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Zia Lucia to launch 5th London site in December & craft beer range

London’s well-loved independent pizzeria Zia Lucia, is set to bring its famous 4 doughs to a new South London location, opening on 11 December 2020.

Having first opened in Islington in 2016, Zia Lucia has survived two lockdowns by refining its delivery service, and is now focusing on positive times ahead with the launch of its fifth site, situated in the heart of Wandsworth.

With a seated capacity of 60, the new Wandsworth site will be sure to be a hit with the locals. And if future lockdowns take place, the site is already well equipped to switch into delivery mode and bring genuine Italian pizza directly to people’s homes.

Zia Lucia Wandsworth will feature fresh, classic Italian toppings, signature Arianna and Andrea Pirlo pizzas, and are available on all four types of 48-hour slow-fermented doughs, including traditional white flour, wholemeal, gluten-free and vegetable charcoal black base.

Toppings range from irresistible Italian favourites such as fiery nduja, spicy spianata salami, truffle sauce, honey, burrata, rich blue cheese gorgonzola and roasted pepperoni. The menu will also feature seasonal specials.

Alongside the pizzas is a selection of Italian-style starters, plates, salads and desserts.

To celebrate the new outlet, founders and friends, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D’Angelo have teamed up with Brighton brewery, Laine Brew Co to create a new range of craft beers, designed to complement each of the different pizza doughs at Zia Lucia and pasta doughs at sister restaurant, Berto Pasta.

The inaugural beer of the new brand, named Birra Cabriole, will be an unfiltered lager (4.6%) with a refreshing, crisp taste, meaning it pairs perfectly with traditional Italian food. It will be available in bottles throughout all Zia Lucia and Berto Pasta restaurants, and on tap and bottle in Laine Brew Co. pubs across the country.

Having started with an unfiltered, the next beers in development include a black lager beer and gluten-free option to ideally pair with the special doughs. With a dedicated e-commerce site also launching in December, there will be the chance for customers to do enjoy the beers when they prepare their own pasta and pizza at home.

As well as featuring the Birra Cabriole`, the drinks menu focuses on Italian style cocktails including Spritz and their winning Negroni, bottled beers brewed by their partner Laine Brew Co, as well as wine and prosecco sourced from a small Italian producer back home.