Pre-warning, you will be getting a lot of restaurant and eating out reviews in the next couple of weeks. I am fast approaching the season where lots of birthdays and events are coming up so i am out and about a lot. For those of you who don’t live in the UK, we FINALLY getting some sunshine in London and that is a reason to celebrate if nothing else.
First off, let me say that i have lived in East London all my life so imagine my surprise when someone suggested a restaurant that i had never heard of. Uffizi is an authentic Italian restaurant, quite a find and completely inexpensive too. Just arriving at the restaurant, i was struck by the murals on the walls with lots of traditional art, even the light switch had been painted around to create the illusion that it was a part of the painting. Very creative. It really did feel as though we were transported through to Italy.
I really truly love Italian food and the choices on the menu were simply endless. Everyone that i was with spent ages debating exactly what they wanted to eat. Most people had decided on ordering starters but when they arrived, they were actually huge in portions. The garlic bread, though delicious, was an actual 7 inch pizza sized portion as was the grilled prawns. The bruschetta was my favourite, the perfect amount of tanginess from the basil and the tomato combined on soft warm bread.
I was good and didn’t opt for a starter and waited eagerly for my main which was pizza. I have been so good since the last few months where i have not had pizza at all but when in Italy, i had to have a slice. I settled for the vegetariana pizza with peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms and it was delicious. The crust was perfectly crispy and thin enough for me to munch through it without getting too full quickly.
The atmosphere in Uffizi was really nice and easygoing too with some really attentive waiters. They were incredibly polite and happy to deal with the group’s dietary requirements. A lovely evening out and one i would truly recommend to others.
Uffizi, 753-755 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9DZ
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