Pizza with all the bases: Zia Lucia

I love great pizza, so was so excited to get to go back to Zia Lucia in Holloway. I still remember when they first opened, so it was great to see the expanded restaurant and be welcomed by the lovely staff.

One of my favourite things about Zia Lucia is their unique variety of Italian 48-hour slow fermented doughs inspired by ancient traditions brought from across Italy to London. Zia Lucia and use 4 different flours to create four signature pizza doughs: from traditional to wholemeal, from gluten free to the black dough – a huge hit among customers and food’s critics – a signature crust made with vegetable charcoal flour.

I decided to go on the wild side and try the charcoal based pizza base, I have eaten most of the other bases and the idea of a slightly blackened base intrigued me. I fancied a saltier taste for my toppings so went for the Napoli, which has tomatoes, Mozzarella, anchovies and capers, I love a bit of spice so added some chillies. The pizza was delicious, there are many good pizza spots in London, but you have not tasted a great pizza until you have tried one of the pizzas from Zia Lucia. The vegetable charcoal base, was not as frightening as I assumed it would be. It had a lovely charcoal flavour to it and combined with the saltiness in the anchovies and capers it was a perfect combo.

Why not try it for yourself?

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