Making the perfect Pizza

Making the perfect Pizza

Creating a great Pizza base using the dough balls in our D.I.Y Pizza Kit This is fun part. The dough balls that we  have prepared for you will be ready to  All you will need is flour  a little patience ,and  a clean working area   J Cover your work area in flour. Ideally it’s a cold hard surface such as a counter top. This keeps the dough from sticking to anything. Then pick up the dough and flour the top and the bottom. Set the dough on the counter and then spin it in a circle with your hands on the sides. You are just ensuring that the dough ball is floured, rounded and awake. With some flour coated on your hands, flatten out the ball to resemble a small plate. Use the heel of your hand for this part. Using a rolling pin (again coated with a dusting of flour) begin to stretch the base out. Move the base around bit by bit and roll each time….you are trying to get as close to a circle as possible. But don’t worry you can always trim off bits as required at the end of rolling. It will spring back into its old shape from time to time but persevere. At this point we would recommend you get the pizza base onto a baking tray. In an ideal world this tray would be preheated. You are trying to cook the base from underneath. Most pizza ovens have a stone at the bottom of them, which cooks the base accordingly Lightly cover the base with tomato sauce….. Sprinkle on Mozzarella cheese...
Covid-19 Temp Closure

Covid-19 Temp Closure

Due to the Government of Irelands decision to place more restrictions certain business’s nationwide our Dining Room will remain closed until Wednesday October 28th 2020. We will be serving meals to enjoy at home in the meantime, details of which can be found on our Menu section – Take Out Menu. You can choose a “Click & Collect” easy to use option which can also process payments securely if you...
Feel Safe

Feel Safe

On June 29th we are delighted to be reopening our dining room to our valued customers. We want you to enjoy your dining experience with us and at all times “feel safe”. So we are busy working behind the scenes to make this a reality. All we need you to do is make a reservation, come along on date and time agreed and rest assured we have it...
Chef Take Over event Cancelled

Chef Take Over event Cancelled

Unfortunately the Chef Take Over event has been cancelled. Full refunds have been processed through the PayPal platform that was used to purchase tickets originally. The project team thank you for your original support and will endeavour to reorganise at some point in the...

Serving Take out Meals Only

It is with great regret that we have decided to close the restaurant dining room and bar area until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the enormous uncertainty that it has caused. However we will serve take out meals and deliveries from 5pm today, Sunday 15th March. It is widely expected that the guidelines will change next week and we will have to close...

CHEF Take Over event postponed due to Corona Virus Pandemic

It is with great regret that we have to postpone the Chef TakeOver event scheduled to take place between the 24th and 27th March 2020, due to the ongoing issues caused by the Corona Virus pandemic. Following on from the directive issued by the Department of Education and Skills issued at 11:30am today, WIT will remain closed until the 29th March and as a consequence the necessary final stages of the project being carried out by the amazing  final-year BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts students, cannot be carried out as would be needed. Sponsors Pallas Foods and ABP Food Group are as disappointed as all in the college and indeed us here in the restaurant.  We hope you will understand and remain patient. At this time Bellissimo will remain open, whilst adhering to all of the guidelines available to us during this unprecedented event . We will as soon as possible revert with more information regarding rescheduled...
Chef Take Over

Chef Take Over

Culinary students to cook up a storm at Bellissimo as part of Chef Takeover A showcase of years of hard work, creativity and finesse is on the menu when the final-year BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts students from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) take over the kitchen of Bellissimo restaurant in Waterford for four unmissable nights from 24-27 March 2020. The 12 students have created tasting menus with a strong focus on exceptional local produce and will be working the kitchen at the event in a variety of roles, from head chef to pastry specialist. Tickets are €60 each for a six-course tasting menu and booking is essential. https://www.cheftakeover.com/#Menu This event is presented by WIT, Pallas Foods and ABP in partnership with Bellissimo restaurant. It aims to highlight how creative and rewarding a career as a chef can be. One of the key driving forces behind this incredible event is Tony McMahon, owner and restaurateur, Bellissimo Waterford. McMahon first proposed the Chef Takeover project. He believes there is no better way to address the challenges in the industry than with “the people who will form its future, the young talented chefs and front of house staff that we need to encourage to take on the responsibility with passion.” “Bellissimo has been creating great dining experiences in Waterford for 20 years and this event promises to be one of the best so far,” McMahon says. “Collaboration between all of the parties involved can only make our industry stronger and better and most importantly give our valued customers something to really enjoy and be part of. Fantastic food, talented chefs, a...

