Pizza forever, we’ll be waiting
We mention our undying love of pizza fairly regularly at Quisine. So we thought we’d go through our top 10 favourite pizzas to eat in Melbourne right now. Why? Well, the real question is why the hell not – amirite?! Pizza is life, we know it and you know it. So let’s all just accept the fact it’s the most superior of all foods and live in a world full of pizza forevermore. Ok, maybe that’s too intense, but you get the point. Besides, who doesn’t want to know where the best pizza in Melbourne is and where to eat it. We certainly do.
Slice, Slice, Baby
As we’ve said (more than once), Melbourne and Italian restaurants go together like bread and butter… or mozzarella and Napoletana sauce. In fact, this food hub was home to the very first pizzeria in the whole of Australia. So yeah, Melbourne knows what it’s doing when it comes to cooking excellent pizza. So whether you’re looking for the best pizza in the Melbourne CBD; the best pizza in Richmond, or from Lygon Street to South Yarra and Northcote to Prahran, and way beyond, you’ll find exceptional pizzerias serving the best pizza in Melbourne no matter where you happen to be.
So whether you’re a Parma ham enthusiast, a seafood pizza fan, as vegan as it gets or you don’t care as long as it’s authentic and well-made, this list of the best pizza in Melbourne and where to eat them is the one for you. Our advice: work your way through this list one delicious slice – or, if you’re like us, whole pizza to yourself – at a time and do something nice for yourself and your tastebuds. The best pizza places in Melbourne await. You’re welcome.
The best pizza in Melbourne
1. Santoni Pizza Bar
Prosciutto tartufo topped with truffle cream, mozzarella, mixed mushrooms, prosciutto, rocket, parmesan & truffle oil.
634 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn East, Melbourne 3122
Mon – Sun: 11 – 11pm
2. Cornerstone Pizzeria
Pesto bianca with basil pesto, buffalo mozzarella & pine nuts.
105-107 Harding Street, Coburg, Melbourne 3058
Mon – Thurs: 5 – 10pm, Fri: 5 – 11pm, Sat – Sun: 11 – 11pm
3. Pinocchio South Yarra
Rustica made with fresh buffalo mozzarella, chilli, Roma tomatoes and fennel pork sausage.
152 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Melbourne 3141
Mon – Tues: 5 – 10pm
Wed – Sun: 12 – 3pm, 5 – 10pm
4. Pizza Religion Hawthorn
Smoked beef brisket with green chilli slaw, homemade barbecue sauce and pickles.
493 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne 3123
Sun – Thurs: 4 – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 12 – 10pm
5. 1000 Lire & Stuzzichini
1000 Lire topped with tomato, fior di latte, porcini mushrooms, prosciutto, rocket & shaved grana padano.
211-213 St. George Road, Fitzroy North, Melbourne 3068
Wed, Thurs, Sun: 5:30 – 10pm, Fri – Sat – 5:30 – 10:30pm
Mon – Tues: Closed
6. Via Condotti
Gamberi with a tomato base, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, prawns & basil.
117 Bulleen Road, Balwyn, Melbourne 3104
Lunch: Fri – Sun: 11:30 – 3pm
Tues – Thurs: 5 – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 5 – 11pm, Sun: 5 – 9pm
7. Farina 00
Capricciosa with a tomato base, mozzarella, Virginia ham, mushrooms, olives & white anchovies.
204 St Georges Road, Northcote, Melbourne 3070
Wed – Sun: 5:30 – 10pm
Mon – Tues: Closed
8. Rococo Acland Street
Ricotta, prosciutto & pear of fior di latte, cooked prosciutto di Parma, rocket, parmesan, pear, caramelised onion & creamed artichokes.
91 Acland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne 3182
Mon – Fri: 10am til late; Sat – Sun: 9am ti late
Tropical with a tomato base, shaved leg ham, mozzarella & pineapple.
169 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne 3053
Mon – Tues: 7 – 3pm, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 7am – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 7am – midnight
10. Altro Pizza
Fico bianco topped with fior di latte, mascarpone, gorgonzola, dry figs & San Daniele prosciutto.
68 Stevedore Street, Williamstown, Melbourne 3016
Lunch: Fri – Sun: 12 – 3 pm
Dinner: Tue – Thur: 4 – 9 pm, Fri – Sun: 5 – 9:30 pm
11. Pizza Meine Liebe
Greenpeace of taleggio, mozzarella, parmesan, broccoli, silverbeet & lemon.
231 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne 3070
Sun – Mon: 5:30pm til late
12. Pizza Faro Thornbury
Patate e tartufo topped with black truffle sauce, mozzarella, taleggio D.O.P, potato, pancetta & rosemary.
608 High Street, Thornbury, Melbourne 3071
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 6 – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 5:30 – 9:30pm, Sun: 5:30 – 9pm
13. Ladro Prahran
Badabing of San Marzano tomato, provolone, pork sausage, oregano, chilli & basil.
162 Greville Street, Prahran, Melbourne 3181
Mon – Thu: 4 – 11pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – midnight
Sun: 11 –- 11pm
Prawn Fraser on a tomato base with South Australian prawns, buffalo mozzarella, lemon & chilli.
9-11 Peel Street, Collingwood, Melbourne 3066
Mon – Sun: 12pm til late
15. Eat’aliano by Pino
Quattro Formaggi with San Marzano, mozzarella, Swiss cheese, gorgonzola & grana padano.
122 High Street, Windsor, Melbourne 3181
Lunch: Fri – Sun: 12:30 – 3pm
Dinner: Mon – Sun: 5:30 – 10pm