Pizza East - Portobello

4.3
374 reviews
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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CV
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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
1 review
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
1 review
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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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
London
3 reviews
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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