Arancina Bayswater

19 Westbourne Grove , London, W2 4UA

Arancian London pizza restaurant

SquareMeal Review of Arancina Bayswater

Brothers Edoardo and Michele Mortari take fast food very seriously. Their business in London and Rome is based on pizza and arancine – the Sicilian spelling for the saffron rice balls that originated in Palermo. The otherwise modest shopfronts of the two London branches display a bright-orange Fiat 500, cut in half, in the window. Both have a takeaway service as well as compact dining rooms that attract a varied crowd: from local yummy mummies to Italians seeking authentic flavours. The arancine are served as starters, with various fillings: ham and cheese, beef ragu, mushroom or ricotta and spinach. Pizzas have both traditional and innovative toppings (’nduja and buffalo mozzarella, for instance) and there’s a long list of optional extras. The crisp bases come from handmade slow-rising dough using premium flour and minimal yeast. Other traditional dishes include lasagne, roast chicken, salads and desserts such as tiramisu or espresso crème brûlée. Drink first-rate coffee or Moretti beer, Italian wines and cocktails. Arancina also runs a pizza van, which attends street-food events across the summer.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Royal Oak Tube Station 225m

Royal Oak Station 413m


Address: 19 Westbourne Grove , London W2 4UA

Area: Paddington Bayswater

Opening times

Mon-Sun 8am-11pm (Sun 9.30am- )

Nearby Landmarks

U.C.I. Whiteleys 8 Cinema 158m

Westbourne Gardens 203m


Telephone: 020 7792 9777


Cuisine: Italian

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