L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Soho
Last Updated: 9th August 2019
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is opening a second restaurant in London.
Technically, they already have. The 150 year old Neapolitan pizzeria opened their first branch in Stoke Newington in 2017 to much hoo-ha and excitement, having flown pizzaiolos over to learn directly from the masters so that they could perfectly recreate what has been hailed as “the best pizza in the world”.
They then legally moved the name to another pizzeria in Baker Street, which is currently their London flagship, while the Stokey spot lives on as the Vicoli di Napoli (no relation). And it’s been so barnstormingly popular that they’re now opening an actual sophomore branch in Soho.
Taking over from one of the oldest Patisserie Valerie sites in the city, it’ll be making its home on Old Compton Street, and will open later this summer. Like the Baker Street branch, it’ll serve the same expanded menu from the Naples original: their two classic pizzas, the Margherita and Marinara; the Marita (a half-and-half number); the O’Cazone with pressed pork and salami; the Salsiccia e Friarelli with fennel sausage; and their fried pizza. They’re also promising new pizza toppings that are currently under wraps…
…but it’ll be hard to top the originals.
NOTE: L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Soho will open later this summer. We’ll be back with the full scoop when they do…
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Soho | 44 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TY
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