La Pizzeria Italiana

4.8
132 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
La Pizzeria Italiana welcomes you to a hidden secret located in Catford, Lewisham. Tucked away in a quiet corner you'll be forgiven if you have yet to discover this hidden dining gem. La Pizzeria Italiana is passionate about food and has been since first opening our doors in 1986, serving you with authentic Italian food that will see you return again and again.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 132 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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AmandaA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an absolute gem. Delicious food, fabulous wine, friendly service and great value. We love it.

VJ
ValeJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food at a reasonable price. Franco and his team are always welcoming. We love this place. A hidden gem

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our local Italian and is one of the best places to eat in Catford. My wife’s parents thoroughly enjoyed it as we normally do. It will be good to continue supporting local businesses during this difficult time! They deserve it, food is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Franco always delivers! The best Italian food you can get in the area! Will be coming back soon!

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AmandaA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant ever. The food is always exceptional, the wine is delicious, the owner is charming and the atmosphere is always buzzing. Unexpected location and amazingly good value- a real gem.

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lynnem
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at La Pizzeria - one of Cat-ford's hidden gems. Dont be put off by the location, the food is wonderful and service quick and friendly. Gorgeous and genuine Italian receipes served up in SE London.

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Karen
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as usual. Great value great service.
Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service.

JW
JackW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always, will be back again very soon!

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Nikki
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't know this was in Catford, lovely hidden little spot making you feel like you are out of London.

Pizza was lovely and my partner had the scallops and prawn which she loved. Wine was nice and the desert portions were big.

Finished off with a nice limoncello (can't spell it). Will come with the kids next time.

EG
ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great value. Friendly but unobtrusive service.

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ChristianV
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at la Pizzeria Italiana is second to none, made with love to melt the heart as well as the tastebuds. The service is prompt and friendly, with the owner and his staff helping to create a convivial family atmosphere, welcoming customers like friends. I love this place, and if I had any reason not to recommend it, it would only be that I didn’t want too many people knowing the secret!

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Gorky
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service at a great price. The fish stew cannot be beaten anywhere in South London and the pizzas and pasta are always top quality.

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DuncanL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Add ever, the food was superb, especially the fish stew and the spaghetti vongole. But I should also mention that, despite it being Valentine's Day, despite the place being full, and despite us running late and having to move our reservation back 30 minutes, the service was superb! Top marks all round.

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Emmam
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly local restaurant. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced.

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LucyA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as ever. A real hidden treasure, this unexpected jewel in a gritty corner of Catford never fails to impress. Fish stew and monkfish are firm favourites. Great for kids too with half portions of excellent pasta dishes and lovely pizza.

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foodie3ldn
London
21 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely local, service is very friendly but sometimes they can forget drinks when it is very busy so you need to ask again. Lovely local, great value, will visit time and time again.

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Ashes20
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good the food and service. This place is the number one go to for great pizza in Catford!

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AgnieszkaZ
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual, and price very reasonable.

KB
KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hidden gem in Catford, great Italian food, friendly owner, service from other staff can be a bit hit and miss but definitely worth going

MJ
MurekahJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizza places I have ever visited. Highly recommended!!

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danthedog
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza with the warmest of welcomes makes this a place to come back to time after time.
A local gem.

JW
JeanW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and excellent value for money. Be sure to book if you want stable on a weekend evening.

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Emmam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good value for money.
Lovely local restaurant.

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IsabelleG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased we finally made it to this restaurant. A true hidden gem in Catford, with a window full of glowing reviews covering the view to cosy inside.
A delicious, authentic menu with so many good things to choose from.
Service was warm, attentive, kind and helpful. We had a good chat!
It was busy and everyone looked happy, what more can I say...
I'm sure it's been like this for years-and will continue to be.
I can't wait to go back, highly recommended !
Thank you x

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Naomi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are regular customers and the food and service are always excellent.

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Dimondgirl
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time. An Italian beauty in the heart of Catford.

KJ
KevinJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Proper Italian restaurant.
A good choice including specials
Decent wine list as well as Italian beers
Really good food .
Good ambience.
Tucked away in Catford but well worth it

JD
JudyD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant. Always good value and good is excellent

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IanL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

If you want to taste pizza as it should be made then you have come to the right place....and Italian food of course not just pizza served here....

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten there before, so I knew the food was good. I just like the atmosphere in there and the menu is really good.

MH
MaryH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fresh , authentic Italian cooking . Reasonably priced food and wine . Excellent specials board with tasty fish dishes . Helpful staff .

MW
MikeW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and friendly Staff. Pizza and pasta were delicious.

NH
vipNatH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local Italian, always so welcoming and friendly and really reasonably priced.

FB
FabienneB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pizzeria Italiana is without doubt the best kept secret in southeast London! Outstanding pizzas!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves. Food was delicious and worth the money. Service can be a little slow, especially when busy, however.

AW
AnnieWP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. We'll definitely recommend it and go back when we are next in the area ....

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MauroS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Old classic Italian place but we really loved the food, pizza was amazing, really tasty and light!! Desserts over the top!! Tiramisù and cannolo just fantastic!!! Thank you Franco!!!!!

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Gregor
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hidden gem in an unusual location.

Great food, good friendly service, everything you might look for in Italian restaurant. Not easy to find these days, especially without paying a fortune.

SA
SebastienA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere for authentic italian food. Will go back again.

FAQs

La Pizzeria Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. La Pizzeria Italiana also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8461 4606.

La Pizzeria Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.