Pizza Union Aldgate: Proper Italian Pizza in 3 Minutes!

Pizza Union Aldgate: Proper Italian Pizza in 3 Minutes!

Pizza Union is the first UK Italian pizza bar, boasting proper stonebaked Roman-style pizza in only 3 minutes. I’ve been to Italy a few times, and I like to claim that my Italian heritage is why I love their food so much, but really, pizza and gelato is just amazing, so I couldn’t resist checking it out.

My boyfriend and I were invited down to the newest branch of Pizza Union near Aldgate East station a few weeks ago to review it, and I could tell instantly that it was my kind of place. Maybe I’ve been living in East London as a student for too long, but I love restaurants with a cool, chilled-out vibe like this. Oh, and neon lights are always a win.

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I absolutely adore the huge clay oven that they bake the pizza in, look how gorgeous it is!

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Time for pizza!

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Their menu is simple and traditionally Italian, with lots of salami, ham, and mozzarella of course. I went for a traditional 12″ pepperoni, which was perfection, and thin enough to leave me a little room for dessert. We had a bottle of peroni each too, because you can’t go wrong with beer and pizza.

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Ollie went for the Rossa, which has pancetta bacon and n’duja spicy sausage on it. Usually Oliver likes to complain that nothing is spicy enough (he is a maniac when it comes to curry), but this time he was definitely happy. I didn’t even try any of his because he demolished it so quickly!

If you’re wondering about prices, Pizza Union’s 12″ margarita with mozzarella is only £3.95! Mine and Ollie’s pizzas were £5.95 each, which is really good for central London.

As for their ‘superfast’ 3 minute claim, we were waiting for about 15-20 minutes for our buzzers to go off (you go up and collect your food yourself). However, it was a Saturday evening, and rather busy! Compared to every other pizza restaurant I’ve been to though, it was very quick.

nutella-doughThe Dessert of Dreams

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I couldn’t resist their Dolce Classico dessert – Nutella, marscapone and dough-y goodness for £3.20. It is legitimately one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. I couldn’t finish it all after the pizza, but I’d definitely go back to have it again. Great, now I’m hungry.

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Ollie had a cute little chocolate gelato, how very Italian! Someone take me back to Rome please.


Pizza Union is a great place for Italian pizza, baked properly, with a casual vibe. It’s inexpensive and they have several branches across London (King’s Cross, Spitalfields, and Aldgate), so you can’t really go wrong. Did I mention that they also do takeaways?! They’re open from 11am-11pm daily.

Make sure you come back next week for a review of Paradise Slice in Brick Lane, New York Style! (yes, I have a pizza addiction).

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*I was invited to Pizza Union to review their new Aldgate branch. This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

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  • Mmmmm that pizza looks amazing!!! xoxo

    Cateaclysmic

  • Laura Emilia

    That pizza looks AMAZING! I’ve been meaning to go here a few times but it’s always been super full – I think I’m going to try out a late lunch or another time that’s not so popular next, because I have to have this haha. x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • I definitely recommend it! I’m totally going back again, it was great.