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
Pizza delivered expressly to my tummy
Member Name: painfull2006
Advantages: Near by, great atmosphere, great food, great service
Disadvantages: Prices are a little high and the drinks menu is a little short
I have been going to pizza express every other week for a long long time, pizza being my favourite dish.
Before i get to reviewing the inside of the restaurant ill talk about the outside, everything looks VERY professional, in my village there are a couple of Italian restaurants that look overly tacky, with colours and and Italian flags and things painted on the windows. Pizza express is very minimalistic, the one i frequent is very open, high ceilings, bright, just very pleasant to look at from outside and in.
The atmosphere when you are inside is equally as calm, the tables are not cramped together, i find it a very calm atmosphere maybe because of the music, i guess the closest i could come to correctly categorising it would be light jazz, the walls are usually home to odd bits of art but this changes frequently, they often change the design, the layout, the look and contents of the menu.
Something I also find strange about the set up is the open kitchen, i find it odd because when i imagine a kitchen in a restaurant i picture a stressful loud place with orders being shouted back and forth, but this is just quiet, usually just 2 or 3 chefs.
Anyway, the food, the Menu as you will have guessed is based around Pizza, there are lots of different toppings with choice of low fat cheese for no extra price, and a choice of the thinner base with more health toppings. There is also a choice of pastas and lasagne on the menu all with a choice of sides.
The starters also make the experience for me, the dough balls they make are my favourite, they come with a side of garlic butter to dip them in as well. All in all a nice starter before a pizza, makes the time before the cooking has finished seem like nothing.
The service is nothing to be laughed at either, i have never had bad service, everyone is nice, i usually get seated instantly and the food doesn't take long at all to arrive.
A menu for most of the restaurants can be found here
and you can follow the link to find your nearest restaurant as well
the opening hours are usually
Mon: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
...but these can change for the different locations and holidays.
Summary: Awesome place to eat, will be visiting a lot more in the future