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Hot Igloo

NewtownabbeyItalian, Pizza
Very Good
19 Reviews

About Hot Igloo

For some of the finest wood-fired pizzas in the city, head to Hot Igloo. Your favourite Italian restaurant is the motto here, and we can’t help but agree that they’re high on our list of favourites. There’s more than pizza at this fun Italian restaurant, and you’ll also find a range of steaks for dinner, hearty breakfasts and other specials on offer at this Newtonabbey hangout. Located down Balleyclare Road not far from Glengormley Park, Hot Igloo offers a unique Italian dining experience that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in Belfast. Head that way now and take a bite out of some of the city’s best wood-fired pizzas and Italian specialities.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Hot Igloo
1 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey
Belfast BT36 5EU

Menu Highlights




Homemade meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and topped with cheese. Served with garlic bread


Fresh squid tossed in our signature Igloo seasoned flour, with mixed leaves salad and a garlic & lemon mayo dressing

Stuffed Mushrooms

Breaded mushrooms stuffed with mozzarella and sundried tomatoes. Served with a red pepper mayo



Panfried fillet of seabass with pea and prawn risotto with a rich creamy white wine sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

Crispy bacon in creamy parmesan and white wine sauce

Pollo al Funghi Selvatici

Pan fried chicken fillet in a creamy leek and wild mushroom sauce served on a bed of of crushed baby boiled potatoes


Igloo House Special

Beef brisket, king prawns, cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella


Roast Mediterranean vegetables, buffalo mozzarella, rocket, pesto

Meat Feast

Pepperoni, ham, chicken, meatballs, red onions
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19 Hot Igloo Reviews

Very Good
19 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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Heidi B.5 months ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere, fantastic menu and amazing food. Staff were really helpful. Our meal was really good with generous portion size and very reasonable price!! Will definitely be back 😊

eoin s.6 months ago · 1 review

seamless reservation on line.service brilliant.perfect for children.i would definately come back again.only negative no trade beers. food wasn't five star but sufficient for family.great atmosphere

Charlene M.6 months ago · 1 review

Food was beautiful and service excellent. Making own pizza for children is a fantastic idea. My daughter loved it. Excellent value for money. We will be back

Lisa M.8 months ago · 1 review

Great food, great service , great price will definitely be back soon . would recommend this restaurant to anyone for family night or girly night as they do fabulous cocktails

Ian R.8 months ago · 1 review

The plus points - the staff were very friendly and attentive. We had a mix of starters between the 5 of us which were quite nice and the wine was very reasonably priced. Our main disappointment was the pizza. Our main reason for going to the restaurant was the advertised largest wood fired pizza in Ireland. As it tuned out from what we could see the pizza oven actually fuelled by gas and as such the pizzas lack the authentic wood fired taste we love. I don't know if the oven is duel fuelled and they just happened to be using gas the night we there as it wasn't too busy, but to advertise wood fired and not provide it is not good.

Dorothy M.8 months ago · 1 review

We have a lovely meal, very attentive staff, great atmosphere and of course all the better for the good company. Would recommend Hot Igloo for all ages. Thank you

Kate S.6 months ago · 1 review

Really enjoyed our lunch there on Sunday, staff were friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed and the food was good. My son made his own pizza and watched it cook, having a great conversation with the guy there, he was great with the kids. Looking forward to returning.

Stephen N.6 months ago · 1 review

Ordered mixed grill didn't actually get all the items mentioned. Also sitting in a hight chair for an hour your legs go dead. And table was wobbly so hard to cut your food with the table going. But the food itself was lovely and the place Is great. Also parking is a bit difficult

Lynsey P.9 months ago · 1 review

Staff were great, attending to any needs you had. Food was amazing and the drinks flowing. Singer on sat night was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. Definitely will be back

Martin F.5 months ago · 1 review

Waiter was really nice guy we were there for my partners bday I stated that on the reservation service was slow I would overlooked it if there was lots of tables but there wasn’t other than that food was good