East Pizzas

East Pizzas
7 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JA
  • Telephone 0131 629 2430
  • Opening times Tue–Thu 5pm–late; Fri–Sun noon–late.
  • Email
  • Website www.eastpizzas.com
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East Pizzas

This Leith pizzeria serves sourdough pizzas using a ‘thoughtfully sourced’ ethos which strives for the highest possible quality ingredients while also supporting local suppliers.

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A fairly recent addition to the Leith scene, East Pizzas serves up sourdough pizzas with a strong Scottish edge. With an ethos of creating food with produce from suppliers based within 30 miles of the restaurant, the results are seasonal, tasty and hyper-local. There are eight pizzas to choose from but the combination of rich kale pesto, Lanark blue cheese, mozzarella, capers and olives is a revelation. More conventional choices such as anchovy, tomato, smoked mozzarella, capers and olives are just as good. Catering for dairy-free and gluten-free diners, they also offer a chickpea base. There are fresh dips (aioli, hot sauce or BBQ sauce), salad, cured meats and garlic and rosemary bread too. For dessert, it's pizza again with homemade chocolate spread and cinnamon ice-cream, or try the lighter option of lemon semifreddo with blackcurrant compote. Alongside local food sourcing are local tipples such as Campervan Leith Juice, Leith Gin and Williams & Johnson single origin filter coffee. Simple surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere and very good pizza – it's a winning combo.

The List's rating
7.2

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Louise Donoghue visited East Pizzas on 22 February 2018
  • High point: Good pizzas made with local ingredients
  • Low point: Finding room for the semifreddo
  • Notable dish: Kale pesto and Lanark blue white pizza
  • Average price: £12.50 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2017 (October)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £18 per bottle