SquareMeal Review of
Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch
The two brothers behind these fun Neapolitan-style pizzerias have swiftly colonised London since setting up their first bricks-and-mortar venture in Soho off the back of their celebrated street-food van. Everywhere this Pilgrim ventures, it’s a hit, thanks to a simple concept and excellent ingredients – all sourced from Italy during the brothers’ initial recce, where they learnt the secrets behind the country’s best pizza. The result of this research is perfectly squidgy bases with beautifully charred edges topped with not-your-average combinations – think smoked anchovies, olives and capers, or fennel-studded sausage and wild broccoli. If you can commit to more than one pizza in a sitting, then the dessert dough ring stuffed with Nutella and salted ricotta rewards gluttony; otherwise, try a digestif in the form of a Frangelico-laced espresso martini. No bookings – except for larger groups (Dean Street branch only) – but friendly service is swift and takeaways are available.