Restaurant Reviews

Where to find the best pizza in Australia

Your cheat sheet to the best slices in the country.

Capitano's pepperoni pizza.
Napoli or New York-style, cold-fermented dough or with the pleasant chew of a sourdough base, these are the upper-crust pizza joints in the country according to the GT 2020 Restaurant Guide.

Adelaide & SA

Laneway hangout with unbound energy, that's serious about Napoli-style pizza.
What to order: #05 Pizza.
17 Solomon St, Adelaide, SA, 0404 280 522
Oldstone church transformed into a carefree alt-wine lounge and pizza den.
What to order: Banh mi pizza.
1203 Greenhill Rd, Uraidla, SA (08) 8390 3444.

Brisbane

Full-service Neapolitan ristorante with its own wood fired oven, turning out perfect red and white sauce pizza.
What to order: the spicy diavola.
1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Qld, (07) 3852 1500
A pair of family-friendly siblings offering pared-back pizza.
What to order: At Beccofino, a Coppa; at Julius, the Marinara Deluxe.
77 Grey St/Cnr Fish Ln, South Brisbane, Qld, (07) 3844 2655.

Hobart

With proper crust and the right amount of toppings, Luma knows what's what.
What to order: Prawn Star.
66 Kennedy Dr, Cambridge, Tas, (03) 6240 1875
Hand-stretched dough thrown into a wood fire oven, and fun-flavoured sundaes.
What to order: The Spice Girl.
52 Maroni Rd, Berriedale,Tas, (03) 62493573

Melbourne

Cold fermented dough, NY-style texture, customisable toppings.
What to order: Classic tomato and cheese blinged with pickled chilli.
421 Rathdonne St, Carlton, Vic, (03) 9134 8555
Wood-fired sourdough crust with a satisfying chew and char with toppings both modern and classic.
What to order: Pipi pizza
572 Barkly St, West Footscray, Vic (03) 9689 9752

Pietro Barbagallo brings a no-nonsense, old-school approach to flavour, base and service.
What to order: Classic Neapolitan Margherita.
19 Lincoln Sq S, Carlton, Vic (03) 9347 1138
Great thin-crust, artisan toppings.
What to order: Badabing with pork sausage, chilli and provolone.
305 Saint Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, Vic, (03) 9482 2828

Sydney

Clipped menu of pizza straight from the oven, with all the care you'd expect from chef Luke Powell.
What to order: Marinara with add-your-own anchovies.
135 King St, Newtown, NSW, (02) 9922 5941
Traditional bases with charred, pillowy crust from a wood oven straight out of Naples.
What to order: Pizza Napoletana.
Shop 1/36 Morley Ave, Rosebery, NSW, (02) 9669 2242

This storied venue may be all-vegan, but the flavour and bases are next level. '
What to order: Marinara tradizionale.
379 King St, Newtown, NSW, (02) 9557 2224
This CBD spot feels like a slice of Milan in the middle of Sydney.
What to order: Tronchetto pizza.
20 Bond St, Sydney, NSW, (02) 9241 2008

Perth

Loud, friendly and BYO. No wonder Perth goes ga-ga for Monsterella.
What to order: The Hunter.
46 Grantham St, Wembley,WA, (08) 9287 2949
Come for crisp-based pizza; stay for a look at what's in stock at the on-site wine shop.
What to order: The sausage pizza.
13 King William St, Bayswater, WA