I’ve lived in Brighton for years and hadn’t visited Al Duomo, so I thought it was about time I did.
It’s one of the city’s oldest Italian restaurants and somewhere I’ve walked past hundreds of times. We have a lot of Italian restaurants here and I’m still trying to eat at all of them.
Al Duomo Italian Restaurant offers a huge selection of fantastic Italian food including, antipasti & starters, & pasta dishes, traditional pizzas, with desserts & coffee from the a la carte menu and also our set lunch/early evening menu.
There’s a lovely area for al fresco dining but it was busy so I opted for a quiet table downstairs by the pizza oven.
I loved that I could see my pizza being made while I waited too. My food and drink came really quickly, I was impressed.
I find that Italian restaurants are great for vegans as they use a lot of carbs and vegetables that can easily be ‘veganised’. Some Italian restaurants have vegan cheese now (mostly large chains) but you do find the odd one that’s progressive.
I opted for their vegan ‘Virgine’ pizza as I’m always in the mood for pizza and it wasn’t just the standard tomato & basil. The toppings on this pizza sounded amazing but it even exceeded my expectation.
Virgine Pizza: Tomato, grilled aubergine, rocket, cherry tomatoes, peppers, artichoke, mushrooms, olives & basil *This pizza is served without cheese
The toppings were plentiful and delicious. Everything was seasoned and cooked perfectly, still with some bite and not mushy veggies.
A pizza without cheese has to be pretty special for most people and they think the cheese makes it. I don’t disagree and love a cheesy pizza as much as the next person but this pizza was so delicious, no cheese was necessary.
I topped my pizza with black pepper and chilli oil for extra flavour but it would’ve been delicious without it. From what I could see bread, bruschetta & olives could be potential vegan starters if adapted slightly and sorbet for dessert. I definitely want to go back and try their pasta, starters and desserts.
You can check out Al Duomo’s full menu here.
Everything is clearly marked vegan (or other dietary preferences) on their menus at the restaurant which is so helpful. The staff are brilliant and I’m sure wouldn’t mind making adjustments to make things vegan (will try that next time).
All in all, I really enjoyed my experience at Al Duomo. The service was great, food came promptly, portions were generous and the food was really delicious. It’s only been a few days since I visited and I already can’t wait to go back.
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