Our special dough has a 24-hour rising time which makes our pizza alla pala very digestible. Cooked on a stone base in an electric oven firing at a super hot 330°C, the edges and bottom have a crisp crunchiness about them, while the centre is soft and airy. This is just one of our pizza’s secrets, created and cooked the Arancina way. Three sizes available:
The Pala – 85x25cm – the biggest one, ideal for sharing (or not sharing if you are uber hungry)
The Paletta® – 32x25cm – ideal for one person; if you can’t decide on your favourite flavour, divide it in half for two pizzas on one base
The Slice – pick your favorite slice between all the freshly made ones at the restaurant counter; plenty to choose from all day long
Following the original recipe from Palermo, these deep fried saffron risotto balls are becoming more and more popular by the day with our local Londoners. We named our restaurant after this product and we hand make them with perfection, every day. Choose from 4 fillings: 2 permanent resident flavours - Beef Ragu with peas or Ham & Cheese; plus 2 seasonal vegetarian options that change every couple of months. We also offer a similar Roman product, “the Roman Suppli” which is a deep fried ball of beef ragù risotto with a melted heart of mozzarella in the centre. Truly YUMMY!
We also offer a broad selection of other freshly made regional Italian dishes: beef or veggie lasagna; melanzane alla parmigiana and the infamous “Mimmo style” roasted chicken legs. Got room for dessert? We make those too :-) all strictly Italian! Tiramisu, ricotta and pear cake, Espresso crème brulee and the unbeatable cannoli!
Arancina pizzerias can be found in Rome and London and are loved for their particular style of artisan hand-stretched, hand-topped rectangular pizza – Pizza alla Pala. Made the Arancina way, to a secret recipe, with a blend of premium flours and extended fermentation time, this pizza – fired in a stone bake oven and served on a traditional wooden board - has a distinct crisp outer crust and a lighter, airy, textured bite. Get a whopping 85cm long pala to share; an individual Paletta® or just a slice, alla Taglio.
Beyond their moreish pizza, the restaurant serves a broad variety of freshly made traditional regional dishes from Italy.
The privately owned chain of now 7 restaurants, first founded in 1996, was brought to London by Edoardo and Michele Mortari – brothers, both pizzaiolo and successful entrepreneurs with a passion for real Italian food.
Rustic yet modern, the interiors of the Notting Hill and Westbourne Grove branches blend earthy wood, aluminium and exposed bricks. Both are filled with quirky details not to mention half a remnant each of their five day car journey across Europe in their family owned Fiat Cinquecento which sits in two parts in the windows of the two London branches. For the full story of the travelling Fiat Cinquecento’s journey read here…
"Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…”, was how Edoardo began describing Arancina’s new Piaggio Porter before his brother begged him back to planet Earth. “WHOA. Easy tiger. That last bit’s beyond far-fetched. Earthling return.”
Okay, so Porter’s not a make believe superhero. But with a built-in super-hot stone bake oven, this four-wheeler really does fire up the crispest, crunchiest real Arancina hand-made pizzas fresh, anywhere on the spot - which is in fact so much more impressive than leaping 20ft high.
Follow Arancina’s Porter’s road trip adventures on twitter; it’ll be driving to festivals, events, markets and private parties across the UK and we wouldn’t want for you to miss it!
It’s little and it’s cool … and it’s available for private parties, weddings, markets and festivals – Piaggio Porter is our super fun mobile-pizza-oven that fires out the very best Roman crisp crust yummy Arancina Pizzas on the spot.
To find out how we can cater to your needs, please send Edoardo an email – he’ll be happy to help you out.
19 PEMBRIDGE ROAD
+44 (0)20 7221 7776
Mon-Sat 8am to 11pm
Sun and Bank Holidays 9am to 11pm
Arancina is a fast casual pizzeria and tavola calda with no table service.
Walk-ins are always welcome or you can reserve a 1-hour table using the form below.
If you would like to hear about the latest vacancies at Arancina, please feel free to send us your CV at email@example.com or pop in and say hi.
Arancina has expanded into retail as well. To find out more about our range of fresh chilled products and where you can buy them, please visit www.thearancinabrand.com