Parked up for a proper pizza

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A Leeds street food business is parking up and making a proper home for itself.

Pizza Fella, started out in the back of a 1964 Citreon van two years ago, but is now setting its stall out at 114-116 Vicar Lane with seating for up to 60 people.

It adds to the varied food offering that is bringing back up that part of the city such as Zaap Thai, The Cat’s Pyjamas and Ham and Friends opening next year. It is also a far cry from the previous tenants - sex shop, Pulse and Cocktails.

Leeds couple, Helen Collier a food marketing expert and Miles Robinson, a pizza chef, are behind the venture, opening next Friday.

Miles trained as a pizza chef at the La Figlia Presidente pizzeria in Naples, creating the perfect wood-fired Neopolitan pizza and they will be bringing that method to Vicar Lane.

He said: “I always benchmark pizza against the best in Naples - mix that with some proper Yorkshire charm and you have got Pizza Fellas.”

The vibe in the restaurant will be casual and contemporary with reclaimed scaffolding boards for tables and a wall showcasing the work of local artists.

With the promise of pizza, proper beer and music for under a tenner - you can’t really top that.

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