Me and The Bloke are fond of Pizza Express because unlike some other chain restaurants they make the food fresh, are reasonably priced and use quality ingredients, and they have an extensive menu.
Usually it’s easy to find one that’s fairly quiet on a Wednesday but unfortunately we chose the Piccadilly restaurant at around 6.00pm where they had really crammed as many tables in as possible. Silly us!
Best Virgin Bloody Marry I’ve tasted and no celery stick – thank goodness!
For starters I ordered Melanzanine. The tomato sauce was thick and rich, the cheese stretchy and tasty and the aubergine perfectly cooked, although I would have liked more chunks. I liked the cute little pot it was cooked and presented in.
My pizza being traditionally hand stretched in their open kitchen.
Although there are plenty of options to choose giant salads, pasta and calzonies for the maines, this pizza addict always ignores them! I ordered a Leggera Padana and when it arrived my first thought was there’s a lot of lettuce on here with the spinach. I adored the sweet onion pickle but I thought it needed less pickle and more goats cheese to balance out the sweetness. I folded my pizza up and ate it like a calzonne which made the flavour combinations work really well. Clearly, I should try one next time.
The Honeycomb Cream Slice was the best desert I’ve ever tasted! Salted caramel has been popular for a while now but having never tried it, I was pleased to see it on the desert menu. The plain vanilla ice cream went perfectly with the salted caramel and crunchy biscuit base with the cream adding a luxurious texture.
How Many Vegetarian Options?
Intros: All veggie
To Share: Non veggie
Starters: All but one are veggie
Sides: All but one are veggie
Al Forno: 2/5
Desert: All veggie
There is a large range of gluten free options or dishes that can be adapted. This mainly being a pizza joint, don’t expect it to be vegan friendly. Dishes including nut traces are also marked.
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