Clapham stalwart Eco to open new pizzeria in Kingston

By BigHospitality

- Last updated on GMT

Clapham stalwart Eco to open new pizzeria in Kingston

Related tags: Pizza, Eco, Restaurant

Well-established Clapham High Street pizzeria Eco will open a follow up restaurant later this month.

The 28 year-old pizza restaurant will open a sister venue in Kingston upon Thames on 18 October on the riverside at Jerome Place in a site that was previously home to a Carluccio’s.

Eco was founded in Clapham Common in 1993 by Egypt-born chef Sami Wasif. Its name was inspired by Italian author and professor Umberto Eco, whose film, ‘The Name of a Rose’, was playing next door at The Clapham Picture House during Eco’s establishment. The restaurant has since become one of the area’s most enduring restaurants.

The family run neighbourhood restaurant serves Italian pizzas made using Wasif’s Egyptian double fermented sourdough recipe alongside a range of starters, pasta dishes and classic Italian desserts. Pizza options include those made with sausage, potato, chorizo and gorgonzola; wild mushroom and ham; smoked aubergine and buratta; and pork shoulder, smoked mozzarella, rocket and pecorino.

“For us, food is all about people - that’s what dad brought from Egypt, and what he’s always told me,” says Wasif’s daughter Charmaine.

“He has to see them sat there happy, relaxed, comfortable and enjoying themselves. If they’re not, then we’ve got trouble.”

Related topics: Openings, Restaurant

Spotlight

Follow us

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers