L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Stoke Newington 22

125 Stoke Newington Church Street , London, N16 0UH

L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele pizza Italian restaurant London

SquareMeal Review of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Stoke Newington

This unassuming-looking pizzeria has generated a fuss that few can match, thanks to its parent: a venerable Neapolitan restaurant lauded in the book and film Eat, Pray, Love. Stoke Newington provides the venue for the third outpost of ‘the best pizzeria in Naples’ (according to quite a few Neapolitans) and nothing distracts from its wood-fired sourdough gems. The menu lists just two pizzas – margherita and marinara, in two sizes – produced by a chirpy brigade of chefs at the back of this simple, brick-and-white dining room. There are no starters, sides or even condiments, but we weren’t disappointed. The pizzas arrive with slightly sloppy toppings and a chewy-yet-moist, charred crust; we recommend the double mozzarella, a bella blend of tomato tang and fior di latte milkiness. To drink, choose Birra Moretti beers or one of a handful of Italian wines (including a Melizie dessert wine to match the ready-made, cream-filled puddings). Sadly, service began to fall apart on our visit, perhaps unsurprisingly given the pressure from the growing queue. As ever with no-reservations restaurants, arrive early (or simply order a takeaway); with luck, the restaurant’s queuing app is now up and running, eliminating the need to line up. Is this the best pizza in London? Given the fierce competition we hesitate to make such a sweeping statement, but there’s no doubt da Michele’s contenders are superb, and a bargain. The only drawback is all that fuss.

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Stoke Newington Station 614m

Rectory Road Station 889m


Address: 125 Stoke Newington Church Street , London N16 0UH

Area: Stoke Newington Stamford Hill

Opening times

Wed-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Rio Cinema 1km

Hackney Downs 1km


Telephone: 020 7687 0009


Cuisine: Pizza Italian

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