The actual place is not big and if you are in a large group they will not pull tables together which is not a problem because they use the very spacious pub next door as partner and serve you the amazing pizzas to your table. Indeed. The pizzas are fantastic and very traditional napoletana: tasty crunchy dough and super fresh ingredients.
They have recently taken over the pub's kitchen and expanded their neapolitan menu, now serving great Marenne, a typical sandwich made with premium ingredients. If pizza is not your thing you have options!
From this weekend at the @redlionealing pub we are launching a series of Marenne, a typical neapolitan sandwich made with premium ingredients. This one is with our free range rare breed fennel sausage from North Yorkshire, provola (italian smoked mozzarella), roasted peppers, served in our house stonebaked bread. #londonsbestpizza #marenna #mpustarella #pizzaebirratuttalavita #pizza #santamariapizza
I still enjoy Franco Manca despite critics who say it is a lesser version of Santa Maria. BUT, Santa Maria is definitely better. No doubt. They also have a second Chelsea address if Ealing is too far for you.
SANTA MARIA EALING, 15 St. Mary’s Road, W5 5RA
SANTA MARIA CHELSEA, 94 Waterford road, SW6 2HA
All pictures from Santa Maria's website and Instagram.