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17 April 2014
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Pizza Pilgrimsone star

11-12 Dean Street, London W1D 3RP

£37.00 Pizza , Italian Soho

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  • Wine: £23.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Pizza Pilgrims ?

What began as a three-wheeled pizza van circuiting London’s street-food markets has morphed into a full-blown restaurant, with a heavy-duty oven and a counter for on-the-go eating, plus a charming underground dining room playfully kitted out with vintage Italian posters, green-checked plastic tablecloths and even a table-football station. The brown-paper menu is inspired by pizza’s Neapolitan roots – so expect lightly burnished, ‘wondrous crusts’ and springy bases dotted sparingly with top-quality mozzarella and other ingredients, from tangy ricotta with artichokes and smoked garlic to spicy fennel sausage with wild broccoli, Parmesan and basil. For afters, don’t miss the fluffy pizza ring oozing pockets of hot Nutella. Bubbly 90s’ pop and easy-on-the-eye staff exude good vibrations, while keenly priced Italian cocktails and house wines by the carafe make this no-bookings newcomer an ‘affordable and delicious’ Soho treat.

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  1. Pizza Pilgrims

    11-12 Dean Street, London W1D 3RP
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    Anthony O.

    So good!

        (6)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 10

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    11-12 Dean Street, London W1D 3RP
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    Owen B.

    Pizza Pilgrims - Perfetto

        (7)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 15th April 2014

    Scoff London :: Pizza Pilgrims, W1

    Founded by the Elliot brothers, the Pizza Pilgrims story began with them quitting their jobs, buying a Piaggio van called “Conchetta” and spending several months driving (slowly) around southern Italy studying the art of pizza-making. Once they returned, they fitted Conchetta with a a gas-fired oven and started their business in Berwick Street Market. After instant acclaim they published a recipe book and opened a two floor restaurant on Dean Street in Soho. The oven and takeaway area is upstairs, while the rustic, cosy basement is filled with retro Italian film and beer posters and tables covered in wipe-clean green and white checked tablecloths giving a very 60′s feel to the place. The pizzas themselves are a chewy, soft Neapolitan style with thick bases layered with trendy toppings...
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  2. Published : Monday, 23rd December 2013

    Nomface :: Pizza Pilgrims, London

    Pizza Pilgrims was the ideal place for a quick dinner whilst working in London. Originally operating out of the back of a green van with a wood fired oven, Pizza Pilgrims set up a permanent site on Dean Street in Soho. With a sizable buzzing seating area downstairs I settled down to a Birra Moretti and ordered the Margherita with N'duja, a spicy Calabrian pork sausage...
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  3. Pizza Pilgrims started off as a street food van in the middle of London and because of its popularity, has now got a place to call home in the heart of London’s food scene; Soho. Climbing down the spiral staircase, you’ll be taken to a hidden, intimate restaurant that also strangely has a foosball table in the corner. It’s a beautiful, quirky, yet cosy restaurant that makes you feel part of the family...
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  4. Published : Tuesday, 1st October 2013

    The Cutlery Chronicles :: pizza pilgrims, soho - review

    Taking their launch on Dean Street, Soho in August of this year from a three-wheeled green Piaggio Ape complete with pizza oven driven here all the way from Italy and a presence in Berwick Market, to prime real estate in one of London’s most bustling food quarters. The boys’ (brothers Tom and James Elliot) done good. Now I’ve eaten pizza in Naples and with no hyperbole intended, it was one of the best things I’ve ever consumed. The sort of meal that on first bite, the wide-eyed unspoken stare of ‘ye GODS - did you just experience the same thing I did?’’ towards your dining companion is all you can manage as your brain attempts to process the pleasure receptor overload...
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  5. Soho isn’t short of pizza restaurants, but Pizza Pilgrims has a leg up on its competition. Having started out as a street market van that’s still touring London’s street food markets, Pizza Pilgrims has already built up a legion of fans. Even more importantly it has a traditional hand-built pizza oven. The van serves up an impressive range of pizzas, but both the generosity of the toppings and the size of the pie itself is limited by the logistics of cooking from the back of a converted van. That shouldn’t be a problem with a bigger and better stocked kitchen, so I eagerly sat down for a weekday lunch with Porn Master, Socialist Worker, Chip Butty, Resume and Sloane Ranger...
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  6. Published : Tuesday, 10th September 2013

    The Hedonist :: Pizza Pilgrims – Review

    Brothers James and Thom Elliot have spent the last couple of years obsessing over the art of making the perfect pizza. They travelled to Naples to learn the trade with some of the best chefs in the city and on their return made a big name for themselves in the street food scene. Their pizza making van is still to be found in Soho’s Berwick St market and it has provided them with the ideal location to perfect their craft...
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  7. Published : Tuesday, 20th August 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Pizza Pilgrims

    Pizza Pilgrims started out serving pizzas from a tiny green van with an oven stuck on the back in Berwick Street in Soho and it was a hit; everybody loved their Napoli inspired street food. So much so that they’ve decided to open a permanent pizzeria slap bang opposite a Pizza Express on Dean Street.
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  8. Published : Monday, 12th August 2013

    The List :: Pizza Pilgrims

    I first encountered the Pizza Pilgrims boys back at Feast in March, but I didn't manage to try it then as the queues were ridiculous. I eventually got my hands on their Nduja pizza at a festival on Southbank. They have been collecting fans for months with their traditional, Neapolitan pizzas, cooked in an oven in the back of their 3 wheeled van, but they have now finally opened the doors to their Soho Pizzeria on Dean Street. I went along with food fan Rosie to try them out. They have set themselves up for takeaway as well as sitting in, and most of their trade when I was there seemed to be takeaway. There isn't much space upstairs, with more seating downstairs, but we decided to stay where there was some natural light, and the option of Soho people watching...
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