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10 Best Pizza Places in Australia [2023]

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It’s pizza time! Australia pizza lovers are in luck, because finding the best pizza place is easier than you think. There are hundreds of pizza places scattered all over the country, but here are 10 pizzerias that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

1. Tartufo

Key ServicesNeopolitan Pizza
Address1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
Phone+61 7 3852 1500
Operating Hours12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-8:30pm Sunday

Order a classic Neapolitan pizza from chef Tony Percuoco’s crew at this swanky Italian restaurant. The restaurant serves up beautifully crisp, bubble-free crusts topped with only the finest of ingredients, thanks to Tartufo’s membership in the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana or AVPN.

2. Frankie’s Pizza

Key ServicesCapricciosa made of ham, mushroom, artichokes, olives, tomato and cheese
Address50 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Operating Hours4pm-3:30am daily

Frankie’s Pizza is a gritty, underground rock club in Sydney’s Central Business District that serves eclectic decor and live music. Patrons can choose from a variety of toppings to personalize their own thin-crusted Italian pizzas.

3. Gigi Pizzeria

Key ServicesPatate that’s topped with thin sliced roasted potato, garlic, rosemary and black truffle pate, and extra virgin olive oil
Address379 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone+61 2 9557 2224
Operating Hours12pm-9pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm-9:30pm Friday and Saturday

Gigi Pizzeria in Sydney is one of only five pizzerias in the city that is a member of the AVPN, and it follows stringent standards for its pizza, including hand-stretched dough production and garnishing with ingredients from Campania regions while yet adhering to plant-based ideals.

4. Pizzica

Key ServicesWood-fired Italian pizzas, Classic Margherita, Salty Cesarina
Address73 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
Phone+61 8 9758 7361
Operating Hours5pm-10:30pm daily

At the age of fourteen, in his native Italy, Ivan Zecca began his career as a pizzaiolo. His rustic Margaret River eatery, Pizzica, has endeared locals to him despite their wish not to share it with tourists coming to the renowned wine region. Unless you’re ordering takeouts, booking is necessary. From the simple Margherita to salty Cesarina with capers and anchovy, wood-fired classics are the way to go. A dedicated crew of Italians is their secret ingredient.

5. Il Buco

Key ServicesProsciutto Funghi pizza featuring homemade tomato paste, fior di latte mozzarella, Bangalow sweet pork ham and mushrooms
Address4/4 Bay Ln, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Phone+61 2 6680 9186
Operating Hours5:30pm-10pm daily

Il Buco is a tiny shop that specializes in traditional Italian artisan pizza. The pizzeria strives to be as local and seasonal as possible, while still keeping prices low by allowing customers to bring their own wine.

6. Beagles Pizza

Key ServicesBeagles Supreme that’s topped with mozzarella cheese, ham, salami, prawns, olives, mushrooms, onions, capsicum, pineapple, and anchovies as an optional extra
Address4/293 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Phone+61 7 4946 4411
Operating Hours12pm-9pm Tuesday to Sunday

Beagles Pizza, located in the center of Airlie Beach, takes pride in using fresh ingredients and providing high-quality and delicious food without breaking the budget. Beagles Pizza is a favorite among locals for its quick and free delivery.

7. Leonardo’s Pizza Palace

Key ServicesHot panuozzo, American style pizza
Address29 Grattan St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Phone+61 3 9242 0666
Operating Hours5pm-1am daily

We’re already addicted to the huge American-style pies at this new-wave old school Carlton pizza restaurant – the cool-for-school pepperoni with its tiny sausage discs that are all the rage in New York right now; but for dipping your crusts in, how about a Chinese Bolognese that’s Sichuan-tingly spicy and posh-not-posh ham with pineapple? That’s all kinds of wipe-your-chin-dry pleasure right there.

8. Bella Brutta

Key ServicesWoodfired pizza
Address135 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone+61 2 9922 5941
Operating Hours4pm-9pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday

Quality Meats, the same crew that brought you the smoked meat madhouse LP, has a pizza place that exemplifies the less is more philosophy when it comes to pizza toppings. A charred, smokey, malleable pizza dough is lighter than a traditional Neapolitan pizza and works well for bed-in-class ingredients like big rounds of pepperoni from LP’s Quality Meats, a delicious umami-rich tomato sauce with roasted fennel seeds.

9. Madre

Key ServicesMargherita
Address57 Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Phone+61 413 776 616
Operating Hours5:30pm-10pm Tuesday to Saturday

Ettore Bertonati has been responsible for the success of several of Adelaide’s top pizzerias since moving to Australia five years ago. This time, for his own restaurant Madre, he’s gone next-level by importing seawater from his childhood home in Naples and using it as the sole salt in his sourdough recipe. There must be something in the water, judging by that char-freckled crust and light, delicate core. Try it topped with fried zucchini, buffalo mozzarella, and peppered pecorino for a simple margherita or the “Pina,” a topping of fried zucchini, buffalo mozzarella, and peppered pecorino.

10. Italian and Sons + Bacaro

Key ServicesPuttanesca, potato, taleggio, pancetta and rosemary
Address7 Lonsdale St, Canberra, ACT, Australia 2612
Phone+61 2 6162 4888
Operating Hours6pm-10pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm Thursday to Saturday

There are several decent places to try in the nation’s Capital, but if you truly want to satisfy your cravings for Neapolitan-style pizza, there is only one option: Italian and Sons. It’s a fluffy, charred, slice of happiness served in the restaurant or the Bacaro at the back. The taleggio, pancetta, and rosemary will change the way you think about potatoes on a pizza, but the Puttanesca is without a doubt the finest version we’ve had down under that includes olives, capers, anchovies, oregano, and reggiano.

Pizza Place Australia

The pizza industry in Australia is thriving, with pizza places popping up all over the country. With so many pizza options to choose from, it can be difficult for locals and tourists alike to find the best pizza place near them. That’s why we put together this list of some of our favorite pizza places around Australia that will satisfy your cravings no matter what you are craving! From wood-fired pizzas to American style pizzas, these 10 pizza restaurants have something for everyone on their menu.

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Australia. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Australia. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Australia has to offer.