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The Honest Italian

#1,039 of 17,559 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Balham High Road | Balham High Road, London SW12 9AZ, England
+44 20 8772 0636
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:45
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you craving a delicious, thin, crispy and full of flavor pizza in Balham/Tooting... I didn't try the lasagna or salads but the table next door to us did and both dishes look equally good. Great house wine and great service. Highly recommend it

Thank aventuras2016
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We've been to the Honest Italian a number of times over the years. It's our number one pizza place, always reliable. It's quite a small restaurant but even without booking we are usually squeezed in. We usually a few pizzas and salads and we really enjoy it all, and we enjoy some tasty wines too. Service is friendly. What's not... More 

Thank 696Mark
Island of Malta, Malta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Lasagne was just tasteless and a margerita pizza which tasted only of oregano, just not worth the time or money.

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Thank Jackie c
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Finally, something the whole family agrees on... best pizza in London. Thin base pizzas cooked to perfection... and the salads are really fresh and good. I now bump into people outside London who know about this Balham star.

Thank Andrew C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I moved to balham a few months back and there are a lot of Italian restaurants so it took me awhile to go to The Honest Italian but now having tried twice in the last month I can honestly say that it is fantastic. The pizza is so delicious and overall reasonably priced, staff are lovely and welcoming too. Will... More 

Thank AnnaShack8
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was staying overnight at the Travelodge Balham for a work trip and so I was on my own and didn't know where to go to eat. The folk at the Honest Italian made me welcome and I sat on a stool at the bar and enjoyed watching the chaps making the pizza with the huge bright fire behind them.... More 

Thank 259buttercup
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stopped at The Honest Italian on the way back to our B&B. It was a good voice. The pizza & lasagna were fabulous.

Thank Joyce M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with a buddy a couple nights ago. Sidewalk seating on a nice evening. The lasagna was fantastic! Also they were very accommodating with sides and such. After the lasagna, bruschetta with tomato along with a great pizza (patatini I think it was). Everything was just as I like it. Service was friendly and professional. Highly recommended for... More 

Thank Rob T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Visited here with a friend on a Friday night. Great pizzas straight from the wood fired oven at the back of the restaurant. Really tasty and authentic, with thin crusts and fresh ingredients. Two downsides - firstly with my Prosciutto Pizza, I wish they laid the prosciutto on the pizza after they had cooked the pizza (like other restaurants do)... More 

Thank TheOnlyWayIsMo
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The pizza was very good, thin ground and full of ingredients. Also fresh made juice, tastes really good but also costs like 3 pound a glass

Thank Michael D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balham High Road | Balham High Road, London SW12 9AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8772 0636

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?