Situated in a beautiful converted Edwardian house is Franco Manca’s Belsize Park venture. Inside it is bright and warm, with colourful mosaic-floor tiling and modern wooden finishes giving the restaurant a vibrant, yet laidback feel. The lively interior leads into a cosy terraced section peeking out onto the street, offering diners a great view with their pizza over Haverstock Hill.
The pizzeria is close to Belsize Park Station, a stone’s throw from an after-dinner stroll through Hampstead Heath - making the venue perfect for a midweek treat or a casual date. Nearby there are fascinating cultural sites such as Keat’s House, the Freud Museum, and the Hampstead Theatre.
Be sure to check out the daily specials blackboard which is updated according to season and includes topping delights such as fresh British Mozzarella, yellow Vesuvio tomatoes, and spicy Calabrian nduja. The slow-rising sourdough base is impressively made from an 18th century Italian starter and proved for twenty-four hours.
The wines are all 100% Italian, harvested from Piedmont, Abruzzo and Sicilian vineyards with varieties such as Nero Divola and Montepulciano on offer. The beers are no logo and are locally sourced from the borough of Camden.
One of the newest items on the menu is the no.7 curated by Michelin star chef Roy Cacares and inspired by Diego Vitagliano’s hometown of Naples. While the menu is regularly being innovated, the food still maintains its value for quality, with a focus on a great food experience.
Customers find the service friendly and consistent with the light, tasty, and fresh standard of the other branches. The location is fantastic and a great option for delicious pizza in north London.
The restaurant is disabled access and child-friendly with appropriate facilities. There is also a private area available for office meetings, family gatherings, and special occasions.