This is a sponsored article on behalf of Laboratorio Pizza.
Craving a taste of la dolce vita? Look no further Fitzrovia's freshest new pizza and pasta joint where dinner, lunch, and even Happy Hour all come with a serious side of Italian flair.
This is Laboratorio Pizza: a little slice of Napoli in central London. The brainchild of chef — and bona fide Neapolitan — Ivan Simeoli, Laboratorio Pizza puts artisanal breadmaking at the heart of its menu, with all its doughy delights freshly prepared from scratch on-site.
Following the success of Laboratorio Pizza's first branch in Brick Lane, Simeoli now brings a menu that draws on centuries of Mediterranean culinary tradition to Fitzrovia. Think wood-fired sourdough pizzas slathered in San Marzano tomatoes and fior di latte mozzarella, delicate antipasti, and street food favourites like pizza fritta, a popular Neapolitan dish that involves deep-frying dough until it's nice and crispy.
There's fresh pasta, too — choose between the likes of fusilli tossed in Italian basil pesto, pappardelle with 48-hour cooked ragu, and Cornish crab tonnarelli. What's more, you can even recreate the Laboratorio Pizza experience at home thanks to its pasta counter, which sells fresh mafalde, paccheri, and ravioloni off the menu for you to take away.
And the best bit? This September, you get to stuff your face for less, with an Eat Out to Help Out-style scheme that gets you 50% off your bill every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this month when you book via this link (excludes alcoholic drinks).
Diners can also indulge in a bit of thrifty feasting later in the week courtesy of Laboratorio Pizza's Italian Aperitivo Happy Hour — exclusively available at its Fitzrovia location. From 4pm to 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays, you can enjoy any craft cocktail from the menu (we're talking Aperol Spritz, classic negronis and limoncello bellinis with Amalfi lemon zest) along with Italian nibbles like Nocellara olives and mini focaccia for just £9.99 a pop.