Ciro’s Pizza Pomodoro’s, Knightsbridge – reunion

We had our 2nd year university house back together for dinner on Tuesday last week. The venue was Ciro’s Pizza Pomodoro on Beachamp Place; the Neapolitan restaurant with the motto “Expect the unexpected”.

Imagine Goodfellas (a Scorsese film about Italian gangsters) – the restaurant scene post dinner. The guys are joking around, smoking, drinking, laughing, some drugs then a bottle is smashed over the waiters head and a gun gets pulled out right in someones face. Silence falls and then it’s back to hysterical laughter… madness. This is exactly the kind of scene which I imagine to be a nightly occurrence Ciro’s.

It’s an underground restaurant. Tables are jam packed together, there are literally thousands of photographs of celebrities literally staring at you from every crevice (Ciro’s special friends I hear), its very dark and there’s a lot of red leather & mahogany. European waitresses seem nervous (also Ciro’s special friends) and the chef’s look angry.

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The silver fox, goodness knows what he was trying to play

At around 9pm there was live music from a sassy silver fox playing live music, the theme of which was hard to place – somewhere in-between Spanish flamenco and classic jazz. Uncomfortable. Though he was popular with one particular lady who hit the shoebox-sized dance floor imminently. Her face was so inflated with Botox she looked like she had bloaty head (Theme Hospital?). Honestly she looked like another species. Again, uncomfortable. I would class the clientele as white Lamborghini driving/Harley Street Clinic types. It all makes sense when you recall the location.

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Me. Expecting gun crime at any minute.

Food wise, don’t look alarmed when you’re served a pizza smaller than your HAND, which will cost you £16. Seriously here’s proof:

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The Harley Pizza (£15.95) Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, onions, mushrooms, pepperoni sausage & garlic. It wasn’t from the children’s menu.

And don’t think you’re allowed to create your own pizza. Alex fancied goat’s cheese & tuna and was told ‘chef says no’. To be fair, chef was probably right – what a dreadful combination.

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Italian mafia grub
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Lasagne: pasta, bolognese sauce & bechamel sauce, grated cheese (£15)
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Cajun Chicken Breast: Fresh chicken breast served with mixed salad & a pizza bread (£15) – is that a chickens foot bottom left?

We ate and drank on having a brilliant time between the 6 of us and in fact the food tasted great, there wasn’t a single complaint. I should mention the complimentary shots for our table, which were appreciated. I imagine people have all sorts of fun in Ciro’s cellar, but for me it was just a really creepy place.

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Complimentary shots for the table

We probably wont be visiting again, but thanks for the entertaining experience Ciro.

x The London Whistler x

 ‪51 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London ‪SW3 1NY

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