We grew up in Naples where the pizza is originated from. We decided to a open a friendly Neapolitan restaurant in South London which is exactly like the original ones in Naples. We did and keep doing everything on the same way like in Napoli and now we believe that we are among the best and most authentic Neapolitan Pizzerias & Restaurants in London – we explain why:
FIGLI DEL VESUVIO is created by two young Neapolitans who met in London in 2008/2009: Fabio Iermano and Guglielmo (William) Lausi.
Fabio is a guy of 30 years old who loved and was very keen to make the pizza from its 15 years, following step by step the advice of one of the best pizza makers in Naples: Antonio Esposito, today is one of the most talented and established pizza makers in London and the preferred and chosen by the master of Italian cuisine in London: Gino di Campo, who chose to take it with him to a show on television.
William a guy of 35 years old who by chance after entering as a dishwasher in one of the most famous Italian restaurants in London was chosen by the employer to replace the chef who was absent, after a few months of passionate and hard work as a chef with success his delicious tomato sauce was awarded and published by the local newspaper as one of the most delicious tomato sauce in London. With the opening of the small but full of passion restaurant and pizzeria “FIGLI DEL VESUVIO” the two intend to bring the best of Italian, specially Neapolitan cuisine in London with its all specialties and divine flavours.
From hard bread baked on the stone at the taverns of Naples, to the conquest of the world and the world records, the fascinating journey of a dish born poor and increasingly rich history of ingredients and tastes and glory.
The word “pizza” comes from the Latin. The first pizza was created in Gaeta in 997 AD.
There are today many pizzas with different ingredients but the pizza Margherita is in many authentic Italian flag. According to tradition, in 1889, 28 years after the unification of Italy, during a visit to Naples Queen Margherita of Savoy, wife of King Umberto I, the chef Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi and his wife created a pizza he remembered the colours of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). In honor of the Queen they called it Pizza Margherita.
Whatever the true origins of this pizza, what we know for sure is that the version of Raffaele Esposito to Queen Margaret was the one that made it popular. Since then his reputation has grown to become one of the most recognisable symbols of the Italian food culture in the world.