Review: Mamma Pizza, Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Tucked away among the chain restaurants and pubs of Belmont Street is Mamma Pizza.

The small restaurant, with little more than half a dozen tables, prides itself on it’s authentic Italian food and handmade pizza.

Popping in on a whim on a midweek evening we found the restaurant quiet, with the friendly waitress quickly seating us and taking a drinks order while we decided on meal.

I’ve sampled nearly every pizza eatery in the city and I know what I like.

A perfect crisp golden base, slow proved to give plenty of taste and not overloaded with toppings.

Ordering the large 16 inch Diavola (£16) was more than enough for two to eat comfortably without leaving that overstuffed feeling.

The tomato base, rich with a hint of garlic and herbs, was balanced well with creamy mozzarella and slightly spicy salami, however, the crust had caught around the edges and was a little too hard.