, and for good reason. Your classic margherita is under a tenner, and a marinara is a bit less. The dough is both soft and crunchy, and there are funky charcoal dough options too.