Food: Zia Lucia (Pizza Club Rides Again!)

Last week, on a sultry, warm Tuesday evening, I met up with two of the other Pizza Club lovelies (Connie and Vicky) for a review of Zia Lucia, a cute little spot in Islington which opened back in June. 

With a sweet little restaurant and seats outside (where we happily sat), this is a great little place, and is definitely popular – people were happily queueing for fifteen or thirty minutes or more to pull up a chair and share a slice.

We started proceedings with generous Aperol spritzes, which were mixed to perfection! I find being too heavy-handed either way can leave you with a very bitter or an overly sweet drink, but these were great while we perused the menu, caught up on each other’s news, and felt a little sad that the lovely Emma couldn’t make this outing (we missed you, lovely!).

For starters we opted for the sharing board with focaccia and added a burrata, because pizza club members really like cheese…

The focaccia was a triumph – a little charred, a little chewy, a little crispy, and the perfect accompaniment to the meats and cheeses we were sharing.

Salty cured meats, creamy burrata, tangy dolcelatte, and goat’s cheese paired with honey? What a way to start the meal.

For our mains we decided to go for three different pizzas which we could split between the three of us. At Zia Lucia they have four different bases to choose from – traditional, gluten free, wholemeal and charcoal. Being the intrepid pizza sleuths we are we chose three different bases as well as three different toppings. You’re welcome.

On the traditional base we went for the N’duja pizza. Simple tomato, mozzarella and generous helpings of rich, spicy n’duja sausage, this was rated by all of us (even me – I don’t do spice very well, but this was so delicious I had to have a slice, overheating be darned!).

On the wholemeal base we opted for the Vegana – butternut squash cream, fresh tomatoes da campo, asparagus and sun dried tomato. We added a little mozzarella to the pizza but it turned out it wasn’t required – the butternut squash was delicious with an awesome creamy, silky mouth feel. A winner of a vegan pizza, just as it is, without added cheese.

On the charcoal base we had what turned out to be my favourite of the trio, the Arianna. the combination of mozzarella, fresh sausage, taleggio goat’s cheese, pecorino cheese and truffle honey was superb! This is the pizza I’ll definitely be returning for.

A trio of delicious pizzas. How lucky we are.

I really enjoyed our visit to Zia Lucia and I was so impressed with how helpful the staff were, and how much they knew about the dishes and their ingredients. Amazing food!

When we arrived at 6.30pm the place was just starting to get busy – by the time we left a couple of hours later it was packed, so that may be worthwhile factoring in when you visit. Reservations can be made by emailing, and the restaurant is open every day except Monday, 11.30am -10.30pm. Thank you very much to the team at Zia Lucia for hosting us so well!

Zia Lucia
157 Holloway Road, 
N7 8LX

Zia Lucia Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: As mentioned within the post, we were hosted for dinner and our food and drinks were complimentary. All opinions and wussiness about spicy food are entirely my own.


  1. Roaming Required
    1st September 2016 / 7:09 am

    This looks all so good! Never really had an Aperol spritz, feel like I've seen them everywhere this summer. Am I missing something?

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:04 pm

      They are so good, Roma! Definitely seek one out while the sun is still around!

  2. Angie Silver
    1st September 2016 / 7:55 am

    You had me at focaccia…

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:05 pm

      So, so good – dipped in olive oil and balsalmic….

  3. LaaLaa Monroe
    1st September 2016 / 9:04 am

    I like this different variety of pizza's here. I can't say I've had many different types of pizzas when I use to eat them frequently x

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:05 pm

      I loved the range – pizza can get a bit 'same-y' I find, so all the different options were fab!

  4. bethany naismith
    1st September 2016 / 9:14 am

    I do love a good aperol spritz! All of this looks so good though!

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Such a treat – thrilled to find a great wee spot!

  5. Elizabeth S
    1st September 2016 / 10:38 am

    Oh my gosh those are some seriously good looking eats! The next time I'm on the mainland I'll definitely have to check this place out.

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Oh I hope you do – super tasty and lovely staff!

