26 September 2010

Santa Maria in South Ealing


Out of all the Westerly London boroughs, Ealing rates really low on the culinary map.  Aside from Sushi Hiro there aren't many restaurants that diners would justify you traipsing across to tondon to visit.  However, a little pizzeria called Santa Maria has changed all that since opening back in March.



Time Out has been raving about the place since it opened.  It has awarded the restaurant best pizzeria in London.  Most recently it made a worthy runner-up in the Time Out new cheap eats category  in this year's eating and drinking awards.  Not bad for a place which has been open for less than a year!

San Daniele

The pizzas are Neapolitan in style and cooked in a tiny wood fire oven at the back of the restaurant.  Prices are reasonable, starting at £4.50 with the most expensive pizza priced at £7.95. 

The thin bases of the pizzas are to-die-for, and I love their cracker-like lightness and crispiness.  I enjoyed the San Daniele, a fresh combination of parma ham, rocket, tomato and parmesan.


Santa Caterina
The AB a big peperoni fan went for the Santa Caterina - Neapolitan Salame and fresh chillies, and although he enjoyed his pizza he felt it lacked gusto, this was compounded by by the scarcity of the toppings which made the pizza look like it'd be picked at.

Verdict: So it may not be perfect, but it's a a great neighbourhood pizzeria serving quality food at wallet friendly prices.  I'll definitely be back.

Costs: Under £30 for two including drinks plus tip

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tested out Santa Maria after reading your blog and wow I wasn't disappointed - the one thing that impressed me was the pizza base, it was so thin and crispy.

Definitly would go back - great value!

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