Pizza East - Kentish Town

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367 reviews
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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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p
London
61 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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EE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

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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b
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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PE
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fast service, really friendly staff and pizza was delicious

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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

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S
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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BC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, incredible food and brilliant atomesphere :)

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r
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, cocktails fantastic, service excellent, would recommend

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J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Lovely neighbourhood restaurant with delicious food.

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SM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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M
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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TO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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SL
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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GF
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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GD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always a fantastic time wa had. The staff and especially the manager always make us feel like superstars (which we are) 👦🏾❤️

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Normally excellent service here, might just have been a bad day. 4 of us went and all got food at very different times so first person had finished eating by time 3rd person got food etc. Would have been nice to get it at the same time. But excellent value and great place. Like I say, normally excellent service and atmosphere.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was average at best, they didn’t have any roast potatoes left so offered salad instead to go with roast dinner. Pizza was nice but quite bready.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great eggs Benedict with a nicely lemony hollandaise sauce.

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ME
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there mainly for breakfast on Sundays. Great food, friendly staff and authentic place.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Way too noisy- nice food and so was service. They need carpet and acoustic panels to soak us some sound- also rather cold if h sit near pizza ovens as air con is there even in a cold evening...

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, but coffees and brunch took a good half hour to get to us, and after our meals had been brought out.

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t
London
46 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a safe bet for a good meal. Salmon was disappointingly dry this time. Hopefully just a one-off glitch.

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j
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good ambience, good food, and service wasn't too bad either. Great tenderloin pork dish!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Great atmosphere, and super friendly staff.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The belly of pork was excellent, soft and moist and avoided being overly fatty - a common letdown. There're only about 3 main wood fired oven dishes to choose but don't worry about choice - you can instead mix the starters with vegetable side dishes to create a 'tapas' style meal for yourself or to share; I've never had a disappointing one. Of course, pizza is available - pretty good but it's on the other dishes where the kitchen excels What stands out here is the quality and care put into the cooking. My partner and I dislike virtually all chain restaurants but PE (and sometimes Côte Brasserie) puts most similarly priced independent restaurants in the shade - it manages to feel like a truly local and independent restaurant. Less formally, at the Kentish Town restaurant there's a lovely Italian/Spanish style rustic bar where you can order charcuterie and cheese.

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