A high quality, pared-back Clapton pizzeria.
Sodo started as a popup at the E5 Bakehouse before setting up shop just up the road, with success spawning sister sites in Hoxton and Walthamstow. I’ve been to this branch a few times now and only once has it not been heaving with typically hairy east London sorts.
They’re not here for the decor. Describing Sodo as ‘rough around the edges’ would be harsh on rough edges. It’s brightened up no end by Italian staff with accents as thick as bricks – plus there’s a nice little garden out the back – but Sodo’s certainly not a looker. The pizza, of course, is the draw.
Margheritas never have a lot to hide behind and ours here was superb: the Neapolitan-style sourdough (Sodo, geddit?) base was thin, crisp, delicious, and topped with good quality tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil. The ‘winter goat’ was even better, with goat’s cheese, walnuts, caramelised onions and olives scattered liberally but judiciously for a balanced and brilliant combo. Craft beer from the likes of Beavertown and Fourpure keep the beards fluffed.
This includes heritage grains from Buckinghamshire in our flour, fior di latte mozzarella made fresh from local milk, meat reared in Yorkshire and veggies from local growing communities.
Working by the seasons with locals means that we have to be creative with our cooking. We get excited as produce reaches its peak and celebrate it in our pizzas, small plates, desserts and drinks. Our dough is fermented for a minimum of 48 hours and cooked at 500 Celsius plus making it light, tasty and easy to digest.
All this is washed down with local beers and soft drinks, and natural wines.
|Venue name:||Sodo Pizza Clapton|
126 Upper Clapton Rd
|Opening hours:||Monday to Thrusday 5pm-10pm, Friday to Sunday 12pm-10pm|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £55.|
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Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
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This is the best pizza in London in my opinion - delicious toppings and on gorgeous sourdough bread. The place is small but so cozy and the atmosphere is always buzzing. It's my favourite place ever.
Best pizza in London, great atmosphere, passionate and friendly staff and brilliant ethos (check out their delivery runners)
Incredible pizzas, delicious wine, fantastic service and a great play list. One of my favour restaurants in London.