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US$17 - US$26
Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a family we have eaten here for years. The food, the atmosphere and the welcome are second to none! Having spent much time in Sicily this is home from home in every way…..

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing experience. The atmosphere and food were superb. The meals were all cooked to our specification, the mood oozed of Italian culture and a real welcoming feeling. Ricardo is a great character who provided us with great humour and quality service.A great place...to Relax to the Max for any occasion 😀More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful food and ambience here.Always feels like coming home.Lasagne and risotto are great. Will be back soon!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went with our granddaughters and son to la pizzeria, Riccardo, deano and heloisa make you feel so welcome. It’s like being on holiday . The girls felt very grown up, the food is always good. Well priced and plentiful. I love the specials board. Riccardo...is very knowable about their extensive wine menu, all in all we love la pizzeria and would recommend it to anyone, wether a romantic night or a family get together 😁More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had relatives over from Italy recently, my cousin and his wife who is Sicilian. They jumped at the chance of some authentic Sicilian food at this wonderful restaurant and absolutely loved it. Both had the Arancini Alla Carne for starters and thought it was...wonderful. High praise indeed from connoisseurs of the cuisine. The restaurant is cosy, friendly, welcoming and has an extensive menu. Various pizza, pasta, seafood and meat options - all cooked to order Riccardo and his team have time for everyone and take pride in the food that they serve. Everything is so fresh and full of flavour. If you want to try it book early as the restaurant is often full, unsurprisingly there are many regulars that just keep going back - we are amongst them. The restaurant also has an extensive selection of wonderful wines to choose from. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing food, great environment and the staff are on the ball, very professional! a great place to visit with the family I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trip Advisor ratings were spot on ! I searched "Best Eats in Southend" and Riccardo's restaurant "La Pizzeria" appeared as #1. So right.....so absolutely right ! I will not write at length - suffice to say, everything was just SO right. Repeat, repeat, repeat -...SO right ! Now.....please take note.....this is the finest establishment, but it is small; also, it is done an injustice by its location......so please disregard the surroundings. Booking is absolutely essential as there are limited covers, so I would not recommend parties of more than 6 - 8 max. That said, perhaps one could book for 20 persons as a party, thus reserving the entire establishment. This is totally authentic Sicilian hospitality at its best and Riccardo, the proprietor, is the warmest host one could wish to meet. I don't know what else I can say except I wish I lived closer. La Pizzeria surely deserves a Michelin Star : failing that, I wish to inaugurate a new scheme of reccognition......hence, may I present, Southend's first PIRELLI STAR. We will return at the earliest opporrtunity.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here quiet regularly now as the food is amazing with amazing quality. The man who owns the restaurant takes pride in his food and it really shows. All staff are always welcoming and friendly, it’s such a lovely atmosphere and the food is always...amazing. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my son and his partner to celebrate his birthday. It was our first visit to this restaurant and it certainly won't be our last. Everything was top notch :)

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! Great food, chef is awesome and Ricardo, the owner is a great host! Best food in town! A brilliant night out!

Date of visit: October 2021
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August 20, 2020|
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Response from Mart-Lan | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve alcohol, best garlic bread as well ;)
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Riccardo's steaks at the Pizzeria are AMAZING - so thick and juicy and cooked to perfection. You can have them with a bit of spaghetti bolognesse, or you can choose to have a steak with sliced fried potatoes. You can... More
February 1, 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very good wine list from what I remember.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Pizzeria

Yes, La Pizzeria offers takeaway services.

Yes, La Pizzeria offers delivery services.

La Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5