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Pizza East

Pizza East Review

The whole Wham!-glam End End demimonde seems to have taken up residence at this knockabout gourmet pizza parlor, which serves up chewy, 10-inch, wood-fired, thin-crust, crispy pizzas in a former tea warehouse—actually, an achingly au courant setting of exposed concrete walls, raw brickwork, pillars, pipes, and industrial ducting. Amid a soundscape of Stone Roses, Baby Shambles, and vintage Bowie, mix things up at the long refractory-style shared tables with a starter of sea bass carpaccio with fennel and chili, or broad beans with pecorino, before tearing into the one of the eleven £8–£14, semolina-crust, rich pizzas, which might be topped with San Daniele ham, ricotta and pesto, or pancetta, eggplant, and scamorza (an Italian cow's-milk cheese). There's wine by the tap, cocktails by the jug (if you ask nicely), plus karaoke, slam poetry, hip-hop, or old-school tune sessions in the downstairs Concrete basement bar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Shoreditch High St., Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ
  • Phone: 020/7729–1888
  • Website:
  • Tube: Overground: Shoreditch High St.
  • Location: London
Updated: 03-06-2014

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