I don’t say this lightly…. I have just had the best pizza I’ve ever eaten in London. This is no joke and I think by now you know that I’m a bit of a pizza fanatic. So, it’s probably a good thing that Pi Pizza is not on my doorstep in London. Don’t get me wrong- it’s not far from it. Just a taxi ride away, in Battersea Rise, Pi Pizza is attracting attention from pizza lovers all over London and for good reason.
This artisan pizza parlour has, first of all, garnered a great deal of attention recently for it’s fantasy interiors. The ceiling of the front room/bar is covered in flowers in every colour of the rainbow. If that isn’t outdoors come indoors enough for you, the back room will be a pleasant surprise. There’s a tree growing in the middle of the restaurant tables. Totally unexpected. While many restaurants these days rely on their interiors to bring in the instagrammers, Pi Pizza’s menu actually steals the spotlight. The founder actually spent time in Florence learning the tricks of the trade from the pizza pros themselves and the end result is simply delicious. Apparently the secret recipe involves a 72 hour fermentation process, which explains the heavenly crusts. It should be known that I never eat crusts, but I was practically licking my pizza plate by the end of this meal. Pizzas can be ordered in different sizes, with difference toppings (obviously), and can be served half/half for those who can’t make up their minds.
Favourites include the truffle mushroom medley pizza, the Serrano ham pizza and the Gorgonzola, baked pear and walnut cream. And yes, I’ve now been back a few times, so I can honestly say I have favourites. The interiors are a dream, the staff are delightful, the cocktails deadly and the pizza will haunt your food dreams. Enough said. Make a reservation.
4-6a Battersea Rise
London SW11 1ED