The second London location for Firebrand Pizza finds its home in Clerkenwell, following on from the Marylebone original which first opened its doors in 2016.
The dining room here is surprisingly swish for a pizzeria - you won’t find any picnic tablecloths or cliche Italian knick knacks here and can instead expect a contemporary, rustic space complete with cosy leather upholstered chairs, piles of wooden logs and a dedicated bar complete with bright orange bar stools.
When it comes to Firebrand Pizza’s menu, simple, high-quality ingredients are the name of the game here. To make its pizzas, Firebrand uses sourdough bases which have been proved for over 72 hours, as well as Caputo flour, San Marzano Tomatoes and 100% Fior Di Latte mozzarella, all of which are sourced from Naples.
The food offering kicks off with antipasti such as rosemary and mozzarella focaccia and deep-fried aubergine and parmesan balls with tomato mayonnaise. Next up, you can move on to main courses of either pizza or pasta - think sourdough bases topped with nduja, salami and mushrooms or hearty bowls of pasta filled with smoked pancetta and Pecorino carbonara. If you fancy something different though, there are also a selection of meat and fish dishes to try, including chargrilled ribeye steak served with chips, rocket and Parmesan or pan-fried sea bass with capers, olives, cherry tomato sauce and roast potatoes.
To finish off, choose between tempting Italian sweet treats such as tiramisu or lemon panna cotta. There is also a dedicated kids menu at Firebrand Pizza Clerkenwell for little ones, while grown ups can explore the list of Italian wines, cocktails and beers.
Don’t miss Firebrand’s Italian deli either (called Cotica and found in an adjacent room with a separate entrance) which sells a wide section of Italian produce to take home with you.