Baffo

Baffo
1377 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AF
  • Telephone 0141 583 0000
  • Food served Sun–Wed 10am–10pm; Thu 10am–11pm; Fri/Sat 10am–1pm
  • Email
  • Website www.baffo.co.uk
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A contemporary pizzeria opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery which combines style with tradition to maximum effect.

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Not your traditional Italian restaurant, Baffo’s cool, contemporary and informal with a cheerfully hipster vibe and an excellent range of artisan beers. The menu’s almost entirely in Italian, so it helps if you know your scamorza from your spianata. Both (a semi-soft cheese and a spicy salami, respectively) appear on the Baffo antipasti board along with olives, prosciutto, bread and a forest of rocket. Bruschetta, focaccia and pasta fill out the menu, but the star attraction is the pizza. The base is thin in the middle and pillowy around the edges with clear holes in the crumb and blackened air bubbles and blisters on the surface. Impressive half-metre pizzas are great for sharing but you can also choose ‘tondo’ – generously proportioned individual rounds. Toppings are relatively restrained, often choosing to focus on just one or two standout ingredients. Especially successful are the white pizzas, eschewing tomato sauce for flavour combinations such as mortadella and artichoke, or potato, Portobello mushroom, porchetta and spicy sausage. Pizza also makes an appearance in the dessert section, covered with Nutella or coated in sugar and cinnamon and served with ice-cream.

The List's rating
7.4

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Bronwen Livingstone visited Baffo on 8 March 2019
  • High point: Delicious white pizzas
  • Low point: Dining room can be chilly on colder nights
  • Notable dish: Pizza cafone – fior di latte, potato, Portobello mushroom, salsiccia piccante, garlic oil
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Via website
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £17 per bottle