Lunch at Martini Ristorante, Bath

Martini Ristorante is a lovely independent and authentic Italian restaurant in Bath. In fact, it's actually one of the first places I ever ate at when first moving here in 2014. As soon as we walked through the door we were kindly met with members of staff greeting us with 'ciao' and 'buongiorno'!

We sat next to one of their big windows and were given some prosecco while we decided what to order.

Antipasti platter ๐Ÿง€

The team kindly put together a couple of the items from the antipasti menu to create a little board for us. You can't actually order this exact one from the menu as it's a taster of a couple of the things they have on offer. 

It included arancini filled with truffle, mozzarella and parmesan which were a winner and super cheesy. The zucchini fritte coated in parmesan were one of our favourites: crunchy & salty in all the right ways. The cherry tomatoes were sweet, fresh & need a special mention! The buffalo mozzarella, bread with nduja, focaccia, parma ham, peppers, olives and artichokes were all delicious. 

As for mains, we decided we had to try one pizza and one pasta dish. 

Ravioli giganti (wild boar ravioli with mushrooms & truffle cream) ๐Ÿ„ [£15.95]

This was delicious. It was very filling and the sauce was creamy, with little shavings of truffle on top. The meat was quite subtle (but nice) so it was more of a mushroomy pasta we’d say. 

Diavolo pizza (nduja, spicy salami, tomato, chilli flakes & mozzarella) ๐Ÿ• [£12.95]

Such a yummy pizza! The pizza dough was delicious and well developed. The toppings were flavourful and, while adding a kick, we’re not overpowering. 

Tiramisรน (v) ๐Ÿซ [£6.25]

This was a nice, classic tiramisu which was creamy and sweet. The ladyfingers were perhaps just *slightly* on the drier side but had lots of cream. 

The lovely staff paired our mains with two glasses of wine. We have no idea what these were but we thoroughly enjoyed them both and thought that they were great pairings!

To finish, we were kindly given some limoncello.

The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. As soon as we and anyone else walked through the door there were many ciaos and buongiornos all around. We loved their wine pairings and when we left we were also offered some limoncello which was a lovely touch. The head chef even comes around to talk to every table which you just don’t get in 99% of restaurants. We honestly couldn’t fault the service.

Overall it’s a very charming, family-run business which is authentic and high quality. It’s a bit old school which is a welcome change to a lot of the flashy new restaurants and we would highly recommend it. They don’t have instagram & still do phone reservations and log it in a massive book! 

They have click + collect here & are on Just Eat here.

๐Ÿ’ฐ ££

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