I had a craving for pizza today and had wanted to try Malletti in Clerkenwell for some time after it had been recommended. They claim to offer authentic pizza al trancio as it is served allover Italy every lunch time.

On entering, the presentation was certainly very authentic with big trays on show. The pizza was cut to order and reheated, again quite authentic. Unfortunately the main event, the pizza itself was the let down. Far too thin for pizza al trancio, and the toppings were only average quality (ham especially) in spite of the claims of finest Italian ingredients. Two slices and a can of Chinotto had set me back £8.25, making the price another let down. I’d have let them off if it was up to scratch.

The quest for perfect pizza al trancio in London goes on sadly