Pizza East - Portobello

4.5
587 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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SteveS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Hate we didn't find this place until the last day of our trip.

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EmmaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quality food, nice lively atmosphere, good pizzas.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it xx

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Guillaume
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, great with kids, great food and we were served quickly.

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ems23
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good as always, pizza is very good, however, the service was very disappointing this time and has been declining for quite some time.
Been going to Pizza East for more than five years but I feel like it’s just not great anymore.
Also very sad that they don’t allow dogs inside, it’s such a neighbourhood gem with so many pups in the area.

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NENA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and really good pizza in a charming area of London’s

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EddyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was epic as always. Sophie and Frederica were wonderful and made it great fun as always.

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DaniW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

When we came in the hostess said we can seat on the bar but it was really crowded and my friend is corona freak after half hour no waitress came to take our order from the bar as we didn’t had any choice the nice hostess said that we can move upstairs to a table near the windows so that’s was nice of her to do that. The prices are way higher than any other good pizza places that I’ve eat before, how come a lettuce salad with a few avocado cost £12?? The sauce of the pizza is good but is a small mozzarella pizza worth £13? Definitely a no. And a Tuna carpaccio £14 that’s way higher than any other place. Unfortunately I won’t be eating there again.

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PhilipS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I am a big fan of Pizza East but haven’t been there for a while and the pizzas look like they have shrunk since we were last there and it is expensive. £41 for 2 small pizzas and 2 cokes!!

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SusanaL
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice environment and service. The menu could be a bit more diverse, but good quality food.

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IrynaM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch, great food amazing service by Honour! Thank you to all other staff for looking after us. Keep up the great job.

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MandoM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all levels. I love dining at PizzaEast and hence I always choose to dine there with my friends and family

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LindaJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lively, vibrant place to eat. Staff attentive and friendly.

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pizzalover
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pizza was very tasty, however overpriced and quite small.
I'm Italian, and seeing pizzas priced £15-£20 just hurts my soul.
The wine was also incredibly overpriced: £32 for a half litre of Vermentino, when I can normally get a decent bottle for £20-25 pretty much anywhere in London, seems a bit unfair.
I enjoyed my meal there, but I wouldn't go back, there are tons of pizza places in London that have the same quality, fair prices and also more choices of pizzas. And fairly priced wines too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great buzz and food. The French waitress was great !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience and services. Can step up the pizza quality !

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The French lady on the door who is the maitre de was amazing, as was all of the team upstairs, we had a big party with lots of kids and everyone was so nice, accommodating, relaxed and helpful. Even when we stayed well past our slot, everyone was lovely about asking us to move on. Great evening, great team, thank you xx

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SimonC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food served piping hot.
Really friendly and attentive service - thank you again.

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CianaH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food with lovely wine - staff are so kind and accommodating! Couldn’t recommend this place more.

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InakiB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique restaurant with amazing food, one of the best pizzas I've ever had.
Friendly and trendy staff.
Will definitely come back.

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vipChris
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about Pizza East, the service I received was really of utmost quality and that was all due to the Manager Sarrah (no I don't know her but feel like I do now after the care and effort she placed into making our dinner a night to remember. She's the definition of service with a smile and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great night, we hadn't been sitting at our table for 15 seconds before she arrived with some bread and olive oil-very much appreciated after the two mile walk to get there). I used to work for Disney and train Guest Service in our employees & Sarrah embodied these same types of superior talents and she is why my wife and I will return. The truffle pizza was out of this world as well. Thank you Pizza East for once again providing a memorable evening with stellar food.

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BAMBY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very friendly and accommodating. Best pizzas around
Super really. Shame it’s expensive, but worth it’s

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vipRajj
London
32 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place for simple classic dishes

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ValerieG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for lunch with my 3 old friends and we were given a fantastic table - with great service and the most delicious food, we all enjoyed ourselves enormously and I have already booked to come back - many thanks to all.

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ViktorijaK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pizza east! Delicious. We come here often for our team lunches. x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in town

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MimiS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizzeria experience! Best vibes! Best pizza ever! Such fine ingredients and fine quality! Another level of pizza

Incredible service! We were very very well greeted and seated by the loveliest of hosts!

I highly credit the team and especially Sara who enhanced our experience and hospitality by miles!

Can’t wait to go again

Been 3 times this week alone 😁

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MimiS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooove the pizza best in the world!

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Daniel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place, lovely food and wine, lovely service too

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RussellC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Pizza East Portobello. Divine atmosphere, service, ingredients - and of course heavenly pizza.

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CarD
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great food, atmosphere and lovely service!

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CraciunA
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very bad experience paying a hefty price. Had 2 pizzas, both undercooked, both spicy and oily. My wife did not finish hers because she could not continue with the spiciness, we ended up eating next door after we had pizza...pathetic.
Service was dismissive, felt like they did not want our business. Never going back again.
Charged 60£ for 2 pizzas and 2 glasses of wine, absurd!

Pizza East - Portobello
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi Craciun, Hope you are well. I am sorry to hear about this - what is the best email to contact you on to follow up on this? Thank you Georgia

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maidahill
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I do enjoy going to Pizza East but it does surprise me how expensive it is compared to more exclusive, independent restuarants in the same area or even central london.

Pizza East - Portobello
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi, Hope you are well. I am sorry to hear about this - what is the best email to contact you on to follow up on this? Thank you Georgia

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Vero
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible and overpriced even more since lockdown

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vipAnonymous
London
36 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often come here, as the food is nice, good prices and it's a buzzing, fun ambience. Very child friendly too, lots of families, but also nice to go with some friends. Has a lot of outdoor seating now too which is nice, although inside is just as nice.

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Sevi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and drinks! What else can you ask for? Will definitely go back!

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Mumrant
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Pizza East for ages but we found that every element - food, service and ambience - were better than they used to be.

A lot of the items on the menu eg the Crab Bruschetta which my friend and I loved, were, thankfully, not Pizza, and there were some delicious desserts as well eg an excellent lemon meringue pie.

A number of people served us and they all had a great, relaxed, friendly vibe.

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LovelySupper
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous afternoon, sitting in the sun, great staff, food and wine

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RachelW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and her friend and they said it was the best pizza they’d ever had. The menu is limited but what they do, they do well. Lovely crisp light pizzas.

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Pizza East - Portobello is rated 4.5 stars by 587 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.