La Pizzeria Italiana

4.8
78 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
La Pizzeria Italiana welcomes you to a hidden secret located in Catford, Lewisham. Tucked away in a quiet corner you'll be forgiven if you have yet to discover this hidden dining gem. La Pizzeria Italiana is passionate about food and has been since first opening our doors in 1986, serving you with authentic Italian food that will see you return again and again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 11pm

Saturday: 6pm - 11pm
Friday 26 December 2014 Close
Thursday 01 January 2015 Close
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Phone number
020 8461 4606
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
2 hours free parking nearby, few minutes walking distance.
After 7pm you will be able to park free just opposite the restaurant ( if space available)
If you have a mobility problem, please call us and we will be more than happy to assist you.
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Public transit
Catford Train Station
Catford Bridge Train Station
Buses - 136- 199- 185- 54- 47- 208
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 78 People Are Saying
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NH
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful local restaurant, best Italian in the area. Great food and wine

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is truly a local restaurant with a family vibe. They are always nice, attentive without being intrusive and helpful. The food is bellisimo! I hope that’s the right word. Great. My daughter has a nut allergy and they were prepared when we got there. We’re lucky to have this in Catford. Thanks a lot! Julia

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S
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local hidden away in Catford. Great food and service.

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a
London
72 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. One of my favourite local places to come. Super tasty authentic Italian food. Amazing host. He goes above and beyond for us, especially now he's got to know our group more because we've started to come more often. Thanks for another great meal.

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VC
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very good local - the pizzas were truly excellent! Their starter of bread with balsamic/oil was a bit quirky - a plate with 4 very tiny pieces of sliced baguette with a pot in the middle - ill-conceived, especially at £3.50. I'll definitely go there again...

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly welcome and lovely homely food. Sea food, in particular, was really fresh and tasty.

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RO
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I visit the Catford area, I always take the opportunity to have a meal at La Pizzeria Italiana, and I am never disappointed. The food is delicious, the service excellent and it is great value for money. I would thorough recommend this restaurant to anyone living in or visiting the area.

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BR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here once with the family & once with my girlfriend who also really enjoyed the food. Would recommend to anyone. Lovely little place hidden away but worth discovering

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R
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Pizzeria Italiana is one my favourite Italian restaurants in London. I really love having dinner there, the food is amazing, well cooked and not pricey, staff is kind and they have an Italian beer that it's not east to find elsewhere - Moretti Toscana which is awesome! I have been many times there and will for sure come along many more. Highly recommended!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quality food, you know you're gonna get quality. A bastion of the neighborhood, it's been there over 30 years.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best linguine pasta I’ve ever had with this herb and garlic cream sauce. The salmon was exceptional and those king prawns out of this world!!!! I’m still lusting after that dish! Always love it there. Love the ambience and the lovely staff, the owner is from Bologna, my favourite city and he’s gotba great selection of interesting and beautiful fun photographs hanging in the restaurant! A gem of a place x

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and friendly atmosphere. Also good wine and choice of Italian lagers.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wonderful service, great ambiance and just around the corner! Couldn't have been better :)

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

La Pizzeria Italiana is a Catford institution, hidden away under the Eros Tower. Excellent old school trattoria feel gives me the lovely feeling of eating with my parents in the '70's. A simple, classic menu of very well-made pizzas and pastas and a truly excellent offering of fresh fish dishes. A short but strong and very well-priced wine list. A reliable and tasty, family-oriented neighbourhood bolthole. Suggestions would be more vegan and gluten free options and expand the creativity with salad and vegetable options for very contemporary palates...

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Staff all very friendly, a real family run feel. The food is outstanding. The location may seem off-putting but its a real diamond in the rough. If you want a truly authentic Italian dining experience with a price that doesn't hurt your wallet then don't hesitate, book today.

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SA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous, a lovely local restaurant, great for vegetarians epic tiramisu

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love coming to La Pizzeria Italiana. It is such a great authentic Italian restaurant; a little gem in the heart of Catford. It was the busiest I have ever seen it this time round, but it had a great atmosphere. The service was slightly slower than usual, and we had to remind them of a couple drinks they had missed, but considering how busy it was, it really wasn't a problem. A great place to sit and enjoy the evening as they don't rush you through your meal. Food is always top notch. This will be remaining a firm favourite.

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f
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Italian food and lovely staff. Excellent value. Local gem - will be back!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places to eat, lovely Italian food and amazing pizza. You may need to book a table as the this local gem is no longer a secret! The staff are lovely and the service is quick. If you are a fan of Brutalist architecture and local landmarks then you may also appreciate the location!

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly patron and staff, cozy and relaxed atmosphere, great food

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the third time we have visited this Italian gem in the heart of Catford. With so many chains, finding a local family restaurant we can walk to is a real treasure. Franco and his team are very attentive, the menu and wine list is extensive, and the surroundings attractive and cosy. Children are also welcome. The quality of the food is excellent and very well priced.

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TF
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has got to be my favourite restaurant in London. Everything is perfect!

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place as a good old fashioned, no nonsense, honest, affordable Italian. Friendly, always kind, always a treat. Franco is a gem.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely hidden gem. Me and my missues are big fans of Italy and italian cusine and have visted Italy and italian restaurants many times and in different countries .This place is authentic , cosy and have great chefs and amazing food . Would recommend this place to everyone who loves great food

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had some reservations as we approached the restaraunt, but, even early, inside it was buzzing and happy. Franco, the owner, was a great host and very pleasent. Food was good with a great selection of daily specials.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Lovely food as always but the service is getting worse. The people working are really nice but service is very slow and we had to remind them about our drinks and we got the wrong number of starters.
Our table was very squashed next to the entrance, which was quite claustrophobic as we couldn’t really move that much. However, it is very small so I don’t think there’s much that can be done about that
Unfortunately as t took so long to eat we had to leave after an hour and a half with no dessert as we were meeting friends elsewhere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I regularly visit the restaurant for a catch up meal with my friend and we always find the staff very friendly and the atmosphere amazing. The food is really good and nice size portions are served so value for money. I would recommend visiting the restaurant 100% you will not be disappointed.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is real find in an unassuming location. Great food at affordable prices in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little local Italian. V good wine and excellent homemade food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First time trying this hidden gem. Always been put off by the location but wanted somewhere walkable from home. Arrived at 7.15 and by 8 it was really busy. Good food which was served in good time. Look forward to returning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, attentative owner, excellent food, really good value. A hidden gem in Catford. If you like Italian food is defiantly reccomend you give this place a try.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I had a perfect pizza (thin base and tasty) and others in our group also had really good food. We've been coming here, on and off, for many years. Its lovely to have it so near.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ignore the location and the outside, great Italian food with authentic pizzas and great service

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Pizzeria Italia for a 21st birthday meal for my son. Consistent, excellent service and food. Love this place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit, had such a good experience the first time. We were not let down the second time, food was great (fish stew to die for!) and staff friendly and accommodating. Would not hesitate to recommend, looking forward to a lunchtime visit soon. All my guests agree with me, a gem.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been going to Pizzeria Italiana for about 20 years, I guess. I am always amazed by the consistent high quality of the food. Everything is cooked fresh and it's just great. I don't know how they keep doing it. We will be back again and again

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely to eat here and on a cold summer evening the welcome was warm and the food delicious. Would recommend highly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant. The staff are lovely and the food is very good. It was especially nice to be asked when we wanted each course so we never felt rushed :)

Will be back.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Excellent fish and seafood. Great to have this place on my doorstep.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and great food with friendly service. Its definitely our little neighbourhood gem!

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