Take your ‘at off to @pizza
Brand new @pizza is slightly hidden, just off Shandwick Square and next to Foundary 39 on Charlotte Lane - the lane where further down you’ll also find Indigo Yard and Sygn. We understand that it was just an office before it took on its new life as the provider of Edinburgh’s fastest pizza!?
It looks and feels new. Inside, it’s large and open-plan with an industrial feel. There’s mixed seating with regular tables & chairs and stools.
There's no table service so order at the counter. The process is simple and works a bit like the 'production line' in a Subway sandwich shop.
Firstly, there's a choice of base, sourdough or 100% ancient grain (sounds mysterious!) We sampled both of course! Then there are the toppings, 8 possible combos are suggested but you don't need to order any of these, in fact, you're encouraged to order whatever toppings you want but should you be on a diet the calorie content for each is listed!
All pizzas are £9.50 regardless of what base, sauce or toppings you want and you have a large selection to choose from, including plenty of vegetarian (V) and vegan (Ve) options.
Sourdough (Ve) 415 Cal
100% ancient grain (Ve) 475 Cal
Classic Tomato (Ve) 25 Cal
Roquito Pepper (Ve) 30 Cal
Pesto Genovese (V) 105 Cal
Smokey Barbecue (Ve) 95 Cal
Garlic & Ricotta (V) 55 Cal
Mozzarella/Cheddar (V) 180 Cal
Scottish Mozzarella (V) 150 Cal
Mozzarella Pearls (V) 140 Cal
Scottish Vegan Cheese (Ve) 155 Cal
4. Veggies (all options are Vegan)
Tinkerbell Tomato 10 Cal
Mushroom 20 Cal
Roast Peppers 20 Cal
Fresh Jalapeño 10 Cal
Baby Spinach 5 Cal
Sweetcorn 60 Cal
Grilled Red Onion 25 Cal
Broccoli 10 Cal
Pineapple 40 Cal
Roquito Pepper 20 Cal
Pepperoni 95 Cal
Chorizo 100 Cal
Spicy Meatballs 120 Cal
Spicy Italian Sausage 120 Cal
Roast Chicken 70 Cal
Wiltshire Ham 55 Cal
Bacon 165 Cal
Prawns (£2 extra) 50 Cal
Dolphin Friendly Tuna 60 Cal
Scottish Egg 60 Cal
Wild Rocket (Ve) 5 Cal
Fresh Basil (Ve) 10 Cal
Kalamata Olives (Ve) 4 Cal
Pickled Green Pepper (Ve) 10 Cal
Sun Dried Tomato (Ve) 40 Cal
Garlic Oil (Ve) 15 Cal
Chilli Oil (Ve) 15 Cal
Caesar Dressing (V) 60 Cal
Balsamic Glaze (Ve) 40 Cal
Pesto Basilico (V) 50 Cal
Sriracha Chilli Sauce (Ve) 10 Cal
Feta Cheese (V) 60 Cal
Clawson Blue Stilton (V) 85 Cal
Gran Moravia Cheese (V) 80 Cal
Pizzas in progress...
So you whip along in order from right to left adding your toppings from sauce to cheese to vegetables to meat to finishes, and then watch your pizza going through the oven at the end.
The finished product!
Their USP is speed and both our pizzas were ready to eat in no time at all!
Mrs. Foodie decided to go off menu with a tuna and sweetcorn mix. Starting with a garlic and ricotta base, then topped with tuna, sweetcorn. Scottish mozzarella and pickled peppers. A bit of a mixture of tastes there! A crisp base with a creamy sauce and good amount of topping for flavours but not too over-loaded, while Mr. Foodie ordered The Heartbreaker (The Hot One at 860 Cal) which comprises of Roquito Pepper, Scottish Mozarella, Pepperoni, Spicy Italian Sausage, Fresh Jalapeño, Grilled Red Onion, Rosemary and Sriracha Sauce.
We washed our pizzas down with some low sugar self-service sodas which are free from artificial colours and flavours. There's a choice of: Apple & Bramble; Sicilian Lemonade; Peach & Honey Iced Tea; Mango & Blood Orange; Ginger, Lime & Mint; and Grapefruit & Juniper. They are all £2.25 and around 100 Cal per glass.
If you want some booze, there's a choice of 3 ready-made cocktails: Coconut Mojito, Raspberry Cosmo and Peach Appletini.
There's also Minivino wine and local beer from Stewart Brewing and the Edinburgh Beer Factory.
And they even have dessert pizza too! Though I don't think it's on the menu but ask nicely and they might give you one, if you still have room in your belly!
We enjoyed our visit to @Pizza and heartily recommend it if you're in a hurry or just looking for good pizza in and around the west end of Edinburgh!
Open 7 days a week, pizzas are half-price every Wednesday for students with valid student ID. Occasionally they have bands and DJs so keep your eye on their Facebook page for info.
+ Quick and easy!
+ Open 7 days
+ Licensed with wine, cocktails and local beer available
+ Refreshing craft sodas on sale too
+ Half-price student pizza on Wednesdays
+ Regular music events
@pizza, 4 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4QZ
Disclaimer: we received free pizza on our visit but Fred says it looks a lot better than any of the cat food he's eaten recently, in fact, he quite fancies a custom pizza with all the meat!