Proove Centertainment Sheffield Review – Neapolitan Pizza & Street Food
Italian cuisine is my absolute favourite so you can imagine I was very pleased to hear that there’s a new pizza place in town! Proove is an independent Neapolitan pizza and street food restaurant and they’ve just opened their third restaurant at Sheffield Centertainment a few months ago. The other two locations are Broomhill in Sheffield and West Didsbury in Manchester. It’s the first independent brand to open at Centertainment which is lovely, of course!
About Proove’s Ethos:
“Proove is devoted to creating a completely authentic, Neapolitan eating and drinking experience. The team are passionate about sourcing the finest ingredients, wines and products direct from Naples and the surrounding Campania region – the pizza capital of the world.
This attention to detail and authenticity is brought together with their own individually designed, contemporary styling to create a beautiful, laid back restaurant and bar. Just as in Naples, it’s all about the very best food and drink, enjoyed fuss free, in a relaxed setting and at accessible price points.
The Proove team believe that even the very best, artisan pizza should be affordable – that it is food designed to be enjoyed by everyone. Proove ensures it stays that way with high value pricing across their entire hand-crafted pizza range.”
Proove Centertainment Sheffield Review
I visited our local Proove last Friday with my husband and our two daughters, aged nearly 5 and 2.5 years. We were welcomed in by friendly staff, seated at a booth which was perfect for our young children and soon offered menus to browse.
It’s lovely too see a menu that’s quite simple but still full of delicious dishes and fresh ingredients. The main part is pizzas but there’s also a great selection of interesting street food, starters, nibbles and sides. Dessert too of course!
For the kids, we ordered from the children’s menu which is brilliant. You choose a starter, pizza and dessert for just £7.50 which is amazing value, especially as the serving sizes were very generous. The kids’ pizzas were pretty much the same size as the full-size ones and the starters and desserts were large too. Older kids would definitely be full after eating a three course meal like this and younger kids like my own can easily share one between two. This time, they had a three course meal each as we didn’t know how large the portions would be.
Both girls had the same — dough bites with dipping oil, Margherita pizzas and chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream. They were very pleased and enjoyed all dishes.Our waiter asked if we wanted to take the leftovers home with us which was very nice of him to offer and a great way to reduce food waste. Who doesn’t love pizza leftovers?
The girls had a mango juice each which is their favourite, I had a Sanpellegrino Blood Orange and my husband a pint of Peroni. A large jug of tap water and glasses were brought to the table without us asking which was a nice touch.
I ordered Italian olives as a small starter and and the Bel Paese pizza for my main with a side salad of Rucola which is a fresh rocket salad with shavings of Parmesan, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
There are a few items on the menu marked with an icon that shows that the dish is part of Proove’s #Foodinate project which mean every time one of those dishes are ordered, Proove will donate a meal to a local person in need. This is a great cause! My pizza was one of these meals.
My food was absolutely delicious! I shared the olives with my husband as I really liked the green ones and he liked the black olives. My pizza was a white pizza with a Ricotta cheese base. It was mild and tasty and the peppery rocket salad that I tipped onto the pizza was the perfect contrast. The dough was very tasty and authentic and perfect in all ways.
My husband ordered the Quattro Stagioni pizza and Fritto Misto from the Street Food section of the menu. This is a mixed platter of three Italian street foods — Aranchi (fried risotto balls), Crocchè (a type of croquettes) and Angioletti (strips of dough, fried and served with rocket, cherry tomato and parmesan shavings). They were as tasty as they sound!
The flavours can vary of these dishes but the evening we visited, they were all vegetarian which was great as that meant I could sample them too. The serving was very generous again and this is definitely a platter that’s suitable for sharing between two as a starter or with drinks. My husband did eat all his pizza and all but the tasting bites that I had of the Fritto Misto but he hadn’t had lunch and was very full afterwards! He said that his pizza was great too!
I’m definitely a dessert kind of girl and was very happy when I spotted tiramisu on the menu. It was proper tiramisu, made in-house and so SO good! Very creamy and rich and with strong espresso. I loved it!
We were so pleased with every bit of our generous meal and were all very full and satisfied. The atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely too. It felt comfortable and relaxing and the lighting changed gradually as it got darker outside. As it got a bit later, the music changed to be a bit more upbeat and slightly louder to suit a Friday night vibe.
We also really like the interior design of the restaurant. There are lots of tables and booths but it didn’t feel crowded thanks to how the tables were placed. The interior details of this restaurant bring it all together too — the different textures on the walls, wall hangings and mirrors, clever lighting and plants. All things that I wouldn’t even think of putting in a restaurant but all the details worked so well together for a cool and modern restaurant. The large pizza ovens look great too!
We love Proove and it’s great to see an independent restaurant doing really well — I’m not surprised though as the food is amazing and great value too. We’ll definitely be back! After all, I don’t think I’ll be able to live without that tiramisu now…
We were invited to Proove for a review meal. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.