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Pizza East

Pizza East

Shoreditch, London
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    The experts at Londonist and Evening Standard recommend this place
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    "veal meatballs, prosciutto and cream pizza is absolutely delicious!"(19 Tips)
    David R.
    "Get the veal meatballs pizza and the salted chocolate caramel tart."(5 Tips)
    Michele W.
    "Try the delicious Burrata from the antipasti!!!"(13 Tips)
    Shell s.
    "Try the beef cheek and the marrow if its still on the menu!"(6 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon323 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • veal meatballs
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • good for dates
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  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HainesApril 28, 2015
    The pizza here is possibly one of the best that you will find in London. Very authentic, delicious and filling. The veal meatball pizza is a must try. Very friendly staff and great value!
  • Emily-janeheart icon on user image
    Emily-janeSeptember 19, 2018
    Big, buzzy Pizza Place in the centre of Shoreditch. Delicious Pizza & sides, calamari and croquettes are good! Nice wine too! It gets busy but you'll get a table quickly, big groups should book!
  • David R.heart icon on user image
    David RMarch 7, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Busy pizza joint with great energy. Get the veal meatballs pizza and the salted chocolate caramel tart. I promise you will love it.
  • Nicole J.heart icon on user image
    Nicole JDecember 27, 2018
    Without a doubt the best pizza in London. Their vegan pizzas are always amazing I also make my own vegan pizza if I don’t fancy the one on the menu. I wish they did a few more vegan options
  • Daniel A.heart icon on user image
    Daniel AJanuary 17, 2017
    Awesome vibe, service is good, and the pizza is surprisingly great (had the eggplant pizza). Sweet potato app also very good. Everything very fresh
  • Roberto B.heart icon on user image
    Roberto BuaAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the only pizza place I've been to where the starters and desserts are as good as the pizzas. Pizzas with unusual but great ingredients (had one with Taleggio and Guanciale!), I'll be back!
  • ben d.
    ben de vereJuly 1, 2015
    Tasty starters 😝 yum! Make sure you book in advance on Friday night as the waiting time can be more than 30 mins. But you can wait with delicious cocktails and the food is worth it
  • Major S.
    Major SteadmanJanuary 7, 2019
    I feel a bit weird about the recent menu additions (Sunday Roast??) but I guess this has to be on the list - anyway, loved the thyme-kick on the Prosciutto & Mushroom. Nicely put together pizza.
  • Nate S.heart icon on user image
    Nate SDecember 22, 2019
    Large space, some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. Was pleasantly surprised by the pizza and cocktails!
  • Jonathan S.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan SteffanoniApril 8, 2019
    The bar near the entrance has wonderful light and a wooden bench... one of my favourite spots for a drink in London...
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RufinoMay 7, 2014
    one of the most delicious pizzas that I ever proved! amazing place, stylish people, great music! very near from the tube, easy to find. The parma one is still in my heart!
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsApril 1, 2013
    Industrial ambience and thin, puffy pizza baked in gas-fired ovens with just the right amount of topping. The Shoreditch branch is probably the biggest but also the noisiest. Book in advance! Read more
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrowsAugust 21, 2012
    Hard to know where to start. The Veal Meatballs pizza is so delicious, but you'll need to complement it with something less heavy. Anything with San Daniele on it gets my vote. Good negroni to boot.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WMay 14, 2014
    it's no Rubirosa or Delfina but the pizza is solid and the restaurant is perfectly casually chic. go with the veal meatball. the garlic bread and croquetas were surprising highlights!
  • Magdalena W.heart icon on user image
    Magdalena WelczSeptember 21, 2019
    Always great. Quality stays same for many years already. Recommend mac and cheese, one of best ones I had in my life
  • Michiel d.heart icon on user image
    Michiel de VriesJuly 16, 2016
    The veal pizza is amazing, but what sets this place apart are the excellent starters. The burrata bruschetta is highly recommended. Lively and loud place.
  • Anastasios D.heart icon on user image
    Anastasios DagkosApril 29, 2016
    Great ambience and best pizza around London. It's all about the service and the cocktails for me though 👏
  • Chrissie
    ChrissieFebruary 27, 2015
    The pizza is good but the highlight of the evening was the antipasti, a range of meat and cheeses that comes with soft tasty bread. Winner.
  • Kukkii K.heart icon on user image
    Kukkii KoppeeOctober 12, 2014
    Unusual toppings, crispy base, oozing cheese - tick, tick, tick. Salami and broccoli pizza gets a thumbs up and with the bone marrow you get a massive portion of richness..
  • Hannah P.heart icon on user image
    Hannah ParvazJune 2, 2016
    Prepare yourself for more cheese than bread when ordering the bruschetta, and be careful with the chilli flakes. Pizzas are great also...
  • Aidan H.
    Aidan HornsbyDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the best pizza in Shoreditch. Great vibe and a tasty menu. It gets very busy, so be prepared to book or wait for a table.
