Pizza and Porsches: New restaurant venture to open inside supercar showroom

Santa Maria Pizzeria, Duke of London showroom 1

Neapolitan-style pizzeria Santa Maria Pizzeria is launching a new restaurant in the “Wes Anderson-esque” Duke of London classic and supercar showroom.

The quirky supercar destination, which is based in Brentford, West London, will host the pizzeria within its pastel pink, automotive-themed warehouse space, which is home to a vast and eclectic collection of rare and exotic classic cars and motorcycles.

The “first of its kind” partnership within the automotive and hospitality industry began when Santa Maria Pizzeria owners Angelo and Pasquale decided to embark on their own venture after both working years in the London restaurant and pizza trade.

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They opened their first restaurant in Ealing 10 years ago after importing a wood-fired oven from Italy.

The new location will allow it to serve pizza to a “vibrant and growing Brentford community of artists, petrolheads, foodies, musicians, locals and wanderers alike”, according to the pair.

They aim to replicate the sort of pizza that you would find on the streets of Naples, using the same ingredients and cooking method. Santa Maria also offers an extensive vegan pizza menu.

Once government lockdown restrictions within the food and drinks sector are removed, the restaurant will open its doors for guests to dine in the 30-seat restaurant overlooking the classic car showroom from Monday to Saturday, from 4pm to 10pm, and Sunday from midday to 10pm.

It is currently open to the public for delivery and contactless collection only.

Duke of London CEO, Merlin McCormack, said: “I have been eating at Santa Maria since they opened in 2010 and have waxed-lyrical for over a decade about their pizzas. The restaurant opening will further open our beloved site The Factory up to the public and we can’t wait to host new guests and diners.”

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