  6. Stella Olojola
    1st September 2016 / 11:51 am

    Wow the food looks very delicious. I bet it was.

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:07 pm

      So good – I was full to the brim afterwards but had absolutely no regrets!

  7. Emma Julia
    1st September 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I was at home in bed with a serious case of pizza envy…!

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:35 pm

      You poor love! We'll get pizza club #3 in the diary very soon!

  8. Liz Mays
    1st September 2016 / 12:25 pm

    You are killing me with this deliciousness! I want those yummy pizzas so much. The crust looks scrumptious!

    • Claire
      1st September 2016 / 12:36 pm

      It was so, so good – I was glad I'd had salad for lunch, more room for yumminess!

  9. Nicol
    1st September 2016 / 1:08 pm

    i love pizza! those look so delish. I'm really intrigued on the charcoal base

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:57 am

      It was so good – I didn't know what to expect, but I loved it!

  10. Jessica Ayun
    1st September 2016 / 1:15 pm

    All look heavenly! The Salty cured meats, creamy burrata, tangy dolcelatte, and goat's cheese paired with honey is just too perfect! 🙂

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:58 am

      It was a real treat!

  11. Samantha Rickelton
    1st September 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I am always jealous reading about your pizza clubs – I think you may have inspired me to start one with my girl friends. Your pizzas look divine x

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:58 am

      Such a good idea – there are some great pizza spots in the NE too.

  12. Dannii Martin
    1st September 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Those pizzas look amazing! But, I would happily just eat that starter over and over again. I love picky bits.

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:58 am

      Picky bits are the best – I could happily do them for each and every meal!

  13. Melanie Ed
    1st September 2016 / 6:30 pm

    The pizzas look fantastic, i may have to pay them a visit.

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:59 am

      Definitely worthwhile, Mel 🙂

  14. Daniella Keating
    1st September 2016 / 6:31 pm

    The pizzas look amazing! I definitely need to check this out.Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:59 am

      Let me know how you get on!

  15. ana de jesus
    1st September 2016 / 7:05 pm

    The butternut squash pizza sounds amazing and it looks rich and filling.

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 7:59 am

      It really was – such an amazing option for vegans or vegetarians.

  16. Annie Bean
    1st September 2016 / 7:40 pm

    That pizza looks amazing. My tummy is really really rumbling. That right there is bloody good!

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 8:00 am

      Always a good sign!

  17. Rhian Westbury
    1st September 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Good idea to get three pizzas to try a bit of, I always get really jealous of other peoples food when it comes through x

    • Claire
      2nd September 2016 / 8:00 am

      Me too! I love when you can share and have a little of each.

  18. Gary Berry
    2nd September 2016 / 9:22 am

    Those pizzas! Gary x

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:16 pm

      They were heavenly! Every time I spot this post my tummy starts rumbling!

  19. Hannah Heartss
    2nd September 2016 / 10:08 am

    Okay. I'm hungry now. Where's my pizza at?!!

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Haha, I think that every time I happen upon this post!

  20. Mona lisa
    2nd September 2016 / 10:46 am

    Goodness my gosh those are some genuinely gorgeous eats!…This looks all so good!..I like this distinctive assortment of pizza's here.

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Absolutely true – gorgeous!

  21. Milly Youngman
    2nd September 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Pizzaaaa <3 These look so good, have meant to try Zia Lucia's for a while now!

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Oh you must, Milly – really beautiful spot, and fantastic pizza!

  22. Harriet Shearsmith
    3rd September 2016 / 10:42 am

    WOW! Can I join your pizza club? Pretty please!? Also, Charcoal base looks awesome! H x

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:19 pm

      I think we may be adding members before long – I'll keep you posted!

  23. beautyqueenuk
    3rd September 2016 / 7:45 pm

    This looks just amazing and I am not really that big a fan of pizza x

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Sounds like Zia Lucia may need to be on your to-do list!

    • Claire
      6th September 2016 / 12:20 pm

      It was fabulous – I'm already planning another visit!

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