Being Italian and a self-confessed pizza connoisseur I’ve been on the hunt for an authentic Neapolitan pizza here in the UK for quite some time…
Seeking authenticity amongst the multitude of Italian high street restaurants and takeaways is always a challenge, however, tucked away in the back streets of Streatham is the holy grail of pizzerias – Bravi Raggazi.
Thought you had to go to Naples for the best pizzas? Think again. A light, beautifully air-bubbled base, perfectly cooked in their wood fire oven and nothing but the freshest ingredients for toppings – they’ve got it down to a tee. I often go for their classic and simple ‘Bufalina’ – tomato, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and buffalo mozzarella – but if I’m going in with a real appetite I indulge with their signature ‘Bravi Ragazzi’ – a pizza divided into quarters for you to sample the most popular varieties they have to offer; Diavola, Mimosa, Crudo e Rucola and Capriciosa.
Serving such amazing food in such a small restaurant has its downside; getting a table can be hard, especially as they don’t take reservations, but if you’re not willing to wait you can always order to takeaway!
I’m by no means a pizza snob – I will quite happily and very easily consume any type of pizza going – but I know a good pizza when I taste one and whilst the thought of having to wait any longer for a table fills me with fear it would be very wrong of me not to share this little slice of heaven.