I stayed over at Paul’s place on Wednesday night, which meant a little jaunt out into Middlesborough for a bite to eat.

We took a stroll down Bedford Street, and decided to give Barbarossa a try.  Paul had been told good things, so following both the positive words previously heard and also our shared love of pizza, it seemed like a sound plan!

Barbarossa prides itself on their sourdough bases being wood fired.  As a glance at the menu will depict, the options on offer range from your classic options such as margarita and Ham & Mushroom (which I opted for, with added olives), to the more interesting Wild Boar.

My verdict on the pizza I had?  Bloody delicious.  The base was of good thickness and the char from the wood burn was perfect.  The toppings were of a very good quality, and distribution across the dough was even.

For £11.45, I got my pizza and a drink.  I felt fully satisfied without any sides, although they are available for anyone wanting to flesh out the meal any more.

The Barbarossa Pizza Kitchen in Middlesborough comes well recommended.  I am looking forward to visiting again.