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“Excellent family restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pizza Express - Barnstaple

Pizza Express - Barnstaple
Ranked #31 of 137 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Bright and modern, Pizza Express 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.
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent family restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We, as a family, have eat here countless times over the last few years- the last time being yesterday.
The atmosphere is always very friendly, thanks to very attentive staff. Food always good, and price very reasonable- just remember to check online for any vouchers that are available.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank veggiebuck
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English first
Devon, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good family meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Nice place, always really good food. You can watch the chefs make your pizza. Staff are always really friendly and attentive. Its good for family meals, friends and for a couples. They do 2 for 1 on orange wednesdays if your on orange as well which is really good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank earthandmoon62
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“No complaints about the food but what have they done to this once gorgeous building.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We have been to this restaurant many times in the past before it was taken over by Pizza Express. It was a gorgeous old beamed quaint black and white building and the interior of the restaurant was totally in keeping with the age of the place. Now the interior is like some 60's milk bar with pseudo stone cladding and chrome and plastic. The toilets, which were in quaint little passageways are now like a motorway service station. So disappointing to see what can only be described as vandalism of a once dignified building.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ysggem
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Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

After our debacle at Prezzo yesterday, we decided to go to another Italian restaurant in Barnstaple. Just a hundred yards away, we found the Pizza Express. Don't let the "fast food" interiour fool you: we had a fantastic experience!

Our waitress Michaela is a real charm; she has a natural talent for hospitality and making guests feel at home. I purposely asked her name, as we were so pleasantly surprised with her charm and service.

The food was excellent as well; fiance and me both had a pizza. The bottom was thin and crispy, the toppings were abundant, fresh and very good overall.

What also caught our eye, was the open kitchen. Hygiene was excellent and smiling staff in the kitchen as well.

If you want to visit a restaurant purely on its interiour and atmosphere, do not go to a pizza express. If you want good food, good service and a good plate of food for your money, please visit!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey V
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Shropshire
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“As good a Pizza Express experience as any”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Visited with the family while on holiday in the area.

They seated the 10 of us upstairs and we had plenty of space infront of the windows.

Food and drink promptly arrived but 3 of the pizzas came out colder than was acceptable but they dealt with it well and offered to replace them which they did and this time they came out plenty hot enough. they even knocked the dishes off the bill for the inconvenience which was a nice touch as the rest of us were close to finishing by the time they brought the replacements out.

otherwise everyone enjoyed their meal.

We tend to only visit with Tesco vouchers so in that sense its great value.


  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Salopians_29
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