No, we’re not arguing the toss about handbag house classics from the 1990s (ask yer mum). Instead, today’s mass debate revolves around two of the area’s diminutive pizza parlours. Which serves up the tastiest wood-fired wonders?
Is it a) miniscule, low-ceilinged heart-of-Kentish local Delicious by Franco, run by a Venetian family who dish up more than decent fare in their tiny check-clothed trattoria? We recently enjoyed both a very respectable ‘anchovy, capers & olives’, and ‘parma ham, rocket and parmesan’ at around £9 a pop, and they do carafes of wine too (always a winner for Mrs KT).
Or is it b) The Hideaway, a newish Tufnell Park discovery for The Kentishtowner, which accompanies its excellent thin-crust pizzas (we loved the Puttanesca – anchovies, capers, basil, and Giardiniera – artichokes, courgette, pine nuts, both around £8), with a dash of slightly-too-loud-for-a-Wednesday-night hip-hop, and an interior reminiscent (according to Mrs Kentishtowner) of a Leicester bar in the early 90s?
If we had to choose, we would have been tempted to whisper “Hideaway”. It has a lovely garden too. And cocktails. But that was before Mrs Kentishtowner accidentally walked into the gents at Delicious. “It’s nothing short of an art installation,” she said, with a gasp of delight.
But anyway enough about toilets. What do you lot think? And please don’t say you prefer Itta. Or Stringray. But maybe Pane Vino is the connoisseur’s choice? (We have a soft spot for the place but have never tried their pizza).
(And ps – we 100% support all efforts to get the Pizza Express building listed by English Heritage. Goddamn developers.)