There’s nothing better than an awesome pizza. If I were stuck on an island and only had one food to eat for the rest of eternity, pizza would be part of my top 3. London is home to some really great pizza joints, and Pizza Pilgrims is one of my all time favourites. I first had Pizza Pilgrims a few years ago at their first permanent restaurant on Dean Street. My fiancé had told me how amazing the pizza was (admittedly at the time, I took what he said with a grain of salt, but was very pleasantly surprised when I took my first bite). It was love at first bite and I’ve been a fan ever since.
On Saturday night, I met up with Lauren from the Lifestyle Diaries and Andrea from Andrea’s Passions for a few drinks and we got a bit hungry so we headed to Pizza Pilgrims in Kingly Court for a delicious bite to eat.
Followed by these delicious Carciofi Fritti – Deep fried artichoke hearts with rosemary salt. We each could have eaten the entire mini tin full of these crunchy, perfectly seasoned delights to ourselves. They tasted great on their own, but would have been even better with a little sauce. For me, the ideal dipping sauce would have been ranch or marinara. Nonetheless, these golden brown morsels were the perfect appetizer.
Each of us ordered our own pizza – it was the best way to try a few different ones! The Salami Margherita is a classic, with Neopolitan black pepper salami. All of the pizzas from Pizza Pilgrims are Neapolitan style with an incredible crust. When I was at Pizza Pilgrims a few months ago, the person sat next ate their entire pizza, and left all of the delicious crust on the plate – which needless to say left us devastated because it truly is the best pizza crust I’ve ever had.
The Nduja Margherita with spicy Calabrian pork sausage is delicious as well if you like a kick to your pizza. For me, I have a really low tolerance for spice, so I was feeling the burn, but if you like a little heat this pizza is a winner.I decided to order something a bit different from the Margarita this time and opted for the Portobello Mushroom & Truffle White Pizza loaded with portobello mushrooms, fior di latte, parmesan, basil and truffle oil. It was outstanding and being greedy, I probably could have eaten two… It’s nice to switch it up sometimes and have a white-based pizza and I love anything food that incorporates truffles. It adds the perfect amount of richness to the pizza without being over-indulgent. A definite winner in my book!
We topped up our vino, demolished our pizzas and went on our merry ways home. If you’re in Central London, make the pilgrimage over to their Dean Street or Kingly Court locations for some of the best wood-fired Neapolitan Pizza in town and let me know how you get on! Also, if you’re like my fiancé and want to take a shot at making your own pizzas at home, check out the Pizza Pilgrims Recipe Book.
11 Kingly Street
London, W1B 5PW