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James and Marianna Chiavarini

James and Marianna Chiavarini

With over 50 years in the neighborhood restaurant business, The Chiavarini family opened Pizzicotto in 2015 to great acclaim. Opposite Holland Park and the new design museum, Pizzicotto is an Italian bistro and pizzeria reimagined for present day London. Husband and wife team James and Marianna are on site to welcome you in for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as serving the best weekend brunch in London UK.

La Cucina

La Cucina

Chef Daniele Miconi’s journey of culinary excellence started early at the most prestigious of Italian cooking schools I.P.S.S.A.R di Rieti. Working for several years in renowned Michelin starred establishments in Italy, his thoughtful and creative dishes blend respect for tradition with a passion for technical and contemporary cuisine. Our commitment to provenance ensures direct, strong partnerships with specialist farmers in the UK and Italy, including Chianina beef, seasonal game, porchetta, wild sika venison, artisan charcuterie and rare cheeses.

wood burning oven

The Wood Burning Oven

Andrea Serricchio is the most passionate and fanatical of all pizzaioli. His reputation for quality and obsessive attention to detail was cemented last year at the world pizza championships in Parma, where he was voted in the top 50 pizzaioli in the world, and the top 10 in Italy. Our dough is proofed for no less than 72 hours before we begin working it, ensuring a complex, light, and delectable base. We work closely with the seasons, sourcing the most flavourful and remarkable ingredients to feature daily.