Radio Alice Pizzeria

A new pizzeria has arrived in the heart of Hoxton Square, named after a pirate radio station in Bologna where the two brothers, Salvatore and Matteo, are from.

The brothers already have five successful restaurants in Italy and now they have decided to open in the popular streets of East London. The restaurant is spread out over two floors with the chefs preparing the pizzas in the middle downstairs. There is also an adorable area outside, currently decorated with fairy lights but, no doubt, will be a hit in the summer.

Radio Alice Pizzeria have a slightly different way of cooking pizza – they use stone ground flour to keep the bases crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, cook the base first and then cut into eight slices and add the toppings, all evenly spread out. They cook this way to ensure that the flavours of the toppings are not lost during the baking process.

They keep the menu simple with a selection of piccoli including burrata, speck and apricots, speck and apricot and mortadella & pistachios. 

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There are nine pizzas to choose from and they are keen to mix it up a little each month with changing one or two pizzas on the menu. Radio Alice offers two bases – one with organic tomatos and one with a fiordilatte (mozerella type) base. I opted for the pork sausage, pecorino romano, tomato with a side of n’duja sausage. The slices were symmetrical as promised and it was lighter than other pizzas, with less cheese, so felt much healthier. Also the n’duja was spicy and so flavoursome!

The restaurant dealt well with my friend who was lactose intolerant and ensured that her dietary requirement was catered for. She opted for the anchovies, red onion, lemon zest, tomato, oregano and said it was great.

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The pizzas were priced between £7 and £13, so pretty reasonable with extras between £2-3.50.

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