London Restaurants

PIZZERIA MADRE: Authentic Wood-fired Artisanal Pizzeria

The Editors
Written by The Editors

Chef Matt Reijnen and Jessica Washburn offer an exceptional experience at Pizzeria Madre, bringing a contemporary local twist to Italian-inspired cuisine. The Malagutti fired pizza oven turns out pizzas with perfect crust and a variety of authentic, seasonally-inspired dishes. 


The Scene

Situated in a 130-year-old building in London’s recently revitalized SoHo neighbourhood, this licensed, contemporary resto is casual yet sophisticated and nicely appointed with high ceilings, tile floors, picture windows, whitewashed walls and a partially-open kitchen. The custom-made bar and tables are made of local pine. Service is genuinely warm and intelligent.

Menu Highlights

Menus are spiked with seasonal ingredients. The Green Bean Salad with pancetta, breadcrumbs, Parmigiano, lemon and Caesar dressing is sensational. Also highly recommended from the Sharing/Small Plates Menu are Warm Sicilian Olives with rosemary, chile, garlic, citrus and the Pizzeria Salad with iceberg, greens, pickled red onion, fried polenta croutons, pecorino and agrodolce dressing. The ever-changing “Pizze” Menu offers amazing flavour combinations that change with the seasons, each with a perfect crust made from naturally-leavened sourdough pizza dough. Carnivores, vegans and vegetarians will find appealing options, and any pizza can be modified upon request. Recent pizzas have included: 

Marinara with tomato, garlic, oregano, pepper and olive oil; 

Pepperoni with tomato, fontina, housemade pepperoni, oregano, toasted fennel seed and Parmigiano; 

Nightshade with tomato, smoky eggplant, roasted pepper/Calabrian chile pesto, Taleggio and Parmigiano;

Roasted Mushroom with cream, smoked provolone, maitake & cremini mushrooms, parsley, chive and walnut. 

Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Changing selections such as Warm Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cake or Chocolate Brûléed & Blistered S’more show off the kitchen’s diverse strengths.

Farm-to-Table Italian Pizzeria

111 Wellington Street (between Hill & South Streets)

TUES–SAT 5 pm–10 pm

Closed Sun–Mon 


Naturally-Leavened Sourdough Pizza Crust
Rotating Local Craft Beer Selection
16-Seat Seasonal Patio

Sourdough Garlic Bread


Changing Housemade Desserts


Malagutti Fired Pizza Oven