Last night I went to Baffi Pizzeria in Poole. Baffi is a local pizza chain here on the south coast with loads of restaurants in the Bournemouth and Poole area! Myself and some of the Bournemouth Bloggers got invited to taste some of their food at their new restaurant in Poole.
I had never been to Baffi before. I’ve had a few friends in the past say that it was really good and even my film teacher said ‘oh wow! yeah I went to my local one the other day and the food was great! your gonna love it’ (I swear my film teacher knows pretty much everything about me 😂). So when I got the email through the other week that a bunch of us were going down to the new restaurant I replied within seconds out of excitement!
The new restaurant is on the high street in Poole and to be honest I did get slightly lost on the night! I mean I barely ever go to Poole as its a bit further away from me than Bournemouth and also it was pitch black outside, but anyway, its on the High Street not too far up if you are coming from the Quay.
The staff were really friendly and helpful in their and more than happy for us to take loads of photos! They even posed for a few of us with their pizza creation!
Baffi offer a range of starters and a massive range of authentic Italian Pizzas and we were lucky enough to try a large range of them!
There is something for everyone in the starters ranging from garlic bread to different types of salami to meatballs to prawns to cheese. We were able to try a large number of these starters and let me tell you, they were delicious!
For our starters we had a platter of 3 different salami meats (which were delicious!), the heritage tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and aged balsamic (which was also very delicious!), wood fired prawns cooked in chilli, garlic and olive oil (some very tasty prawns!) and (my favourite) spicy pork and fennel meatballs, tomato sauce, parmesan and basil served with wood fired bread.
Baffi also have a list of 14 different pizzas on their menu and they have a special everyday, therefore there will be something for everyone! We were lucky enough to try 6 off the menu and the special on the day which was a Bolognese pizza.
I think my favourite pizza that we tried was the Nduja (spicy Italian sausage) with peppers, provolone (a mild semi-hard Italian cheese), tomato, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. I love peppers on pizza! They remind me of when I used to make pizzas with my Dad and we would always put peppers on them! I managed to nab 2 slices of this one!
I think a close second was the spicy pork and fennel meatballs, tomato mozzarella, parmesan and basil pizza. Like I said, the meatballs as the starter were delicious, so having these on a pizza was an incredible thing! I loved this pizza and I would totally get this again!
We also got to try the Guanciale (Italian pork), caramelised onions, gorgonzola, tomato, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. I love caramelised onions! They taste incredible! However, I didn’t realise that I didn’t like the cheese gorgonzola, so if I were to have this again, I would probably ask to take the gorgonzola as this overpowered the pizza for me personally. However, every other bit of this pizza was delicious and would definitely eat this again!
A firm favourite among us bloggers was the Bresaola (air-dried salted beef), rocket, tomato, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. This is loaded with yummy things and let me tell you, it was yummy! I don’t think I’ve ever had beef on a pizza, so it was nice to try something new!
We also got to try the portobello mushrooms, prosciutto cotto (cooked ham), provolone (a mild semi-hard italian cheese), truffle oil, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pizza without a tomato base so this was a new experience for me. This was a very cheesy pizza, but it was actually really nice.
Can we just all point out that these pizzas are soon Instagram worthy! They look so good and they tasted good too!
I had such a lovely evening at Baffi, and as you can probably tell, the food was delicious! I can’t wait to come back and try more!
If you would like to see the evening in vlog form it will be in next weeks weekly vlog which will be up on my YouTube channel at 6pm on Wednesday!