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Malletti in Soho

A pizza takeaway that takes top prize for value, quality – and mobile phone intolerance.

The bright yellow signage means Malletti is hard to miss – which is good, because you shouldn’t. This little takeaway joint supplies pizza the Italian way: by the rectangular slice, wrapped in paper for munching on the go. Arrayed in colourful strips along the bar, the pizzas on display are an appetising sight. Spicy salami and chilli has a firm, light base, with a rich, sweet tomato topping and a real kick. Crisped courgette and parmesan is brightly herbed with oregano, while potato and sausage is saved from blandness by a generous sprinkling of aromatic rosemary.

Malletti also offers a pasta and risotto ‘of the day’ – perhaps aubergine ravioli in tomato sauce, spicy sausage penne or mushroom risotto. Prices (from £3.95 for a generous slice of pizza, £5.45 for pasta) are good value. There are stools to perch on, but Malletti isn’t intended as a sit-in venue. Instead, wander off around Soho, letting the taste of Italy transport you to sunnier climes.


Venue name: Malletti
Address: 26 Noel Street
Opening hours: Meals served 11am-4.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat.
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Dishes £3.95-£5.45

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Came here once for pizza slices and they were damn good. We had a nice chat with the owner and service was impeccable. The guy with the phone should get a life, I'm with the proprietor. The one thing missing in London is somewhere to buy focaccia [the type eaten in southern Italy which bears no resemblance to the stuff in supermarkets]. Its crispy underneath, like fried bread, usually with just a tomato and basil topping. Fantastico.


Best pizza al taglio I had in London so far and reasonable price! Regarding the 'cultural issue' below.. I come from Northern Italy and we do have pizza al taglio pretty everywhere, although it is true that it is originally from Rome.