Pizza Pilgrims has ventured outside of
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to a bustling restaurant, creating a lively atmosphere. The staff quickly took us to our table, and were one of the eatery's main assets, providing friendly and attentive service throughout. Our waitress was apologetic about the lack of a children's menu (one suspects she has been asked about this a lot) but we needn't have worried. The pizzas are fulsome enough to be shared with a hungry youngster.
With our pizzas ordered I took the opportunity to explore our surroundings. The interior is something akin to a cross between a faux Italian teenager's room and a conventional Italian pizzeria. The walls are decked out with Italian movie posters, there are a number of playable retro video games (including Street Fighter) and even a cheese-based photo booth. Yet the tables and other furniture aligns more closely to a pizzeria. It is a strange mix, but not without its charms.
Our food arrived and it proved a treat. I went for the nduja (spicy Calabrian pork sausage) with added salami whilst my companion went for a salami pizza with added mushrooms and olives. We also had sides of garlic, rosemary and Parmesan flatbread and deep fried Italian mac'n'cheese balls. And while the worry had been that sharing our food between the three of us would have created issues, there was in fact oodles of food, as the pizzas are not at all small. The additional toppings were generously distributed and the overall taste was great. The nduja was tasty and not too spicy, while the salami pizza was a simple but effective treat. The food in Pizza Pilgrim is indeed very good. It was because of such vast portion sizes that we couldn't possibly approach desserts, with the Nutella ring to be saved for another trip.
The staff are exceptional, the atmosphere is welcoming and the food was scrumptious. Bar a misstep with a lack of children's menu (one suspects that the chain's more adult-focused route has led to this) we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal at this new pizzeria.