Northern Ireland’s home-grown pizzeria chain, Little Wing, opens its seventh restaurant in Lisburn and we popped in for a preview meal ahead of its Lisburn Square launch.
Selling over one million pizzas to date, it isn’t surprising that the local restaurant chain knows a thing or two about creating a great pizza!
We haven't been to Little Wing since the Bangor restaurant opened a number of years ago, and it seems we've been missing out on great pizza, great desserts and a great local success story. If you love a good pizza then you can't not love Little Wing.
Check out these fun facts about pizza and Little Wing:
- Little Wing serves Northern Ireland's biggest pizza which is a whopping 24 inches in diameter! But it’s still a little bit off the world’s biggest pizza in recorded history which was baked by five Italian chefs in 2012 and had a circumference of 131 feet or over 1500 inches.
- August is Happiness Happens month, and if your happiness is pizza then we know where you should go – Little Wing Pizzeria has just been crowned the best pizza in Belfast as voted for by the people of Belfast.
- The modern pizza, as we know it, originated in Naples, Italy, back in the 1700s when cash-strapped peasants topped flat focaccia bread with fresh tomatoes. That's why Little Wing pizzas are Naples-inspired, to bring that authentic flavour and taste to their customers.
- Since first opening in Northern Ireland, Little Wing has sold over 1,250,000 pizzas
- Little Wing offers 23 different pizza toppings from Milano salami to portobello mushrooms to artichoke hearts, but one is by far the most favourite topping – pepperoni, of course.
- Some of the first pizzas created were sweet not savoury. A Little Wing freshly baked pizza bread smothered with Nutella and a scoop of ice cream for dessert? Yes please!
- Little Wing has raised over £66,500 for charity since opening. In preparation for the grand opening in Lisburn, Little Wing opened for a week of dry run sessions in aid of a range of local charities, community groups and clubs. During this week it aimed to generate over £6, 000 for the local clubs and charities.
For further information visit www.littlewingpizzeria.com, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook @LittleWingPizza.