Pizza East - Portobello

4.5
487 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff were wonderful! Obviously due to covid they are strict with table times eg. 1.5hours and they will be firm with you leaving on time (as they have fewer tables, so need the business I assume!). So it is what it is. But more generally, the staff were fantastic, very attentive and of course the food and pizza was fabulous!

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KellyObee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We were very excited to go out for the evening. The restaurant was lovely and service was great. The only disappointment was the spicy sausage pizza which tasted like off pork! 🥲
The other pizzas were great!

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SarahA
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and sitting outside was sucha ncie vibe.

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KathJ
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good pizza. Sadly we were sat on the shady side but heaters helped. I hate having limited, very short, time at the table. It’s not at all relaxing. After all this time locked up we need to be able to socialise properly

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LauraL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pizza and great salad thoroughly enjoyed our experience there yesterday

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Vxen
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful, music was beautiful, service was outstanding, especially Kaja’s- who served us and made us feel like at home, she’s superb! Definitely coming back! Thank you for a birthday treat! Xx

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and the staff were super friendly

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JessicaC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was allright as they ony let you have the table for 1:15 min and once you are finished, they come straight away to charge you. Ideally, you want to have 2 hours so you can eat in peace and catch up with friends. There are too many rules atm, we just wanted to have our pizza in peace. It was a bit dissaponting, but food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was ok but felt rushed. Had about three different waiters which is ok just overwhelming at times as they would ask the same questions one after the other. They were very quick to get us out of there, felt like we were being watched for time. Asked us if we wanted dessert, when we said no he said “good because the next table is here so can I get you the bill”. I get it, it’s covid, everyone wants to eat outside just be a little mindful. The music was also playing soo loud 2/3 of had to take paracetamol after due to a headache for the bass of the music. It wasn’t relaxing music. The food was good, drinks were nice, staff were friendly just a little uncomfortable with the quickness.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food and the menu are t nearly as good as it was before and the prices are so high-also, they closed at 6:00 so literally pushed us out after spending quite a bit of money -won’t be returning which is a shame because I used to be a regular customer

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prasheelk
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food but pizza not like it was before... bring back the old style pizza please.

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vipAmyM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PizzaEast made outdoor dining a nice experience... the street is pretty quiet on Sunday and the sun was out! Service was friendly and pizzas were great! The menu (April 2021) was very limited, but its understandable considering just having reopened after so much lockdown time.

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Asterix
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Forgetful but friendly staff need reminding a few times about food or drinks orders.

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DanielaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, good service good food. Would recommend although not cheap.

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Georgia
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great that Pizza East has re-opened! The atmosphere was great and the pizza was absolutely delicious.

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Jenn
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Thank you!

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Lolz
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun and easy place for lunch. Good quality produce, their pizza are small so make sure you order enough for your appetite

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VanesaC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Really good food quality. Will come back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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George
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Over priced for what it is and your requests as a customer is pont blank being refused. I shall not return again.

Pizza East - Portobello
Responded on 23 April 2021

Hi George, I am sorry to hear this. What's the best number to reach you on to discuss this? Thank you Gus Haughton

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NicholasC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great elevated Pizza Menu to choose from, with a good selection of Starter, Mains & Pizza.

Simple and tasty cocktails list.

We have arrived on time for our reservations and the table was ready, not needed to wait for a second to be accomodated.

The outside terrace (the only place open at the moment) it's very well organised and well incorporated with the design of the place.

The corner where the restaurant it's located it's perfect for alfresco dining, with a great deal of sunshine.

The Pizza was very very good, Big crunchy crust & Top Ingredients along with the wine selection and the Campari Spritz!!!

I have asked for a pizza that it's not on the menu ( Nduja & Burrata) and they have accommodated my request without any hesitation.

The service was very fast, knowledgeable, never intrusive but always ready.

Management always around to support the team.

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fleurw
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is fab, sit at the front of the restaurant if you want the sun! They also have some heaters and the service is great

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SarahS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service ! Had to try one of each pizza as they were phenomenal x

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Anonymous
London
56 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great to be able to dine at PE again. Limited brunch menu. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Fabulous staff

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Aly121
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A bit overpriced , left hungry - pizza was too small!

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ChelseaD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy pizza with a good selection of starters and sides to accompany them.

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Venetia
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food - the pizzas are lovely and great size. The service was great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really really nice pizza! A bit on the expensive side, but nice for a treat. Could do with making a couple more of the pizzas vegetarian- I had one with prosciutto without the prosciutto due to being veggie but it was the same price. Service friendly and prompt, really enjoyed the meal and the pizza was divine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe. Food is authentic and expertly done. Delicious.The service was friendly and professional. Loved this new place. We will be back very soon.

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nick
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very limited menu at the moment, as previous regular customers of pizza east, it would have been nice to know before booking.

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lalaa
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizzas are amaaaazing!!! Lovely place and staff were really attentive too :)

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vipkenneth
London
42 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I meant to go to Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria which is in the Good Food Guide but this restaurant seems to be benefiting from identity theft. Reasonable food but very overpriced for a pizzeria

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Lisella
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a lovely place, cosy and welcoming.
We, as a family, have a pizza night every Sunday evening and we really like it!
Highly recommend 🌟

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.. & great food. Thanks for the experience

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RhodriW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pizzas, very enjoyable wine all delivered with a smile. Another good experience at Pizza East!

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AmiK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a half term family dinner - a firm favourite over several years now. The pizza is possibly the best in London - there is something magical about the dough - just pefectly crusty edges with a soft, chewy centre. Excellent service as always.

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vipfoodiefun1
London
81 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

More than a pizza joint
Excellent range of dishes for all tastes.
Half term meant tons of noisy kids not assisted by too loud background music.
But a fun place to be

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MiloBlack
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely time. Loved Jorge - legend. Spoke Spanish with him and he ensured it was an enjoyable evening from start to finish.

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DomenicoG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not the best pizza in town, starters came with the main course so we didn’t enjoy it

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Pizza East - Portobello is rated 4.5 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.