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“Quality Pizza at a discount”
Review of Pizza Express

Pizza Express
Ranked #66 of 157 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Pizza Express has been around since the 1960's and yet the quality remains excellent as does the value for money - especially if you take your Taste Card with you and get 50% off or two dishes for every one bought.

Whilst the Christchurch outlet may not be as wonderful a setting as some of the other restaurant venues it still has attentive, friendly staff who try their best to give a quality but swift service and so it was on our first visit to reliable "fast food" in Christchurch.

Valentine Warner, who once waited on tables at Pizza Express, is now a consultant with some good tasty ideas - I tried one of his special pizzas which included fennel; it was delicious.

My partner's pizza was the lighter option with a hole in the middle filled with Rocket leaves - she found hers very much to her liking too.

We had started with a mozzarella salad and "dough-balls" - both worked well when we shared our dishes.

No visit to Pizza Express would be complete without one of their cheesecakes with marscapone - again you could not fault the quality, the size of the portion or the presentation.

All-in-all we enjoyed our first trip to Pizza Express at Christchurch and we hope that the new restaurant opening in our nearby Lymington will be open soon.

Some other reviewers mention about atmosphere and I suppose you do need to choose your time to visit a Pizza Express - we prefer quietness rather than hustle and bustle so a mid-week lunchtime is a good time or very early evening.

We really hope that Pizza Express can continue to offer the quality it does at the prices and discounts available for a long long time to come; we went away very happy customers indeed and it remains difficult to find fault with the consistency Pizza Express continue to offer in all of their outlets we have tried so far.

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3  Thank ANSE1855
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Probably our fault having choosen to eat in the early evening on a Friday, but the number of very small children & crying babies ratther put a dampener on the night. In contrast, the food and especially good wine, complemented by slick, fun , service went some way to make up for general din.
We certainly recommend this branch; only choose your reservation time better than we did.

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3  Thank cherriesfan_9
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Having been to this restaurant franchise several times and this branch also you always know what is in store.

Pizzas are lovely, hot and filling (especially if you upsize from the Classic). A skinny pizza is also available for those watching the calories. Everything about this pizza chain is top notch.

A couple of specifics about the Christchurch restaurant - it gets busy and seems to always have lots of big parties / groups so try and book.

They also do a coffee and a desert for people who haven't the room for the full size versions.

Always look out for special discounts off food and wine. They seem to be loads around.

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4  Thank michael p
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This has become our favourite restaurant since opening in Christchurch last year. The staff are always friendly, there's always a buzz, the food is great and it really is service with a smile.

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4  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had a lovely meal here with my mum last Friday,. We didn't need to book but the atmosphere was buzzing and great service.

4  Thank amazinggrace55
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