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Radio Alice

In the midst of London’s current artisanal pizza boom, what is it that sets Radio Alice apart? You could cite its looks (high ceilings, vibrant mural, pendant lamps over a marble bar), its founders (Emma King of Gail’s Bakery and Salvatore and Matteo Aloe of Berberè Pizza in Italy), its location (in a retrofitted school on Hoxton Square).

But it’s a single item from the menu of chewy, airy pizzas that really demonstrates why Radio Alice is special — and it’s a white pizza, at that. Topped with Prosciutto di Parma, fior di latte, and ever-irresistible burrata, it comes perfumed with a drizzle of orange-infused oil. It’s a small, simple touch, but a revelatory one: what other pizza is capable of transporting you to some far-off, exotic orchard with a single whiff?

Of course, it’s worth ordering some snacks as a prelude to your pizza (speck and apricots make a happy pairing, as do anchovies, butter, and still-warm bread). Get a tomato-based pizza while you’re at it: ’nduja- and caciocavallo-topped, if you’ve got a yen for spice; pork sausage- and pecorino romano-draped if not. And whatever you do, don’t forget the obligatory — and well-made — Negronis on the side.

16 Hoxton Square,
N1 6NT
+44 20 7018 3656
Opening Times
12-11:30pm Mon-Thurs; 12pm-12am Fri-Sat; 12-11pm Sun
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