Best place for pizza & Italian in Twickenham?

Italian food, eh? Tricky chap, Johnny Italian. You just never know who’s going to show up. A delicious meal with fresh ingredients simply cooked, or something which arrives within seconds of the final ping of the microwave. In reality it depends on many factors including your definition of Italian food. Is it pizza or pasta? Or maybe ye olde “salade tricolore” or some wild mushrooms oozing with autumn flavours? Or even some kind of bizarre Romanesque offal affair. Who knows? Well you do for starters…

La Serenata. So, have you been?

One thing’s a dead cert either way and that’s there are some great Italian restaurants in London. And plenty of average ones too. There are a handful of places serving perfect pizzas and then there’s the rest. It would be unfair to lump all the places serving Italian food in Twickenham into one list and then ask you to judge them. They’re all so different. And can we really class pizza chains as Italian anyway? It would clearly be a ridiculous exercise. But when did fairness ever get a look in on twickerati? Never! That’s bloody well when. So whether it’s a pizza you’re after, something a bit more sophisticated or you’re on the quest of that perfect tiramisu then what’s your choice of Italian as you live la dolce vita in Twickenham? Share your views.

And if case your memory’s failed you then here’s a reminder of what’s on offer in central Twickenham:
Osteria Pulcinella (Church Street), Masaniello (Church Street), Zizzi (York Street), Pizza Express (York Street), Cafe Del Mare Dal Corsaro (York Street), Kamares “Greco-Italian” (Heath Road), Angelo’s (Heath Road), Ask (Staines Road), Casa Mia (Whitton Road), La Serenata (London Road).

Come on! You must have been to one or two of them over the years. And we’d especially like to hear from you if you’ve been to La Serenata. Ever.

[And don’t forget that you can still add you comments to our items on the best cafe, the best curry and the best Chinese in these here parts.]

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69 responses to “Best place for pizza & Italian in Twickenham?

  1. Sazzy

    Osteria Pulchinella in Church St is still the best BUT Kamares in Heath Road is a gem waiting to be discovered and very reasonable. Delicious Italian and Greek food esp the meze. Great service from a family run restaurant. They deserve to be MUCH busier!

    • sazzy

      Just tried La Dolce Vita in Fulwell/Teddington. Superb genuine Italian food and reasonable as is the wine. Very friendly service Great chef who really does cook the genuine article. Dont be put off by the plastic signage – its another gem! Going back asap.

  2. Dukes of Orleans

    Not strictly Twickers we know, but the best Italian for miles is surely
    Bocca di Vino in Paradise Road, Richmond. We have eaten there over 20 times, and the quality is superb and very authentic for food and wine (great value too for what you get). There is no menu, everyone eats the same, lots of courses, just like eating at a
    Italian wedding reception!

  3. Anonymous

    We often eat at Da Vinci Restaurant in Twickenham. The food is very good, the service is very friendly.
    We’ll be back. Keep it up!
    John and Bettina

  4. David Mawson

    I have always loved the food at Angelo’s but my last visit to the restaurant was a nightmare when I visited the toilet which could only be described as a disgrace.

    If the toilet is so disgusting what does this say about the kitchen?

    I will not be going back.

  5. I’ve lived in Twickenham for 42 years now… my personal favourite is Rubiks that specialises in Mediterranean dishes (including Italian), plus they can cater for any specific dietary requirements if notified in advance (which I’ve needed following some ops until I recover). I’ve probably been to most restaurants mentioned between 5 and 30 times each and have not found any to be bad experiences.
    One not so far mentioned, very cheap, decent food and relaxed, friendly atmosphere is Cafe De Venice in Whitton High Street, but as it’s postal address is Whitton, Twickenham do not think it should be left out of such a discussion.
    Dreadful shame about Angelo’s going downhill as I have eaten there countless times without a bad meal but the recent Wimbledon Court Case may put paid to its long term future.
    The only one I still need to try but have heard lots of good reviews from friends is Da Vinci.
    Happy eating everyone!

