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Review of Sandy's

Ranked #3,980 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We have been using this on and off for the past 18 months, recently more on than off!!

This is not your usual Italian pizza, however the Corsican twist is fabulous. The Pizza base is nice and crisp and the toppings with gruyere replacing Mozzarella work really well notably the Napoleon Bonaparte and the Picante.

The ambiance is perfect, service is with a smile and the simple wine list has something for everyone, be it a very reasonably priced house red or if you want to treat yourself a corsican rose!

No doubt see you later this week!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Rockinblues1980
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Pizza Does Exist in London”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Coming from the NYC metro area, one gets great pizza. We all have our favorite NYC and suburban neighborhood places. My husband and I were delighted to find this fantastic thin crust pizza restaurant just a couple blocks from our Marylebone flat. We have never eaten in, but use it as our go-to for Friday take out. Call in ahead, and our order of salad (Chevre Chaud), pizza (Castel-Vecchio:Tomato, Sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, goat's cheese, pesto) and a dessert is ready for him to pick up in 15 minutes on the way home from the Marble Arch tube station. In fact our order is always the same, we love those items so!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Nanette P
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Caserta, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“very nice”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I went there once and the place is very nice and food as well.
If you want to eat italian food in London, you shoudl go in this small but beautiful restaurant.
Very nice pizza!

Visited July 2013
Thank luisairis
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic pizza”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This little place was a real surprise…the food was truly delicious. We had some starters, bresaola with rocket and parmesan, goats cheese, and a platter of dried meats with fig jam - delicious. The pizza's were certainly above standard when compared to other pizza places in London. Thin crust, full of flavour, absolutely delicious. The price however does reflect this. We weren't able to have any deserts as the starter and main meal certainly filled us up! The place is quirky with shutters on the inside walls; the tables are fairly close to each other, as other reviewers pointed out, however when engrossed in the delicious food, it didn't matter much. The staff pleasant and friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank PomelloLondon
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fun restaurant, al fresco pizza”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A friend and I ate al fresco here on a sunny Friday lunchtime at the end of April, on the recommendation of another friend who had finished a 'large' evening by drinking the remains of his wine with the owner. This all sounded fun and so we were pleased that we arrived in good time (about 1245hrs) to be able to sit outside in the sun and contemplate the menu with a glass of Champagne. One of the members of staff and the wine merchant were conducting a small tasting inside, so that was enjoyable to watch through the window.

My friend had a Sicilienne pizza with the most generous helping of anchovies and capers simply arranged on tomato and cheese; as a savoury lover, I was rather envious! My somewhat more complex Sampieru Corsu pizza, with sausage, porcini, gruyere and truffle oil, was full of luxurious flavours, a gourmet departure from pizza's peasant roots. The pizzas are on thin crusts and are a really manageable nine or so inches across, leaving you with that 'lunch was yummy, I've eaten well' feeling, as opposed to: 'man, I'm soooo stuffed' or, even worse: 'that was tiny! I could do with the same again.'

Pudding was therefore completely unnecessary, but we were intrigued by the Tarte Tatin (Corsicans of course being French) with rosemary ice-cream. This was a good-sized portion of excellently-cooked Tarte (easy to get right, easier to get wrong), big enough to share, with aromatic and delicious ice-cream.

Sensibly, pizzas can be ordered in advance or on the spot to take away, a good idea as the restaurant inside can become busy with regulars and groups. Which of course is a good thing!! Service is pleasant, relaxed and knowledgable; if you are under pressure of time at lunchtime I would suggest you arrive before 1300hrs and order fairly quickly as the kitchen is soon put busily to work by other diners. I understand reservations are not accepted, so plan ahead.

My only disappointment, which it is difficult for Sandy's to control, is that the smoker-drinkers at the adjacent pub (The Carpenter's Arms) stand almost 'on top' of you if you are seated outside and don't seem to understand the small courtesies of smoking/non-smoking. Ash seems to drift onto every surface as a result. A polite request to move away when we were mid-mouthful was met with rudeness and totally ignored. This isn't a criticism of the pub, more their clientele, but it would be nice to think the two establishments could work out a way for their customers to coexist in peace. One for them to think about.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SCM_Tearle
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