Pizza made the traditional Italian way: thin & crispy, with simple fresh toppings, and baked in a wood-fired oven.
In Italy pizza-making is a simple affair. The dough is hand stretched and spun to the perfect thickness, then topped with freshly made tomato sauce and mozzarella, sometimes ham, mushrooms, olives or whatever is to hand. Sometimes it’s even left without tomato sauce as a ‘pizza bianca’.
Then it’s baked for around 2 minutes in a wood-fired pizza oven at a temperature of approximately 500 degrees celsius. Conventional ovens simply don’t get hot enough to achieve that perfect thin, crispy, slightly charred base.
Finally, it’s served in a relaxed family atmosphere, always surrounded with laughter and fun.
Owners Francesca Addabbo and Timothy Coffey opened The Real Italian Pizza Company with one aim: to bring the pizzas that Francesca remembered from her childhood in Italy to her adopted home. We remain Bath’s only establishment with a traditional wood fired oven and we have also made sure we retained the other ingredients to offer the best real Italian pizza.
Authentic pizza, served in a relaxed and friendly family atmosphere.
The Real Italian Pizza Company opened its doors in July 2007 aiming to provide Bath with something that it had been until then missing: pizzas for everyone made the authentic Italian way.
Owners Francesca Addabbo and Timothy Coffey could see that Bath had already several pizza offerings, but Francesca was keen to introduce people to the pizzas she remembered from her childhood in Italy, served in a relaxed & friendly family atmosphere.
As they had already successfully opened The Real Italian Ice Cream Company, which serves traditional Italian gelato made fresh on the premises, when the possibility arose to take on the building next door they didn’t think twice before the The Real Italian Pizza Company was born, and opened to rave reviews. They have since gone on to open Italian restaurant Joya, and steakhouse The Herd, both in Bath.
Now opening a second Real Italian Pizza Company restaurant among Cardiff’s burgeoning food scene, we aim to continue delighting customers in Bath as well as bringing superb Real Italian pizzas and fantastic value for money to Cardiff. We hope you’ll join us!
Our famously fun pizza-making and cupcake-decorating kids’ parties are great value and a guaranteed success. Book yours today!
As with lion-taming, long-distance lorry driving, and national government, some things are better left in the hands of children. Our pizza-making parties are famous among a generation of young Bathonians, letting the kids loose to stretch and throw dough around, creating the perfect thin and crispy pizza base before topping with simple, fresh ingredients, and then watching them bake in our wood-fired oven.
After decorating cupcakes with colourful icing and sweets, they move on to stretching and squashing and throwing their dough in the air to then top it with delicious fresh Italian ingredients. All under the watchful supervision of our experienced chefs.
Pizzas are cooked and eaten, cupcakes are taken home to share, but for pudding each child gets an ice cream and topping from our gelateria next door – made the Italian way – more milk, less cream, less fat!
The kids are guaranteed a brilliant time while learning about making and baking a simple, wholesome meal free from artificial stuff, with a sweet treat thrown in for good measure.
All children will go home with a thoughtfully put together party bag and for the party boy or girl there will be a special treat!
Parties last for around 2 hours and all ingredients, food and drinks, and the party bag for each child are included.
Contact us for more info and to book.
The Real Italian Pizza Company beat off stiff local competition to win the coveted award for the Best Pizza in Bath at 2014’s Bath Good Food Awards. New to the awards this year, the category was one of the most strongly contested, and we are tremendously proud to have won amongst some outstanding competition.
We think it’s our wood oven – Bath’s only one – and authentically thin and crispy Italian pizzas that did the job, alongside our friendly service, relaxed atmosphere and of course value for money.
2015’s awards are in November and we look forward to retaining our crown!
16 York Street
Bath BA1 1NG
22-23 Trinity Street
Cardiff CF10 1BH
Monday to Sunday
11am to 11pm