Before the train clickety-clacked me southward, I had time for a quickish lunch in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre. I had it in mind that I hadn’t eaten enough pizza of late, which is almost always patently untrue, but I went with the impulse so headed to Poldino’s on Little Belmont Street.
The place has a warm and friendly family atmosphere like visiting the plush house of a favoured uncle. Service was a strength throughout.
At lunchtime they offered both a lunch and full a la carte menu. I mixed and matched as I’m regularly drawn in by mentions of stracciatella when it’s available. To that classic Italian egg-drop soup from the a la carte I added a spicy pizza from the lunch list.
The soup arrived very promptly and was a very good version of a soup I tend to enjoy. It had a wonderful aroma and packed depth of flavour in the broth to match it.
The pizza to follow had a brightly piquant topping with chillies, sausage and blue cheese but the base was in the realms of functional. It was a fairly neutral vehicle for ferrying the good topping faceward but little beyond.
So overall, I was charmed by Poldino’s but I might be tempted to explore their pasta options on future visits. Their stracciatella will live long in the memory, though, so I’d be happy to return for that next time I’m in these parts.
Blythe scores Poldino’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: stracciatella, pizza piccante
I drank: water
I wore: blue shirt
Total bill: £12.20
Address: 7 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JG