pizza east more than wood oven pizzas

Pizza East more than wood oven pizzas

If you’re on the hunt for a good pizza and more, head for Pizza East. The wood oven pizzas are tasty, and you can order some delicious salads and sides plus other main dishes. They also serve an exceptional brunch reserved for the weekends only. If you’re searching for pizza Shoreditch or weekend brunch London head for Pizza East. Also good to know is they have an Italian deli where you can buy artisan delights like cured meats and speciality cheese.

pizza east, shoreditch interiors

Shoreditch Interiors

Pizza East Menu

Pizza East serves ten variations of pizza which include vegetarian options like buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes and basil, goat’s cheese with red onion and oregano plus Portobello mushroom with gorgonzola. Meat and fish pizzas range from spicy sausage with mozzarella and broccoli, veal meatballs with prosciutto, cream and sage plus anchovies with tomatoes, mozzarella, olives and capers. The pizza is rustic in presentation, and they use a ciabatta style, the slow-proved dough which is made on the premises. The base, crust and toppings were all delicious.

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Goat’s Cheese with Red Onion and Oregano Pizza and Buffalo Mozzarella with Tomatoes and Basil Pizza

If you’re not in the mood for pizza you can go for mac n cheese, beef lasagne, salt-baked salmon or lamb. On Sunday you can order a roast of pork belly, rib of beef or chicken. The antipasti selection included lamb meatballs with tomato sauce and Parmesan, pork belly with crackling and aioli and baby octopus with tomatoes and olives. Vegetarians might like the vegetable fritti with mint and garlic. The vegetables were unusual which included sweet potato with chard and wild mushrooms, plus cauliflower with salsa Verde and purple sprouting broccoli with chilli. They had a good selection of salads from raw beets, carrots and ricotta to courgette, peas and baby leaves. If you have any room left, the desserts include tiramisu, salted chocolate caramel tarts and a good selection of cheeses.

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Baby Octopus, Vegetable Fritti and Sweet Potatoes with Chard

The weekend brunch menu includes a couple of bruschetta options of avocado with poached egg and smoked trout with baby fennel. We tried both of these, and they were incredibly fresh and so darn tasty. Other egg dishes included eggs carbonara, green eggs and ham, a full breakfast, pork saltimbocca with spinach and fried egg.

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Trout and Baby Fennel Bruschetta

Alternatively, there’s granola with blueberries and yoghurt. Instead of being virtuous I say you should order the pancakes with ricotta and fruit, yummy!

pizza east, pancakes with ricotta and fruit

Pancakes with Ricotta and Fruit

Pizza East Interiors

The interiors are on the industrial tip with rustic wooden floors, exposed pipes, bare brick walls and touches of concrete. With raw metal tables and chairs plus enamel pendant lamps, it’s rough-luxe in style. The tables are quite well spaced out so you can have some privacy from your neighbours.

pizza east, shoreditch inside

Shoreditch Interiors

Pizza East Information

pizza east, shoreditch exterior

Shoreditch Restaurant Exterior

Cuisine: Modern Italian
Price: Pizzas £9-15, other mains £9-18, antipasti £4-9, vegetables £7-8, salads £6-8, weekend brunch £5-10
Website: Pizza East Shoreditch
Address: 56 Shoreditch High Street London E1
Open: Opening times vary depending on the location so check online
Wi-Fi: Yes
Décor: Industrial vibe
Reservations: Advisable, you can book online

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy and Richie for dining with me.