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What better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than natter away with your girl-friends whilst eating countless amounts of pizza and drinking bottomless prosecco! Well thats exactly how I spent last Saturday and it was glorious.
I was invited down to La Piccola in Bournemouth with the Bournemouth Blogger gals to try their bottomless prosecco brunch. La Piccola offer this every Saturday between 12pm and 5pm for 90 minutes of unlimited Prosecco to go with your pizza, and cheese and meat boards. How fab does that sound.
La Piccola is situated on Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth, and is a beautiful little Italian restaurant decked out in red and green checked table cloths, and ivy and flowers hanging from the ceiling. I arrived and was immediately greeted with a glass of prosecco and a friendly smile from the staff. They let us have a browse of the menu before suggesting they bring a medley of things out for us to try.
We started with some of the small plates from the Cicchetti section, which included calamari,fried cheese tortellini, mussels, gnocchi and bruschetta all with sides of colourful salads with mozzarella in. My personal favourite was the calamari and the gnocchi with spiced tomato. We had two vegetarians in the group and they were very well catered for too which was nice to see there was plenty to choose from on the menu ( and the fried cheese tortellini is unreal! ).
Next we were brought out some incredible looking charcuterie boards, filled with different cheeses, meats and bread sticks. The Parma ham board was beautiful, and I tried some blue cheese which was delicious! They also supplied a grilled aubergine board with roasted peppers and breadsticks! Yum! All whilst our glasses were getting constantly topped off with more prosecco, I was driving so couldn’t have much – but It went down very well with the other girls, and I’ll definitely make a visit when I can join in with the unlimited prosecco!
Now lets talk about the main event – the pizza! I LOVE LOVE LOVE pizza, and this was no exception! We were brought out different pizzas – a few in waves, ones with spicy meats on, ones with goats cheese, ones with tuna – we had such a varied mix and they tasted incredible – They are all hand stretched to a thin base and then stone baked. I know some may think boring but the Magherita was incredible, I also tasted one with broccoli and pine nuts which I think was my favourite pizza. There is also a very spicy meat pizza – be wary if you’re not good with heat! I struggled but others loved it!
It was such a lovely afternoon, with great company, food and drink! Huge thank you to La Piccola Italia for having us. We had a brilliant time, and I’ll definitely be making a return for a brunch-date with my husband!
*We were kindly given the bottomless prosecco brunch for free in return for a blog review, but all thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own!