The King’s Road is a very long road and it stretches beyond World’s End until it becomes New King’s Road and leads us to Eel Brook Common, which I love. In and around this leafy area a new pizzeria has opened. It’s called Santa Maria and some folks may already know about it from its original Ealing restaurant.
Santa Maria prides itself on its traditional Neapolitan pizzas that are cooked in their wood fired oven …
… and it is already proving popular amongst the locals – not least because of its eye-catching interior that seems very intriguing when you’re walking past.
I popped in for an early supper with the OH and Little Man after a visit to the playground on Eel Brook Common.
And for me, the evening started with a glass of Prosecco while …
… the OH poured himself a beer.
Some of you may already know that I gave up wheat at the start of the year and because Santa Maria doesn’t serve gluten-free pizzas I thought I’d test the pizzas on two huge pizza fans when I was invited in to review.
The OH had the San Giuseppe with smoked mozzarella, rare breed Yorkshire sausage, friarielli (wild broccoli), chilli flakes and parmesan.
And Little Man ordered his favourite: margarita pizza with mushrooms.
Both pizzas were devoured. The OH was particularly impressed with his and Little Man took home what he couldn’t finish. The toppings looked amazing and the thin base of each pizza looked very tempting.
I ordered a few side dishes to make up my main. They included meatballs with ricotta cheese …
… caponata, which arrives with bread as a starter.
And I also enjoyed a mixed salad to accompany my very tasty dishes.
For dessert, the OH ordered a tiramisu …
… Little Man enjoyed (another) ice cream this weekend and …
… I had a lemon sorbet floating in lemoncello.
Overall, this was a very satisfying visit. The staff were all very friendly, the interior made the restaurant somewhere you wanted to be and the food was all very good. Definitely a great spot!
Santa Maria Pizzeria, 92-94 Waterford Road, Chelsea, SW6 2HA