  • Sofie D.heart icon on user image
    Sofie DAugust 6, 2018
    Black truffle pizza and calamari fritti are so good here!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleySeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My BF's dad, a very fussy Yorkshireman, declared that this was the best pizza he'd EVER had. Even though the wait for a table is terrible....I will always keep on coming back. So damn delicious.
  • Lauren R.heart icon on user image
    Lauren Rubin TileyFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't come expecting Lombardi's, but if you're with friends and want a buzzy spot with snacks, wine, and pizza, this is hard to beat by London standards. Perfect for late Sunday afternoons.
  • Mariloli O.heart icon on user image
    Mariloli OSDecember 9, 2017
    The rocket salad and the meatballs are amazing. All the pizzas are incredible.
  • Andrei I.heart icon on user image
    Andrei IanovskiiNovember 16, 2019
    One of the by best pizzerias in London. A bit pricey but very tasty.
  • Becky H.
    Becky HNovember 2, 2014
    I ordered the veel pizza, the base was delicious and crispy but the topping was really salty. Next time I will choose a different topping.
  • Connie H.
    Connie HurleyMay 12, 2013
    Really enjoyed my pizza but no where can get the ratio of tomato to pizza right! Less tomato more cheese please. I am a dairyholic! Service was good and fab atmosphere!
  • Diego J.heart icon on user image
    Diego JiménezOctober 11, 2017
    Great pizza and venue location, pricey compared to similar options in the area.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RudolphSeptember 28, 2015
    Great pizzas (of course) and delicious cocktails! Enjoy a drink at the bar while you wait for your table.
  • Constance |.heart icon on user image
    Pizza crust is absolutely perfect! Great Napoli style pizzas, large and buzzing venue.
  • Nico C.heart icon on user image
    Nico CARTRONJanuary 21, 2016
    Nice restaurant, pizzas are nice and service is quick. It's an old tea house so this is a lovely place!
  • Stylesight
    StylesightSeptember 25, 2012
    At Pizza East expect to see the legendary ten-inch pizzas covered in the likes of duck sausage with shaved artichokes. Dining at the Pizza Bar offers prime view of the wood-burning ovens.
  • GabyOheart icon on user image
    GabyOMarch 23, 2015
    I am grateful for the chilli flakes on the table, hard to find them in a pizza shop in London. Oh? And the salted caramel chocolate tart...
  • Thibault T.heart icon on user image
    Thibault TreunenDecember 27, 2014
    Looove the interior of this place. Restaurant is well organised, the food is more than good, not too expensive and staff is very helpful!
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RothDecember 23, 2018
    Good pizza plus lots of great other options - like the broccoli with chili
  • Sarah J P.heart icon on user image
    Sarah J ParkerNovember 5, 2017
    Green eggs for brunch are my absolutel favourite in here but everything is nice!!! This place is a safe bet!
  • Pavel K.heart icon on user image
    Pavel KOctober 5, 2019
    Surprisingly good pizza. They also have good local pale ale on draught.
  • Jessicaheart icon on user image
    JessicaMarch 10, 2019
    Haven’t been here for years, but still does great pizza. Recommend the potato one! Great interior too.
  • Ho-Yee L.
    Ho-Yee LiAugust 11, 2014
    Mmm! The veal meatballs were excellent. If you eat there between Thurs-Sun, ask for a key ring; it grants you special discount powers for the other days
  • Punesh H.
    Punesh HanMarch 9, 2013
    Make sure you get a side as the pizza is on the smaller size. Crust can get too crunchy (it could be fluffier) but the ingredients/toppings are top notch.
  • Anne
    AnneDecember 31, 2012
    Love the amount of Italian people working here, that's what it makes it so good. Take the buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil pizza. Simple but amazing.
  • Josh T.heart icon on user image
    Josh TaroliFebruary 20, 2017
    The buffalo mozzarella pizza (10£) tastes great, but it's war with these toppings that won't stop sliding off!
  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte MeyerApril 7, 2013
    Great service, great vibe, great great food! Brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner. It's always a good time for pizzaeast
  • Xin R.heart icon on user image
    Xin RogoMarch 1, 2015
    One of the best London pizza places. Make sure you book or turn up early to find a good seat.
  • Bamdad D.heart icon on user image
    Bamdad DashtbanAugust 20, 2014
    The meatball pizza is very tasty. A bit salty though and you don't need any appetiser with it.
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankApril 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Atmospheric surrounds... not only the interior decoration but also the achingly hip customers. Just make sure you have Google at the ready to figure out what some of the pretentious toppings are.
  • Naila M.
    Naila MaiaSeptember 13, 2015
    Amazing antipasti, almost felt as if I was in Italy. The courgette flower with broccoli one is the best.
  • Thomas R.heart icon on user image
    Thomas RuschkeSeptember 12, 2015
    Wow - get anything with the burrata mozzarella. It's incredible!
  • Pablo A.
    Pablo AmpueroAugust 8, 2014
    The salted chocolate caramel tart is what it must feel like to have Jesus massage your tongue.
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