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World-Famous Neapolitan Pizzeria Will NOT Open Second London Site [Updated]

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele dismiss reports they’ve acquired a site on Baker Street

Da Michele’s famous pizza
Daniel Young

The “world’s most famous pizzeria” has reportedly found a site on Baker Street to open a second London restaurant. MCA reported that Serena Sarnataro who runs the UK franchise of the restaurant has secured the site formerly occupied by Chickens & Foxes at 199 Baker Street.

The restaurant contacted Eater London this morning to dismiss the reports, saying that they do not have plans for a second site in the UK at the moment.

Earlier this year, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele brought their famous wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas to a site on Stoke Newington’s Church Street in north east London. One of the best pizzerias in Naples has fairly easily translated as one of the best Neapolitan pizzerias in London. Long queues form outside the restaurant — not merely because of hype — every day of the week. They serve only two pizzas: a margherita (with mozzarella) and a marinara (without).

Including it in Eater London’s Essential pizza guide, Daniel Young wrote: “It’s not easy to live up to the reputation of “most famous pizzeria in the world,” especially with high staff turnover, but the Stoke Newington branch of the legendary Da Michele has somehow managed it.” The original pizzeria in Naples famously featured in the film Eat Pray Love in 2010.

Two branches of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele operate in Japan; when they opened in London this year, it was the brand’s second European franchise after a site in Rome. MCA also reported that Sarnataro is not expected to open further branches in London, but may expand elsewhere in Europe. Eater London have been told that no formal plans to expand currently exist.

L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele

199 Baker Street, , England NW1 6UY 020 7935 6458 Visit Website