If you want an authentic Italian experience in the capital look no further than family run pizzeria and osteria Pizzicotto. Husband and wife owners, James and Marianna Chiavarini made us feel immediately welcome as we sampled their gourmet carbs.

What to Expect

The staff at Pizzicotto all have a wealth of experience in the restaurant business and it shows. James took over the reins at the restaurant in 2015, after managing the family’s sister restaurant Il Portico since 2004. Chef Marianna Giglio has worked in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, and head pizzaiolo (that’s a man who makes pizza to you and I) Andrea Serricchio, is officially one of the best pizza chefs in the world. Competing in the World Pizza Championships for three years running, he always finishes in the top 20 among a massive field.


Have you ever tried a charcoal activated pizza base?

What to Try

The charcoal activated pizza is a must. The blackened base might give the allusion that your chef has taken their eye off the oven, however we’ve been assured the dough is meant to be that colour. Better for digestion, the alkaline base can absorb acids and toxins, so is one of the best things to eat to avoid a hangover, and can even be eaten by those who need to dine gluten-free!


The pizza oven is at the heart of the restaurant

What to Drink

We recommend pairing your pasta with one (or three) of their goblets of Negroni!

Best for…

Authentic Italian cooking. On any given day you can find organic charcuterie produced by the same family for over 235 years, rare breed and wild produce and daily handmade pasta. With a wood burning oven at its heart, Pizzicotto also prides itself on serving pizza unlike anywhere else in London. As a member of the Slow Food community, the Italian pizzeria uses 72 hour proofed stone ground dough shipped directly from a mill in the Apennine Mountains.


Pull up a stool and sip a Negroni or few…

Don’t Miss

Dessert! Although we know you’ll be fit to burst after the main course, don’t leave without sampling the sweet pizza. It comes loaded with fruit and custard, and the chocolate stuffed crust will provide the perfect finish to your Italian feast.


You’ll find Pizzicotto near High Street Kensington


A short walk from High Street Kensington tube station.

Pizzicotto | 267 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NA | Find out more about upcoming pizza and pasta masterclasses at www.pizzicotto.co.uk

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