Happy National Pizza Day! Who can say no to Pizza? We definitely cannot here at EMC.
Celebrated on the 9th of February each year, Pizza lovers and Pizza restaurants around the world reunite to celebrate Pizza, appreciate the creation and it’s journey. Did you know this special date has been celebrated since 2000?
To honour the tradition, in no particular order here are the top 10 pizza places in Melbourne that you must visit!
📍 61 Were Street Montmorency Vic 3094
A hidden gem located in Montmorency, Montibello offers true and authentic Italian cuisine so it’s no secret that they have some of the best tasting Pizzas. With close to 20 different Pizza’s to choose one every single one is guarantee to have a chewy crust, thin base and delicious toppings.
📍 Shop 7/2 Stadium Cct, Mulgrave VIC 3170
The Last Piece is a modern eatery open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having fresh crispy bases with rich Napoli sauce and melted cheese, The Last Piece offer traditional Italian pizzas and Vegetarian options. Every pizza is guarantee to be made to perfection. Head of Pizzaiolo, Angelo brings years of experience and has a passion for creating the perfect slice so you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth!
3. Miss Kneady
📍 124 James St, Templestowe VIC 3106
Miss Kneady is a neighbourhood eatery open for lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends. Drawing inspiration of Italy’s regional traditions. Miss Kneady cater to all dietary needs, all Pizzas use fresh ingredients including crushed Italian tomatoes, capsicum, mushrooms, onions, olives, oregano, mozzarella and basil so you’ll be having a mouthful of flavour!
📍 720 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
A25 pizza specialises in artisan pizza. With all pizzas being made the traditional Italian way, the dough is left to rest from anywhere between 36 to 72 allowing the pizzas to have a crispy and delicious texture.
A25 are dough obsessed and introduce a different dough as a special every week with different fermentation methods. They’re making sure that their pizzas are getting lighter and lighter. So there is no need to feel guilty when you treat yourself this World Pizza Day.
5. 400 Gradi
📍 Various Locations
One of the most famous Pizza’s in Melbourne so how can 400 Gradi not be on our list? 400 Gradi put themselves on the map when owner Johnny Di Francesco took out the number one spot for his award-winning Margherita pizza.
With over 10 different Pizza’s to choose from, the signature Margherita Verace with San Marzano tomato, fior di latte, basil, and extra virgin olive oil, will definitely make you feel like you’ve just transported over to Italy.
📍 Various Locations
Popular for their cakes and sweets since 1974, Italian café chain Brunetti also serves some of the best high quality wood-fired Pizzas! Located at the Lygon Street emporium, Brunetti Classico not only offer a pizzeria but also a coffee bar and gelateria to name a few.With thin and crunchy crust, you’ll be able to taste the mouth-watering pizza and appreciate the effort and understand why Brunetti Classico has been popular all these years.
📍 Various Locations
With multiple locations around Melbourne, DOC Pizza is considered one of the best pizzerias. Crowd favourites include Pizza ai Porcini with wild mushrooms, mozzarella in bianco with grated D.O.P. pecorino and truffle oil.
Sticking to traditional Italian Pizzas, DOC have also recently decided to add an addition to the number of existing venues: ‘Bio by DOC’. These venues are completely vegetarian and gluten free which has quickly climbed in popularity.
8. Ladro Tap
📍 162 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181
Located in Prahran, Ladro Tap is a sustainable Italian eatery. They put a bigger emphasis on reducing bottle and organic waste and catering to those who are gluten free.
Not only serving a number of traditional wood-fire oven Pizzas, the pizzas are served in a whole and you are given the cutting wheel so you can decide the size and style of your slice. Would you go full New York style pizza or keep it nice and thin?
📍 631-633 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
Located behind some of Melbourne’s best restaurant’s, Baby Pizza is for sure one to try. They mix all the flavour and fun of Italian dining with an easy going Australian style which makes them a favourite.
Wanting you to feel like home, Baby use the freshest seasonal produce and hand-sourced ingredients in a laidback setting.
10. Connie’s Pizza
📍 Upstairs 234B Russell St, Melbourne 3000
Connie’s is a proper New York-style pizza bar, serving giant pizza slices. Think toppings and lots and lots of cheese, this pizza is to die for. The menu features Connie’s deep dish or classic 18-inch pizzas along with other dishes as well. Connie’s is open until 3am on Friday and Saturday night so all your late-night cravings are sorted.