Last night I went to the recently opened 'Theo's Pizzeria" in Camberwell. Owned by Theo Lewis (ex Head Chef of Pizza East), this pizzeria is an elegant version of Franco Manca, and offers a selection of Neapolitan pizzas and antipasti.
The restaurant has three seating areas and a garden. On the left side of the restaurant is the main seating area, the decoration is minimalist white walls with wooden benches, bistro chairs and marble tables. In the middle, there is another room with a chimney, which I think will be used mainly for groups or when the main area is full. This area has access to the garden. I really liked this room as it felts like you were in somebody's dining room and not in a restaurant. The right side of the restaurant is a multifunction area, it includes the entrance, the kitchen with a massive wood oven and seating area with bar stools and high tables.
My friend and I ordered two pizzas and a cloudy apple juice (Both of us are doing Stop October so we avoided wine and beers!). We shared a Margherita with a supplement of salami and a Pancetta. Both pizza were delicious - the perfect Neapolitan pizza. Both had a perfectly risen dough with some black marks due to the hot stone of the oven, a puffy crust and a smooth droopy centre. I had a preference for the Pancetta as I thought the Margherita didn't have enough tomato on it. My boyfriend liked them both.

The only disappointment of the evening was the wait ! The restaurant didn't have a lot of customers at the beginning but we waited 20 minutes to get our pizzas, we also had to catch the attention of the waitress to remind her about our drinks.
We also had the same issue when we requested the bill. Our waitress forgot to bring our bill, the restaurant was a bit more busy at that time. We would have not minded if the waitress was busy serving other people as it is understandable, but instead she was looking after lighting candles on empty tables behind us (which BTW were still empty when we left). We decided to catch the attention of another waitress and she brought the bill straight away.

Overall I had a good evening with great pizzas. It is slightly more expensive than Franco Manca but it's worth it. The pizzas are much bigger and the ingredients tasted better.
I will probably come back to Theo's Pizzeria as it is only 15 minutes walk from my flat, I will however wait a bit so they have time to get more experience and improve their service.

Margherita : tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil
Pancetta: mozzarella, chestnut mushroom and red onion
Theo's Pizzeria 
2 Grove Lane
London SE58SY
Twitter: @TheosPizzaLdn
Theo's  Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment

  1. Ohh the pizzas do look amazing though! I do love sourdough pizza, it is so delish. Thats a shame about the service though, sure it will improve with time! x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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