SquareMeal Review of
Azzurri Streatham Vale
The Neopolitans who run this pair of pizzerias know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to their core product: the sourdough used for the pizzas is proved slowly and cooked quickly in a wood-fired oven whose temperature is carefully controlled to cook the crusts evenly, while the varied toppings revolve around bona fide Italian ingredients, from San Marzano tomatoes and spicy ’nduja, to sprouting broccoli and ricotta. The result? Light, evenly burnished, drool-worthy pizzas that are the stand-out stars of the kitchen’s output. The restaurant’s simple interiors let the food do the talking, and the vibe on an average evening is lively and bustling, with a mixture of local couples sharing a slice and a bottle of reasonably priced wine, and groups of friends pairing their pizzas with easy-going cocktails such as espresso Martinis. Save room for the daily-changing dessert too.