When a sun hits your eye like a big pizza pie – Pizza East

Ciao everyone! London has had its share of proper heat in the last couple of weeks and we spent our weekend outside enjoying the sun, lounging on the grass and eating some proper pizza. At Pizza East that is, in the west, on Portobello Road.

Ciao! Lontoo on saanut nauttia kuumista kesäpäivistä parin viimeisen viikon aikana ja me vietimme viikonlopun nauttien auringosta puistojen nurmikoilla ja syöden oikein kunnon pitsaa.

Pizza East ravintolassa, lännessä, Portobello Roadilla. 

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Follow me, lets hide from the afternoon sun…

Tule mukaan, mennään piiloon päivän kuumuudelta…

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We got a table right by the big windows, on a lovely breezy spot.

Saimme pöydän isojen ikkunoiden vierestä, mukavan vilpoisalta paikalta. 

Pizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina KaziPizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina Kazi

We loved the laid-back, rustic decor, with the reclaimed wood, industrial furniture and tiled floors.

Pidimme ravintolan rennosta, maalaismaisesta sisustuksesta – entisöidystä puusta, kuluneista huonekaluista ja laattalattioista.

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We started with some good old crispy squid with chilli and caper aioli.

Aloitimme vanhalla kunnon rapealla chili mustekalalla ja kapris aiolilla.

Pizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina Kazi

With the open kitchen, you can see the chefs at work, and pizzas being cooked to perfection by the fire in the wood burning oven.

Avokeittiössä näet kokit työssään ja pizzat paistumassa puulämmitteisessä uunissa. 

Pizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina Kazi

The pizzas arrived with some chilli oil, and to our surprise, with a jar of crushed dry chilli flakes. Not usually served this way in London. And funny enough, earlier that day we had just been memorising how much we miss that simple slice of New York pizza with a sprinkle of dry chilli flakes on top – simply spectacular.

Pizzat saapuivat pöytään yllätykseksemme chiliöljyn ja kuivatun chilin saattelemana, näin ei ole usein Lontoossa. Ja se oli hassu sattuma, sillä aiemmin samana päivänä olimme muistelleet kuinka paljon kaipaamme yksinkertaista New York pizzaa, joka myydään viipaleina ja päälle ripotellaan kuivattuja chilli hiutaleita – yksinkertaisesti herkullista.

Pizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina Kazi

The Italian sausage pizza with mozzarella, cream and broccoli was hands down one of the best pizzas I’ve had. Spicy, creamy and rich. The wood-fired base was both, chewy and crisp with speckles of burned dough that add to the flavour.

Italialainen makkara pizza mozzarellalla, kermaisella kastikkeella ja parsakaalilla oli yksi parhaista pitsoista jota olen koskaan syönyt. Sopivasti tulinen, kermainen ja rikas. Pizza uunissa valmistettu pohja oli sekä sitkeä että rapea ja taikinan reunoilla oli pieniä palaneita pisteitä, jotka lisäsivät makua.

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Creamy burrata, aubergine, oh so fresh – pesto & tangy cherry tomatoes.

Trust me, you don’t wanna miss out on these.

Kermainen burrata, munakoiso, oi niin tuore – pesto & kirpeät kirsikkatomaatit.

Usko pois, et halua missata näitä jos liikut Lontoossa. 

Pizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina Kazi

And we could not resist trying their apricot gelato – delicious and refreshing.

Ja me emme voineet vastustaa aprikoosi gelatoa jälkiruoaksi – herkullista ja raikasta. 

Pizza East, Portobello, London | Karoliina Kazi

With weather that glorious, there were no excuses for walking it all off on the beautiful streets of west London. We made one more stop for fresh pineapple juice on Portobello Road before heading for an afternoon nap. Summer weekends are the best…

Ja kaiken sen pitsan jälkeen, kaunis kesäinen sää ei antanut ensimmäistäkään tekosyytä jättää pitkää kävelylenkkiä kauniilla länsi Lontoon kaduilla väliin. Pysähdyimme vielä hakemaan tuoretta ananasmehua Portobello Roadilta ennen päiväunia. Kesä viikonloput ovat parhautta.. 

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That’s amore!

PIZZA EAST – PORTOBELLO

310 Portobello Road, London W10 5TA  |  +44 (0)20 8969 4500  |  website

14 Comments

  1. Switzerland
    28th July 2016 / 1:13 pm

    That looks so good, I’ve been there before

  2. 1st August 2016 / 11:24 am

    This looks like a really lively restaurant and the food looks so good. Yum!

  3. 1st November 2016 / 10:30 am

    Wow! Such amazing photos! The restaurant looks awesome and the pizzas so delicious. I’ve been in London a couple of times, but unluckily I never got to walk through Portobello road. Definitely trying to visit it the next time I’ll be there.

    • 1st November 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks Sarah x Portobello road is super crowded, but this end is much more calm.

  4. 1st November 2016 / 10:39 am

    The restaurant looks very nice and the food looks so yummi! awww now i’m hungry, thanks 😀 haha

  5. 1st November 2016 / 11:01 am

    Yum! This all looks ABSOLUTELY amazing! I want to eat it all. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 1st November 2016 / 11:19 am

    All the pictures made me hungry, the pizzas sound to die for especially dry chilli flakes on the side 🙂 if i’m ever in London I’ll have to try this place out 🙂 thanks for sharing

  7. 1st November 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I loved each picture in this post. So tempted to eat all this stuff ❤ I will definitely check out this place when in London .

  8. 1st November 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I love this rustic vibe! ! That mozzarella and basil pizza looks delicious! Ree love30

  9. Jasmin N
    1st November 2016 / 5:10 pm

    I definitely love a good pizza & this one sounds like a perfect place to stop by if I’m ever around. Gosh that looks delicious & now it has made me hungry lol 😀

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

  10. 1st November 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I am actually eating Pizza right now, LOL. Those look really delicious and next time in London I might go here.

  11. 1st November 2016 / 11:02 pm

    The pizza totally looks like my kind of thing! Although the ice-cream looks delicious as well.

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