This is now my 3rd visit to Pizza Pilgrims Dean Street and it never disappoints. The lovely Jen is off to go produce a mini Clay so it was only fitting we went for carb overload at Pizza Pilgrims down the road from work.

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

We all piled into the ‘The Crypt’ which unfortunately gets very hot in Summer. Luckily downstairs wasn’t too busy otherwise we would have felt even more like we were sat in a furnace!


The menu is perfectly sized, not too many options but enough to keep you interested. They have a guest pizza which changes on a regular basis.

Pizza Pilgrims

The background to Pizza Pilgrims is the team behind it decided to jump ship from their day jobs and embark on a journey across Italy to devise the perfect pizzas, bringing together ingredients from the different regions.

Pizza Pilgrims

They operated out of a 3wheeled pizza oven van which you’ll still see popping up around London (it’s currently at Street Feast then heading to Regent’s Park from 15th October). Two permanent venues have also sprung up showing how well they are doing these days.

The pizzas themselves have a wonderful authentic base – crispy without being burnt. I went for the unusual bianca based Carbonara pizza. The toppings complimented each other beautifully, crispy pancetta, lots of cheese and a runny egg slap bang in the middle.

Carbonara Pizza Pilgrims

I would definitely recommend popping down. Unfortunately it’s one of those annoying places where there are no reservations for smaller groups but you’re normally fine getting down by 7pm and still getting a spot.

Pizza Pilgrims

Bon voyage Jen and look forward to seeing you back with bubba in arms!