WIT Graduations

We are looking forward to hosting WIT Grad celebration lunches this year again. Reservations advisable on 051879178 or use our contact form on the website. Special opening hours will apply.
Celebrating “Food from the Fields”

Celebrating “Food from the Fields”

As part of this years Waterford Harvest Festival we are delighted to be hosting a night of celebration. Local produce, local food entreprise and the best of local hospitality will feature on the night and along with some great entertainment. Friday 6th September is the date for your diaries.Tickets on sale at...
Making Occasions Special

Making Occasions Special

At Bellissimo we enjoy making your Occasions extra special. Enjoy our atmospheric dining room, linen service, high quality food & beverage offering , our first floor garden terrace and convenient free parking. We have been creating great dining experiences for 19 years and would love to host your next important event. Private functions catered for including weddings and corporate...
New Years’ Celebrations

New Years’ Celebrations

We are gearing up for a decadent celebration on NYE 2019  and would be delighted for you to start yours with us . ..We have a limited number of tables available at this point in time. Gorgeous SET 3 COURSE menu available …..we are open all day from 1pm on NYE and will open on New Year’s Day at 5pm serving our Al a Carte Menu….happy New Year to all of our fantastic...

FESTIVE LUNCH IS SERVED

We are delighted to list our opening hours for the festive season and confirm that we will serve festive menus for both lunch and evening.  The exact hours are listed in the Restaurant Page on the site. We will be closed on December 25th , December 26th and reopen at 5pm on December 27th. Please call us on 051879178 if we can be any further...

It’s that time of Year.

The festive season is upon us and at Bellissimo we are looking forward to groups of friends and colleagues getting together to celebrate, as well as families coming from far and near. There are still some tables available for reservations but please book now to avoid disappointment. We will offer a great festive menu with quality, local and seasonal being high on the order. Add to this a dash of excellent customer service and it’s a celebration to...
Spring Opening Hours

Spring Opening Hours

With the extra stretch in the evenings we are open 6 evenings a week (Closed Mondays) and serve lunch 3 days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Terrific Tuesdays will offer a select Menu at extra value for money prices, no need to cook at home:)
Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Valentines Day is quickly approaching. Make the day extra special and join us to enjoy a special 3 Course Set Menu crafted with romance in mind. Reservations are advisable. Please contact us through our contact form or by phone on 051879178. Thank you!
A Taste of Christmas Cheer

A Taste of Christmas Cheer

Head Chef Daithi Larkin ably assisted by his Sous Chef Oliver Staszcyk have created a festive menu designed for celebration parties in the coming weeks……have a little look at it in our Menu section and if you still haven’t booked a table for you and your friends, best do it today to avoid...
A Taste of Christmas Cheer

A Celebration of Irish Produce and Culinary Talent

During the month of November we are delighted to celebrate great Irish produce and culinary talent by hosting a special event each weekend. Our very talented head chef, Daithi Larkin, a native of Waterford will lead a kitchen team to showcase all of the above with a special tasting menu which can be paired with some Fine Wines if you are so inclined. Daithi who has over the last 20 years worked under some of the finest chefs in the World will lead the celebration in his very understated but elegant way. We’d love you to join us on any of the Friday or Saturday nights. Booking is essential. Please call us on...

Winter Sale

At Bellissimo we are always mindful of giving real value for money, for a quality product and like to reward our customers loyalty whenever possible. So we thought , why not do a Winter sale:) 10% off out Al a Carte Menu….no catches. Offer runs until Thursday 9th February 2017….reservations are always...
New Website launching soon

New Website launching soon

Great news, we are about to launch a new website with great new features and the opportunity to buy some Bellissimo product on line.   Just ready to open the doors for service….. Lunch is served;)Reservations on 051-879178 Posted by Bellissimo on Thursday, 28 May...
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Just ready to open the doors for service….. Lunch is served;)Reservations on 051-879178 Posted by Bellissimo on Thursday, 28 May...