Newest Review: ... espresso. The bill came to just over £105 for the four of us. My opinion of Pizza Express. Pros. I thought the Pizza was superb really... more
The place to go for cheap but tasty Italian
Member Name: aylawarner
Advantages: Delicious pizza, pastas and salads, great staff, lovely atmosphere, cheap menu and good offers
Disadvantages: No tomato sauce!, desserts and some alcoholic drinks a bit expensive
A great Italian restaurant, Pizza Express is a more sophisticated choice to those such as Pizza Hut. Fresh and natural ingredients are used in their meals and they have a wonderful menu to choose from. There are many restaurants and they can usually be found in most towns.
The ambience of the place is very romantic with dimmed lighting, modern paintings, the background sound of jazz music, and a single flower on each marble table. The kitchen is in the view of the customers', in an open area, where you can witness your pizza dough being tossed into the air. It's perfect for a date, a get together with friends, a celebration, or even for a kid's party where the children get the chance to make their own pizzas. The staff are always very friendly and helpful.
They have a large and tasty menu including a wide range of pizzas with a variety of different toppings. Pizzas are the proper thin Italian style and not deep pan and I find this makes the taste richer and doesn't just fill you up on the dough. Other mains include a selection of pastas and salads. I'm not too keen on salad and I would never usually order one as a main course, but the Nostrana salad from here is simply delicious. Consisting of new potatoes, torn chicken breast, avocado, red peppers, green beans, mixed leaves, parsley and a free range egg, served with house dressing, this really is the best salad I've ever had and I order this every single time I eat here. Ooh, just writing it down has made me fancy one now! Starters and sides are also available including usual Italian dishes such as olives, garlic bread and bruschettas. I recommend the baked dough balls which is simply just hot dough, rolled into a small round ball with garlic flavouring, served with garlic butter. They also have a range of desserts to choose from but I find these a little pricey at roughly £4.50 each. Menu prices are brilliant though, starting at just under £6 for a Margherita pizza and reaching up to just under only £10 for the more complex pizzas. Nothing on the menu is over £10 apart from bottles of wine.
Pizza Express usually offers some great deals and you can find vouchers online either via their own website or through other sites such as Martin Lewis's moneysavingexpert.com, or sometimes on the back of cinema tickets. Their usual offers are £10 off when spending over £30 or 2 for 1 on main courses. The great thing about these offers is that they can be used at the weekend and the 2 for 1 offer gives you the most expensive meal for free! With these offers on top of the already cheap menu prices, you'll be getting a fab meal out for a great price.
Summary: The perfect place for a romantic night out