So after I had to send my first pizza back as it was far too oily and soaked, the back-up was decent. (also gloriously named - Gianfranco GorgonZola). I'll also give credit for the Nutella pizza ring for dessert. However, deducting points for the failed first attempt and in the cheap, quality pizza category it is neither better nor cheaper than Franco Manca aka the benchmark
They advertise as the best pizza in Shoreditch, but I’m not
quite convinced. It a cosy, homey place, with checked table clothes and pizza box art works featured all the way
down to the basement. The menu isn’t extensive and it’s not the cheapest. The
truffle pizza with porcini mushrooms was tasty, but there wasn't enough truffle oil on it for my liking. The bottom was burned, so all the good flavours and
pleasant fluffiness of the base were a bit overshadowed.I liked the screen streaming from the
kitchen. Looking at the food being prepared always sharpens my appetite, so
well done. And grazie for stocking my favourite Italian beer – Birra Moretti.
The menu felt quite limiting and would liked perhaps more flexibility or a create your own option, BUT the choices they did have were very unique and I've not seen flavours like that in many pizza places. I was worried my salami choice was going to be a bit dull, but the way the salami was shredded on was a nice surprise.
The service was impeccable, they were very patient with us and we felt at ease and welcome as soon as we entered.
The layout was really cool, I loved that downstairs had a football table, and I'm guilty of taking a snapchat of the cool wallpaper in the toilets.
I know an earlier fan said they were not a fan of the BYOB policy, but I'm actually sad to see it go, I don't think paying £2.50 was unreasonable seeing as without that you'd still be paying more per glass then bringing in your own. I'm actually quite sad to hear that policy is going, because not too sound like an alchy but that's the kind of nice touch that if I was in the area for a long while, I'd go out of my way to go there.
Anyway the flavours will make me come back, that trully was an enjoyable pizza!
Highly recommended pizza place in Shoreditch, now it became my favourite one in the area. The pizza is Napolitan style, with a big crust and very tasty fillings. They also serve some salads, never tried them for obvious reasons, I always have pizza. Compare to other shops of the chain, it's easier to talk because is not as loud.
I didn't put 5 stars because I don't like the BYOB policy, where you need to pay £2.50 if you bring your booze. I will be happy to buy it at the location but they don't have any.
Make a trek to this branch to try the desert pizza. The place has a nice airy feel to it, it seems bigger and brigher than others I've been to. The Pizza is amazing as always. I was disappointed by the fact you can no longer bring in your own chocolate bars., because that's why I went. It was still good though!