PizzaExpress has launched its Christmas tasting menu which is new for 2021 and includes new festive food items.  

The menu is now available in its pizzerias, giving customers the chance to tuck into five festive courses for £24.95 per person, minimum of two people. You can add a drinks pairing from £9.95.

Specific pricing can be found by contacting your local restaurant.

There’s something for everyone as new and returning items are welcomed to the 2021 menu with vegan and gluten-free options available.

What’s on the PizzaExpress Christmas menu?

Here’s a list of items that are included on PizzaExpress’ Christmas menu.  

Romana Porchetta – Slow-cooked pork on a white bechamel base joined by crispy pancetta, mozzarella, garlic oil, and fennel seeds.

Padana Natale – A festive version of a classic PizzaExpress recipe. This is goat’s cheese, spinach, mozzarella, tomato, garlic oil and red onions, now with the addition of a fruity cranberry sauce.


Mushroom & Truffle – This was at first only available on Deliveroo but it’s now in pizzerias.

Mushroom & Pine Nut – This vegan option has returned to the menu.

Turkey Polpette – Turkey meatballs baked in PizzaExpress’ Italian tomato sauce, accompanied by sweet roast peppers, rosemary and garlic and melted mozzarella on top. 

Melanzanine – This is layers of grilled aubergine in a tangy tomato sauce with a hint of garlic and mozzarella and it’s baked in the oven. You’ll only find this available as part of the tasting menu.

Bruschetta con Funghi – Returning to the main menu for the first time since 2016, this dish is a little different as it now has extra garlic oil and a balsamic glaze.

Desserts are also available on the tasting menu, these are: Orange & Carrot Cake, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Profiteroles, Chocolate Brownie and Caffè Reale.

Snowball Dough Balls – These dough balls have also returned to the menu this year. They’re dusted with cinnamon and icing sugar and you can have them served with fruit coulis, salted caramel, or fresh buttercream with a chocolate straw.

You’ll only find these available at Christmas so make sure you get some before they’re gone.

Until Thursday November 18, PizzaExpress is offering a free portion of its Snowball Dough Balls to students when they buy a main course and sign up to receive exclusive news and offers from the restaurant chain. 

Students will need to sign up on the website, download the code and head to their local PizzaExpress. Full terms and conditions apply. 

If students have UNiDAYS, they can combine the free portion of Snowball Dough Balls offer with the UNiDAYS offer. Full terms and conditions apply, visit the UNiDAYS app or website for more information. 

Christmas Cheese Plate – Also returning is the Christmas Cheese Plate with its Pecorino, Gran Milano and a blue cheese plus flatbreads and red onion chutney.

Jane Treasure, Food & Beverage Director at PizzaExpress, said: “It goes without saying that Christmas is a special time of year, and we’re excited to be launching such a great collection of recipes for pizza fans.

“This year’s festive menu is definitely one of our favourites, featuring lots of winter flavours we know customers will love - a particular highlight is the tasting menu, which has even more sparkle when enjoyed with one of our exclusive cocktails or drinks pairings.”

You can buy the official cookbook, PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love, online or in stores during the festive period.

To find your local PizzaExpress, book a table and find out more, visit the PizzaExpress website.