Pizza East - Portobello

4.3
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457 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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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.
What 457 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.3
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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
5 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
80 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

MB
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.

DG
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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vipSimona
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food efficient service nice young atmosphere

CM
CeMH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Quite noisy as small space and people squashed a bit.
Service not very efficient as we waited 25 mins for a drink!
Food fine but nothing special.

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MrFussy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza East never fails for. Midweek family treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing pizza and experience , great place !

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

40 minutes to be served. Asked for drinks three times.

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SimonA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as the original in Shoreditch, difference ambience, service and food not as good. However, still worth a visit for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was rubbish and expensive

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Horrible service. Half our order never arrived and not even an acknowledgement of it.

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vipJann
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

cool vibe good pizzas lovely bar

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Anonymous
London
51 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food as usual. Not busy so staff also relax a bit which makes the service a bit slow. Still wish they had proper wine glasses, tumblers don’t make the wine justice.

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Dinnerbird
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very very slow service, between starter and main course was about an hour.

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Maurizio
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A group of people who were chasing a guy ran into the restaurant shouting and yelling against another guy who found shelter into the restaurant causing an uncomfortable situation. Nobody said sorry or apologised about the situation. The pizza was tasteless and different from the brunch in Shoreditch

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lighting was to dark

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The heating wasn’t working and it was a cold and miserable and the service was terrible. One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had.

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SophieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very very average food. The focaccia was very thick, the bread used with scrambled eggs and salmon wasn't amazing. I won't go back.
Nice staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Order the carpaccio and it was no longer on the menu but they only t

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TriciaC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. This is our second time here and it was just as good as the first. I don’t know if it’s just our experience but it seems that management/ customers put pressure on staff for not being swift enough or are paranoid about cancel culture. The waiter was very sorry about the delay with our food - we didn’t even notice or need the apology either time, the food arrived in good time.

JB
vipJBurger
London
26 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Calamari was very rubbery. Lasagne was only just warm not halt enough. Waitress was very good

HW
HannahW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal at this place. This time I arrived 10 mins before they open. I am partially disabled but thank god they let me directly in and gave me a seat whilst the staff attended an opening meeting. Thank you! The food was delish and the service was super!

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SybilP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really unimpressed. not great food and service was very slow and not very friendly I most likely wont return.

BB
BoonooBoonoo
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you ever make it to Portobello Road you definitely have to visit Pizza East! 😊
We've been there with our 10yo daughters and it was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All very good. Only minor issue was that one of our coffees was not hot - but it was sorted ASAP.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food. Ambiance is fun but very load can’t hear anyone speak.
Service staff are lovely but missed one of our dishes, and the pizzas took over half an our to arrive.

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vipAmyM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, but the music was SO loud that we couldn’t have any sort of conversation. We aren’t old people who always complain about noise :) just trying to have a family dinner! Otherwise, everything was good, but we’ve had better pizza at The Shoreditch location... will try again! Maybe just a busy night!

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PabloK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The San Danielle pizza is the best you'll have ever. Don't miss it.

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RhodriW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We are tegulat customers at Pizza East but tonight’s visit was nit all that great at all. The music was too loud- so loud i couldn’t hear what my husband was saying across the table.

We irdere a butter lettuce and avocado salad with a salami tonato pizza o ly to be served with the salad and calamari. We waited then for the pizza to arrive. The pizza was nice although slightly too salty. The oannacotta was too sweet and sickly.

Adter paying fir the meal we noticed that we had been charged £3.00 for ‘extra avocado’ that er didn’t ask for. When told by tha manager that it was a mistake hes asked what would i like him to do about it? He was very surprised and taken aback when i said that i’d like my £3.00 reimbursed!!!

Bot great.

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julianf
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good food and service, not cheap and music very loud but a great venue.

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Dodecca
London
25 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, it was a lovely meal in a fabulous neighbourhood

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mhbaileyuk
Surrey
33 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The pizza was good (but not great), it was the service that was disappointing. We felt a bit forgotten sitting upstairs and waited a while for forks and then to pay our bill. It wasn't terrible at all, but could have been better.

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MoaM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place in a great surrounding. Relaxed crowd and friendly staff. But music to loud early in the evening and service slow even though it wasn’t very busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing.

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Pizza East - Portobello is rated 4.3 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

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