Last weekend saw the House of Peroni present: La Primavera in Belfast; a celebration of the start of Spring featuring some of Belfast’s finest Italian eateries including Coppi, The Chubby Cherub and Belfast Wood Fired Pizza Company under a marquee in the middle of St. Anne’s Square.
Peroni were the hosts and provided the drinks including a few different beers and a selection of Peroni-infused cocktails. We weren’t there for the beer, though, we were there for the pizza.
The setting for the three day pop-up was great – a really cosy, chilled out vibe with fairy lights, (fake) grass and some outdoor heaters. Nothing says celebrating La Primavera in Belfast quite like a gas heater…
Belfast Wood Fired Pizza Company are usually based on the Lisburn Road, serving artisan pizza using fresh, locally sourced ingredients on a light, crispy sourdough base. For this occasion, they created a special menu with five different pizzas to choose from.
We opted to keep things simple with the Peroni Pepperoni. As far as we know, no Peroni was involved in the pizza itself; they just named it after the event. We like to think they considered calling it PeppePeroni instead but that’d be a bit of a mouthful, especially after a few beers.
Speaking of mouthfuls… this pizza was tremendous value for money at £7 for a full 10″. Not only was the price point spot on, the service was great and it took less than 4 minutes from ordering to eating, fresh from the oven.
The pizza itself was genuinely one of the best we’ve had in Belfast. It wasn’t flimsy, it wasn’t greasy, it wasn’t too cheesy. It had a perfect, crispy base with that flavour you can only get from a woodfired oven, generously topped with pepperoni and a sprinkling of rocket for that taste of Italy.
Considering this was from a mobile setup, we’re really excited to check out the full menu and the full Belfast Wood Fired Pizza Company experience on the Lisburn Road soon. Have you been yet? Let us know if you enjoyed it in the comments below!