Dough Balls, Calamari and Fun…at Pizza Express

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Pizza Express. We were recently invited by Pizza Express and Mumsnet to try out the new Piccolo menu and what better time than the summer holidays to do so.

We headed off to Pizza Express and we have some favourites that we ALWAYS order namely the dough balls and the calamari so we knew this was sorted.

We were greeted by the friendly staff and handed some Menus, Piccolo Menus and Activity sheets for the children.

We decided to try the Cucumber Mint Presse and the Watermelon Cooler which were perfect for the warm day.

For starters, we had dough balls from the children’s menu and calamari. Firm favourites and we never get tired of them.

Our mains consisted of a Magherita for Aeryn, Americano (Pepperoni) for Ethan and Jadyn and I shared a Zapparoli which consists of that yummy chicken and creamed corn as opposed to the normal base. It has Nduja Sausage and red roquito pearls. Just yum! I’ve added a video of how it’s made at the end of the post. You’ll definitely want to try it out. And you’ll love it.



You can’t leave Pizza Express without dessert and the children had theirs from the Piccolo menu – brownie and the new magi ice lolly served with the famed Bambinoccino.

Jadyn and I tried the new summer Tiramisu and it’s just gorgeous. Mascarpone and strawberry puree with sponge ladyfingers soaked in Vin Santo wine.

We had a lovely lunch – perfect for the summer holidays. And the children were kept busy with the activities.


I love taking the family to Pizza Express because the atmosphere is always so relaxed and the staff are so friendly.

It’s our favourite pizza place.

There’s a competition running at the moment to win a family adventure when you send in your dough ball adventure story.

As promised, here is the Zapparoli Romana video –


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