Welcome to Lamezia
Fresh Pasta & Pizza
Our main menu changes seasonally & we have combined trusted Italian traditions with exciting new twists.
We have been voted "Most progressive Italian food in the British Isles" by Olive magazine 2019.
"Best kids menu" by Little London Magazine and in June 2019 we were shortlisted for "Best International Cuisine" at the British Restaurant Awards.
Lamezia is our family-run Italian restaurant.
We named it after the city in the beautiful southern Italian region of Calabria that we come from.
Our food is simple and honest - fresh pasta and pizza - made from lots of authentic Calabrian ingredients. We combine trusted Italian traditions with exciting new twists and keep our menus updated seasonally.
Lamezia, A Calabrian Family History
Born in Lamezia, a city in the beautiful southern Italian region of Calabria, Franco & his family arrived in London 23 years ago. Since opening the family business in 2009, they have been quietly creating and serving Calabrian dishes, using genuine ingredients for their loyal customers on Holloway Road in Islington.
Lamezia's signature ingredient, the Nduja, a Calabrian spicy spreadable salame, was first served at Lamezia, just over ten years ago, when Franco, who would spread the spicy pork salami, onto bread for a quick snack, saw a delicious opportunity to use it as a bruschetta topping which later became the popular "Bruschetta Piccante", subsequently he decided to use this opportunity to add this ingredient as a topping for pizza which became another very popular dish - the "Nduja Pizza". It went on Lamezia's menu back in 2009, and have both been a best-seller ever since.
What people say
We love this place. It's always been perfectly good but now it's even better. The fresh pasta is fantastic and the service extremely friendly. My husband and I enjoy and quiet meal for two here but it's also great for bringing our families - bright decor, fresh flowers and comfortable seating. It's excellent value and I can't recommend Lamezia highly enough.
(Anji C - Tripadvisor)
I can honestly say this is the best Italian restaurant I have eaten in since leaving Italy . The service was good the hots were polite , friendly and are wonderful people , the food !!!! Oh wow I cannot rate it highly enough I am willing to travel a long way for food of this quality.
(Tylian - Tripadvisor)
I've been a local for few years and even now when I'm in the area I pop in for an espresso or a quick munch; can't beat the place for friendly and authentic Italian atmosphere. Fresh ingredients and real homemade Italian cooking complete a perfect picture.
Only problem for me: they're juventus supporters... highly recommended!
(Marco G - Tripadvisor)
I love this restaurant! I’ve taken lots of my friends and family here and they have all loved it. Great pizzas and fresh pasta from a lovely family run business. Definitely the best in the area!
(Sarah H - Tripadvisor)