Pizza lovers of the UK’s South West, listen up! If you like your pizzas authentic – none of this deep pan, conveyor belt cooking malarkey, then this gem of a restaurant is for you.
The Real Italian Pizza Company is well situated in central Bath just round the corner from the cathedral on York Street and as well as providing gorgeous food, does it at a bargain price. It will honour vouchers from other pizza chains like Pizza Express and Pizza Hut and even things like Orange Wednesday. They’re well priced anyway, but it’s even better when you can BOGOF!
With the kitchen visible on the ground floor you can watch the chefs prepare your food from fresh ingredients and pop it into the wood fired oven brought all the way from Italy so we’re told.
The selection of pizzas available is great, with many classics as well as versions I’ve only ever seen in Italy before including the Marinara, a cheeseless pizza covered in garlic. It even offers a selection of white (tomato-free) pizzas, so you;re really spoilt for choice.There’s a wide selection of toppings too, and some of the combinations sound very intriguing.
I chose a rocket and prosciutto pizza, which I have to say was beautifully cooked. A ‘proper’ italian pizza, it was a decent size, thin and moist with a good amount of ham (most places in the UK give their prosciutto sparingly!), although I would have preferred a bit more rocket. Even so it was delicious and I would recommend everyone try it. There are many pizzas on the menu I want to try, however whenever I go back I always find myself ordering this as it’s so damn tasty!
I wasn’t able to eat the whole thing in one sitting (but I happily took it home for lunch the next day!) but for the hardcore amongst you, next door is home to the Real Italian Ice Cream company. I’m yet to get that far, but if I ever do, you’ll be the first to know if it’s as good as it looks.
Great food, friendly staff and with reasonable prices, if you’re hankering for a pizza and can get to Bath, this place has to be your first choice!