Pizzicotto

4.6
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276 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Pizzeria
After 50+ years in the neighbourhood restaurant business, the Chiavarini family opened 'Pizzicotto' to great acclaim. Opposite Holland Park and the entrance to the new design museum on Kensington high Street, we can be reached anytime on 0207 602 6777

Our Pizza dough is proofed for 72 hours before cooking at 450 degrees in our wood burning oven. We mix our flour by hand, using a combination of '00' Italian flour, stone ground manitoba and whole grain to ensure maximum lightness & flavour. All our pasta is made daily by hand exclusively using free range eggs and Italian flour.
What 276 People Are Saying
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vipJamesBT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizzas, best in london in my view

Pizzicotto
Responded on 14 March 2020

Thanks James, Best in London is high praise indeed!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta I’ve tasted in ages. Great family run restaurant. Will be back!

Pizzicotto
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you and please do come back soon! With very best wishes, James and all at team Pizzicotto

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service , would definitely recommend

Pizzicotto
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very smiling staff, good cocktails and the tiramisu is excellent 😍
The music a bit loud, otherwise I spent a lovely date.

Pizzicotto
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for the review! Nect time you come by, I'll happily lower the volume of the music for you, with very best wishes James

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Campbell
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent wood fired pizza in a lovely local restaurant.

Pizzicotto
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for the review!

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JL
JenniferL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!! Best pizza ever and wonderful staff:)

Pizzicotto
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you! Most kind of you

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ElisaV
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was great and the restaurant was nice and cozy. Recommend!

Pizzicotto
Responded on 28 February 2020

Dear Elisa, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Pizzicotto.  I'm very pleased that you had a great time with us and I look forward in welcoming you back soon!  With best wishes James and all the team at Pizzicotto

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JulieW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night with colleagues! Awesome pizzas and very friendly staff. When I am exhibiting in London again, I will definitely book again.

Pizzicotto
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming back soon! Best wishes James and all at Team Pizzicotto

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EHD111
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We met up with my daughter and her two kids (one aged 2yrs and the other 2mths) before visiting the Design Museum. The service was wonderful and the pizzas the best I've eaten outside Italy (and we especially loved the bunny shaped pizza for the 2yr old!). We have already recommended the restaurant to the outlaws and we'll visit again when we're back in that neck of the woods!

Pizzicotto
Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you so much and we hope to see you back soon!

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LuisaV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza ottima e personale super gentile. Perfetta relazione qualità prezzo!

Pizzicotto
Responded on 19 February 2020

Grazie mille Luisa!

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Tiziana
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! We love this restaurant and will definitely return.

Pizzicotto
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you so much, and please come back soon!

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Alessandra
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent pizza for two nostalgic Italians with a desire for comfort food.
Ottima pizza per due italiani nostalgici con voglia di un comfort food. Bravi!

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Marg
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was ok, but expensive for what it was. We were given a table by the door, away from everyone else in the restaurant. Food did not all arrive at the same time. No smiles from staff when we entered. Plates cleared while someone still eating. Then presented with 12% compulsory service charge !

Pizzicotto
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear Marg, I'm sorry that you didn't have a great time with us. We would have happily moved you to another table if you had mentioned to us that you were unhappy with where you were sat. Some guests like to be sat by the window, and others further in, I guess it's a personal preference. I feel that our prices are fair for central London and for the quality of produce that we buy. The average price for 2 diners is under £50, which includes a 20% tax for the government, as well as the very high rent and rates of High Street Kensington. Kindly note that like all restaurants, the service charge is optional and most definitely not compulsory. I would have happily removed it for you had you asked. If you would like to chat more, feel free to reach out at any time, I'm on 0207 602 6777 Best wishes James

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JoyanneH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely and cozy restaurant! Amazing food and especially good service. The staff is very helpful and sweet to arrange for the birthday celebration. Would definitely want to visit again!

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mayse
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful, proper auto-aim pizza and freshly made pasta! The team we’re friendly and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Our wait staff barely noticed us. The door didn’t close properly so the winter chill created a draft the whole time. Food was good as always but service was bad.

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AudunG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is really good, service shall we say charmingly Italian and prices pleasantly low considering both the food and the location. Will definitely recommend a visit. Try the tagliatelle al ragu or the pizzas.

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ChloeW
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant, delicious food and good portion sizes!!

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KostasA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great and authentic Italian dinner at a reasonable price. I wish I new this place existed earlier.

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LG27
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I really enjoyed the pizza - it was real Italian. However, the starters were very very average (the fried pizza) and the price for the wine was very high. I would not go back tbh.

JL
JenniferL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Best pizza I’ve ever had!! Very welcoming staff, great service!!

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MichaelL
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food, drinks and service. Thanks!

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digi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great local restaurant , family friendly
friendly service , good food , everything you want in a restaurant.

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vipHA88
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Oven & Charcoal Pizza in Town!
Perfect experience, as always!

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xxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food rather disappointing this time. Service also quite sloppy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Shared the meatballs for a starter was ok. For main had two pizzas. Both were fresh and cooked well. A good meal without being great.

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RaimondoV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the best pizza in London. Definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice service. Best pizza in Kensington.

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vipCesareV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, fre high quality choices, nicely derved. Great restaurant

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MartinC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not currently.
Previously I would have had no hesitation, however the service was patchy, a lack of non alcoholic beverages & our starter was ok but not outstanding.

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vipCesareV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great service. Very friendly environment

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Lili
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing time out, great food! Coming back again this week!

AJ
AJS18
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent wood-fired Pizza, the best I've had in London

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LincolnY
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good as usual. Pizza is extraordinarily

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a good diner, reasonably good value for money. Just to manage expectations, this is a simple Italian restaurant with good pizza and simple dishes but it does the trick. Recommended for a simple family diner

JL
JenniferL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favorite places to eat !! Food is delicious and staff is wonderful. They really do have the best pizza in Kensington.

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MartynH
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Busy, friendly restaurant serving good food. Would definitely recommend but you need to book in advance.

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gourmand
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This restaurant is ok. The menu is limited to pasta or pizza, with a few sides. The pizzas looked good, but the risotto was poor and my seafood salad special was bland. The puddings are homemade and good, except for the ice cream which was tasteless and watery. Service was good, if a little slow. Overall ok.

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vipolatz
London
21 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been eating at the restaurant many times and has been our favourite place for a while. However, this last time was ok but not as good as usual.
The charcuterie plate had olives on top of the meat, which never have before (we hate olives and had to separate them, hover the flavour of olives remained on the plate). The quality of the meats seemed diferent than previous times, they included this pure white fat on the side we didn't eat.
The calamary was a little bit chewy this time. We have taste it previous times felt fresh, unfortunately not this time.

The pizza's were good. Good as allways. We will be back but just for the pizza

ML
MarkL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve tasted in UK....and I live here.
Service was attentive and entertaining, can’t wait to go back

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Pizzicotto offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7602 6777.

Pizzicotto is rated 4.6 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

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