I recently visited the city's newest pizza restaurant, which claims to make "the best pizza in Salisbury." Here's what I thought.

When the owner of Selfie Pizza, Ciprian Alupoaie, told me: "I'm sure it's going to be the best pizza in Salisbury, we've got a secret touch." I knew I had to put this to the test.

"A bold claim," I thought to myself, "it'll be pretty huge information if it turns out to be true."

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Salisbury Journal: The owners of 'the best pizza in Salisbury'The owners of 'the best pizza in Salisbury' (Image: Newsquest)


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When it comes to pizza, I'm somewhat of a self-proclaimed expert. A connoisseur, if you will. I've had many-a-pizza in my time (arguably too many) so I think I know what I'm talking about.

This summer, I visited much of Italy, the home of the stuff, and consumed an unholy amount of it, so upon hearing the words "best pizza in Salisbury" come out of Mr Alupoaie's mouth, my interest was well and truly peaked.

Firstly, I must say, the whole experience of the restaurant is just superb.

Salisbury Journal: Inside Selfie PizzaInside Selfie Pizza (Image: Newsquest)

Selfie Pizza moved into the former Cornish Bakery, on Silver Street, having spent the last year operating from a small hut on Mill Stream Approach.

The reception upon entrance was incredibly warm and welcoming, Owners Ana and Ciprian are very friendly and made me feel right at home.

It was lunchtime, so I ordered a latte, and Ciprian recommended I go for the 'Euro Pizza' - a modern twist on a classic Italian pizza, with tomato, fresh mozzarella, rocket cherry tomato, prosciutto crudo, parmesan and olive oil fusing to create a "summer taste".

Salisbury Journal: The Euro PizzaThe Euro Pizza (Image: Newsquest)

While I waited for my meal, I took a moment to appreciate my surroundings. A modern-rustic aesthetic completely rejuvenates the building, there is a sort of street food restaurant vibe to this place, with its green and gold walls combined with a banging European soundtrack, it's definitely a great place to visit with your mates.

My coffee was brought over fairly quickly, I was impressed with the speed and service, and not long after, my enormous pizza was laid before me.

Mr Alupoaie saw me struggling to tackle the beast - I was experiencing technical difficulties as my tomatoes would not stop falling off - and explained how his pizzas are designed to be folded, in order to enjoy the full flavour.

Salisbury Journal: Folding is a game changerFolding is a game changer (Image: Newsquest)

I took his advice, and it was a game changer.

The thing which makes this place unique from a lot of pizza joints, is the fact that the food is freshly prepared, and you can certainly tell the difference.

No word of a lie, I could taste each individual ingredient, it was like I was biting into a little bit of Heaven.

I was in the zone, in my mind I was transported back to the continent, in the middle of Summer, all my memories of Italy came flooding back. It was a good time.

I will say, there is no graceful way to eat these pizzas. Even if you do fold your slice, you must be prepared that half of it will fall back onto your plate - so just embrace it.

I probably looked like an animal as I grazed my way through, but I don't care, I stand by my actions.

Salisbury Journal: The coffee was GOODThe coffee was GOOD (Image: Newsquest)

I must also add that the coffee was class, and that's another thing, you don't have to order pizza in this place, you can pop in for a hot drink and a chat with your mates, it's such a versatile venue.

Price-wise, I ordered one of the dearest pizzas on the menu, costing £16.95, which isn't bad when you compare it to most other pizza joints, and for the size of the portion, it's a steal.

Coming away from the restaurant, I felt full, but not bloated at all. This is thanks to  Ciprian's "secret dough", which is designed to prevent bloating, I'm not sure what he puts in there, but I'm 90 per cent sure it's magic.

So, to answer the big question. Is it the best pizza in Salisbury? I would certainly be inclined to agree.

Needless to say, I will be back for more.