Pizza Geeks open ‘biggest project to date’ in Leith

Independent pizzaria, Pizza Geeks have opened their third location in Edinburgh which is set to become their biggest project to date.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 4:45 pm
Pizza Geeks have opened their most ambitious location to date

The latest restaurant officially opened at the Shore in Leith on 7 Commercial Street and it is their largest venue since launching their sci-fi inspired business in 2018.

The latest location will seat 35 hungry pizza fans and they will have a ‘revolutionised’ drinks menu with plans to partner with local brewer Pilot and Cask Smugglers.

Finlay Clarkson, co-founder of Pizza Geeks said: "We are absolutely over the moon to have our biggest and best location to date in the heart of Leith at 7 Commercial Street, taking it back to where it all began for us with street food at The Pitt, The Biscuit Factory and Leith Market in 2016.

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“We will have seating comfortably for 35 questing pizza heroes, a completely revolutionised drinks menu - seismic plans on the way with Pilot and Cask Smugglers as well as the geekiest wine list you can imagine; and mouth-watering menu additions - think Mac and Cheese, loaded fries 'Tatooine Poutine'... of course we couldn't resist a geeky pun!

“Perhaps most importantly another permanent pizzeria means we can scale our ‘Pizza for the People’ initiative up a notch with plans afoot to take weekly donations to those in need from 135 to 200, meaning that - with the help of another mad 1,000 pizza giveaway on May 4 - we are on track to surpass the 10,000 pizzas donated in 2020!"

In 2018, Pizza Geeks opened their very first restaurant in Haymarket, followed by their kitchen residency in Cask Smugglers on Waverley Mall’s rooftop, pairing their pizzas with their delectable cocktails which launched in summer 2020.

With their ‘Pizza for the People’ initiative they have donated more than 10,000 pizzas for people in need/

Each month, they nominate a Pizza for the People, with this month being ‘The Super Mario’ pizza.

For every Pizza for the People sold, they will donate one to the initiative, working closely with local charities and organisations, including Social Bite, Soul Food, Cyrenians, Steps to Hope and Y People, to ensure their pizzas get to where they are most needed.

In the long term the vision is to give training and skills within the community.

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