Pizza East - Portobello

4.3
388 reviews
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
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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T
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It may have been a bad night but it was the worst Italian food I have had in London. I lived in Milan for five years and do not expect that standard, but for a family friendly restaurant this was still very disappointing. I would neither recommend it nor go back.

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E
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pizza, Beer, Buzz & Service! Cant complaine!

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten many times at PE Shoreditch, this was the first time at Portobello Road. It was just as good if not better. Same uniquely delicious pizza with fantastic service and lovely surroundings.

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IV
London
23 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Look, Pizza East is a perfectly good place to have pizza. They do good pizzas and the service is speedy if not very accurate. That aside, my issue was the noise level. We ate there last Saturday evening with the other early punters and their kids on a half-term treat. The decibel level was high with voices, laughter and the sounds of the open kitchen. This is why we all go to restaurants: to feel part of life, to see others and to be seen. Why oh why did they insist on cranking up the 80's music? It was already loud enough with the sounds of life and we didn't need any further noise. I realise that I am at risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, but I want to talk to my friends and be able to hear the conversations. This couldn't happen at Pizza East and we all struggled to listen to each other. I hope it's not a cynical ploy of getting the punters in, feeding them and then driving them away from what should be a relaxing evening by cranking up the decibels. Alternatively, I am just a cranky man with a slight hearing issue! That said, I won't be returning.

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KV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, the place was good. Pizzas were outstanding, but tiramisu wasn’t great at all.
If you want a great pizza and don’t feel like standing in a queue for hours at Pizza East Shoredich, this is a place to be.

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M
London
40 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and service. As a native Italian and passionate foodie, the relief that genuine places still exist, safeguarding the real Italian food legacy.

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pizzas, and Sunday roasts looked amazing too. Loved the apple and cherry crumble and banana ice cream. Good recommendation from our server for an Italian rose from Puglia. He was very friendly and attentive to us, even though restaurant was pretty busy. Nice table by the window.
Would recommend Pizza East for a relaxed Sunday lunch - thank you!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Awful.
If I could have heard myself speak, I would have told the waiter but the music was so loud.
The pizza used to be great; now it’s terrible.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

You can judge a pizza when you order the margharita .. this one had barely any mozzarella and was drowing in tomato sauce .. very disappointing.
Add to that the smell and the cleanliness of the staircase and toilets were appalling.
The only thing that saved the lunch was the service: really nice waiter and waitress.
Unfortunately won’t go back

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NG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Yes, but it was pretty noisy. An I would recommend a corner table if you are planing to talk to your lunch partners

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D
London
32 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a high quality but discreet pizza dinner. Staff welcoming, food flavoursome. V enjoyable.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to visit PE. Wonderful staff, on the doorstep and super food. Many thanks.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza East is a great place for meeting friends. The pizzas are amazing and there is a great selection of drinks.

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CV
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good food, but very crowded and not enough wait staff for the day and time. I also arrived just after opening so it should not have been that difficult before it filled up. I had to track someone down for every aspect of meal - drinks, ordering food, ordering coffee. Pizza was also not as good as usual. I think they are resting on their laurels and need to up their game. Take a few tables out and make it a pleasant experience again.

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D
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual, we had a lovely time. Thank you. My bunch of friends and I have celebrated every birthday with you since you first opened. We will, of course, be back soon.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

always good - but the seals on the windows upstairs need a look - we sat next to one and were totally frozen

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

El lugar muy lindo y muy bien ambientado. La comida es aceptable. Típica pizza europea finita .

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All just perfect!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointing, pizza was cold and never got the salad I ordered. It was busy and the waiter was very pleasant but generally chaotic service.

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was perfect like usual when you went to London

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Déjeuner avec mes parents pour le 24 décembre. Une équipe accueillante et très professionnelle. Nous avons très bien mangé ! Je recommande !

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing!
Need to go back asap!!

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HL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had made réservations for 13 hrs ( 1 pm.) but the bad weather, décided us to go with the children an hour earlier. At 12 o'clock..!!!

There was No problem.!!!
We were delighted.

The young waitress who took'care of us, called FLORA, was a very Nice and efficient girl.

We enjoyed our Lunch, really a lot.

We usually come to London, before Christmas, to celebrate meeting our cousins.

And we Love going to Portobello Market and having Lunch at Pizza East.

Thank you very much,

Heidi Lasfargues.

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D
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

As we usually do, we had a lovely time and will be back in January! See you then.

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AC
London
20 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Best pizza in Notting Hill ... everything else is pretty delicious too! Be warned, noise level is really, really high.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were greeted by a very rude hostess, our table wasn’t ready so we stood and waited while she looked for chairs for without explanation, then lead us over grunted and left without a word. nobody seemed to be pulling everything together. We had to flag waiters down to order anything. All of the food was cold and over cooked, service was really slow and disappointing. All of the food was cold and tasteless. I’ve been here and really enjoyed it. I really don’t know how somewhere can go so downhill.

This was for a birthday meal and should’ve been a nice experience. Pizza East have really lost their touch.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There was almost no mozzarella in pizza Marguerita, just the dough and tomato sauce

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

The tables for x 2 people on bar stools are so uncomfortable and cramped. You have to bend down to eat and left my fellow dining companion with a bad back.
I asked to change and literally was told no by the charmless bookings assistant.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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M
London
12 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
13 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
4 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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch served by a lovely waiter Lucas .
Food was superb and amazing service

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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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