Vegan in London: The Godfather Pizzeria

Since we moved to Crystal Palace in August, we've been busy exploring the area. It's not very big, but it's so packed with amazing shops, restaurants and caf├ęs that, months later, we're still discovering new places we love. One of them is the recently opened Godfather pizzeria (sadly they have no website - at least not one that Google has been able to lead me to - but you can find them at 64 Westow Hill).

When eating out a vegan, you'd be surprised to learn that pizza is actually one of your best options. All it takes is to find the veggie version on the menu, ask the waiter to cut the mozzarella and you're good to go. Godfather's menu features an Ortolana (Italian for 'gardener's' or something similar) that originally comes with two cheeses and no tomato sauce, but if you ask the waiters to do a no-cheese Ortolana with tomato, you're going to be served the deliciousness in these photos.

The staff is amazingly friendly - our waitress, Rossella, was kind, chatty and super-nice. The Neapolitan-style pizza actually tastes like real Italian pizza, not the fake stuff you find in most pizzerias in London (that are not run by actual Italians!) - thick crust, thin in the middle, just like pizza should be.

I'm an advocate of the pizza-and-wine combo - mostly because I don't like beer and try to drink as little Coca-Cola as I can - and the wine at Godfather is amazing. For pub prices (glass of house white for £3.90) you get authentic-tasting, quality wine. Thumbs up.

Top the whole thing off with some 70s Italian music, and Godfather gets top marks from me and David. We'll definitely be back, and we'll be bringing friends! If you happen to be in the area and are hungry for real pizza, we recommend this friendly, delicious pizzeria.

What have you been up to this weekend?

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