Popular Edinburgh pizzeria forced to close due to lack of staff

A popular Edinburgh pizza takeaway is temporarily closing due to a lack of staff and other thriving business ventures.

East Pizza’s shop in Morningside is closing its doors to customers to focus on other projects after claims keeping the shop open is ‘unsustainable’.

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The pizzeria is known for its carefully cooked gourmet pizzas on its homemade sourdough pizza base.

Due to their success around Edinburgh, they have been confirmed as one of the restaurants on offer at the Bonnie and Wild food market at the St James Center which opened last June.

They also recently launched a side business where they sell their proven 72-hour sourdough pizza dough for customers to bake their own pizzas at home.



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The goal is to provide a perfectly mixed sourdough starter to make pizza making easier.

Claiming staff shortages and these thriving new business ventures as the temporary closure, they took to social media to break the news.

They said: “Due to ongoing staff shortages and the success of East PIZZAS Dough, we have made the difficult decision to close our Morningside store at this time.

“We love this little store, but it has become unsustainable to maintain it for now. We will update you via this channel with news as we hope to reopen in the future.

Pizza lovers fear nothing, as despite the closure of their main store, they are continuing to serve pizza at Bonnie and Wild and will be providing home-delivered sourdough pizza bases alongside.