Pizzeria Gioia - South Kensington

4.3
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20 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Our new name is Gioia, Italian for "Joy": it's a warm and cheerful word that sums up our love for pizza and the pleasure of eating together, the italian way.
We introduced new delicious pizzas to the menu and sourced lots of artisanal produce from southern Italy to fill our deli with, so that we can offer a more authentic experience of our homeland.
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.2
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3.9
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBeeps
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was nice. It would be nice to have a dipping source option. However, the restaurant was set by the poor state of the toilet.

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vipMicky
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very authentic, crispy pizza cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

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Londonss
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My friends loved the pizza. Sadly they have no gluten free option for pizza.

Therefore, I ordered one of the main salads which came on top of a “bread basket” - check menu carefully as this fact is well hidden. When I asked them to serve me just the salad portion, the manager came over to find out “ what was my problem”. He then brought back the menu to prove that the writer was right that it was stated on the menu. Sadly, this experience doesn’t encourage me to return.

So great pizza, but service not quite to the same standard.

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Ariadna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Open table dining cheques are apparently not allowed in this restaurant, despite the booking being made via open table. The manager left the new waiter on his own

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good pizza and nice staff

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valerios
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty pizza. Nice place. I really recommend it. Good price

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Honestly, I thought the food was much better, since this place has been recommended by some Italian friends. We liked the antipasto, but the pizza was nothing special.

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AlexG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not so good as usual because the Pizza was not fresh due to the fast that the tomato sauce was not well seasoned (salt missing) and watery. The whole taste and the vegetables were not so fresh and also the spicy oil tasted kind of old or cheap. Not sure if I will go back.

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FabL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pizza at Lievito is something else and really, really Italian in that watery mouth way you only experience in Naples.
Service in the basement is a bit slow and they went out of all their draft biers (only bottled Peroni available, but definitely a place you can’t miss.

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Nenne
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sicuramente la migliore pizza mangiata a Londra e una delle migliori mai mangiate in Italia. Unico neo il locale rumoroso a pianterreno, molto meglio la sala sottostante.

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MatildeC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Expensive, but the pizza is really good - best one I had in 4 years in London

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VincenzoC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual, only disappointment they did not have any desserts ready!

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TitoP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good Italian Pizza experience at Lievito! This brand is well-known in my country (Italy) and I choice it because of its great recipe, ingredients and high-quality flour and natural yeast. This is my favourite pizza in Italy and I was so glad to experience the same result in London! Congrats to the staff, very smart and well-formed guys.

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vipS1274
London
154 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a great local gem
Family friendly and fantastic pizza

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elisabetta
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pizza topping esp mozzarella was not digestible

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Janet
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small place, but was very overstaffed. We were sitting near the counter area and there was always a staff member standing next to us which felt weird. One of the pizzas was great but the other one which we ordered did not make it clear there was no tomato sauce. It was just a warm pizza dough with cold cherry tomatoes, cold mozzarella slices and whole basil leaves placed on top. Would have made a good starter but was not a good main!
We were only offered an option of two beers despite the menu having about 8 on it as well? The menu was also very overpriced.

We did appreciate that we were seated and accommodated before the time we booked and the staff were polite and friendly. Would consider recommending if someone was looking for a dog friendly pizza place but might not revisit myself anytime soon

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vipS1274
London
154 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent pizza and service with a smile - restaurant could be a bit warmer especially for those tables near the front door.

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vipJulieT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good pizzas! Loved the thin crust, and fresh ingredients. We were also served quickly and liked the decorations. The prices are very correct given the area, very posh. I don't live there, but I'll keep that place in mind for future visits.

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Bernardo
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best pizzas I've ever had. The crust is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had two of the signature pizzas both exceptional. Amazing dough, perfectly cooked with outstanding toppings.
Definitely one of the best pizzas I had in London so far

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Pizzeria Gioia - South Kensington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Pizzeria Gioia - South Kensington is rated 4.3 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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