Pi pizza in Battersea Rise is not the first location and in fact, started life in the charming town of Winchester. However, something this good deserved to be experienced by more people so owner Rosie Whaley set up her second branch on Battersea Rise, a stones throw away from Clapham Common. Rosie’s knowledge of what makes a good pizza ensures  a mouth watering menu, but it is also her creative eye for design and experience that make this pizza restaurant so special.

First Impressions

Confusingly, Pi has two entrances.  However, don’t fret, you will be warmly welcomed whichever you choose. Enter on the entrance on Battersa Rise and you come into Pi’s beautiful bar area set with an Instagram swoon worthy flower ceiling. Unlike the standard Insta basic flower wall, the flowers are real and have been dried, making it a perfect spot for pre-dinner drink where the expert staff serve up a delicious range of cocktails with the standout choice being the coconut martinis.  

For those who are just too hungry to wait, enter the side entrance on Eccles Road,which takes you into the restaurant, where the open kitchen and glitter ball pizza oven takes centre stage,  There is a small seated area here, but past the kitchen you reach a larger area, tastefully adorned with decorative tiles, cobalt blue walls and a tree…yes a tree! The living decoration works with the room and there is real feeling of alfresco dining. Pi usually accepts walk ins so no worries if you haven’t had time to book ahead.

‘The origin of our ingredients is fundamental to Pi’s ethos, which is why we carefully source all our products and make everything in-house. We want our customers to be assured that everything we serve is of the finest quality. ‘

The Food

With Italian chefs heading up the kitchen each ball of dough is made using a specialist flour from Italy and is fermented for up to 72 hours then stretched to make a very light but incredibly tasty pizza. The pizza toppings are all Italian inspired but with a British twist with much of the produce coming from suppliers from the south coast. Each pizza combination is flavoursome and moreish but the best thing is you can try more than one, with half and half as standard and even three choices on a pizza for two.

We love the white goat’s cheese with crispy kale and caramelised red onion, Serrano ham with Isle of Wight plum tomatoes, rocket and white truffle and the garlic, chilli, balsamic roasted aubergine with ahead Parmesan.

There is also a brilliant menu of sides and starters, featuring fresh green salads, buratta and figs and warm bruschetta with honey and aged Parmesan.

How does it stack up?

9.5/10 – see our Scorecard for what this means

Food Chaps Top Tips:

If you’re a meat eater – wild boar salami, piquillo peppers, red chilli !


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Food: 10/10

The perfect place to satisfy your pizza craving but giving your taste buds an upgrade with delectable combination and ingredients.

Drink: 10/10

Expertly made cocktails, a small but well thought through wine list and a selection of craft beers.

Atmosphere: 9/10

Whether it’s an after work dinner or weekend celebration, the different areas ensure that there is a great atmosphere throughout.

Value: 9/10

Whilst not cheap, for both the gastronomic and visual feast that you experience at pi,the price is right.

The Important Stuff

Address: 4-6a battersea rise, London, SW11 1ED

Telephone: 0207 978 5542

Instagram: @pipizzauk

Website: www.pi-pizza.co.uk

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