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“Reliable pizza chain, excellent service”
Review of Pizza Express - CLOSED

Pizza Express
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Reliable pizza chain, excellent service”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I used to live in the UK, and went to Pizza Express many times. They're best described usually as reliable and good quality. So why review a chain restaurant? Well, I came here in the evening, and the service was unusually friendly. I mean that in a good way too! Not too fussy, but fast and cheerful.

Nothing unusual menu-wise, nicely executed menu at a fair price, but the staff just did a better job than many places I went on this trip.

One word of warning: at time of writing the TripAdvisor map seems to be directing people to an identically-named street in somewhere called Patricroft several miles away. That's wrong - it's in Manchester city centre and if you Google it you should end up in the right place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank mjb1001
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English first
Pocklington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fab service! Fab meal!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Myself and best friend visited here on Monday evening before attending a concert at the MEN arena.
We were given a very warm welcome and were shown a selection of tables, all very nice.
We chose a bottle of Prosecco which was opened at the table in a very professional manner along with a smile :-)
We ordered dough balls and garlic bread to start which came very swiftly. For mains we ordered a classic base pizza and a 'leggara' style pizza - just my kind of style!
The whole experience was faultless and the atmosphere was lovely.
Staff were great - friendly and attentive!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Ch43belle
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Preston
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Although the restaurant was packed the service was fantastic and the food was perfect!! Especially my risotto.

Visited March 2014
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Thank CSIPreston
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Dorset, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
492 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Predictable Pizza Express - and that's a good thing!”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

You know what you'll get - and I enjoyed the service and the quality of the pizza. It's not special, but it's tasty, reliable, and good value. And that's fine with me

Visited March 2014
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Thank davidh of england
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Poor Staffing Levels And Small Portions”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I visited this restaurant on a weekday lunchtime. The restuarant wasn't particularly busy and there were tables empty. Staffing levels didn't appear to be particularly high and there was a lackc of coordination, with one person greeting and taking numbers and then proceeding to go and clear a table himself and then seat guests in order, totally ignoring the tables that were already available.

There were two chefs and a couple of waitresses however they seemed unable to cope with the demand and there were long delays with service. It took 15 minutes to get a drink and over 30 minutes for a pizza to arrive. Customers were clearly frustrated and some were leaving rather than waiting.

The ambiance was pleasant and there was wifi in the restaurant. Soft drinks were expensive for very small glasses and pizzas were far from cheap and very small. I was still hungry afterwards.

Trying to find someone to bring the bill proved to be a challenge and the cost of £10 after using a 25% off voucher was far too high for what was purchased, though the pizza itself (Four Seasons) was delicious

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Robin K
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