  6. Della9

    Love Cafe del Mare (York St) possibly because we share a parking space with the owner (we live in close proximity). Seriously, very fresh Italian food, great pizza and the most un-chain-like setting you could imagine; the decor looks like it was done by an art-school graduate circa the early 90s, lots of wall painting and yellow. But on a sunny day if you sit at the back of the restaurant (and ignore the High road) you could almost be in some taverna on the Med – ok I’ve got a good imagination! Everything is cooked in front of you as the kitchen is somewhat make-shift but the sea-food pasta is divine. Give it a try if you haven’t – obviously avoiding rugby days set-menu and late August when the owners pack-up and go to Italy for a fortnight and leave a quaint note on the front-door to that effect.

    Have been to Osteria – much posher and less home-spun but for me the cooking doesn’t justify the considerable differential in price. Lower down the scale (in fact off the list) I have been shackled to Pizza Express, courtesy of my children’s very conservative eating habits, for the past decade. I must say I can’t stand the place – particularly the Twickenham branch which offers such erratic service and the incredibly over-priced, shrinking pizza. Don’t get me started on the cost of an apple-juice, although they have had to put up with my children as pay-back.

  7. Gav

    I have to disagree with some comments on here about Angelos, been 4 times in the past few weeks, and have enjoyed really well cooked and delicious food each time, service is excellent, very friendly and prices reasonable. Beware, the portion sizes are rather large, have you seen the Calzone !

  8. Yesterday I was with my girlfriend in Da Vinci the first time. I’m really impressed, it’s one of the best restaurant i’ve ever been. I had a nice Pasta and finished all with an wonderful ice cream, which looked very nice!
    I really want to recommend that Restaurant. You won’t do a mistake, it’s very classy!

  9. We recently had an excellent takeaway pizza from Masaniellos, which also had 10% off. Very impressed!

  10. Zak Kay

    Interesting reading all these comments. I have to agree that once upon a time Angelo’s when run by the real Italian Angelo and his wife was great. I think it was sold back in 2003 and it quite simply terrible now. Just last month they had another Hygiene Inspection and got ZERO star rating once again. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself here.

    http://www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk/business/angelos-delicatessen-twickenham-299031.html#

    I also recall the Iranian “fake” Angelo being fined several thousand pounds by the council for bad food hygiene within the past couple of years too.

    Zizzi’s do a great pizza and the new Da Vinci’s isn’t bad either.

    My opinion of course, but if you value your health, then I would say clear of Angelo’s.

  11. joan d

    I just had dinner at Da Vinci for the first time. I found the pizza fantastic. A beautiful thin crust which had a nice flavour, topped with roasted vegetables and mozarella. The atmosphere is well done too, with instrumental background music so that you could actually think and converse. We finished off with the tiramisu which was light and tasty.

    • Sadly, every time I go past poor old Da Vinci is emptier than Pippa Middleton’s knicker drawer. I almost want to go in and have some olives out of pity.

  12. Harry

    Tried out Masaniello since there were so many rave reviews for it on here and it was ok but nothing special. It was also £40 more expensive for the same choice of dishes and drinks as Angelo’s. Was the quality £40 better? No.

  13. Hi everybody.
    Me and my boyfriend are Italians (he is actually Neapolitan) and we are VERY picky about Italian food. Said that, Masaniello it is our favorite, the pizza it is like the one you get to eat in Naples and also the other non pizza dishes are very well prepared and tasty. Talking about desserts, in summer you also have the chance to try the babà which is moist and very nice. We also tried Pulcinella a couple of times and we like it, we had a very good seafood pasta and a bruschetta with lots of ham on the top, which we enjoyed. So far those are our favorites but without doubt Masaniello stays on the top!!

  14. twickerman

    I’ve been to Ches’ a few tmes recently and the quality of the seafood pasta dishes are ‘to die for’. Definitely the best around (and Masaniello takes some beating).
    You can’t beat their combination of generous/delicious starters, superb pizza and pasta dishes, and BYO wine.
    Brilliant food, amazing value.
    Don’t be put of by the name – its an Anglicised version of Cesare (aka Caesar)

  15. Rufus McDufus

    I’ve been to La Serenata! I’d say it’s probably the most genuine Italian restaurant, though not necessarily in a good way. It has an excellent (obscure. dusty, old) wine selection and the food is pretty good. It’s a bit of a 70s time warp.
    Angelo’s was great (fantastic pizzas) ’til it moved to its current location in the late 90s (?), and I’ve only been there once or twice since and been bitterly disappointed. My neighbour still keeps in touch with the real Angelo who has retired back to Italy.
    I tend to go to Ask most these days – get a voucher though, don’t pay full whack. Osteria used to be a favourite too.

