Delivery: Faster than ever
London’s well-loved independent pizzeria Zia Lucia is set to bring its famous 4 doughs to a new South London location, on 11th 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.
So what’s the latest, Zia Lucia?
To celebrate the launch, founders and friends, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D’Angelo have teamed up with Brighton brewery, Laine Brew Co. to create Birra Cabriolè – a new range of craft beers – designed to be paired up with the different pizza doughs at Zia Lucia and pasta doughs at the sister restaurant, Berto Pasta.
Claudio and Gianluca’s inaugural beer of the new brand named Birra Cabriolè will be an unfiltered lager (4.6%) with a refreshing, crisp taste, meaning it pairs perfectly with traditional Italian food. Having brought their signature combination of authenticity and innovation to London’s pizza and pasta scene, Gianluca and Claudio were keen to develop a new label of craft beers with the same ethos in mind.
Birra Cabriolè by Zia Lucia, a new range of craft beers
Birra Cabriolè is inspired by Claudio and Gianluca’s love of Southern Italy’s coastline.
We wanted it to evoke the feeling of drinking a refreshing crisp beer at the sunset after a long hot day at the beach.
After bringing their vision to the brew masters at Laine, they developed a recipe that is refreshing, but earthy, combining on one hand great British craftsmanship and on the other, the genuine taste of Italian unfiltered lager. Birra Cabriolè will be available in bottles throughout all Zia Lucia and Berto Pasta restaurants for £5 per bottle, 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 doughs in the restaurants, making the drinks just as much a part of the eating experience.
With a dedicated e-commerce site also launching in December, there will be the chance for customers to do the same when they prepare their own pasta and pizza at home. At the forefront of London’s pizza renaissance, Zia Lucia’s first independent pizzeria on Holloway Road brought unusual doughs, delectable toppings and Italian community flair to North London and has been a huge hit with locals and visitors ever since. And then with their new neighbourhoods when they opened the other sites in Hammersmith, Wembley, Aldgate East and their pasta brand Berto Pasta in Islington.
Welcome to Wandsworth, Zia Lucia!
Since its humble inception, Zia Lucia has become renowned for its impressive selection of 48-hour slow-fermented doughs, including a traditional 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 peppers.
The drinks menu focuses on Italian style cocktails including Spritz and their award winning Negroni, bottled beers including the craft beer Birra Cabriolè developed by Zia Lucia founders, as well as wine and prosecco sourced from a small Italian producer back home.
And if future lockdowns take place, they are already well equipped to switch into delivery mode and bring genuine Italian pizza directly to people’s homes.
Zia Lucia, 356 Old York Road, SW18 1SS Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:30am till 22:30 Delivery available on Ubereats, Deliveroo and Justeat.
Birra Cabriolè will be available to buy from birracabriole.com and laine.co.uk from December 18th in 6x330ml bottles.