Local man and his new Neapolitan friends bringing sublime, good-value pizza to Dennistoun.
Pizza East is something of a passion project for owner Reece Knowles, who grew up in nearby Stepps and recalls visiting the East End’s Italian cafés as a youngster. Having taken over the old Bank of Scotland building on Duke Street, his restaurant is a welcome addition to the community’s food and drink scene. Pizza chefs, recipes and ingredients have been brought over from Naples, and while it would be a stretch to say what they’re doing is novel (it’s remarkably similar to another Glasgow favourite) the food is delicious and represents excellent value for money. The aesthetic is distinctly unpretentious, minimal even – wooden booths and exposed lightbulbs are the extent of the decoration. The number 8, with anchovies, olives and mozzarella is the menu’s highlight, with the grilled vegetable option not far behind, while other toppings include fennel sausage, friarelli broccoli, prosciutto cotto and ’nduja. The dough is light, crisp and not overly stodgy. To top things off, a pizza tapas deal on Wednesdays (three small ones for a tenner) give you the chance to sample a few without breaking the bank, or waistline.
- Delivery: Just Eat
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Feel-good pop - Lighthouse Family, Proclaimers, Paolo Nutini
- Capacity: 40 (8 outdoors)
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2017
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £15 per bottle
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