We're Partisan To Some Artisan Pizza In Battersea

Pi Pizza, Battersea Rise ★★★★☆

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 10 months ago
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Pizza restaurants — it's quite possibly one of the most saturated markets in London. That's not enough to put off Pi Pizza, a Winchester-based restaurant that just opened its second branch in Battersea; but is it 3.14 times better than other pizzerias?

We love the decor. The rear of the restaurant is built around a tree, so we get the feeling of being outdoors without having to deal with the wind or the cold. The plants suspended from the ceiling only add to the garden atmosphere.

The arancini was too bland for our tastes.

The burrata with caramelised fig works well as a starter — we weren't sure about the combination of the flavours initially but the different flavours and textures work well together. The arancini is a little disappointing, as it's quite bland and would have benefited from a kick, whether in the arancini itself, or with an accompanying sauce.

Four types of mushroom is a must for mushroom lovers.

Ultimately it's the pizza itself that a pizzeria will live and die by, and that's where Pi comes up trumps. The dough gets the perfect balance between chewy and crispy. The mushroom medley is a must for mushroom lovers, which we most definitely are.

The strange sounding combination of gorgonzola, pear and walnut cream is another success, the texture of the walnut and pear complementing the zing of the blue cheese.

A couple of cannoli - the pistachio one is good but it's the Nutella one on the left that's delicious.

For dessert we opt for a couple of cannoli. In a twist on a classic, it's out with the usual crispy pastry and in with the pizza dough we're so fond of. One cannoli comes with Nutella and it's delicious — let's face it everything is better with Nutella.

Pi Pizza, 4-6a Battersea Rise, SW11 1ED.

Last Updated 26 March 2018