It’s been a little while since I last ventured into Bristol. Since going completely freelance, I’ve not had much to do there. I may have even visited London more frequently in the last few months…eek. One of the easiest things to miss about Bristol is the food scene. There are awesome eateries for just about every type of cuisine. When it comes to Pizza, Bosco Pizzeria is a great example.
We arrived at the branch on Whiteladies Road as soon as they opened at noon, in order to take some photographs without getting in anyone’s way. This was just as well, as it wasn’t long before tables started filling up. As you’ll see in our photos, the interior is very photogenic. There was lovely diffused light settling on the marble surfaces, and a floor that made me want to start using #Ihavethisthingwithfloors again.
Bosco’s menu is fresh and seasonal, and you can watch your pizza being cooked in wood-fired ovens at the back of the restaurant. Although Bosco is a Pizzeria, their menu offers a range of Italian foods. We were told that their small plates are well praised, so we added a couple to our order.
Aaron is more of a pasta guy, so he ordered Spaghetti Carbonara. Pizza is one of my favourite foods, so I went for Funghi pizza. We also added Arancini and Sicilian Style Octopus to try out the small plates. I will remember those small plates for a long time. The rich and melted taleggio cheese coated in crispy breadcrumbs in the Arancini… YUM. The octopus was perfectly spiced with chilli – it wasn’t too overpowering that the chilli masked the octopus, but the dish had a nice warming kick to it. I also loved that the octopus was soft to eat. In the past I’ve had octopus dishes that have been spoiled by being too tough.
It’ll probably come as no surprise now that we were impressed by our main dishes too. Bosco did justice to a classic with their Carbonara, and I was very pleased with the porcini and cremini mushrooms in truffle oil on my Funghi pizza.
We were pretty full after mains and sides, though we did find space for gelato. It fills the gaps, right? You can check out the Bosco Pizzeria menu here. If you liked this post, read more of my foodie posts here.
This post was bought to you in collaboration with Bosco Pizzeria. All words and images are my own.