A contemporary pizzeria opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery which combines style with tradition to maximum effect.
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.
- Delivery: Via website, £3 flat rate
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: 80s new wave classics
- Live entertainment: DJ nights - techno night, disco and cocktails
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £22 per bottle