Pizza East - Kentish Town

4.5
332 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pizzeria
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Italian, American
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Hours of Operation

Monday -Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00am

Sunday: 9:00am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 3310 2000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit

Underground Station: Kentish Town and Tufnell Park

Train Staition: Kentish Town and Gospel Oak

Overground: Gospel Oak
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 332 People Are Saying
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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
41 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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f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good! love this place, it's out neighbourhood local and never disappoints!

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PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I came here two years ago and it was ok, we re-visited again and to be honest I was not happy at all with the food, the pizza selection is poor to say the least for a pizza restaurant, but what’s worse is the pizzas really are terrible, on mine the topping was so sloppy it literally fell off my pizza, and my partners pizza was so dry it was like the Sahara desert.

The starters were ok but we were very disappointed in the pizzas, and to be honest for what it was it was extremely expensive, I wouldn’t come here again.

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KD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Like all the branches of a Pizza East Kentish Town is great, wonderful vibe, friendly service and good food - a definite good choice

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Favourite local haunt and never disappoints. The food is always very good.

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G
London
157 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are at Pizza East before a gig at the Forum (20% off if you show your ticket). Having been to the Shoreditch and Notting Hill branches, this was the friendliest and most accessible. Very good service, very good food and very good value. Exactly what we were after!

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PC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice to be able to sit outside (with a dog), but noisy street. Service was friendly. Food was disappointing.

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
All good

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Lost it's buzz...food just ok, service slow. Paid £25 for a small carafe of white wine...so over priced.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food at reasonable prices. Service did overcharge for 3 drinks we didn’t order but this was quickly resolved. Nice place will visit again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and vibes

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p
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The excellent selection of food and drinks, all very reasonably priced, service was really good too. Our second visit in a couple of weeks and we'll be sure to go back again.

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was truly terrible; table of 9 with kids, food came at totally different times and most of it was poor - steak got sent back. Only positive is this was acknowledged my management and discount given of final bill

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EL
London
137 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food, friendly staff. Always a good place for pizza, sides lacked flavour

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner out with the family. Great pizza with plenty of other options. The Mac and cheese is outstanding

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W
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Left feeling full, relaxed and happy. Very handy for pre-gig meal too. Loved it

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service, my Italian friends really enjoyed the pizza.

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PA
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pizza east in London, the food is great we tryed the sunday roast and the quality was very good. My girlfriend tryed the pizza that it was amazing with crunchy crost.
I will recommande with no doubt

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AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It's quite a loud restaurant so a little difficult to hear if there's more than 4 of you, but we've been here several times and it's always fab food. When we visited this time, we were taken to be seated at our table but they needed access to the wood logs which were right behind our table so they took us to the bar while we waited for 5/10 mins to be seated again. As an apology they brought us 3 complimentary starters which was really kind. The food is delicious and especially the pizzas which aren't stodgy and you really can taste each ingredient. The only draw back is that it took forever for them to bring us our coffees even though we asked for them 2 or 3 times, so we ate our desert without them, but all in all it was another good meal here.

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PD
London
56 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another good meal at Pizza east, for me one of the best Pizza's not a big menu but Pizza's done properly in a Wood fired oven and taste magnifico... rest of menu is also very good and always tasty.. we will of course be back !!

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s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Lovely pastries. Muffin was slightly dry and coffees could have been a bit hotter but overall great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, amazing food,top Sunday roast!!!

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OH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

I used to go here a lot a couple of years ago but the vibe has really changed which was disappointing. It’s overrun with children and the service was pretty slow and unfriendly.
If you’re an adult and don’t want children running around you whilst you have dinner then give it a serve and go to the shoreditch branch.

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IW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza east definitely serves the best pizza in London. Always an amazing night.

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KN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and good choice of sides. Cosy atmosphere, service was great staff very friendly. Our pizza arrived very quickly and it was very tasty ! Would definetly come back for more.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 for portion size, general ambiance and food! All in all a very relaxed experience!

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We regularly go to Pizza East and always enjoy the quality of their pizza and starters.
It is perfect for a family get together.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely time. An excellent pizza and a glass of wine. Simple but perfect and good value. Warm and cosy but cool too with a friendly and lovely waiter.

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KD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good food, good service and great atmosphere-

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was lively and fun the decor was good and the food was excellent I couldn’t complain

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent - best tasting pizzas ever! We were three adults with three toddlers and the staff were amazing with the little ones. They gave them dough to play with at the counter, delicious food for them to eat - just brilliant!

For the mums the food was amazing the cocktails were great :-)

Loved it!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is exceptional, authentically Italian! Great not only for its Pizza but all dishes are prepared to perfection.

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IB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Tasty food, but overpriced for pizza. Toppings were all charged at £2.50+ for extras. Really nice atmosphere, very chilled and a good place for a catch up with friends. The wood fired ovens and open kitchen are a great feature.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and quick service. Lovely, helpful waitor. Great food and nice atmosphere!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good however we felt very uncomfortable as the heating was not working and we were very cold.

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