Pizza East - Portobello

4.4
343 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: 8am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8969 4500
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Close to Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove underground stations.
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 343 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
1 review
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal in a beautiful and lively setting.
Service was personal and warm.
Families, models and tourists all enjoying a great experience.

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A
London
42 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good amazing food as always. Still just serves wine in tumblers which is a shame as it really does taste nicer in wine glasses.
On this occasion our waiter wasn’t very attentive and we had to call him over for ordering etc. Else place is a good spot and they know how to make pizzas.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tiny portion of fish, a one leaf of chard and a smear of parsnip puree for £15. I think you're ok if you stick with the pizza.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good place for casual Sunday's brunch.
Good food, good service & as usual very kids frindly

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good,my sons pizza was a bit to burned

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LC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing Pizza with quality ingredients!

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AN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Roast dinner at Pizza East was terrible - dry and cold. Basically just really badly reheated food.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely spot for a friends' get together. Would return when next in the area!

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D
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, we had a lovely time. on this occasion, I introduced a couple of friends to PE and they loved it just as I do.

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OO
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came on saturday night for an early fathers day with my dad! We had such a wonderful time, atmosphere was lively, service was great and we loved our waiter, food even tastier we both left stuffed.
Will be back very soon for sure!!

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NW
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

No problem with the food or service. I've eaten there often before, but usually at lunch or brunch. Never before in the evening and I won't do so again as the noise level was terrible. Whether the room (upstairs) has a bad accoustic, or the restaurant just attracts noisy people I couldn't say. But we had to shout over the table at each other to have some sort of conversation and we left early to have a coffee down the road.

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BA
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Didn’t order any pizza. The sides and mains were adventurous, full of flavour and packed with unique pairings; ie dog, toasted pine nuts and Burrata.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It's such a shame that the service experience does not live up to the food quality. Service is what makes the experience so memorable that you talk about it. There are a million good pizza places in London. An example of an eatery that is so intent of being cool that they forget that great service is the coolest thing they can give. Smile in greeting. When you are saying no, do it with some charm, when the kids food is late to the table, be apologetic, look up and around you all the time to see who is trying to catch your attention. Have your cosy staff chat another time. Remember to apologise when you get something wrong. Smile.

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UA
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this restaurant regularly, service is exceptional, staff are always friendly, warm and welcoming, good food reasonably priced, can get a bit loud in there depending on which time you go and which table you’re seated at.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Great service, great food and great with allergies!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening at Pizza East. Fab service and wonderful food and drinks x

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect start to the day. Great service, amazing food. Job done.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Running a bit late for appointment but still accommodated very relaxed and great Pizza

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S
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always brilliant, staff are great, pizzas are great, cocktails are great. Tip top

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S
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food but service was not very professional, tables are tiny and not enough space between the tables to enjoy the food properly.

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice Saturday evening at pizza East with friends. Food was great quality as ever and lovely ambience. Service was a little slow and inattentive though this time. Had to wait ages for drinks to arrive and to get bill etc

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RW
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another excellent meal at Pizza East. Friendly and attentive service and great food. Starters to share followed by a great pizza.

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MY
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The tables were so close together with no space to go though so we kept getting bumped by everyone trying to get past. The music was awful. The food is very ordinary. They then got us the wrong bill for someone else’s table. Really ordinary place with ordinary food. Not sure why it is so popular!!

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I had been waiting to eat at Pizza East for ages as I heard it was the best pizzaria in London. It's not. Pizzas are good but not worth the cost for a quick family bite out. The restaurant is fun and energetic and the staff are really lovely but we were all disappointed with the pizzas.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible pizza but on the pricey side. Beautiful

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EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always brilliant!
Salami Pizza with extra spicy sausage....just the best.

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j
London
48 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fun night out with friends. Lively atmosphere and food for everyone ‘s taste.

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SJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Menu is limited. No gluten free menu.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Pizza east is one of my all time favourite restaurants, however this time I was taking two of my friends here for lunch with me and it wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. The food, as always, was delicious, however I thought the staff could of been a bit friendlier. When we payed we ended up getting the wrong change and the old 1 pound coins. I found this upsetting as we thought they may of been taking advantage of us. However this is a one off and on a normal basis I absolutely love this restaurant, the staff are fabulous and the food is out of this world amazing!

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g
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, very busy but great service and lovely food!

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