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“Better pizza than Italy!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pizza Express

Pizza Express
Ranked #519 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Bright and modern, PizzaExpress Edinburgh (North Bridge) 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.
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“Better pizza than Italy!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

After a show at the cinema my partner and I decided to pop in to pizza express on northbridge on our way home. Despite the fact that the restaurant was almost packed to the gunnels, we were greeted at the door by I presume a manager, with a smile from ear to ear!

It was a shock to read earlier reviews, as our experience was far from that. Considering it was a Friday night, and we had not booked yet they had about 3 large parties in there, the service was fast and efficient.

The manager sat us as asked if we would like something to drink while we perused the menu. The drinks arrived within only a matter of minutes. A lovely waitress came with them and asked if we would like to order something to nibble while we decided, we ordered some olives. When she came back with these, we ordered our meal. We were sat next to a large party, who by the looks of it hadnt got they're food yet, so we thought there could be a bit of a wait. This didn't bother me too much as it was Friday and the place was rammed. However to our surprise, the big table received they're food, then a couple of minute later, out started were brought over by a very enthusiastic waiter. I hear his name was Richie as he was talking to a table next to us.

Our starter plate were then cleared, we got offered some more drinks, then out main course arrived within 10 minutes of out plates being cleared!! Friday night, rammed place! We asked our waitress her name and where she was from as she made some time to talk with us. I would like to say, what an asset Veronika is to that restaurant. Very genuine.

We declined dessert, even though she did try to tempt us with a mini one. It was all a bit too much!

Really a fantastic Friday night, made better by a wonderful experience at this pizza express. I would most certainly recommend and I will return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“served beef Lasagne instead of vegetable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

I ordered vegetable Lasagne and told the waitress clearly and she said ok cool. Was served with beef Lasagne, after couple of spoons I wondered where are the vegetables gone in the Lasagne and why it does not taste like vegetables in there.

Well this was horrible, being strict vegetarian and being served this food made me sick.
Never going there and not recommended, staff not so friendly either.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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“What You Expect - Good Quality Food & Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ate here trying the new lunch menu - very impressed - a delicious meal. The service was good and our server was pleasant. As always with Pizza Express you can rely on getting a decent and reasonably priced bite to eat!

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“You've been warned.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

We pre-booked a table for ten at 5:30 on a Monday evening. Upon arriving we waited to be seated by a confused and dazed waitress which then led to another ten minute wait for our drink order to be taken (we decided to order our food at this time to make things as simple and speedy as possible.) Drinks were finally served with our starters on the table by 18:05. Once everyone had inhaled the starters before them a timid waitress approached the table to advise we wouldn't be getting our mains until after seven. This wasn't mentioned upon entering the restaurant, nor when our orders were taken but only after we’d already sat down and started to enjoy our evening. A manager was asked for so we could turn this situation around as soon as possible due to having a whiskey tour planned for 19:00. To put a long story short; the manager, Mary-Kate O’reilly, approached the table in a manner that I can only explain as rude and obnoxious without a care in the world explaining ‘I've only just started’ as she rolled her eyes and passed the blame back to the table…apparently the fact we had ordered starters meant we’d have to now wait an hour and a half for our main! Normal establishments encourage big food orders…it seems she wasn't aware of that fact. The table of ten left with pure horror that someone with such a disgusting attitude could work within hospitality….and for pizza express!

We strongly advise to eat out at anywhere but here because if it’s not the slow service that will ruin your evening then Mary-Kate definitely will.

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“Worst Pizza Express I've been to”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We had to wait an hour and a half for our pizza. When we asked the manager (Mary-Kate Oneill) was extremely rude and actually started an argument with us. I would under no circumstances reccomend this place. A truly horrible experience.

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