If there’s a sure fire way to tempt my little brother into having a night out with me, then there’s no better way than with an offer of pizza. So when Jamie’s Italian Pizzeria invited me to try out their relaunched restaurant in Cambridge I was more than happy to oblige.
Whilst I’ve been to Jamie’s Italian before I’ve never visited the pizzeria, you enter the restaurant through a different door to the usual entrance before going up a flight of stairs and into the restaurant. The decor is rustic with wooden tables and mix of metal and leather backed chairs, and the menu on blackboards above the cooking area.
The menu is relatively small which makes choosing what to have all the more easy, we opted for the hand stretched garlic bread topped with prosciutto and a sprig of rosemary to share for starters and it was delicious. It arrived on a wooden plank and had the perfect amount of garlic on crispy but doughy bread – yum.
Next up was the main course and I chose the Italian Hot pizza minus the chilli flakes, I do like a spicy pizza but I always get worried it might be a bit much in a restaurant. This one was amazing though and didn’t scrimp on the pepperoni either. Harry chose Gennaro’s Italian Sausage pizza with a bianco base which I’m reliably informed was good too, I did try a bit and the white cheese sauce made a nice change from the usual tomato.
Being the pigs that we are we decided it would be rude not to have a dessert. As a regular Jamie’s fan I usually go for the brownie for dessert, so I was super happy to see it on the pizzeria menu and it was as tasty as usual. Harry chose the tiramisu and it was one of the biggest slices I’ve seen.
Our table was booked at 6pm and we ended up staying until 9pm, which was probably due to the fact we ordered a litre of wine – always stick to 750ml kids. We had such a lovely evening gossiping and catching up, and I know we’ll definitely be back for me.
Thank you to Jamie’s Pizzeria for inviting me along to try out the restaurant, love of pizza and opinions are all my own as ever. But it’s seriously good and you should definitely go.