With a swanky postcode, attentive staff and energetic atmosphere, come for the pizza and stay for the pizzazz at Crazy Pizza’s L’appuntamento live music evenings, says Sophie Ritchie
Part of the Crazy Pizza restaurant group, a brand that ‘revolutionises Italian hospitality’ with sites across London and beyond, Crazy Pizza Knightsbridge is a large, gleaming venue found adjacent to Harrods’ marble-clad doorstep.
Naturally, due to its proximity to one of London’s most-worshipped department stores there are throngs of people outside, loitering and lingering in groups around the pavement. But after manoeuvring through the crowds I arrive to the restaurant’s corner entrance, where I’m ushered in by a duo of charismatic staff members to the fun meets flamboyant venue.
I’m here to experience the new L’appuntamento event, a live music night taking place at the restaurant every Tuesday with entertainment courtesy of the renowned Luca. Having performed in a number of London’s top venues, as well as residencies in the South of France and beyond, his guitar and vocals sound like just the icing on top of the pizza after so many months of living la vida lockdown.
My guest is late, thanks to the woes of British trains, and so I pass the time by scouring the cocktail list like a thirsty detective as Luca sets up his microphone. Split into Classic, Crazy, Mocktails and Bubblez (which sounds like Moira Rose herself chose the name) sections, I settle on the Italian Kiss (£14), a concoction of White Rum, Italicus, raspberry, Amaro, sugar, lime juice and passion fruit foam. It’s sweet and fruity, a refreshing summer tipple served as a tangerine-coloured tipple.
Decked out with dark red colour schemes and stylish furnishings, the space is quickly filling up with guests hungry for a bite of Italy. By the time my dining companion arrives, I’m famished. We waste no time in diving into a basket of crispy thin garlic bread, which is so streamline it shatters into pieces with every bite. Excellent for a tasty snack – less useful if you’re trying to avoid making a crumbly mess.
Divided into a mix of starters, salads and pizzas, the menu is perfect for options that are both saintly and sinful. I start with the former – a bowl of white quinoa salad served with seasonal vegetables ( £14). It’s delicate and very fresh, but requires an added splash of a balsamic vinegar to add flavour into the mix.
We soon move onto mains – two large Pomodoro (£13) pizzas. The sourdough base is marvellously thin and spread across the plate with lashings of rich tomato sauce. I’ve ordered it with extra mushrooms, which gives the bite some lovely texture and doesn’t leave me feeling gorged thanks to the lightweight base. Before I know it, the plate is completely clean – always the sign of a good pizza!
We finish the meal with frothy coffees and chitchat, enjoying the lighthearted music and Italian-esque atmosphere as Luca serenades us all. As the night continues, the guests certainly get both livelier and louder – but it only adds to the frivolous nature of Crazy Pizza’s namesake.
The Wordrobe Verdict
With a swanky postcode and energetic atmosphere, come for the pizza and stay for the pizzazz at Crazy Pizza’s L’appuntamento live music evenings.
Make it happen
Where: 32-34 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X, United Kingdom
When: Every Tuesday from 7-10pm.
How: Please click here to find out more and make a booking. Please note, there is a £50pp deposit to confirm.