Restaurant in Battersea
Heading south of the river? Fancy a slice of artisanal Italian cookery in a pretty little floral pizzeria? Head to Pi Pizza restaurant in Battersea and you are sure to not be disappointed. The owner spent time perfecting pizza making in Florence before opening this spot. We popped in over the bank holiday to check it out. We were greeted by a ceiling of floral decor on entering the bar area – very pretty. Our table was in the conservatory area bathed in natural light, bright colours and a beautifully lit real tree. We had a view of the (enormous!) wood fired oven, perfect for pizza watching!
We tried the As Good as it Gets and Cocoflake Martini. The former was tall and refreshing, a great summer drink. The martini was a bright pink little number, with coconut and rose syrups mixed in. If sweet and sugary is how you like them, I would recommend this one. Both beautifully presented, it’s a thumbs up for Pi’s cocktails.
We opted for the burrata (£7) to start, served with caramelised black fig this dish was creamy and decadent. We also tried the cauliflower and old Winchester arancini (£5.50).Crisp on the outside and pure melt in the mouth deliciousness inside, these were also a real hit.
At Pi Pizza you can opt for a single 2 inch (£12) pizza or share a 20 inch (£24), we opted for the latter. You can try up to 3 different types on your 20 inch . We went for a classic margarita and also rosary goats cheese with crispy kale and caramelised onion. Our final choice was the gorgonzola, baked pear and walnut cream. The latter was our absolute favourite – deliciously sweet with rich cheese it was a match made in heaven. The crispy kale with the tangy onions was a very close second. The sharing pizza is served in huge raised boards making it easy for everyone to get a slice!
All desserts are made in house and there is a wide range of fruity gelato and sorbets (suitable for vegans) sourced from Hampshire. We tried the lemon meringue which was lovely and tangy but the base felt a little stodgy . The gelato however was fresh and fruity and totally fitting dessert for a warm night – refreshing with bags of fruity flavour.
Pi Pizza restaurant in Battersea is a gem of a place that clearly takes pride in the food they serve. The sourcing of the ingredients and quality of them was evident from our first bite. If you want fantastic quality pizza and atmosphere that transports you away then pop in, I am already planning my next visit. If you are partial to a bottomless option, there is now a bottomless lunch available on Saturdays too.
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