Back in September, I was lucky enough to be invited down to a newly opened Italian restaurant in Woolston, Supermarine. From the minute I set through the door and spotted the pizza oven on display I knew it was a restaurant I could see myself loving, and boy, was I right!
On arrival, the first thing we did was scatter around with all our cameras to take photos of various parts of the restaurant. It has such a lovely Italian feel, and I love the photos showing some of the history, but my favourite feature has to be the pizza oven being on show to the customers. I loved being able to see the kitchen and the chef cooking away. Oh, and the tables are marble too!
Now onto the food, we were incredibly lucky to treated to an array of dishes on the menu, all complimentary. We started with the starters and tried the Home Made Bread, Salad Caprese and the Wood Fired Garlic Bread with mozzarella.
The bread kind of tasted like a flatbread, and it was nice but it was the other two starters that got me. The Salad Caprese was like no other salad I’ve ever tried, with the tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella complimenting each other perfectly. It’s something I think I need to make myself as I honestly think I could have eaten the whole plate (…yes, it was that good).
The garlic bread was just as good too, the cheese melted in my mouth and it was simply divine, but then I’m a massive fan of garlic bread anyway. The starters definitely wowed me.
I also even tried the Grilled Fresh Prawns, and as someone who aside from the odd mouthful in the last couple of months hasn’t eaten fish for nearly 10 years now, this was an achievement. I thought they had a slightly odd taste but I honestly think this is just due to me not knowing what they taste like as everyone on our table seemed to think they were absolutely delicious.
Next up was the non-pizza mains, we got to try a variety of dishes, unfortunately including a few which don’t seem to be on the menu anymore. First up was the Fresh Ravioli Ricotta & Spinach with two different sauces which were lovely, but I think the one above topped it as I thought the tomato sauce complimented the dish really well. The other ravioli dish had a butter and sage sauce.
The Estivo Risotto, featured in the top left of the photo above, wasn’t my favourite but was a vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free choice so a lovely addition to the menu. It’s a hard meal to describe but it had a strong citrus-y taste with peas, courgette and perfectly cooked risotto rice.
Next up was the catch of the day with pasta, as I mentioned above I don’t really eat fish and I didn’t give this one ago so I can’t really say too much but it looks amazing. We also had a carbonara which isn’t really my thing but everyone absolutely loved this one, describing it as quite rich but one of the best carbonara’s they had tried.
Please excuse the flour bloated tummy…
Following trying all those mains and starters we also got the opportunity to make our very own wood-fired pizzas for us all to enjoy, which was so much fun. Not that you can tell, but I made a four cheese pizza. It tasted amazing, the dough was pre-made for us but it was lovely and not too doughy at all, a gorgeous Italian pizza.
Supermarine definitely wowed me and I can’t wait to head back there, so if you’re ever in the area I definitely recommended taking a visit. I had such an amazing evening and have to say a big thank you to the staff, chef, and @sotonbloggers.
What is your favourite type of restaurant to visit? Do you love Italian as much as me?