New Italian dining concept enters UK market


The Sloane Stanley Estate has announced that Italian pizzeria, Lievito, will be launching its debut pizza and craft beer dining concept in the UK on Fulham Road in late November.

Located at 273 Fulham Road, the new restaurant will be spread over two floors totalling 1,099sq ft. The site will be the brand’s first in the UK, and will serve pizza and traditional Calabrian dishes native to the south west region of Italy.

The 40-45 cover pizzeria will also feature a grab-and-go element.  A variety of specialty craft beers will be available, alongside a menu with many ingredients sourced from Calabrian food suppliers via southern Italy.

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The site will also stock food produce from its brand enjoycalabria in the UK for the first time, allowing diners to purchase authentic ingredients used in the dishes.

The interior has been designed by Fabrica Architecture Ltd, and will retain many original features of the Victorian building including cast iron stoves. The bar area will incorporate a visible pizza oven, while downstairs low-lighting and exposed brickwork alcoves of the original cellars will feature.

Hannah Grievson, commercial property manager at Sloane Stanley, said: “Lievito’s debut UK restaurant is an exciting addition to Fulham Road’s outstanding retail and dining offer.

“We are thrilled the brand selected this location to house their unique pizza and craft beer concept.  The popularity of authentic Italian cuisine among fine-dining lovers makes them a perfect fit for Fulham Road visitors and shoppers as well as residents.”

Rocco Caridi, founder of Lievito, added: “Our sourdough pizzas and craft beers are a departure from the usual patterns of classic pizzerias and pubs. Lievito is a restaurant concept with its own identity, bringing innovation and tradition together. Our bespoke mixture of wholemeal flours makes our pizzas unique and recognisable for their lightness.”

The news follows the recent announcement that Sloane Stanley will welcome The Food Yard’s debut deli-style concept restaurant. Earlier in the year, French boulangerie Orée, also made its debut on Fulham Road, and September saw the launch of the new-look Bluebird restaurant and bar, on the King’s Road.

Tags : CalabriaFulham RoadHannah GrievsonLievitoOréePizzaRocco CaridiSloane Stanley Estate
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