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February 2, 2010 1:36 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know a good pizza restaurant in the vicinity of UCL, Gower Street?

Meeting a friend for lunch today, he suggested pizza and I have a suspicion that he wants to go to Pizza Express, slightly off which I have recently been put. If anyone could suggest a nice, inexpensive pizzeria vaguely near Gower Street that I could suggest as an alternative, it would be greatly appreciated.
posted by Edwahd to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I live in this area.

I'd walk over to Lambs Conduit and go to Ciao Bella.
posted by vacapinta at 1:52 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

La Caricatura was pretty good last (and only) time I tried it. 33 North Audley Street. The basic pizzas are mostly under £10.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:54 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Second Ciao Bella.
posted by numberstation at 1:57 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

I live here too (hi, vacapinta)

Thirding Ciao Bella. Though if you want something slightly different, there's okonomiyaki (aka Japanese 'pizza') at Abeno on Museum Street.
posted by tavegyl at 7:12 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ciao Bella.
posted by Hugobaron at 8:29 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

nthing Ciao Bella
posted by london302 at 8:53 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

We went to Ciao Bella, it was lovely. Complimentary olives and pecorino and massive tasty pizzas. My friend managed to entangle himself in a valentine's day balloon, much to the amusement of everyone nearby.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll put La Caricatura on a mental list for another day.
posted by Edwahd at 9:08 AM on February 2, 2010

Ciao Bella? Obviously I've missed the boat here, but you can do 100% better by heading to Spacca Napoli just south of Oxford St. Authentic Napolitan pizza, by Napolitan chefs, in Napolitan ovens. Second only to Franco Manca as London's best pizza.
posted by roofus at 10:58 AM on February 2, 2010

I thought Spacca Napoli doesn't exist anymore.
posted by vacapinta at 11:05 AM on February 2, 2010

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