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This longstanding Clapham pizzeria has been knocking out pizzas for more than 20 years, so we're pretty sure they know what they're doing. A swish-looking pizza oven proves a talking point in a venue looking every bit the industrial part - think walls partially chipped to the brickwork, metal girders and brushed chrome as far as the eye can see.

The pizzas - made with double fermented sourdough - prove popular. Examples range from classics such as margheritas, Napoletanas and a San Daniele to options including a spicy piccante (ventricina, chorizo and 'nduja) and a scamorza and coppa - a pizza with pork shoulder, smoked mozzarella, rocket and pecorino. 

There's Italian influence across the rest of the menu, too. Expect dishes such as spaghetti vongole, pappardelle with a venison ragu, spicy beef meatballs and bruschetta here served with burrata, smoked scamorza, a black olive tapenade, fresh tomato and avocado. Keep an eye out for interesting breakfast and brunch options, too.

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Eco says
Eco is a family run restaurant that's been making brilliant pizzas for more than 20 years and has become an institution in Clapham. Our unique and distinctive sourdough recipe, bespoke wood-fired oven, team of passionate chefs and friendly staff will make your dinning experience a memorable one.
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Venue name: Eco
Address: 162 Clapham High Street
Opening hours: Meals served 11am-11.30pm Mon-Fri, Sun; 11am-midnight Sat
Transport: Tube: Clapham Common tube
Price: Main courses £6.75-£14.90
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Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:13
  • 4 star:8
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:7
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I've lived in Clapham for a few years now and must have walked past Eco hundreds of times and never paid it much attention. I regret that now. It's a delightful little Italian restaurant with friendly service, nicely decorated interior and good food. Anywhere that brings bottles of tap water to the table and automatically refills it when you're running low gets a huge thumbs up from me! The prices are reasonable and the menu is more imaginative than your standard Italian chain restaurants. I had a smoked aubergine, sundried tomato and burrata pizza on a sourdough base and it was perfect. The side of courgette fries could have been crispier but everything else was spot on!


Friendly owner, friendly staff! Yes, that makes some difference. The food is good but I recommend the Alfredo pasta! It's really good and not pricey.

Totally reliable excellent even though all the waiters act like they are having a heart attack. Genuinely nicer pizza than home made and I do not say that lightly.

Food has always been great, service just right and I love grabbing a seat outside for weekend brunch in the warmer months!

Absolutely amazing !

Fresh product and the pizza is crazy good.

I recommend this place.

A restaurant filled with genuine passion, real people who are a staple of the business including the family that run it and have been there for 27 years and the staff that were first customers! the best sourdough (real food) the most delicious pizzas, pastas, grills and proper sized salads, this is a serious place that can rival London in terms of value for quality. BRING IT ON ECO!!

AVOID. bad experience here. I went yesterday with a friend at 915 pm as we wanted something quick. Extremely SLOW and bad service, the waitress never smiled. very dry, didn't care about her tables at all, we ordered 2 salad ( think it was the quickest) and took them 40 mins for this, they didn't even come to apologies, her or the manager, instead gave us olives and make the excuse they had too many people at the same time, Really? it is a restaurant you are supposed to be prepared for this. Bad salad ( the people next to us were in the same situation), BAD everything at the end when she was picking up the dishes, she spilled all the oil and vinaigrette in my dress and tights, didn't even look for napkins, or make an effort , just say OH im sorry. I had to go home at almost 11 to do laundry because of this. a Night ruined by bad service , if she was a waitress in USA she wouldn't have a job AT ALL.

Good service and friendly staff. I recently when to eco and after the delicious food i had i was craving for a dessert. However, i realised i was really full so i thought i could give it a try and ask the staff if i could take the panacota for a takeaway. After laughing about it, the helpful Fabio and Stefano allowed me to take it home with me. Thanks guys! 

Would definetely recommend


This is our favourite restaurant in Clapham and my husband and I have been going for years! Fantastic sourdough pizza (their lasagne's great too!), great cocktails especially the margaritas!, the friendliest service - the staff go above and beyond, and great buzzy atmosphere! So family friendly too - they always welcome our sons with high fives!

Can't recommend it highly enough!

I went in Eco for dinner with my friends ... AMAZING FRIENDLY STAFF , smily and professional ... 

We ate both bruschettas  and a nice big antipasto italian style , all delicious , very good pizzas cooked in a wood oven , 2 x1 cocktails  before partying ... TOP RESTAURANT IN CLAPHAM COMMON . 

We will back soon .....

Great Food, Great Music, Great Atmosphere, Great Prices and Great Service and Deserts

Write a review... Shocking service, the worse service in London - I've been 3 times now and each time it gets worse (just up and left on my last visit). Really really easy to fix - everyone needs to slow down, if your short staffed, then hold your tables back, write the order on a pad (don't be clever and try to remember). Don't walk with your heads down, look at people and make eye contact and definitely get someone a glass of water as soon as they arrive at the restaurant (don't let them wait 30 minutes). 1 star as its been on the high st as long as I have. I won't go again, 3 chances is fair for anyone.

Myself and two friends went to Eco for one of our birthdays recently and we couldn't have asked for a more special evening! The staff went above and beyond the whole evening to make it perfect for us. They treated us to complimentary champagne to toast the birthday and offered to take my friends flowers and put them in a vase until the end of the meal to keep them fresh, there was also a gorgeous happy birthday desert in store for us at the end of the meal. Every single detail was paid to make this fantastic from start to finish. The staff were all extremely attentive, they talked us through the menu extremely well and advised us on food and wine pairing with such knowledge and confidence. The atmosphere is very special and I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Had an unimpressive meal here, nothing wrong with it but nothing special at all. For the price and the size of the meals I was left unimpressed.

Wow!! fantastic place, great food, atmosphere and super friendly staff, on top of everything the decoration is beautiful with very nice art on the walls. I will come back for sure. Highly recommended!

My wife and I went last night for a pizza. The dough was not stretched much, it had a larg crust all around and hardly any topping. We were very disappointed and won't be going back any time soon. Incredible drop in standards since the time before!

The food is quite good but the service is awful, be prepared to wait a long time for anything to get done, especially to pay the bill. We have been back several times but the service has been consistent so I won't be rushing back any time soon. 

Pizzas are good but service is not! Pasta is horrible. Carbonare looks a soup of double cream. This is not a typical Italian restaurant.

I've been to eco a few times now and each time have loved it. The mixture of great food, service and atmosphere makes it one of my favourite places to eat in Clapham. Plus I'm slightly addicted to their Calzone, yum! :)

I love the new design, i felt very relaxed as the decor is very pleasing to the eye. i really enjoyed my pizza the Spicy picante and i like the wide variety on offer such as the pasta, calzones, salads etc. The children even have their own menu. A nice revamp to Clapham high street.

Food is average, and service is inconsistent. A disappointment. For the best Italian in Clapham, visit Osteria del Arte.

I have been going to ECO for years and the more i go, the better the service gets. The French manager, Raphael, brings a fantastic atmosphere as well as somewhere you want to be. The extra mile he goes changes the night from, food out, to a fantastic enjoyable evening. We love ECO and even though we were there last night for my birthday, we'll probably be back for Sunday!

Long wait for food. Pizzas are good but service is not. Noise is very loud can't talk at moderate level with friends/ family. Rude Manager unwilling to listen to customers - can't take criticism - bad manager! Wont be going back for a long time, if at all.

A pathetic excuse for an Italian restaurant/pizza joint. Rude staff, chewy pizza with meagre toppings and pasta worse than you'd get from ASDA. I don't see how this place is still in business. My advice is to go to McDonalds down the road.