Pizza East - Kentish Town

4.3
378 reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria
New York Loft Style windows lead you in to Pizza East- Kentish Town where they fuse the creative-cool of Highgate Studios to the vibrant tastes of Italy. Small plates, Wood Fired Oven creations, Individual pizzas that give us our name, we prize only the finest ingredients, precise preparation, and presentation by the warmest, coolest, most knowledgeable staff this side of Bologna. Breakfast served every Saturday and Sunday from 9, with Soho House classics and some Kentish Town signatures, fully trained baristas serving the best coffee around and Sunday Roast for all, whether friends on a catch up over a hand crafted Bloody Mary or Families getting together for some well earned down time or just for a quick drink with friends and some nibbles.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ed53
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good all round service was good as well

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GemmaR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We haven’t been for a year or so and remembered we had a lovely meal last time with a great menu so thought let’s go back for a date night - my husband and I. Unfortunately it wasn’t great, the menu was totally different, the food came cold, all wrong timing and also had no taste. They were kind enough to offer dessert on the house but we just couldn’t wait to leave. Unfortunately we won’t be returning.

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LesleyA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately standards seemed to have slipped here. Waitress was very pleasant but our pizzas arrived before our antipasti. Quality of the antipasti was mixed, squid was good but the croquettes lacked flavour and the stuffed courgette flower was greasy. Pizzas were a bit soggy and lacking in topping. I used to love this place but I wouldn’t rush back.

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vipTaniaA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite local eateries- what happened? Sadly closed down!

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JoeB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended to us by a friend and certainly didn't disappoint. Outstanding pizza and pasta with a really good choice of options. Set in a nice and quirky restaurant, it made for a good evening meal!

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vipSMB23SAV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for pizza

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Useless service! Waitresses seemed to have zero training and no manager taking control.

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, not just your average pizza place. The service was great, quick and very friendly. Can’t wait to come back again!

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KathrynW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, ambience great and i will be back

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Yolo
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My stomach was very bad in the night didn’t feel too well

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vippne1966
London
66 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really enjoyable meal, good food, really friendly service - which has in the past let this place down. Nice to see everyone firing on all cylinders on a busy Friday night.

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EsherEats
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Really love Pizza East, but our service was very poor. We came here before a concert in the area and our server got our drink and food order incorrect. Luckily, the remaining staff I think realised we were unhappy and stepped up to help her out.

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blowdog
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the roast beef was out of this world.

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LesleyA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m a big fan of this restaurant. Pea and fontina fritters were delicious, super crispy squid and a good marguerita pizza though I would have liked a little more topping and a bit less crust. Service was super attentive and charming. When we came in we were tempted by a refreshing goblet of aperol spritz we saw another customer drinking. It was so good I ordered a second which came in a tumbler. Not the same drink at all, the proportions were all wrong. Staff told me they only had 2 goblets and it was ‘ not company policy’ to serve them in the goblets! Really! What a shame as it ruined the drink. The lady on the next table sent her tumbler back, good on her. Please listen to your customers, invest in a few more decent glasses You will sell more if the drink is good and your customers will be happy 😊.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was lovely, nice atmosphere

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PaulaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pizzas, lovely staff, lovely ambience. Highly recommended!

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GeriT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first visit here, I was really impressed. Probably the best roast beef dinner I have had in a restaurant! Love the decor and ambience, good service. We were fairly near the ovens so quite warm! Overall would definitely recommend.

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Jenn
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service, really friendly staff and pizza was delicious

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LaetitiaS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and chill restaurant, with amazing food, and especially great pizzas! It's usually quite quiet, which is very pleasant next to the busy Kentish Town area. Every waiter is really nice and keen to help you with any food allergies.
You can also find many vegetarians options, which was deeply appreciated.

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JonathanK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience. Thomas and his team are doing a great job!

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JonathanK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and nice to see the old team from SJW Chicken Shop! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve ever had! So delicious and everybody really nice. Price is also good

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NicolaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was very good, sadly the pizzas were not as on previous visits (both dough and sauce disappointing).

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Sarahkamb
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margherita pizza is my standby and the best way to judge a pizza as there are no shmancy toppings to hide under. This one was very good--fresh, tangy sauce and good chewy crust, if very slightly underbaked. Ambiance was casual and hipster and service was very nice.

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PamelaC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I guess me and my friends have been dining to Pizza East for at least 10 years. The last two times we have been the food and service has been very poor. What used to be a vibrant restaurant is now empty by 9pm. Our food was cold and one main course missing which meant my friend waiting a further 10 minutes Not difficult for the waiting staff to count how many people at a table (3) and check if only two main courses required!.. Regrettably we decided no more meeting up at Pizza East.

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BCool
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good overall. Service just a fraction too cool for school.

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vipJojo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again a lovely visit to Pizza East for delicious food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most delicious roast lamb I have had in a long while.

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LaraH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, incredible food and brilliant atomesphere :)

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redk11
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, cocktails fantastic, service excellent, would recommend

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vipJojo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Lovely neighbourhood restaurant with delicious food.

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vipSMB23SAV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great place to go at any time.

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ElianaM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata with figs and truffle honey was phenomenal! Never take it off the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to Pizza East on Kentish Town to celebrate my daughter’s 8 th birthday after school on a Friday. The best part was how relaxed the staff was about the children making noise or exploring the venue. Very relaxed evening. Just what one needs on a Friday.

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Marcalban
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff were very helpful and pleasant. The music was rather loud and we moved to a quieter table in the corner. There was not much choice of food for vegetarians - even many of the pizzas included meat. And the choice of ice creams was limited - only strawberry and vanilla, no chocolate even. The cocktails were good, as were the desserts. Not a place to make a detour to, but fine if you are in the area, and want a casual place to eat at.

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TamsinO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Warm atmosphere, fantastic pizzas. Great for children. However side dishes are heavy handed and expensive.

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EricD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked online, never having eaten here before. We were delighted with the food and the ambiance.

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LindaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious pizza and salad. Sadly had to rush so no time for pudding!

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vipSLLL
London
69 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tues deal brings the price to good levels - food is decent and the service started well but everyone disappeared when we were waiting for dessert menus. We gave up the idea and just asked the barman for tea which was swiftly provided.

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GinetteF
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really great pizza, one of the best I've had for ages and super convenient for the O2

FAQs

Pizza East - Kentish Town offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3310 2000.

Pizza East - Kentish Town is rated 4.3 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.