Preview: Zia Lucia’s Pink Pizza for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Zia Lucia launched in Islington back in June. Serving Londoners a slice of contemporary pizza goodness, Zia Lucia’s unique variety of Italian 48-hour, slow-fermented doughs are inspired by ancient traditions brought from across Italy to London.

The recipes on offer range from the traditional flour dough to an unusual vegetable charcoal black base, from a healthy wholemeal option to special gluten-free dough.

To show their respect for Breast Cancer Awareness month happening in October, Zia Lucia will be swapping their traditional dough option to a pink one, with a percentage of all proceeds going to charity. Zia Lucia’s beetroot infused ‘pink pizza’ dough will be available throughout the whole month of October, alongside the three other options, including wholemeal, charcoal and made without gluten. Guests can choose from an array of classic and unusual toppings to go with their preferred dough, including a mouth-watering Vegan option made using butternut squash cream, and delicious ‘pizza bianco’ options that swap the tomato base for olive sauce and truffle honey.

Alongside the pizzas, the menu features a selection of Italian style starters, salads and desserts, including an innovative and appetising pizza dessert. The drinks menu focuses on spritzes, negronis, bottled beers from Italy and locally brewed in London, and wine and prosecco sourced from small Italian producers back home. With a seated capacity of 46 and an outside area seating 10, Zia Lucia is a warm, personable space, bringing a new twist to the market and changing the customer experience of enjoying genuine Italian pizza.

Situated on Holloway Road, Zia Lucia, which translates as ‘Auntie Lucia’, is run by a team of passionate Italians. Founders, friends and Holloway residents, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D’Angelo have created Zia Lucia with the help of family, friends and local figures, with the aim of bringing an authentic taste of Italy to the burgeoning foodie pocket of Islington.

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