On Launching in Islington in mid-June 2016, Zia Lucia brings
Londoners a new way to enjoy pizza.
By combining a special selection of unique doughs, rare in the London
pizza scene, with a flair for real Italian community style, Zia Lucia
will create a distinctive experience for pizza lovers across the city.
Zia Lucia's unique variety of Italian 48-hour slow fermented doughs
are inspired by ancient traditions brought from across Italy to
London. The recipes will range from the traditional flour dough to an
unusual vegetable charcoal black base, from a healthy wholemeal
option to special dough made without gluten. The menu at Zia Lucia
will continuously evolve to include new experimental doughs,
following the creativity of Zia Lucia's formidable pizzaioli.
Opening on Holloway Road in a burgeoning foodie pocket of Islington,
Zia Lucia, which translates as 'Auntie Lucia' is run by a team of
passionate Italians. Founders, friends and
Holloway residents, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D'Angelo have
created Zia Lucia with the help of family, friends and local figures.
Inspired and named after Gianluca's Auntie Lucia: a warm, generous
figure in her family and community in Rome, these important values
will be recreated in this neighbourhood pizzeria.
A fantastic cook and generous host, Zia Lucia is both the inspiration
behind the brand and has herself invested in the restaurant. Entirely
friend-funded, Zia Lucia's shareholders are personally involved in
the success of the restaurant. General Manager Alessio is a
well-known figure in the local neighbourhood, having lived and worked
on Holloway Road for over 20 years. The result is a restaurant that
is made up of a community of friends and locals alike.
The kitchen at Zia Lucia will be headed up by an award-winning
pizzaiolo, assisted by a young pizza virtuoso. Both pizzaioli are
passionate about the art of pizza and champions of acrobatic pizza.
With an open pizza kitchen, customers at Zia Lucia can book
overlooking seats and watch the spectacle of these talented chefs at
work as well as admire a stylish wood-fired oven, specifically
designed and handcrafted in Naples.
Priced from £7-£11, the wood-fired pizzas will feature
fresh, classic Italian toppings, all available on the four types of
dough. The menu also features white pizzas, with unusual toppings
such as pecorino cheese, truffle honey, asparagus, spicy orange sauce
and toasted almonds.
Alongside the pizzas, the menu features a selection of Italian style
starters, salads and desserts, including an innovative and appetising
pizza dessert. The drinks menu will focus on spritzes, negronis,
bottled beers from Italy and locally brewed in London, and wine and
prosecco sourced from small Italian producers back home.
With a seated capacity of 46 and an outside area seating 10, Zia
Lucia will be a warm, personable space that aims to bring a new twist
to the market and change the customer experience of enjoying genuine
*Zia Lucia will be soft-launching from mid-June, with 50% off food -
must book in advance*
157 Holloway Road N7 8LX London zialucia.com @zialuciapizza