    For value I prefer a curry personally.

    • Rachel

      I’ve been to La Serenata too, woohoo! Ok, it was about 15 years ago but I loved it then – the menu was traditional and they served the best steak I had eaten up to that point. I must add the waiter was incredibly old (think of Julie Walters in the Victoria Wood sketch) and we were the only customers in there but we had a good wine so all was well, hic. There’s no real reason I haven’t returned, apart from just forgetting it’s there. But how can it continue if noone goes there? I do like the comment about having secret tunnels connecting it to the high street. And the money laundering idea ha! I know – let’s all go together and then write proper reviews about it?
      I have booked Masaniello for this weekend (first visit ever) and have high hopes based on the good reviews but would love to find a good old trattoria which serves chicken kiev and courgette fritters and pasta that actually tastes of something. Not necessarily all on the same plate you understand but pasta does not have to be bland!!

  16. I’m going to put the boot in on A Cena – pretentious name, second mortgage prices, portions you need a fingertip search to locate, food meh, service gah. But hey relax, its in Richmond.

    • twickerman

      Steve,
      I haven’t been there for a while, but nothing appears to have changed.
      Has it moved, cos last time I looked it was still on the Twickers side of Richmond Bridge?

  17. Norman

    Been to the new place Da Vinci in Heath Road twice now since it opened a few weeks ago. I can honestly say it does the best pizza I have had in memory! Fresh dough and ingredients and baked in front of you in an Italian stone oven. They do pasta too but haven’t tried that yet. Not pricey either.

    • Did you get a staff discount??

    • Norman

      🙂 I have no connection with Da Vinci! I also like Cafe Del Mare and eat there perhaps once a month and Rubiks on a Friday evening when they have the guitar player is enjoyable too. Da Vinci was previously Pablos and I didn’t like it much but since it has changed hands I thought I would try there again and I have to say the pizza was excellent

    • Just a note about Da Vinci, we went yesterday to check the menu and we were horrified to see pineapple and chicken among the toppings. Any serious Italian pizzeria would never put that sort of things on a pizza.
      They would sell their mothers, but pineapple, chicken and so on on a pizza it is a big no-no for us. Considering that both me and my boyfriend are Italians, add that I have lived near Naples for three years, I can say that I have a pretty clear idea of what a real pizza it is suppose to look like, and trust me there is no pineapple in sight…maybe with the dessert but certainly not anywhere near the oven. So for this reasons we avoid also Zizzi, Pizza express and so on…so far Masaniello is the best, also Canta Napoli it is pretty good…

    • Vanessa

      Agree with Samantha, run a mile from pineapple and chicken on pizza! The way they have worded their description on the sign ‘Italiano Ristorante’ was enough to put me off – this is the equivalent to saying ‘Restaurant English’! Please all go to Masaniello and Canta Napoli, and further afield Rosso Pomodoro in Notting Hill or Franco Manca in Chiswick…

    • I don’t think avoiding Da Vinci just because it has pineapple and chicken for some pizza toppings is a good idea. I would go in and try the pizza and pasta first and make my judgement on that!

      Personally, I like the owner and the wood-fired oven pizza taste and sometimes even get a pizza to take away from there.

      Some toppings may not be ‘authentic’ from an Italian point of view, but I’ve eaten ‘Indian’ food in many of the ‘Indian’ restaurants in Twickenham and loved it!

  18. coraliem

    A couple of weeks ago I would have said Brocca in St Margarets but we had a terrible Sunday lunch there recently. Extremely slow service, disappointing food, no apologies…
    So now I would settle for Pizza express, if you get served by one of the girls.

  19. Masaniello is our new favorite!
    Went there based on comments on Twickerati (ahhh it IS a useful blog!), and really had a great meal at a reasonable price. Will be going back!

    Until then I’ve always liked Osteria, but Masaniello is just as good and the prices are more reasonable.

  20. Vanessa

    I am also Italian like Elisa and agree that Masaniello is the only genuine Italian restaurant in Twickenham! Would recommend Karmarama cafe for decent coffee and sandwiches and although in Teddington, Canta Napoli does the best Neapolitan style pizzas. A Cena is very good but expensive and a little formal for an everyday out. Finally also in Teddington La Bottega Italian deli has a good range of foodstuffs.

