There’s something comforting in having a good local pizza place that you go to time and time again, where you know the pizza is always going to be moreishly good, the staff friendly and the prices right. Firebrand Pizza in Marylebone is one of those hidden gems in the heart of Marylebone, just a hop, skip and a jump from where I work – ideal for those nights where we just want dinner to be easy.
The chef and owner of Firebrand Pizza has been making delicious sourdough pizzas since he was 7 years old in his native Italy and the experience shows as the pizzas are genuinely delicious. The proof is in the massive wood-fired oven that takes centre stage as soon as you walk into the quaint pizza joint.
The restaurant has a rustic feel, with local art adorning exposed brick walls and light wood tables and barstools throughout the restaurant, perfect for regulars and drop-ins.
The menu features an array of Antipasti dishes of delicious bechamel stuff champigon mushrooms, Mortadella, Spicy Salami, Parma Ham, Salami Milano and Bresola and mouth-watering prawns doused in butter and drizzled with lemon, herbs and chilli.
If the pizzas were any bit as good as our starter, we knew we’d be in for a real treat. The hardest part is choosing which one to have though – as they all sound absolutely incredible. Ndjuja, Salami, Mushroom, Tomato and Mozzarella, Goats Cheese, Caramelised Onion, Black Olives, Mozzarella and Aubergine, Courgette, Spinach, Parmesan, Mozzarella to name a few. We decided to go a bit off the beaten path and go with the server’s recommendations to share…
Taleggio, Caciotta, Parmesan and Gorgonzola for me – which was quite the guilty pleasure. Four decadent cheeses melted over a cripsy and thin sourdough base with white sauce. Each bite was different with notes of smokey, salty and indulgently cheesy.
Ciaran opted for the his go to of Spicy Salami, Roasted Peppers, Rocket, Mozzarella, Tomato – spicy, saucy and moreishly good. The pizzas are huge – I suggest if you go, bring a group of friends and share a couple pizzas between you. Pizza Farmingdale NY is a perfect place for genuine foodies.
To top off our indulgent, carb-laden dinner, we went for Ice Cream Union gelato – truly some of the best gelato I’ve ever tried in London. Dulce De Leche and Pistachio – both of which I was so happy we ordered. Be sure to order a bowl all to yourself because you will not want to share.
Firebrand Pizza is an awesome Marylebone locale, perfect for an easy date night and great for catching up with friends. The pizzas are delicious and the ambiance and service is wonderful. I’m looking forward to Firebrand’s roll out later this year! Hopefully they’ll open their next location in Clapham!
Firebrand Pizza | 41-43 Lisson Grove | Marylebone | London | NW1 6U
*I was a guest of Firebrand Pizza, but all opinions and views are my own.