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Panzo

Restaurants, Italian Clerkenwell
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

An Exmouth Market pizzeria with its own lighter, crispier dough.

Did Exmouth Market need a new pizzeria? It’s already one of the most restaurant-heavy little streets in town, with Santoré and Pizza Pilgrims already dishing up decent pies. But Panzo does have a USP: its special dough. It’s made with rice and soy flours as well as wheat. The theory is that it makes the bases lighter, crispier and easier to digest, with less gluten and fewer calories. They’re so into it, you won’t find the word ‘pizza’ anywhere on the menu. Apart from that, Panzo is essentially a cute neighbourhood pizzeria: a comfy yellow box of a dining room with laminated menus and wine on tap. The ‘panzos’ themselves are plate-covering ovals topped with the usual Italian suspects: aubergines, pumpkin, truffle, ’nduja, provola and so on.

And that special dough? It’s easy on the stomach alright, but light on flavour, too. It didn’t wow me like it might have done in the pre-sourdough era. But the friendly atmosphere and lowish prices are points in Panzo’s favour. It may not stand out on Exmouth Market, but if it opened on my street I’d be there every week.

Details

Address: 50 Exmouth Market
London
EC1R 4QE
Transport: Tube: Angel
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £55.
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Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

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Cute pizza spot on Exmouth Market. Quick service, fresh starters and side, definitely tasty pizza. Would recommend.


This is my favorite pizza place on Exmouth market (I'm not a big fan of sourdough Napoli style pizza). This is indeed a highlight for my palate; the pizza here is much lighter and crispy. Also the toppings are much more colorful than a traditional pizza. My top choice is the St Paolo with mushrooms and truffle oil.


The house wine on tap is pretty decent.


On busy nights service can get a bit slow.

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