Pizzeria Lievito - South Kensington

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£25 and under
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Lievito ® is about pizza made with starter yeast and quality craft beer. A place that escapes the typical confines of pizza restaurants and pubs, a new concept of food service with a specific identity that focuses on innovation without forgetting tradition, research without neglecting simplicity, and good flavours without forgetting local specialties.
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was nice. It would be nice to have a dipping source option. However, the restaurant was set by the poor state of the toilet.

M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very authentic, crispy pizza cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

My friends loved the pizza. Sadly they have no gluten free option for pizza.

Therefore, I ordered one of the main salads which came on top of a “bread basket” - check menu carefully as this fact is well hidden. When I asked them to serve me just the salad portion, the manager came over to find out “ what was my problem”. He then brought back the menu to prove that the writer was right that it was stated on the menu. Sadly, this experience doesn’t encourage me to return.

So great pizza, but service not quite to the same standard.

A
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Open table dining cheques are apparently not allowed in this restaurant, despite the booking being made via open table. The manager left the new waiter on his own

OT
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good pizza and nice staff

v
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty pizza. Nice place. I really recommend it. Good price

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Honestly, I thought the food was much better, since this place has been recommended by some Italian friends. We liked the antipasto, but the pizza was nothing special.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Not so good as usual because the Pizza was not fresh due to the fast that the tomato sauce was not well seasoned (salt missing) and watery. The whole taste and the vegetables were not so fresh and also the spicy oil tasted kind of old or cheap. Not sure if I will go back.

FL
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pizza at Lievito is something else and really, really Italian in that watery mouth way you only experience in Naples.
Service in the basement is a bit slow and they went out of all their draft biers (only bottled Peroni available, but definitely a place you can’t miss.

N
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sicuramente la migliore pizza mangiata a Londra e una delle migliori mai mangiate in Italia. Unico neo il locale rumoroso a pianterreno, molto meglio la sala sottostante.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Expensive, but the pizza is really good - best one I had in 4 years in London

VC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual, only disappointment they did not have any desserts ready!

TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really good Italian Pizza experience at Lievito! This brand is well-known in my country (Italy) and I choice it because of its great recipe, ingredients and high-quality flour and natural yeast. This is my favourite pizza in Italy and I was so glad to experience the same result in London! Congrats to the staff, very smart and well-formed guys.

S
London
138 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a great local gem
Family friendly and fantastic pizza

EL
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pizza topping esp mozzarella was not digestible

J
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Small place, but was very overstaffed. We were sitting near the counter area and there was always a staff member standing next to us which felt weird. One of the pizzas was great but the other one which we ordered did not make it clear there was no tomato sauce. It was just a warm pizza dough with cold cherry tomatoes, cold mozzarella slices and whole basil leaves placed on top. Would have made a good starter but was not a good main!
We were only offered an option of two beers despite the menu having about 8 on it as well? The menu was also very overpriced.

We did appreciate that we were seated and accommodated before the time we booked and the staff were polite and friendly. Would consider recommending if someone was looking for a dog friendly pizza place but might not revisit myself anytime soon

S
London
138 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent pizza and service with a smile - restaurant could be a bit warmer especially for those tables near the front door.

JT
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good pizzas! Loved the thin crust, and fresh ingredients. We were also served quickly and liked the decorations. The prices are very correct given the area, very posh. I don't live there, but I'll keep that place in mind for future visits.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best pizzas I've ever had. The crust is amazing!

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had two of the signature pizzas both exceptional. Amazing dough, perfectly cooked with outstanding toppings.
Definitely one of the best pizzas I had in London so far