An invitation to try out a new Notting Hill pizzeria proved a more than satisfying reason for me to mosey more westerly than usual for one of my all time favourite foods – pizza! Bite Me? With pleasure.
During my Saturday evening visit to Westbourne Grove’s Bite Me Pizza,
I chose to eat-in (there’s a nice, fairly comfy seating area with reclaimed wood furnishings, large flat screen TV, and eco-friendly lighting). However, takeaway was clearly the norm judging from all the orderings coming in and pickups going out while I was there. I don’t think Bite Me delivers. But if they ever do, folks in the catchment area will be in for a treat.
I really liked my pizza: the 12” Meatalica jam packed with tomato sauce, mozzarella di bufala, pepperoni, Napoli sausage, meatballs, and red onions at £13. I had some pancetta added for a couple of quid more (not necessary at all but definitely a yummy touch). This monster of a meal was awesome – super meaty and with onions cooked crisp just how I like on my pie.
All Bite Me pizzas are made with a Khorason wheat dough, an ancient grain rich in protein and minerals that’s a lot easier to digest especially for folks with gluten allergies. So ya won’t feel all bloated like you might after downing a pizza at any number of other pizzerias. From what I could tell, Bite Me founder Chris Manessis goes the extra mile to source quality and (from what I was told) sustainable ingredients. The meatballs on my pie were particularly flavoursome.
If just up for a snack, Bite Me does folded over half pizzas starting at £3. There’s coffee, good selection of wine and beer – I loved my Brooklyn Lager (£3.75 for a bottle) – a decent range of veggie and vegan options, an obligatory Nutella dessert pizza (£4.25), and more to supplement your pizza cravings. And to make sure you remember you’re enjoying our pizza in Notting Hill, there’s a bottle of organic hand sanitizer at every table.
The dudes behind the bar when I went were friendly and speedy. I was really pleased with service.
Bite Me Pizza is located at 95 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UW. Find out more at bitemepizza.co.uk.