Pizza East - Portobello

4.3
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435 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pizza East - Portobello is spread over two floors of a restored Georgian pub, right in the middle of the bustling Portobello market area and includes a deli trading in ingredients such as polenta, fave beans and risotto rice, as well as Italian cured meats and cheeses.
Just like our big brother in Shoreditch, while we take our pizza seriously the setting is very relaxed. We’ve stripped the building’s interior back and created a light and airy space with wooden floors and huge windows, then filled it with beautiful vintage cafe furniture. The in-house wood-fired ovens and open ground floor kitchen mean there are great views to be had inside, especially from the antique stools at the counter, or you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
Our upstairs dining room is an even more laid-back sitting room, as is our terrace, a little green haven away from the hustle of town, where you can have drinks or dinner.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The heating wasn’t working and it was a cold and miserable and the service was terrible. One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very very average food. The focaccia was very thick, the bread used with scrambled eggs and salmon wasn't amazing. I won't go back.
Nice staff

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Order the carpaccio and it was no longer on the menu but they only t

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. This is our second time here and it was just as good as the first. I don’t know if it’s just our experience but it seems that management/ customers put pressure on staff for not being swift enough or are paranoid about cancel culture. The waiter was very sorry about the delay with our food - we didn’t even notice or need the apology either time, the food arrived in good time.

JB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Calamari was very rubbery. Lasagne was only just warm not halt enough. Waitress was very good

HW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal at this place. This time I arrived 10 mins before they open. I am partially disabled but thank god they let me directly in and gave me a seat whilst the staff attended an opening meeting. Thank you! The food was delish and the service was super!

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really unimpressed. not great food and service was very slow and not very friendly I most likely wont return.

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you ever make it to Portobello Road you definitely have to visit Pizza East! 😊
We've been there with our 10yo daughters and it was great.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All very good. Only minor issue was that one of our coffees was not hot - but it was sorted ASAP.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food. Ambiance is fun but very load can’t hear anyone speak.
Service staff are lovely but missed one of our dishes, and the pizzas took over half an our to arrive.

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, but the music was SO loud that we couldn’t have any sort of conversation. We aren’t old people who always complain about noise :) just trying to have a family dinner! Otherwise, everything was good, but we’ve had better pizza at The Shoreditch location... will try again! Maybe just a busy night!

PK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The San Danielle pizza is the best you'll have ever. Don't miss it.

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We are tegulat customers at Pizza East but tonight’s visit was nit all that great at all. The music was too loud- so loud i couldn’t hear what my husband was saying across the table.

We irdere a butter lettuce and avocado salad with a salami tonato pizza o ly to be served with the salad and calamari. We waited then for the pizza to arrive. The pizza was nice although slightly too salty. The oannacotta was too sweet and sickly.

Adter paying fir the meal we noticed that we had been charged £3.00 for ‘extra avocado’ that er didn’t ask for. When told by tha manager that it was a mistake hes asked what would i like him to do about it? He was very surprised and taken aback when i said that i’d like my £3.00 reimbursed!!!

Bot great.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good food and service, not cheap and music very loud but a great venue.

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, it was a lovely meal in a fabulous neighbourhood

m
Surrey
29 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The pizza was good (but not great), it was the service that was disappointing. We felt a bit forgotten sitting upstairs and waited a while for forks and then to pay our bill. It wasn't terrible at all, but could have been better.

MM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place in a great surrounding. Relaxed crowd and friendly staff. But music to loud early in the evening and service slow even though it wasn’t very busy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing.

Z
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice ambient, some waiter v nice, some a bit confused.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food and a nice atmosphere.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch and the food and service were good. The choices for vegetarians are exciting and the prices of pizzas very fair. The side salads in comparison are pretty expensive and I was a little disappointed that you could not have them as a main instead. Overall lovely pizza and a great place for lunch.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Would definitely recommend and will be back.

G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got given a nice table by the lovely hostess. The service was attentive but hands off and we enjoyed our night very much. Great food with good ingredients. Pizza more so than lasagna.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed dinner in a pinch for a family of 5 and Pizza East really came through. We ordered 5 pizzas and the butter lettuce salad, and everything was fantastic, especially the service.

M
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Place and location are great, staff is kind and nice but food is disappointing.

H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow considering the restaurant wasn’t that busy

TG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Couldn't help but feel that the quality of the pizzas has dropped, and now compares unfavourably to neweer competitors such as Pizza Pilgrims or Franco Manca. Disappointing.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our family meal at Pizza East..stand out for us was the amazing warm and friendly service! Outstanding! We’ll be back!

CP
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The location and decor are great. Decent selection of dishes on the menu, pizzas were ok. Service was very friendly.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My pizza was strangely disappointing , I don’t know what’s happened but this restaurant has gone down hill, I live locally and would take some persuading to go back . Otherwise service and setting were great - as usual and as expected

CH
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service
Nice waitresses nice setting

AT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner and staff were superb. It was VERY hot in there though!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service slow as always. Went for a business lunch and there were children running around everywhere although it wasn’t half term! Menu needs a freshen up...

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would really recommend this venue for its great pizza, the ambience and the authentic Italian vibe.
The antipasti are also delicious.
I will be coming back craving for pizza

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only downside would be very busy and tight in terms of space.

W
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went at 7pm on a Saturday.
It seems to have become one of the go to places for families with lots of children. Unfortunately, that makes it a really loud experience with way too many uncontrolled kids running around (are their parents really that deaf?)
If you're in that demographic, it's one for you. If you're not, you might want to go at a later time, or try somewhere else.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome venue, awesome looking staff and awesome service. Thank you!
FIVE STARS!

a
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

As a regular and big fan of PE i was hugely disappointed - service and food was terrible. Long waits, wrong items and ignored by staff

j
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Everything is great only thing I would say is that we think it would be good if had a specials board or changed menu more regularly

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pizza sizes have definitely shrunk a lot