Pizza East - Portobello

4.5
513 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Salimos de la cuarentena

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Karenc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve ever eaten. Just delicious and will definitely be returning.

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IngaS
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating staff! Best pizza in the area - proper Italian style. Definitely booking again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Love this restaurant one of my favourites but the service was not great on this occasion. Half the table had finished their pizzas by the time the other half arrived. Still amazing place, great ambience. Food lovely.

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vipMarcusR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

smaller pizzas
£5 for 2/3 of a pint (they’ve actually shrunk the amount of beer you get!)
Plastic plates
Filthy toilets and stairs.

Hate to be that guy, but wtf has happened? Pre covid you were great, now I’m not sure I’ll ever return.

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vipMarinaP
Italy
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food. Highly recommended

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GiuliaD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host was very attentive & friendly.
Food was great, we had a nice table outside away from the crowds.
Very nice!

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Anneth
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really delicious meal with the kids yesterday, great service, great food and will definitely return.

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KatieM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Crab bruschetta, Lady K Rose abs very attentive service. We had a leisurely lunch outside and were not hassled to leave our table. Great fun.

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food has gone downhill, very basic food priced far too high for what it was. Service great but music too loud on top of all the people inside shouting at each other across food.
Very underimpressed

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EmmieC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Perfect sunny lunch spot :) will be back xx

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Family dinner - only issue drinks were slow - but otherwise a really nice meal

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StellaG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

so so lovely! such a nice spot, great food, very chilled! recommend getting the pesto and the garlic and herb dip !! thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!

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vipAnonymous
London
28 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely to be back, sat outside which was nice. Generally very happy, but waiters could have been a bit more attentive, and the pizza wasn’t as good as it used to be - too much crust and not enough toppings. Will still be back though!

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow but otherwise was a lovely evening

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DeniseA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal, great service. Will visit again and recommend to others

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SaraG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The bread from the bruschetta was burnt, and we had to wait around 45 minutes for our pizzas to arrive, despite the restaurant being almost empty.

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JeannetteB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty pizza nice restaurant à d service .
Small menu but very tasty

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FredL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great pizza and the Lemon meringue pie is a winner

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ICoo
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved this neighbourhood restaurant but the food just improved quite a lot.. a young team who look after you really well.

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SteveM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased to have Pizza East back in operation. The food was absolutely lovely and I'm very much looking forward to dining inside once again.

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Anon
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We constantly felt like they wanted us off their table which is never a very relaxing feel!

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CuriousAbout
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go place. Delish, friendly - will definitely go back next time in London 😍.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff were wonderful! Obviously due to covid they are strict with table times eg. 1.5hours and they will be firm with you leaving on time (as they have fewer tables, so need the business I assume!). So it is what it is. But more generally, the staff were fantastic, very attentive and of course the food and pizza was fabulous!

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KellyObee
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We were very excited to go out for the evening. The restaurant was lovely and service was great. The only disappointment was the spicy sausage pizza which tasted like off pork! 🥲
The other pizzas were great!

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SarahA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and sitting outside was sucha ncie vibe.

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KathJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good pizza. Sadly we were sat on the shady side but heaters helped. I hate having limited, very short, time at the table. It’s not at all relaxing. After all this time locked up we need to be able to socialise properly

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LauraL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pizza and great salad thoroughly enjoyed our experience there yesterday

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Vxen
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful, music was beautiful, service was outstanding, especially Kaja’s- who served us and made us feel like at home, she’s superb! Definitely coming back! Thank you for a birthday treat! Xx

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Hwlondon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

great menu, lovely food just need more gluten free options :)

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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and the staff were super friendly

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JessicaC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was allright as they ony let you have the table for 1:15 min and once you are finished, they come straight away to charge you. Ideally, you want to have 2 hours so you can eat in peace and catch up with friends. There are too many rules atm, we just wanted to have our pizza in peace. It was a bit dissaponting, but food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was ok but felt rushed. Had about three different waiters which is ok just overwhelming at times as they would ask the same questions one after the other. They were very quick to get us out of there, felt like we were being watched for time. Asked us if we wanted dessert, when we said no he said “good because the next table is here so can I get you the bill”. I get it, it’s covid, everyone wants to eat outside just be a little mindful. The music was also playing soo loud 2/3 of had to take paracetamol after due to a headache for the bass of the music. It wasn’t relaxing music. The food was good, drinks were nice, staff were friendly just a little uncomfortable with the quickness.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food and the menu are t nearly as good as it was before and the prices are so high-also, they closed at 6:00 so literally pushed us out after spending quite a bit of money -won’t be returning which is a shame because I used to be a regular customer

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prasheelk
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food but pizza not like it was before... bring back the old style pizza please.

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vipAmyM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PizzaEast made outdoor dining a nice experience... the street is pretty quiet on Sunday and the sun was out! Service was friendly and pizzas were great! The menu (April 2021) was very limited, but its understandable considering just having reopened after so much lockdown time.

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Asterix
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Forgetful but friendly staff need reminding a few times about food or drinks orders.

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DanielaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, good service good food. Would recommend although not cheap.

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Georgia
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great that Pizza East has re-opened! The atmosphere was great and the pizza was absolutely delicious.

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Pizza East - Portobello is rated 4.5 stars by 513 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.