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Restaurant: Aromi – Bene’t Street, Cambridge

After an early train up from London, quick stroll around and coffee at Sticky Beaks, it was onwards to lunch, and we were lucky enough to have been invited along to one of Cambridge’s best independent eateries – Aromi. Aromi celebrates Sicilian life with an exceptional selection of Italian delicacies, all made freshly in their bakery throughout the day with the very best Italian ingredients, made in a way which will make you feel like you have step foot in Rome, Florence or Venice. 

Vegetariana – provola del casale, roasted peppers, red onions, garlic, balsamic glaze, parsley – £4.90

We were welcomed by Flavio who took the time to explain everything that our mouths had been watering over which is all on display through their bakery window. As it was Good Friday, a nice selection of vegetarian pizzas and focaccia were on offer. All looking equally as appetising, I, James chose the vegetarian pizza, which was made with a beautifully thin and crispy base – all of their dough is left for 48 hours before it enters the oven. This is their secret to the light texture and beautifully bubbly crust. The smooth but stringy Italian cheese hung from my mouth after every bite, and the balsamic glaze gave it a little bit of kick! 

The queue going out the door when we arrived was testimony to the quality of the food and quick service that is offered here, and inside the restaurant is very intimate but offers plenty of seating, both upstairs and down. They do in fact have two other venues around Cambridge’s city centre as well.

Parmigiana focaccia – aubergines, provola casale cheese, tomato sauce, basil – £4.90

Jessica’s focaccia was bursting with flavour, again with beautiful melted cheese, and delicious aubergines. (We actually came back the next day for a focaccia each with salami and mushrooms!) 

But on to what was actually our original reason for visiting Aromi, and that is their cannolibcchio desserts. Although so small, they were truly the perfect way to end what was a delightful lunch. The pastry was crunchy but inside were the softest chocolate and custard fillings. These should definitely be more of a thing in the UK, but only if they are made properly like they are here in Aromi! 

Ricotta and chocolate chips Cannolicchi – £1.70

Chocolate custard – £1.70

We can come away from here knowing that if we are ever back in Cambridge, we’ll be back here too! A big thank you to Aromi for having us along – it was a pleasure!

Food: ★★★
Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

Website: www.aromi.co.uk

Facebook: /AromiCambridge

Twitter: @AromiCambridge

Disclaimer: we were offered complementary dishes and Sicilian cannolibcchio, but as always, all photos and opinions are our own

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15 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose
    April 16, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Oh my goodness, how delicious do those cannolicchi look?? Sicilian food is always a real winner with me, I'm not surprised that the queue for this place was out the door! A good friend of mine is actually moving to Cambridge for his PhD in October, so I will definitely recommend that he checks this place out! Thanks for sharing!Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Img the food was simply amazing and we didn't expect any less! Do recommend it, and try it for yourself!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Geet Singh
    April 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    OMG! this post is full of delicious looking food. thank you so much for sharing. geet X

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      It was the best!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Llinos Thomas
    April 16, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I've never been to Cambridge, if I do then this place is a must!

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      It is defo a must visit place when in Cambridge!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Joelle
    April 18, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I really want to visit Cambridge now just to go here – the food looks incredible! Huge fan of all Italian food. Joellewww.justjoelle.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      We'd love to know your thoughts if you do visit this place!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Lifethrough Tsg
    April 19, 2017 / 10:33 am

    Ooooooh wowwwwww, that Vegetariana looks good!! You've made me hungry now, this place sounds great!Hayley X

    • Food and Baker
      April 19, 2017 / 10:42 am

      It was so good, all made fresh too!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Charlotte Clark
    April 19, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Oh wow, this all looks amazing!! Especially the focaccia and the Cannolicchi!

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      All was so so good! Absolute perfection!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. All Category Niche Available
    April 19, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Their friendly behaviour, exciting menus, ambience set up, lovely food, variety of food and amazing customer services are the true essence of Italian food. restaurant listings

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Yes exactly this, we completely agree!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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    September 18, 2017 / 1:31 pm

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