'Pizza Express' on Serious Eats

Snapshots from the UK: Pizza Express's Leggera Pizzas

Some things are supposed to have a hole in the center. Like a bagel. Or a donut. But what about a pizza? I am not one of those eaters who shun chain restaurants for the sake of being an indie foodie. I follow my gut, and my gut often takes me to Pizza Express, a ubiquitous British chain of pizza restaurants (with the usual menu supplements of salads and pastas) that serves thin-crusted, gourmet-topped personal pizzas. In fact, I eat pizza from Pizza Express so often while I'm in the UK at school that I began to feel a bit guilty about it. You've heard of the freshman fifteen; I was worried it might snowball into the grad school... More

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