Pizza East - Portobello

4.3
359 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: 8am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8969 4500
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Close to Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove underground stations.
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 359 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Went with the kids. For some reason it was soooo loud. I found the noise irritating.

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AG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I have been coming here for years and I think they have lost their touch. It’s simple food at excessive prices without generous portions. It’s crazy and chaotic which used to be charming but it’s now a kids haven and the food isn’t up to scratch for the prices.

Staff are lovely but they are not always present. Overall, I think it’s had its day.

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A
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed good pizza and a view drinks in nice atmosphere. Friendly service.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and ambiance. A bit overpriced in my opinion, but still great!

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We spent more than 130 euros for 2 small pizzas and a very small plate of lasagna for a kid with 4 glasses of wine.
The quality of the food and the atmosphere was good. The staff was very nice.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, but felt like i was on a conveyor belt and as soon as i'd finished, felt like the staff were trying to get me to leave immediately so they could get the table back. Appreciate it's busy but felt very rushed... which was a shame as food was delicious.

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service, good food, ideal for family gatherings and couples weekday dates

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and cool place, we went to Pizza East Shoreditch the next day, since we enjoyed it so much at your place. Cozy and vibrant at the same time, would very much like to come back.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

bad food.. definitely not authentic Italian...soooo disappointing..avoid

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was sunday so the restaurant was full and it took a lot of time to get our food. However, the pizzas were amazing.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Really noisy, and also a bit annoyed that the waiter had to ask us 3 times if we still wanted our starters after the mains had been serves...

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed my experience to Pizza East. Great food and a good selection. The atmosphere for a Saturday night was buzzing but getting to my table was a bit tight however the service was excellent.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not a place for a romantic date. Loads of noisy children but if you can overlook this the pizzas are fantastic.
If you like your pizza piping hot, send it back because it’s never hot.

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

This place used to be great and we went a lot, but it was terrible the night we went. Food was pretty much inedible, pizza dough raw, toppings rubbery and tasteless. Also they were playing a bizarre playlist of naff 80s hits loudly. We scarpered as quickly as we could! The service was fine but not particularly smiley or personal.

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is good! especially pizza but the service is very unprofessional and not organized!

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m
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Pizza was decent -- although I was quite disappointed by how little veggie was on the aubergine pizza... Will come back again though!

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MI
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This place is not even a shadow of what it used to be - very sad - food was not great but mostly, service was abysmal

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Ages to be sat, drinks chased, water not given having been asked, pizza toppings not correct, sauces not correct, bill not correct, no apology. Poor.

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BP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly service, fabulous atmosphere and casual setting. On the pricey side but reasonable value for the area.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always....we go every year when we’re in London,food always fantastic, would highly recommend it!!!

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SO
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been to the Shoreditch location a bunch of times which has always been great, location wise the Portobello Road one worked out better this time. Service was great, there was a little mix up with the table I was sat at so I had to move after five minutes or so, which was no problem of course but it came with an apology and a free (delicious) drink. Just goes to show how much the staff is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. Food was delicious and came quickly. I paid with a credit card and the system somehow doesn't allow tipping when you pay electronically. I didn't have any cash on me and felt bad not being able to tip! So bring some cash to reward the lovely staff if you go here :) and get the truffle pecorino croquettes. Cocktails were lovely as well. I dined alone which can be a little awkward sometimes but it was no issue here.

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G
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The food was very good and the atmosphere was fun.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive and friendly service and excellent starters and pizza as always. Great atmosphere and good choice of reasonably priced cocktails and wines.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice location on Portobello street, with outdoor seating facing street and the square. Staff was very friendly, and efficient. Food was very tasty and made with quality ingredients. Price was very reasonable. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal in a beautiful and lively setting.
Service was personal and warm.
Families, models and tourists all enjoying a great experience.

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A
London
42 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good amazing food as always. Still just serves wine in tumblers which is a shame as it really does taste nicer in wine glasses.
On this occasion our waiter wasn’t very attentive and we had to call him over for ordering etc. Else place is a good spot and they know how to make pizzas.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tiny portion of fish, a one leaf of chard and a smear of parsnip puree for £15. I think you're ok if you stick with the pizza.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good place for casual Sunday's brunch.
Good food, good service & as usual very kids frindly

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good,my sons pizza was a bit to burned

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LC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing Pizza with quality ingredients!

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AN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Roast dinner at Pizza East was terrible - dry and cold. Basically just really badly reheated food.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely spot for a friends' get together. Would return when next in the area!

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D
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, we had a lovely time. on this occasion, I introduced a couple of friends to PE and they loved it just as I do.

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OO
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came on saturday night for an early fathers day with my dad! We had such a wonderful time, atmosphere was lively, service was great and we loved our waiter, food even tastier we both left stuffed.
Will be back very soon for sure!!

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NW
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

No problem with the food or service. I've eaten there often before, but usually at lunch or brunch. Never before in the evening and I won't do so again as the noise level was terrible. Whether the room (upstairs) has a bad accoustic, or the restaurant just attracts noisy people I couldn't say. But we had to shout over the table at each other to have some sort of conversation and we left early to have a coffee down the road.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Didn’t order any pizza. The sides and mains were adventurous, full of flavour and packed with unique pairings; ie dog, toasted pine nuts and Burrata.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It's such a shame that the service experience does not live up to the food quality. Service is what makes the experience so memorable that you talk about it. There are a million good pizza places in London. An example of an eatery that is so intent of being cool that they forget that great service is the coolest thing they can give. Smile in greeting. When you are saying no, do it with some charm, when the kids food is late to the table, be apologetic, look up and around you all the time to see who is trying to catch your attention. Have your cosy staff chat another time. Remember to apologise when you get something wrong. Smile.

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UA
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this restaurant regularly, service is exceptional, staff are always friendly, warm and welcoming, good food reasonably priced, can get a bit loud in there depending on which time you go and which table you’re seated at.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Great service, great food and great with allergies!

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