Dough Pizza proves that not all pizza restaurants are equal
Occupying two seamless back-to-back units with one entrance on Bath’s historic shopping walkway The Corridor and another on Northumberland Place and offering a glamorous alternative to ‘typical’ pizza restaurant experiences elsewhere in the city, Dough Pizza has proved itself to be a welcome addition to the restaurant scene, already offering ‘old friend’ vibes despite only opening its doors less than a year ago. But that’s only part of why not all pizza restaurants are equal.
In the hands of festival food aficionado Massimo Nucaro and his award-winning pizza chef partner Emiliano Tunno (a “skilled dough acrobat,” no less), describing the Dough Pizza menu as largely based around pizza does little to summarise what’s on offer here. While a first glance at the array may not initially predict a voyage of discovery (stress ye not, traditionalists; Margherita, Napoletana and Quattro Formaggio all await your attention), novel offerings such as the Poker, Capisch and Le Freak lift the selection up, up and away from any notion of humdrum from the off. Meanwhile – and here’s the big reveal – seven specialist, freshly made doughs including Hemp, Seaweed, Kamut, Turmeric and gluten-free options are available on which to have one of the chefs plonk your topping, in full view of your table courtesy of a lively open kitchen. And those toppings are hardly run of the mill either. Being Italian’n’all, top notch, well-sourced produce and ingredients are pivotal to the success of every pizza; as a result, the mozzarella is about as fresh and dewy as mozzarella gets, the charcuterie as silky and characterful as Giuseppe Meazza’s breakaways, the tomatoes and herbs still taste of the sunshine they flourished in – if you’ve ever had an urge to taste authentic Neapolitan street food in cosy but chic surroundings, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
You can, if you so wish, turn your pizza party into a full-on feast: the antipasto selection (again, each dish reassuringly authentic to their origins) includes exceedingly generous sharing platters, Arancini and carpaccio, there’s gnocchi, pasta, lasagne and parmigiana for the pizza-phobic to sulk into and, true to form, desserts are as seductively indulgent as Sophia Loren’s va-va-vooms. But really, the pizzas are the star of the show – if, that is, you can tear your eyes away from Emiliano’s kitchen calisthenics for long enough to make your decision about what kind of dough you fancy…
- Wheelchair access ,
- Free wifi available ,
- Gluten free options
Monday – Thursday: 12noon – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Friday – Saturday: 11.30am – 11pm
Sunday: 11.30am – 10pm