Pizza East - Portobello

4.5
576 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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LindaJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lively, vibrant place to eat. Staff attentive and friendly.

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pizzalover
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pizza was very tasty, however overpriced and quite small.
I'm Italian, and seeing pizzas priced £15-£20 just hurts my soul.
The wine was also incredibly overpriced: £32 for a half litre of Vermentino, when I can normally get a decent bottle for £20-25 pretty much anywhere in London, seems a bit unfair.
I enjoyed my meal there, but I wouldn't go back, there are tons of pizza places in London that have the same quality, fair prices and also more choices of pizzas. And fairly priced wines too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great buzz and food. The French waitress was great !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience and services. Can step up the pizza quality !

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The French lady on the door who is the maitre de was amazing, as was all of the team upstairs, we had a big party with lots of kids and everyone was so nice, accommodating, relaxed and helpful. Even when we stayed well past our slot, everyone was lovely about asking us to move on. Great evening, great team, thank you xx

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SimonC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food served piping hot.
Really friendly and attentive service - thank you again.

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CianaH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food with lovely wine - staff are so kind and accommodating! Couldn’t recommend this place more.

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InakiB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique restaurant with amazing food, one of the best pizzas I've ever had.
Friendly and trendy staff.
Will definitely come back.

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vipChris
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about Pizza East, the service I received was really of utmost quality and that was all due to the Manager Sarrah (no I don't know her but feel like I do now after the care and effort she placed into making our dinner a night to remember. She's the definition of service with a smile and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great night, we hadn't been sitting at our table for 15 seconds before she arrived with some bread and olive oil-very much appreciated after the two mile walk to get there). I used to work for Disney and train Guest Service in our employees & Sarrah embodied these same types of superior talents and she is why my wife and I will return. The truffle pizza was out of this world as well. Thank you Pizza East for once again providing a memorable evening with stellar food.

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BAMBY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very friendly and accommodating. Best pizzas around
Super really. Shame it’s expensive, but worth it’s

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vipRajj
London
28 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place for simple classic dishes

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ValerieG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for lunch with my 3 old friends and we were given a fantastic table - with great service and the most delicious food, we all enjoyed ourselves enormously and I have already booked to come back - many thanks to all.

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ViktorijaK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pizza east! Delicious. We come here often for our team lunches. x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in town

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MimiS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizzeria experience! Best vibes! Best pizza ever! Such fine ingredients and fine quality! Another level of pizza

Incredible service! We were very very well greeted and seated by the loveliest of hosts!

I highly credit the team and especially Sara who enhanced our experience and hospitality by miles!

Can’t wait to go again

Been 3 times this week alone 😁

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MimiS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooove the pizza best in the world!

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Daniel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place, lovely food and wine, lovely service too

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RussellC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Pizza East Portobello. Divine atmosphere, service, ingredients - and of course heavenly pizza.

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CarD
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great food, atmosphere and lovely service!

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CraciunA
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very bad experience paying a hefty price. Had 2 pizzas, both undercooked, both spicy and oily. My wife did not finish hers because she could not continue with the spiciness, we ended up eating next door after we had pizza...pathetic.
Service was dismissive, felt like they did not want our business. Never going back again.
Charged 60£ for 2 pizzas and 2 glasses of wine, absurd!

Pizza East - Portobello
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi Craciun, Hope you are well. I am sorry to hear about this - what is the best email to contact you on to follow up on this? Thank you Georgia

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maidahill
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I do enjoy going to Pizza East but it does surprise me how expensive it is compared to more exclusive, independent restuarants in the same area or even central london.

Pizza East - Portobello
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi, Hope you are well. I am sorry to hear about this - what is the best email to contact you on to follow up on this? Thank you Georgia

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Vero
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible and overpriced even more since lockdown

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vipAnonymous
London
35 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often come here, as the food is nice, good prices and it's a buzzing, fun ambience. Very child friendly too, lots of families, but also nice to go with some friends. Has a lot of outdoor seating now too which is nice, although inside is just as nice.

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Sevi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and drinks! What else can you ask for? Will definitely go back!

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Mumrant
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Pizza East for ages but we found that every element - food, service and ambience - were better than they used to be.

A lot of the items on the menu eg the Crab Bruschetta which my friend and I loved, were, thankfully, not Pizza, and there were some delicious desserts as well eg an excellent lemon meringue pie.

A number of people served us and they all had a great, relaxed, friendly vibe.

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LovelySupper
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous afternoon, sitting in the sun, great staff, food and wine

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RachelW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and her friend and they said it was the best pizza they’d ever had. The menu is limited but what they do, they do well. Lovely crisp light pizzas.

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TinaH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly efficient staff, great food & wine choice.

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isabelv
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiting staff and bar staff were attentive and efficient. The managers were not so friendly, I was on crutches and they didn’t move out of my way or offer assistance.
Ambience was relaxed and the noise level was ok . Overall a nice Saturday lunch although vegan options would be appreciated and would update the menu .

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Isabelle
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and wonderful service, would definitely recommend.

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Ands
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, highly recommended - will be back for sure

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vipparistolondon
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great pizzas and lovely service, good value for the quality

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Ricicle
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time we’ve been and we were nicely impressed. The stripped back bare walls and ceiling gave a modern contemporary feel which was welcoming and the tables were well spaced.
Food was good, a short menu is a good sign that everything will be cooked to order and it was. Lovely crusty bread with olive oil was perfect accompaniment to pre dinner drink. The crab bruschetta was delicious and piled high ( though it was £14 )
Pizzas toppings were generous and tasty.
The staff were delightful.
Would definitely go back

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katie
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff where so kind. The food was brilliant :)

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Georgia
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and great service. Always a good atmosphere.

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nickmyles
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So pleased to be going back I do like PE Porto a lot, if i do have criticisms then the beef carpaccio had far too much olive oil on it, it really shouldnt have any but it was gratefully changed . the avocados tasted strange but i ate them anyway the pizzas were of course wonderful. i'll be back soon

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Izzy
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and service was fast and super polite. They also played great music!

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vipDanhN
London
37 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local pizza eatery - great atmosphere and friendly staff!

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, the food is always good and the service just right.

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Pizza East - Portobello is rated 4.5 stars by 576 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.