  21. Rich

    I’d like to say that although Angelo’s food isn’t the greatest the service is always brilliant. The owner always comes to say hello and the waitresses are attentive, chatty and friendly. We never get charged for the massive plate of Penne Bolognese our toddler gets, and they always make us feel very welcome, which we’ve found is not the case in a lot of restaurant once you have young children. We wouldn’t go there for a date night, but if you’re in need of a no hassle, good value family meal then it can’t be beat.

    Angelo’s may not offer authentic Italian food, but it does offer authentic Italian service.

    • Anonymous

      Hello I though we were talking about authentic Italian food here though and best pizza? If you go to any of the Italian restaurants mentioned you’d get the same service you are talking about but at least with fresh food in a clean enviroment…and most of them are good value….

  22. Osteria is a clear favourite food wise, but can be loud (wine is also quite pricey). We tried Masaniello once before, but will certainly try it again after all these good comments. My wife has lived in Twickers for 8 years and doesn’t have a lot to say about Angelo’s or Casa Mia.

    Pizza Express is Ok, but pizzas are too small and we now only go there if we have an offer. Haven’t been to the Zizzi’s but never really like the food.

    Might go against popular opinion one day and book a table at La Serenata, but not sure what I would find

  23. Anita Ekberg

    Has anyone tried La Docle Vita in Waldegrave Road, near the junction with Shacklegate Lane?

  24. Angelina Jolly

    Sorry but in my humble opinion Angelo’s has lost it’s way and has moved so far from the clean, efficient, well managed, tasty restaurant-deli it once was to a joint that could be run by Rab C Nesbit! I’ve been there twice since Angelo left and the kitchen’s always a chaotic mess complete with swilly fag-bin outside! We went there in it’s first week under new mgt’, and waited ages then were served burnt black pizza. I returned with the kids and it was ok -fine for quicky pasta tea but I wouldn’t choose to eat there.

  25. twickerman

    Masaniello is the clear winner for me. Superb authentic Napolitan cuisine with great seafood, pasta, risotto and pizza. Service is always friendly, knowledgeable and family oriented . A true taste of southern Italy, at reasonble prices.

  26. (Apologies for double post…having read the instructions I am now able to post a name…its not as if I moderate my own forum or anything..)(twickerati: now sorted. Dupe deleted)

    Well having grown up and lived in Tedders (sorry) most of my life I now live in Twickenham and I have to say it knocks the socks off Tedders…

    In the interest of research, my wife and I have tried just about every restaurant in Twickenham and I have to say the three that stand out are…plus a few of my other comments…

    Osteria Pulcinella – overpriced and nothing special…, Masaniello – bang on the money, never had a bad meal, Zizzi – erm why, its a chain? Pizza Express – see my last comment.., Cafe Del Mare Dal Corsaro – so far so good…., Kamares “Greco-Italian” – famous for the Boots ad and nothing else imho.., Angelo’s – great if you want a Pizza from Iceland and sat next to a stinking dirty orange juicer…Ask – only as I can almost smell the kitchen..

  27. Cedric von Braithwaite

    To add I am trying to get a name up there rather than Anonymous as I dont want to hide from my views…

    [Twickerati edit: type in what name you like and try to stick with it. Email is required if you want to avoid having comments moderated each time, but your email address will not show up. And rather than “anonymous” the twickerati randomiser has assigned you the temporary name (for this post at least) of Cedric von Braithwaite. Bad luck!]

  28. TedF

    Al Boccon di Vino is the best, I’d say. But it’s in Richmond. Still, it’s just a five minute walk from A Cena, so surely we can count it? The closest thing to genuine Italian cuisine I’ve had outside Italy itself. Genuine VFM since you will be rolled out of the door, if not carried out. Leave room for around four pasta courses on top of the stacks of starters and a sumptuous main. No menu, no wine list, just a meal in a packed house with superb service.

    Angelo’s has indeed gone downhill. Shame as it used to be a nice weekend thing to stroll up there and get some good affordable Italian food for lunch. Now the food feels lazily cooked and is often mediocre. And if you go on a Sunday you have to watch the lycra-clad Twickenham Cycling Club marching about showing off every single crevice of their bodies.

    Osteria – no idea why it’s getting such rave reviews. Food very average and last time I had the calamari starter it was shockingly bad and gave me a nasty case of mud bum.

