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“Best Pizza Express!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizza Express

Pizza Express
7a Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA, England
+44 (0)1223 324033
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Ranked #170 of 524 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $30 - $43
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Bright and modern, PizzaExpress Cambridge Jesus Lane offers an exciting reinvention of Italian classics. A vibrant menu includes wholesome Romana-style pizzas with adventurous topping combinations, as well as fresh salads, an impressive range behind the bar and aromatic coffee blends. Family-friendly Pizza Express gives kids the chance to design their own pizzas.
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Pizza Express!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I love the food at Pizza Express (especially the dough balls), but what makes this one stand out is the building it is in. It is like something out of a black and white movie. You eat in what looks like the most glamorous ballroom in Cambridge. The atmosphere and décor would take some beating.

Visited March 2012
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Cambridge
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“One of the worst dining experiences ever!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We visited here on a Wednesday evening as a midweek treat. The restaurant was busy with a lively atmosphere. We were sat on a tiny circular table barely big enough to drink coffee at that was placed so close to the couple next to us that we were practically dining with them. When our drinks arrived I pointed out that the large glass of wine that I had ordered was a small as the person on the next table had just received what is clearly a 'large' glass of wine but the waitress insisted that it was a large - unfortunately the glass was not marked with a measurement line so this could not be debated further. We ordered our food and were surprised after waiting for just 5 minutes to find all of the food arrive at the table simultaneously - the starters were bought out with the mains even though this had definitely not been requested. Not only was it annoying as we had, not unreasonably, wished to eat these two courses separately but the four plates filled the tiny table to bursting point which meant pushing our chairs back and balancing the pizza plates on our laps! To top this off the mozzarella on the one pizza was barely melted and the chicken cold which made it inedible. The waitress was not bothered, as she had not been about the wine, when we pointed out the errors or the inconvenience and left us to struggle. A senior member of staff did apologise when we received our bill and took some items off but we will definitely not return here again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Never lets us down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love this place. Four of us ate here. Starter, main and pudding with drinks (including two large glasses of wine) for less that 90 pounds. Service is excellent. Food is lovely and always just enough so one dose not have to practically crawl out on hands and knees as a result of being too stuffed. Family friendly and a gorgeous setting. Have yet to find another place which does better pizzas.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What you get everywhere else with Pizza Express”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

No surprises, reasonable food. It's not pizza like you get in Italy, but at least they can't get it wrong.

Service was pretty good from a lady who had a bit of character.

This venue actually looks very nice compared with the other part of the chain elsewhere in the city.

Visited October 2012
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Cambridge
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“Fine building - Chain Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

After all it is just a Pizza, something that Pizza Express do well for a chain...The building is superb for a chain and great value when using Tesco vouchers..in short it is all about the building and a good Pizza but you can get better Pizza in Cambridge , try the independant opp John Lewis, great Calzone.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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