A stone's throw from Chelsea's Sloane Square, Cinquecento Pizzeria is a restaurant on a mission - to serve the best Neapolitan pizza in London. Having worked in the first ever Franco Manca, the team behind Cinquecento decided to set up their own neighbourhood restaurant serving true Neapolitan pizza in a cosy setting. Everything from the décor, to the fact that all the staff are from Italy, make the pizzeria feel like a genuine escape from London.
The small dining room at Cinquecento Pizzeria has a number of framed pictures on the walls, and plants hanging down from above, which give the space an almost homely feel. In one corner sits the huge pizza which churns out the restaurant's iconic pies, while a tiny bar is tucked away in the opposite corner.
The food menu covers plenty of ground, with a range of different starters and appetizers available to order before the main event. Dishes range from buratta served with 24 month San Daniele ham, and traditional aubergine parmigiana, to lighter options such as avacado bruschetta and neapolitan brocolli topped with fennel sausage. Meanwhile fried options include montanara (fried pizza) and frittantina (fired pasta).
Cinquencento is, however, obviously best known for its Neapolitan-style pizzas which are made from dough fermented for 48 hours. A range of different pizzas are available including everything from classics such as a margherita, to one which comes topped with fried aubergine and buratta. There's also the option to add extra toppings for an additional price. If you have any room left afterwards, desserts include tiramisu and cannolo.
When it comes to drinks, the wine list is almost exclusively made up of Italian wines, with a variety of choices available both by the glass and bottle. If wine's not your thing, there are also plenty of cocktails and beers on offer, as well as a selection of soft drinks too.