Being able to go out to a restaurant and eat pizza has always seemed like a far flung dream of mine....
When I wandered over to the menu board at the front of Bella Italia in Bournemouth, I couldn't believe they were offering gluten free pizza bases and pasta.
Making the quickest decision I'd ever made on where to eat lunch, I dragged Steve in and sat at a table, my legs fidgeting in childish excitement.
Although I was excited by the idea of gluten free pasta, it had always been my dream to eat pizza in a restaurant, and on that choice, I was adament!
The problem was, however, choosing a topping....
To save problems in trying to decipher what sauces and toppings are gluten free, Bella Italia provide a separate gluten free menu on request, which definitely gave them a double thumbs up from me!
I eventually opted for the Speck E Rucola, with smoked ham, rocket and smoked mozzarella topping.
Of course, I had to add extra pepperoni though!
Waiting for my pizza to arrive felt like an age, but Bella Italia have honestly made my dream come true.
Let's just take a moment to savour that joyous moment my pizza arrived......
It really was DELICIOUS!
The base was thin and crispy - a little difficult to cut with my knife and fork - but was a great texture!
I really love the crusts of pizzas (odd, because a lot of people don't!?) so it was great to have a real crispy edge!
The topping was ever so tasty, and a really generous portion too!
Overall, Bella Italia have won my heart - I;m just devasted that I discovered this little gem right at the end Uni - we don't have one at home! 🙁
For more information, to find your nearest restaurant or to view the menus, you can visit Bella Italia's website by clicking here.