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The Pizza House Restaurant

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13/14 Hilsea Market | London Road, Portsmouth PO2 9RA, England
023 9269 5542
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch

Visited with friends to celebrate a birthday. We all choose from the lunch time menu which had a good range of dishes and were not disappointed with the food quality and size of the portions. Staff were friendly and efficient and the owner was the same colourful character as I remember when I last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
JamyHampshire
,
Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this restaurant. It feels like how I would imagine a family run Italian restaurant would be like. The food is great. The service slow. The waiters hilarious and and friendly. Yes you will spend up to 4 hours here as you drink chat and eat whilst waiting for a waiter or your food but it doesn't matter... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have been coming here for some time and rated it amongst our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately that has now changed. The welcome and the staff were still as lovely and quirky but the food was not good. We kicked off with garlic prawns which lacked seasoning and were over priced £11.95..They also came on a rather odd mixed salad. Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

In the mid 80s this place was an absolute gem. I loved coming here for the fantastic food and screaming nutter of an Italian owner who ensured that no one left the place without being fed and entertained. Fast forward to 2015 and I suggest to my wife that we go there for a birthday meal. Its changed. Twice the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 23
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Slow service , poor quality wine ,dreadful pizza ! Ok the owner took some money off the bill but that's really not the point . The way The father and son owners talk to the staff is a disgrace , it's a marvel they can get anybody to work for them , for that reason itself I would never return.

Was this review helpful? Yes 22
Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited with friends to celebrate a birthday. We all choose from the lunch time menu which had a good range of dishes and were not disappointed with the food quality and size of the portions. Staff were friendly and efficient and the owner was the same colourful character as I remember when I last visited the restaurant over 35 years... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for years and always enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Sometimes it can be a bit erratic, like not getting your course you ordered, missing cutlery, whatever but they make up for it in a top notch friendly service and we always enjoy a drink and a chat with Guiseppe. He's a great host. If a dish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
1 review
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

They first mucked our drinks up and then gave us bread rolls to say sorry with olives. the olives tasted shocking the kind of thing you get in a tesco in a jar with a smart price attached to it :/ We had mussles to start and pate mussles were nice but pate once again shop brought at its cheapest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 55
Surrey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It was a busy Saturday night and the place was buzzing, so we were pleased to find that they had a table free. After some confusion over our drinks order (A pint of Peroni and a bottle of Sparkling water, not that difficult surely..?) we settled down to read the extensive menu. We ordered a melon starter to share, then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 99
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Guiseppe, the owner, loves getting up to antics with the enormous peppermill and having banter with the customers. The genuine Italian food is excellent

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visited this restaurant with friends and family for Sunday lunch which is priced at £9.00. We have been before but the portions have got smaller and the price increased. The starters were served up with the main meals and the main meals were cold. One of our party ordered a baileys coffee and what turned ,not once but twice was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13/14 Hilsea Market | London Road, Portsmouth PO2 9RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 023 9269 5542

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?