Location: 19 Staplehurst Road, Hither Green SE13 5ND
We're not going to lie, we were gutted when the Gold of Naples in Hither Green shut, so it was great to find another great pizzeria so close to home. Sapore Vero is a small italian restaurant, located a short walk from Hither Green Station (this is their second outpost, the original is in Bromley). They do some fantastic sourdough pizza, the type with a soft pillowy dough that just brings happiness to to the tastebuds! They also do some great pasta, we shared the Paccheri di Gragnano and it tasted so good, it came with some of the juiciest prawns we have had in a while. We also shared an antipasto board which had my absolute favourite cold cut: Mortadella, so I was very impressed with their taste!
The restaurant itself is elegant and modern, with distressed timber and worn leather very much in evidence, the perfect location for a romantic date. The only problem is that there are not many seats, so try to book in advance if you can or you may find yourself getting turned away! The wine was nice, nothing special but very reasonably priced and perfectly serviceable for washing down the delicious food. It is also excellent value and won't break the bank, I think we paid about £70 for 3 of us including drinks and a tip, so fill your boots!