loti eats | pi pizza
If you’re pining for a holiday, jet off to Battersea for a slice of the Med at Pi Pizza. Small and unprepossessing on the outside, its interior may just be the prettiest place in Battersea. The bar ceiling is covered in insta-friendly dried flowers whilst there’s blue-tiled walls, a mirrored pizza oven and an actual olive tree in the back of the restaurant.
Restaurateur Rosie Whaley opened Pi Pizza (there’s also on in Winchester) after a stint in a Florentine pizzeria, and it shows; there’s an emphasis on high-quality, well-sourced ingredients cooked well. We started with light and crispy cauliflower and Old Winchester arancini and some simple burrata with caramelised black figs. The pizza is the star though, and has a crisp, airy crust thanks to a 72-hour fermentation process.
You can personalise your pizza any way you want too, going half-and-half with toppings, swapping white bases for tomato ones (as we did with the goat’s cheese, kale and red onion one), or pimping it with a drizzle of white truffle oil, which is what we added to the Serrano ham and tomato pizza. You can even turn any pizza vegan, so everybody’s happy here.
Like the decor, the cocktails are light, fresh, garnished with flowers and very drinkable, so it’s very easy to linger here and soak up the holiday vibes over a few slices.
4-6a Battersea Rise, London, SW1 1ED