SquareMeal Review of
Zia Lucia Brook Green
Following on from its debut in Holloway, this pizzeria has opened a second neighbourhood site, this time in Brook Green. Zia Lucia is a respectable little outfit, with a rustic-inspired interior which seats around 50 diners, an authentic wood-fired oven and even a little counter for a Spritzer and a dollop of burrata. The star draw here is the pizzas themselves; try the Arianna (mozzarella, fresh sausage, Taleggio, pecorino and truffle honey) for something different, and match your topping to your lifestyle: health-conscious diners are catered for with both wholemeal and gluten-free bases. The charcoal variety has a subtle hint of smoke, without any bitterness. Drinks are cheap and generously portioned, as are starters and salads (the roasted butternut squash with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and capers is best). When the weather’s nice, there’s even alfresco seating so that you can enjoy your slices in the sun.