Reflecting the international vibe of the historic centre, ‘Bajamarea’ is a newish and authentic Italian ‘Taberna & Pizzeria’, run by the charismatic, warm and welcoming Carlo Solazzo. This chef owner has a wealth of experience when it comes to Italian cuisine…
He is from the historic port city of Brindisi in the Apulia region of Italy and this is reflected in the specialities of the house. We popped by on a mellow Saturday afternoon and savoured as a starter a seafood ‘Orecchiete’ with its ‘little ear’ pasta shapes complementing the lovingly cooked mussels, prawns, octopus and squid, which was a joy to our tastebuds and very pleasant to look at. Impressive…
Other specialities include ‘Carpaccio de Dorada (Sea Bream) con lima y bayas de pimiento rosa’, ‘Cola de rape (Monkfish) a la mediterránea’ and ‘La Parmigiana de Berenjenas (Eggplant) ’
Blue, blue, blue. The cosy interior has a most distinctive marine blue fisherman’s cove vibe, with nets on the wall, a bar shaped like a boat, vintage photos from Italy and beautiful ceramic tiles as well as blue napkins and tablecloths…
There are well over homemade 20 pizzas to choose from, made the traditional oven-cooked way and in plain view of the customers. These include Vegetarian, Meat (Diavola), Fish (Napoli) and Cheese (4 Stagioni) choices. We loved our unpretentious (typical of the region) ‘Pizza Giulio’. It was a simple presentation and a tasty combination of Tomato, Mozarella & gorgonzola cheeses and Prosciutto Ham. It was large, filling and memorable.
We finished proceedings with a lovely homemade dessert ‘Panna Cotta con Chocolate’ which was a soothing way to end our lunch. We had a couple of refreshing ‘Tyris’ local artisanal beers to savour with our food. Carlo reminds us that they do have a pleasant range of Italian and Spanish wines that they can recommend to best accompany their very wide range of dishes. Great for couples looking for something different. Check out this cosy & intimate outpost of the Adriatic Sea in Valencia!
C/ Baja 12,
Lunch from 13:30h 16:00h (Only Saturdays & Sundays)
Dinner from 20:00h a 23:30h (Everyday)