Radio Alice to open second pizzeria in Clapham next month

Azzurri brand Radio Alice is to open a second pizzeria in June, having secured a site on Venn Street in London's Clapham through UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer.

The former Gastro site covers 2,000 sq ft and will have space for 80 covers internally and 40 externally. Located opposite the Clapham Picture House, the double fronted restaurant will retain much of the building’s existing character.

The pizzeria, will be similar to its first site which opened in Hoxton in December, and will serve up sourdough pizza's made with high quality dough made from type 1 organic flour and wild yeast.

The toppings, which will be added after the pizza comes out of the oven, will include Anchovies, tomato, sautéed red onion, lemon zest, oregano, Pork sausage, tomato, parmigiano reggiano, lemon thyme and Speck (smoked salume), gorgonzola, fiordilatte, honey and walnuts.

Owners, Italian brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe, named the pizzeria after Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that broadcasted in the 1970s from a two-room attic in the centre of Bologna.

Salvatore Aloe, co-founder of Radio Alice, said, “This prime location is exactly what we wanted - community is central to the Radio Alice ethos and this is perfectly reflected in the close-knit feel of the Clapham neighbourhood.”

Casey Phillips, Partner at Shelley Sandzer, said, “Clapham is a great location for Radio Alice’s new home, and in particular Venn Street, which already benefits from al fresco dining and is soon to be pedestrianised. The street is a well-established restaurant destination and Radio Alice will be in good company alongside Honest, Venn Street Records and The Picture House Cinema. The site was historically a staple favourite with local residents, and we are certain Radio Alice will continue this legacy.”

Azzurri Group also owns and operates Ask Italian, Zizzi and Coco di Mama.