The London-based Bellillo pizzeria in Fulham brings everything its Barcelona and Napoli restaurants serves to its customers and more with its authentic Neapolitan pizzas and Italian charm. Step into this homely restaurant and find marble-topped tables, exposed brick walls lined with wine bottles, and a grand wood-fired pizza oven churning out delicious pizzas in minutes.
Visit Bellillo for lunch and dinner from midday every day and dine until 10.30pm during the week. The pizzeria reminds guests of its grassroots, the search for sustainable ingredients and seasonal produce from Italian regions. With care for the environment and the community in mind, Bellillo is proudly part of the slow food movement to help preserve the sanctity of Italian heritage, the culture around food and the making of traditional dishes. Not only does Bellillo source organic and GM-free food from local Italian farmers, but it is also environmentally conscious: using renewable resources, eco-friendly wood for its wood-fired ovens and making product packing out of recycled material.
Everything on the menu, from the salt, olive oil and onions to the mozzarella, ham, beer and wine maintains its authenticity by being sourced from Italy, bringing that Italian flavour to the starters, pizzas and desserts. Order in or as a take-away for a native Neapolitan experience. Start with a bottle of Feudi di San Gregorio in white or red, or sip on an artisanal beer from the Italian beer, Karma. Begin your culinary journey of Italy with a traditional starter featuring a fried mini pizza with ragù tomato sauce or the crocchè, a stuffed croquette of mashed potato filled with Provola cheese. Although the restaurant doesn’t specifically have a children’s menu, the starters’ portion size or the baby Margherita pizza make great meals for kiddies.
For mains, move onto a choice of salads or the famous Neapolitan pizzas. Bite into a calzone, traditional pizza or a ripieno fritto, a folded pizza stuffed with Provola cheese, ricotta pork crackling, and tomato, then is deep fried. The white-based sole mio topped with black olives, tuna fillet, yellow cherry tomatoes and cheese also is a great choice. Round the meal off with a number of decadent desserts, including the desiderio di sal de riso, a puff pastry filled with bourbon Chantilly cream, dark chocolate sauce and a cereal crunch.