Balham has no shortage of good pizzerias, with the long-established Ciullosteria winning for well-practised service and conviviality, and the branch of the Franco Manco chain winning plaudits for good pizza. There is also, of course, a Pizza Express, all within five minutes’ walk of each other. So what makes Honest Italian worth a punt? It has a wood-fired pizza oven, and creates thin bases which are crisp in places yet pliable in the mouth. The toppings are the standard choices, and – bland olives apart – are of decent quality. The interior looks a bit more slick than the suburban norm, but that apart, there’s not much to set Honest Italian apart from the scores of other good pizzerias in south west London.
|Venue name:||Honest Italian||Contact:|
13 Station Parade
Balham High Road
|Opening hours:||Open 6-11pm Tue-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10pm Sun|
|Price:||Meal for two with wine and service: around £45.|
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This restaurant is a outstanding gem in Balham. This has to be the best place in London for a Pizza. They use a wood burning oven and the Pizza is so light and crisp, a great choice of desserts, wine are beers also. The service is excellent and the staff always do their best to get you a table very quickly as they don't take bookings.