    A Cena is superb. Bad service? Genuinely think you were unlucky. It’s too pricey to be a regular visit tho.

  29. Simon H

    I don’t care which Italian is best. They’re are just TOO MANY RESTAURANTS IN TWICKENHAM!

  30. Osteria all the way, never had a duff meal there. Angelo’s has gone downhill slowly, Zizzi is best of the chains but I agree, suffers from an atmosphere bypass. Dark horse is Rubiks (formerly Pasta Di Piazza). Used to really like it then they started an awful Fri/Sat night “live” music thing so not visited for a few years. La Serenata, come on doesn’t the name give it away? It IS a portal to another world; an episode of Terry & June circa 1979 or perhaps that Italian place in Ashes To Ashes, pure stodge.

  31. botogol

    I think it’s high time twickerati themselves paid an undercover visit to La Serenata and reported back what they find…

    (make sure a friend knows where you are going, and what time you will be back, arrange for that friend to phone you after 30 minutes in case you need rescuing)

  32. Laura H

    I went to La Serenata about 5 years ago. I can remember thinking the food was nothing special and it was like a microwave meal, hence I have never been back. Maybe it’s a front for something else. My fave is Osteria Pulcinella in Church St and I also love Cafe Venice in Whitton High Street.

  33. elisa

    Totally agree with Chris on everything!! And the staff are caring and friendly. We go there as it feels you are eating like grandma used to cook and on our lazy days we do a phone order. When we go with our 2 year old she is looked after by everyone while my husband and I have a nice meal…she loves it there too!

  34. Bally

    Masaniello is the best by far! Run by actual Italians which helps & always so friendly….plus they have a brilliant loyalty scheme. We love it!

  35. Gawain

    Another vote for Brocca Antica in St Margaret’s. Excellent pizza.

  36. Catherine

    I agree with Jeremy on lots of these.

    Osteria is lovely but slightly over priced and can feel a little cramped and loud if it’s busy. Good selection of food on the menu too. Cannot vouch for attractive Bulgarian waitresses though!

    I love angelo’s. Simple but really good food with decent size portions which are reasonably priced.

    We have been to Ask on twick green lots with our daughter and they are really kid friendly. The food is usually freshly cooked and the staff are really friendly. They’ve recently updated the menu and decor, and upped the prices slightly! We prefer it to pizza express but I’m sure everyone has their own preference with these chains.

    We’ve been to A Cena. The food and cocktails are lovely and the service was good the last time we went. I do think it’s a Bit overpriced again though.

    Enjoy!

  37. Chris

    The fact that Masaniello has only been mentioned once is bad for them, but good for me! I live in Hampton Wick, and Masaniello’s is the best Italian in a 5 mile radius in my opinion. Most of those restaurants don’t even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence! Especially Angelo’s! Are you kidding me!? Wake up Twickenham, if you haven’t been, get yourself down there and try the Gnocchi Ragu

    Zizzi’s gets an honourable mention as the best of the chains.

  38. Back in the day, when Angelo’s was actually run by a man named Angelo and his fabulous wife Sao, it simply couldn’t be beaten. These days I head to Rubik’s at the top of Lebanon Park but I like Osteria for the atmosphere too.

  39. elisa

    Hello everyone, I am from Italy and have been living in Twickenham for the past 15 years. Angelo used to be very good when owned by Angelo himself but since he sold it unfortunatly I can’t say the same. As for Pizza Express, Zizzi etc they are good but I can’t say they are 100% Italian or that they have the best Pizza!! Masanillo in Church Street it is definetly the one. Authentic Italian food at a reasonable price and a very good Pizza. The chef from Naples follows the traditional recipe and you can do take aways too. Brocca in St Margarets also does good Pizza. Enjoy! 🙂

  40. botogol

    Osteria Pulcinella (Church Street)
    – a favourite, always good

    Zizzi (York Street),
    – soulless and expensive

    Pizza Express (York Street)
    – a favourite, reliable good value good tasting pizza

    Casa Mia (Whitton Road)
    – went once, disappointing. Basil Fawlty chaos (one table left as too slow, another table getting all the wrong food) staff harried off their feet, meal v disappointing.

    La Serenata (London Road)
    – is actually the entrance to a vast complex of underground chambers.

