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Inferno Pizza

3 October 16 words: Bridie Squires

We got down to sample the pizza-based goods...

Inferno, at surface level, is like Subway for pizza. But delve a little deeper and you’ll see it is so much more than that. None of this solemn-look-when-you-ask-for-a-bit-more-bacon nonsense; all pizzas are one size (11”) and cost one price (£7.95), and it’s completely up to you how much gear you want to whack on that mother.

When this place landed in Nottingham I nearly chucked up with excitement. Why had nobody thought of this before? If you’ve not been yet: firstly, I envy your virginal state; secondly, hold onto your hat and calm the hell down when you get in there. It’s important to keep your cool in the quick-fire decision-making process. When the possibilities are endless, you really do need to reign it in. Or, you know, throw caution to the wind and splash everything in sight on your designated base. I suppose you can only learn from your own ‘mistakes’. Or ‘genius concoctions’, if you like.

Let’s start at the saucy bottom – you can choose from classic tomato, barbecue, spicy inferno or white sauce. I am, in general, dubious about anything that reads ‘white sauce’. I know Bechamel sounds a bit posh, but it needs something to take the connotative edge off, in my opinion. Filthy mind aside, the spicy inferno sauce is amazing, and you can halves it up if that should so be your request. Sauce-to-cheese ratio is grossly unbalanced on most pizzas, but here you can demand equality like a socialist to the bourgeoisie.

Right, cheese. A choice of mozzarella shavings, hand torn mozzarella, cheddar, goats’ cheese, gorgonzola, parmesan or ricotta. All of them, please. Yes. Thanks.

Next up, vegetables. You’ve got all your regular stuff like mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn and olives, but also some proper posh ingredients. Chargrilled courgette, baby spinach, chopped garlic, marinated baby tomatoes and artichokes are all on the menu, ready and waiting for your finger to point at them.

It’s the same for the meats too. Apart from the spicy ground beef looking a bit ropey, you’re well away. Barbecue pulled pork, piri piri chicken, spicy nduja sausage and chorizo are all available. You can even have a free-range egg cracked into the middle of the whole thing, baked to perfection.

It’s banged in the huge oven for about five minutes and finished with chilli flakes, oregano, rocket or pesto – among other stuff – if you so desire. Get stuck in to their dipping sauces – unlimited garlic and herb, as well as spicy ketchup, and if you’ve got room, they’ve got their very own ice cream machine. The product of which you can lace with salted caramel pieces. Oh, and their fridges full of discerningly-picked craft beers are reason alone to pop your head in. 

37 Milton Street, NG1 3EN. 0115 947 3262

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