Friday, November 03, 2006

Pizzeria Corrieri, Stirling

The Buddha Belly was introduced to the delights of the Pizzeria Corrieri, or as it’s more commonly known “Corrieri’s”, some years ago and since it’s been a firm favourite with my family.

If you are tired of pricey and pretentious Italian restaurants, similar to Bar Roma, then Corrieri's may be for you. I have always had a good meal at Corrieri's and I have never been disappointed by what has been served. Corrieri's is not one of these new fancy Italian restaurants that appear to be springing up in our cities. Corrieri's offers authentic Italian food served in a relaxed and family friendly environment. It is more café style than a restaurant which adds to its unique character.

Corrieri's sits in shadow of Wallace Monument and is about 5 minutes drive from the centre of Stirling. As you drive from the city centre you will get exceptional views of the Wallace Monument and The Ochil Hills. At the top of the road there is a small roundabout and facing you slightly to the right is Corrieri's. Depending on the time of day you may find parking a wee bit of challenge.

On my families latest visit to Corrieri's we were greeted warmly by Robert. His friendly nature is a trademark of Corrieri's and clearly sets the tone for all the staff. Seated, we were given the menu which is moderately priced and offers good variety. There is an interesting selection of starters on offer, together with a wide range of pizza’s and pasta’s. But, we all have our particular favourites and what we eat at Corrieri's has now become something of a ritual. The Buddha Belly always has Penne Boscaiola. The Buddha Belly’s Wife and Mother swear by the stuffed peppers with mixed salad, whilst the Lasagne is his Father’s favourite. The Buddha Belly's kids feast on the comfort of half a pizza and half a portion of Spaghetti Bolognese.

That was the order and the food was nothing but excellent. Nearly forgot, do not miss ordering at least one side portion of chips. They are what the Buddha Belly calls “real chips” from Corrieri's chippy next door and not your skinny American style rubbish that some place serve up. Oops! Apologies to any of our American readers, but once you've tried them you'll know what I mean.

Please sample some of Corrieri's ice-cream it is to die for. We always do. If you're not into ice cream then there is a selection of mouth-watering tasty sweets that will satisfy even the biggest Buddha Belly. I am a bit choosy of my coffee, but I have no worries at Corrieri's as they make some of the best.

Corrieri's is very popular, especially at weekends, so I would advise you to book a table. Corrieri's is one of the simplest and least pretentious restaurants that the Buddha Belly visits. The food is simple but very good. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to take the family then I am sure they would all enjoy the delicious food served at Corrieri's.

Contact Details:
Pizzeria Corrieri R.A
7 Alloa Road
Tel: 01786 472089