Fatto a Mano Is Opening a Second London Pizzeria in Covent Garden

The Brighton & Hove group is expanding its presence in the capital

After establishing itself on the south coast with two pizzerias in Brighton and one in Hove, Fatto a Mano dipped a toe into the London market with street food kitchens in Boxpark before going full bricks-and-mortar with Fatto Pizza & Beer in King’s Cross last summer. Now the group is heading central, taking over the old Nutshell site in Covent Garden, rejigging the space to make it one dining area, adding an open kitchen and turning it into a proper Fatto a Mano restaurant.

There won’t be such a focus on beer as there is in King’s Cross over at the new Covent Garden site, but that pizzeria will certainly be slinging the same Neapolitan pizzas made using 24-hour proved dough, with varieties including the Diavola (with spicy salami, chilli, tomato, mozzarella & parmesan), the Salsiccia e Friarielli (with Neapolitan broccoli, fennel sausage, chilli & smoked cheese) and a vegan pizza (with tomato & olive ‘nduja, roasted peppers, black olives & vegan cheese).

Given the site’s proximity to the English National Opera and the West End theatres, Fatto a Mano could become a very popular pre- or post-show spot.

Opens December 2023
30 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4ER