Whether you can or can’t go a day without dreaming about a slice of Italy’s finest export, the humble pizza, there’s a gem in Exeter that you must put on the top of your list to eat out at. The Flat.
Located just a stroll away from the city centre on Fore Street, The Flat is planet-friendly indulgence, done simply, and placed in front of you in the form of mouth-wateringly good pizza or pasta.
For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Chloe, co-owner of the independent eatery, to chat all things pizza.
The Flat’s recipes are inspired by vegetarian and vegan living. Made with freshly prepared and ethically sourced organic ingredients, the team create from scratch in-house their pizza bases (including a gluten-free alternative), pasta and both vegan mozzarella and parmesan!
Alongside their unique pizza, pasta and out of this world sharing board that are on offer, The Flat serve a selection of vegan Italian wines, craft beers and spirits, and a selection of simple desserts.
Chloe and her fellow co-owner, Pietro, established The Flat because they longed to work with simple, quality ingredients in a restaurant that felt like an extension of their home, as well as creating another evening dining option for Exeter’s vegetarians and vegans, which would still appeal to meat eaters. This they have undoubtedly achieved. The welcoming and friendly space fills night after night with great food, good drink and smiling customers that keep on returning.
Both Chloe and Pietro’s passion for quality is evident. Pietro is Italian, therefore good food is in his DNA, and Chloe, who is both gluten intolerant and vegan, prioritises that these dietary options are super tasty and never make you feel like you are ‘missing out’.
To give you a taste of what you could be enjoying at The Flat right now, this week’s starter special is a Focaccia Di Recco; two layers of a yeast free dough stretched extremely thin and filled with homemade vegan cheese, then finished with truffle oil and rocket – dreamy!
So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone (they don’t take reservations through social media) and book yourself a table – but don’t worry if you can’t get in, they do takeaway too!