The pizza in Melbourne you have to have

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?

The famous margherita pizza at Gradi


Seasons Provedore

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.

A hand adding topping to a pizza

A25 pizza

+39 Pizzeria

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.

90 Secondi

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.

Two pizzas and salad on a table


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.

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  1. Ninja Gaijin - 5 August 2017


    Gradi is the biggest rip off ever. $30 ish dollars for a bit of meat on a pizza and they WILL ignore instructions like ‘well done’ and give you a soggy floppy thing. For the money it’s an insane rip off. NEVER support Gradi. It isn’t tasty either and for $25-30 a medium pizza?? Get lost!

    Compass PIzza is my fave currently.

  2. Ivanco - 9 August 2017


    You must check out Bela Bistro in North Melbourne! Ripieno Salami pizza is a must! Best thing is you can get a serve of cevapi with it too 😉

  3. Micheluccio Carrafa - 15 August 2017


    How do we get on these posts or how havent we never been on these lists for Pizzaiolo Micheluccio??

    If only you tried the Pizza you would say the same

  4. Barrie - 19 August 2017


    It all depends what you are looking for. The last pizza I had was from Big Al’s in Rowville and it was fantastic. In the Goldilocks zone for the right amount of topping, ingredients fresh and the base reminded me of Lygon Street of days gone by. We don’t have pizza often. Big Al’s has given us “food for thought”!!!

  5. Guy - 20 August 2017


    Maybe not in Melbourne, but try the pizzas at Truemans Golf Range on the Mornington Peninsula…yep, it’s a golf range! Made on the premises and cooked in front of you in a small Portuguese Wood Fired Oven. Don’t believe me, check out their FB and Google reviews!