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
Great restaurant, well-informed staff, caters well for people with special dietary requirements.
Member Name: lizbsn
Advantages: Great food, many locations, well-lit restaurants, good staff, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Doesn't cater well for coeliacs (obviously only a disadvantage if you are one/ have one with you!)
Pizza Express is a chain of pizzerias - but don't be mislead by the fast-food-like name. These are modern, well-designed, well-lit restaurants with very professional staff serving great food.
The food is Italian - there are mostly pizzas, but also large salads, lasagne, etc. There is a wide variety of starters including doughballs and bruschetta. There are also some desserts and alcoholic drinks, and they have lovely peppermint tea! They also have a kids menu, and they frequently have special offers that you can print out vouchers for on their website - at the time of writing, there is a set menu that involves a starter, a main course and a drink for £10.
The staff are well-informed about what is in the food, and are happy to accommodate vegetarians, vegans and people with other food allergies - although please note that there is very little on the menu suitable for coeliacs (only some salads), so if you have a coeliac in your party, go elsewhere. Their vegetarian pizzas can be made vegan if you ask for them without the cheese, and they taste yummy!
Pizza Express have a wide selection of pizzas, a personal favourite of mine being the new Zucchine Funghi, which as you might guess from the name has courgettes and mushrooms on it - a delicious combination! Their menu can be viewed at on their website.
There are numerous Pizza Express restaurants around London (and presumably around the rest of the UK) - I have found that in Central London, you will always be within walking distance of one.
All in all, Pizza Express is a great restaurant, with excellent service and a slightly misleading name! Highly recommended!
Summary: A lovely restaurant with lovely people and lovely food!