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Pizza Union

Restaurants, Pizza King's Cross
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)

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Address: 246-250 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JY
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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tastemaker

The pizza here is great value for money and it's a cheap place for food.  The pizza aren't amazing, but they are good.  It was a little frustrating that you couldn't do substitutions, but I can understand why as that would slow down the turnaround time.  Yes, there are better places for pizza, but it's quick easy and tasty so definitely an option if you're in the area.

tastemaker

With a few branches scattered throughout London, Pizza Union offers amazing value (and speed) for money (think 3.95 for a whole Margherita or 5.95 for a pepperoni). The dough and topics are delicious, the staff very friendly and you can have your treat of choice within ten minutes or so. The venue is simple, but does the job, and there’s always a buzz which makes for a nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for a quick catch-up with friends or fancy a tasty snack for a movie night in. 

Tastemaker

Right opposite the Big Chill House, where I was on a first date and had drunk multiple pints of alcoholic beverages, Pizza Union was the obvious choice when it came to eating or faiting. And boy did it do the job! £6.50 pizzas that are absolutely delicious, huge bottles of Birra Moretti: what more could you ask for?

They have a ShakeSahck type buzzer system to alert you that your food is ready for collection and consumption, which always gets me very, very excited.

It's a 'find a seat and grab it' kind of place so if you want the whole being served experience, this is probably not going to be for you.

Extra nice touch: real good music blowing out the speakers.

Tastemaker

When you’re obsessed with food in all its various guises and a funky looking pizza joint arrives barely ten minutes’ walk from your house, you take note. Such is the case with the newly reopened Pizza Union in Kings Cross. Looking for all the world like the sort of place hip young Brooklyn-ites head to of an evening, there’s a lot to like about this spot.


The pizzas are cheap and fast, hot and tasty, thin and crispy. Toppings wise, they straddle the line between a classic done well and something new & a little bit different. The Formaggi was heavily laden with just the right amount of mozzarella, parmesan, mascarpone & gorgonzola – thought TBH every amount of any cheese on any pizza is about a kilo short of where I like it – while the Calabria was nicely spiced from n’duja and prettily fresh under a scattering of rocket. I’d have liked a bit more chicken on the Pollo but what there was – tossed in thyme and paired with mixed peppers – I liked.


At 12” per pie (channeling my inner Noo Yawker there) and topping out at a ridiculously reasonable £6.50, they’re perfect for ordering several and sharing with friends. You can get Gluten Free dough if wheat is not your friend and the small pots of dressing & Parmesan make it easy to indulge your inner glutton. The drinks menu isn’t huge but with beer and wine from £3 a glass? Well, call me classy but on this occasion, I’m not really looking for an award-winning Pinot Noir to accompany my night-off-from-the-oven Italian supper; I want cheap and tasty..


Décor wise, it’s dark and casual with enough metal & wood to keep it low key and enough tables and window seats to suit parties of 6 or 1 plus, it makes a nice change to get a decent pizza from somewhere that isn’t chock full of high chairs and colouring books. Don’t get me wrong, you could take a child here and I’ve nothing against chain restaurants that make it easy for families to enjoy a night out together but Pizza Union definitely has a more grown up vibe than its infamous doughball-toting counterparts and that’s fine. After all, isn’t the whole point of living somewhere like London that everyone can enjoy a slice or two whether you wash it down with a beer or a juice?

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