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“Great food in warm and friendly restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Purbeck Pizzeria - CLOSED

The Purbeck Pizzeria
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food in warm and friendly restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We were a little sceptical when we arrived here but once the food was delivered we were entirely own over.

The restaurant is family run, and you are greeted by a pizza twirling chap who you assume is Italian until he he speaks and you realise he is from Dorset. The restaurant is a little clinical in its decor but the service is warm and friendly

Food was excellent - risotto balls for starter were good though could have been served more pepper sauce, the charcuterie board was also good. The carbonara was superb and my wife had the "the best risotto she has ever eaten" which was ham hock - very much recommended.

Pricing was appropriate and they also had a decent wine list and the necessary limoncello to end the meal. Well worth a visit!

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank kenjukes
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  • English first
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English first
South Hams
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by the rating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

I am amazed at the totally different reviews from customers. My dining experience was first class.

I was enticed into the restaurant by the chef spinning pizza bases in front of the wood fired oven and was given a very warm and friendly welcome. When seated at my table if was given homemade breadsticks, olives and a carafe of tap water which were not added to the bill.

They have a good menu, but two starters on the "Specials" board looked very interesting and so I had both, one after the other - fantastico! Roasted red pepper, tomato and basil soup with rosemary bread followed by Bresaola, capers, rocket, parmesan and tomato foccaccia.

My waitress, Lucy (also an artist - look at her paintings on the walls) could not have been more obliging or attentive; nothing was too much trouble and there were no delays between courses.

I found the food, service and atmosphere excellent and will certainly be going back for a main course!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Frank P
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Bagshot
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great pizza but too expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went for the second time to the Purbeck Pizzeria, the pizzas were once again very good but very expensive. The side order of tomato and onion salad was very poor and again expensive at £5. This restaurant has the potential succeed if it lowers its prices to encourage local trade. When went on a Friday night only one other table was occupied.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Carol R
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food was delicious, great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had lovely food here, great portion sizes and really tasty made in a huge pizza oven. Great table service, beautiful restaurant and the staff could not have been more friendly. The service was fantastic. We sat by a roaring fire, on a cold night, on our first night out together after having our daughter and it was perfect. Thankyou.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hollie S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best pizza we've ever eaten, best chocolate cake too in beautiful location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

We came here for our Christmas lunch as we love authentic pizza and live locally, we were not disappointed, in fact it was the best pizza we'd ever eaten. The pizzas are all wood fired and are freshly made to order. For dessert we had the Chocolate Nemesis (with local Purbeck ice cream) which really is the most delicious of chocolate cakes, again homemade. Wonderful service. The restaurant was beautifully presented and all spotlessly clean, with far reaching views over the river, (on the Quay at Wareham), we will return!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arbourhouseswanage
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