  41. Telemachus

    Tin of ravioli from the supermarket – and that cheese (ready grated in plastic container) which is a bit pongy! Bellissimo.

  42. I’ve been to Angelo’s and was thoroughly disappointed with the pizza. It was tasteless, dry and basically seemed as if just cheese and tomato had been thrown together on a frozen pizza base.
    Disappointing because Angelo’s is supposed to be authentically Italian!

    I like Ask, Pizza Express and Zizi. Like you, I’d love to try La Serenata but I don’t want to be disappointed – it seems very unknown!

  43. Nick Whitwar

    Ches’ Cafe in Crown Road just down from St Mgts station. Caff in the day, Italian in the evening. Tony the chef does superb pizzas and his special arrabiata seafood pasta is amazing. Also it’s BYO which saves you money. Our family favourite

  44. Jeremy

    Ok, I’ll play along.

    Osteria: firm favourite. Always first choice for birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations. Food is good if slightly expensive for what it is. The atmosphere is very good and summer evenings dining with the windows open is bliss. Rather amazing Bulgarian waitress last time I went who looked like something out of a Robert Palmer video.

    Angelos: the local. Good, cheap food (as someone noted run by Oman, who does a pretty good impression of being Italian). Great with kids. Large portions. Some inconsistency. Recently seem to have forned a habit of doing the most enormous calzone.

    Pizza Express: if you can put up with the yummy mummys their children, and the teenagers, then I’m sure you can order your favourite Pizza Express pizza. Some issues with service. Some very good. Some bad. Personally, I can’t really stand it anymore and don’t go there.

    Zizzis. Perhaps in response to the above, perhaps in response to a failing business, but they seemed to have raised their game, certainly above Pizza Express. Good menu, friendly service, quieter. Still feels a bit too much like where you go for a work leaving do though.

    Ask. Been there once. Ok and nothing more. Always busy though so they must be doing something right.

    Not been to any of the others in Twickenham. Will be interested to read reviews and try them out if they are any good.

    One other place which is slightly off the map is ‘A Cena’ in Richmond (before the bridge). Went there on Gregg Wallace’s recommendation (pudding face off MasterChef) of being the best Italian in London. Really fantastic food. Dreadful service. I have been told by someone who also went there that the poor service is unusual so will try it again.

    • Anonymous

      jeremy you really missed the best restaurant in twickenham “MASANIELLO” but i am glad you did not include it together with the others as there is not comparation

    • Anonymous

      I agree, MASANIELLO is the best Italian restaurant in Twickenham. It is also very child friendly and offers excellent value!

  45. Telemachus

    Make your own. Afterall that is what they do in Italy.
    BTW: An Italian would not eat pasta in the evening and cappucino is a no – no after midday. Not alot of people know that in our super duper foodie culture.

  46. Gareth Roberts

    Tsk, the correct answer to this riddle is Deli Plenty, that’s Deli Plenty right here in the heart of picturesque Hampton (Hampers?), a mere short R68 bus ride away from Twickenham – also home to indian restaurants Ruchi and Monafs. Ask for them by name!

    • twickerman

      Dear Gareth
      In case you hadn’t noticed this is the TWICKERATI hyperlocal blog.
      You can do what you like in Hampton – such as setting up your own hyperlocal blog.
      Keep your Hampton out of Twickenham!

    • Tourists are welcome and Gareth Roberts clearly knows a good hyperlocal blog when he sees one! As to whether anyone in Twickenham would travel to Hampton for a curry is a different issue.

    • twickerman

      It doesn’t seem to be possible to reply to twickerati directly on this topic. So this is the best I can do.

      I’ve no problem with tourist comments about Twickers, but trying to big up Hampton in a Twickenham local blog seems pretty tangential, sad and desperate to me.

      Love and peace from Twickenham.

  47. Boss

    Angelo’s everytime. If you want Italian food, go to a place run by an Iranian called Oman.

  48. Fair enough. The focus was on restaurants but no harm in including the take-away brigade.

    • Masaniello is a neopolitan, and while the Osteria and Angelos (and perhaps others) may do good pizza, Masaniello is the best. BTW the new italian bistro on Whitton Rd that replaced Ma Cuisine is fantastic, authentic and quite cheap.

      [Twickerati edit: new Italian = Casa Mia, Whitton Road]