We went to Stefani’s in Blackpool to see what all the fuss was about

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One customer called it the ‘best pizza outside Campania’, but how good is Blackpool’s Pizzeria?

Sefani's in Blackpool

Sefani’s in Blackpool

I last visited Rome in 2018 and ate piles of gnocchi in the space of four days.

But with travel off the cards this year, we knew there was only one way to Italy – Stefani’s.

Stefani’s Pizzeria in Blackpool is plastered in 5-star reviews all over Google and TripAdvisor.

The award-winning wood-fired pizza has a fully-licensed bar inside and is rated as #5 in top restaurants in Blackpool.

Scrolling through the endless ‘delicious!’, ‘brilliant!’ and ‘amazing!’ reviews I had to know: what is all the fuss about?

One visitor had even gone so far as to say “when you dream of a pizzeria – this is that place”.

Another added: “Best pizza outside Campania.”

We headed to Cedar Square on empty stomachs rearing for a slice of Blackpool’s high-rated cuisine.

Bon Appetit, Blackpool. This is Italy now.

The pizzeria is a nice, small space

Stefani’s is pretty cool about its Italian inspiration. It has two clocks on the back wall showing the time zone difference between Blackpool and Naples, which if you’re short sighted, could result in you literally jumping time zone straight to Italy.

The decoration is very laid back. The bold, blue counter is surrounded by retro items like a yellow moped or an old Coca-Cola bucket.

Inside Stefani's
Inside Stefani’s

There are healthy green plants at the front, with one planted in a Stefani’s Pizzeria pot and a growing wall of painted pizza boxes which is part of their pizza box art competition.

Inside, there are four tables to sit at, with one two-seater by the window. It also had highchairs for any pizza-loving babies.

At first glance, Stefani’s doesn’t scream Italy, but I don’t think I’d want it too. The atmosphere was incredibly relaxed and the staff were attentive and friendly.

On to the food.

Is it the best pizza outside of Campania?

Stefani’s writes that their dough is made fresh daily, proved for a minimum of 24 hours and sources the “best” ingredients from all different regions of Italy to “bring you possibly the best pizza in Blackpool.”

We ordered the Roma pizza, which was a veggie-friendly pizza topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh mushrooms, peppers and rocket.

Stefani's pizza
Stefani’s pizza

Stefani’s turnaround time was quick, and from our seat we could see our pizza be rolled out, topped and chucked into the wood-fired oven – a glorious sight for sore eyes.

The dough was soft and had lots of desired air bubbles in its crust, and whilst the toppings might have paled in comparison to its base, it was evident why previous visitors praised the pizza so highly.

The pizza was good and I think it could, possibly, be the best in Blackpool. If you want a pizza that feels healthy, tastes good and won’t disappoint you – Stefani’s is for you.

Stefani’s is a great place for Blackpool

Overall, it’s obvious that Stefani’s is a great place for Blackpool. The small restaurant offers so many dishes and desserts that I didn’t find the opportunity to try in actual Rome.

The cannoli, a tube-shaped shell of fried pastry dough filled with hazelnut chocolate, was an incredible addition to our lunch break and proved to be the perfect side to the post-lunch espresso.

Stefani's pizza
Stefani’s pizza

Stefani’s really makes the effort to bring different types of italian staples to Blackpool city centre and within a price range of £6-£15.

If you can’t find the time to sit down and eat, it’s definitely worth trying to get a takeaway pizza and maybe, if you fancy trying something new, an affogato.