Cheesy pizza, crusty pizza, chewy pizza — there’s no real way to go wrong with the universally-loved slice. Here are a few of the spots in Melbourne you’ll want a pizza of.
Tucked into the riverside-facing Southbank, Gradi is home to the internationally-award margherita pizza, because why mess with the basics?
Seasons Provedore prides themselves on traditional Italian cooking. Simple pizzas include their margherita and diavola – a tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, olives, onion and chilli pizza.
With venues in the CBD and Docklands, there’s plenty of A25 to go around. A paper-thin base is the foundation for the ‘crazy zucca’ – made with goats cheese, beetroot, roasted pumpkin, potato, provolone, mozzarella and kale. Or try the ‘porkypine’ with grilled pineapple, double leg ham, caramelised onion, provolone, tomato, mozzarella. Squid-ink and gluten-free bases are also available.
Nearly half of +39’s little Bourke street location is (cleverly) split into ‘pizza’ and ‘more pizza’. Try the +39 if you have a pizza sense, with fior di latte, tomato salsa, Berkshire sausage, mascarpone, gorgonzola cheese & prosciutto di parma.
Neapolitan pizza staples sit alongside deep fried zucchini and pan-fried octopus. Highlights of the 90 Secondi pizza menu include the paesana with fior di latte, sausage and friarielli.
DOC Pizza & Mozzarella
A Carlton institution, DOC Pizza & Mozzarella serves Rome-style pizza you won’t have to leave Melbourne to taste. If you can’t decide on just one pizza – close your eyes and point. You can’t go wrong.
Tazio Birraria & Pizzeria
Pair Tazio Birraria & Pizzeria’s far-reaching beer menu with a not-so-traditional pizza. The salmone with fior di latte, tomato, smoked salmon, capers, red onion, rocket and dill aioli is one such option. Pop around at lunch Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 3pm for the $20 lunch special – any pizza with a beer or wine.
Pacinos Italian Restaurant
A family-friendly Italian restaurant, Pacinos Italian Restaurant has enough pizzas to please the whole family. Potato pizzas with rosemary and caramelised onion, or tandoori chicken are favourites.
Sourdough wood-fired pizzas hit the table puffy-crusted and toasty brown at SPQR. Selected pizzas are also available by the slice if you don’t feel like crushing a whole one (who are you?).
Pizza at Oskar is tripled proved (it’s triple as tasty). Modern bull boar sausage pizza sits alongside mushroom with tallegio.
Pizza Fritta Co
Don’t underestimate Pizza Fritta Co’s moveable kitchen. The food truck dishes out authentic Naples-style fried pizza which you’ll find sinfully addictive.