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Pizza Express- an express service
Member Name: Suzies
Date: 04/08/09, updated on 03/10/09 (22 review reads)
Advantages: Something for everyone
Disadvantages: i will edit this if i find any
I visited Pizza Express atleast 5 times in the last couple of months and i am very impressed with its services. Their portions are very reasonable and filling and their Pizza's are a class above the rest. For those who haven't tried the bruschetta it is absolutely amazing, the one with the mushroom is quite rich as it has a cream sauce (which is delicious) and the one with the tomato is very fresh and satisfying. They are not really big enough to share as a starter and to be honest, they are that delicious that you couldnt share them.
Their salads are always a joy, and they are very good about substituting certain ingredients if you don't like one. The waiters don't hover around as you eat but they are always on hand when you need them. The caesar salad is one of my favourites and if you are ordering this you will not need to order the garlic bread as slices of this are put around your salad plate to enjoy. The parmesan cheese they use is of good quality.
Their dough balls are a favourite with children, they just cut these cute little dough balls which are steaming hot and put as much or as little butter as they please.
They have a great variety of pizzas and a delicious one is called sloppy Giuseppe which has spicy beef. A good tip is that if you didnt want to pay the restaurant price for the pizza, incase you didnt like it, you can get their pizza at supermarkets, often on special offer. They come in two sizes in the supermarket so you could go for 2 or 3 small pizzas to try out. I assure you, you wont be disappointed and you will follow with a trip to your local pizza express.
Perhaps on the negative side, their pastas aren't all that great but that is a personal opinion. I tried the lazagne once and I was disappointed, but I think it may have been because I was secretely craving the pizza!
Their kids menu is reasonably priced at £5.95 for a three course meal. Baked dough balls for starter, then a small pizza or pasta, followed by desert, usually icecream with lots of wonderful toppings. They even get a bambinoccino which is a cappuccino with out the coffee but still covered with chocolate powder. Great thinking!!
I am not that keen on deserts but the chocolate fudge cake is a must, with a couple of scoops of icecream. The chhese cake was nothing to remember!
The prices are reasonable. I normally pay about £50-£60 for 4 of us and we are stuffed when we leave. The good service is consistent within all their branches but a favourite is one in Thayer Street near Selfridges in Oxford street. It is a very nice atmosphere there and always packed with customers.
Summary: very nice food, very nice service and good prices.