1.+39 362 Little Bourke Street (03) 9642 0440
Plus 39 is considered one of the best pizza hot spots in the city. This hidden pizzeria has an industrial, rustic feel to it which contributes to the Melbourne vibe. Follow your friendly waiter to your seat and be welcomed into a world of deliciousness. Open your menu and an array of deliciously designed, pizzas are just an order away.
With such a variety of super succulent pizzas at your fingertips, it’s hard to choose just one, but make your choice wisely, these pizzas aren’t small! My favourite, the ‘San Daniele’ is most definitely the best. Homemade Italian tomato salsa spread generously over a bubbly base, topped with fiore di latte, (a fancy word for cheese) dotted with San Daniele proscuitto, and sprinkled with freshly picked basil, makes this special number the top pick.
2. D.O.C 135 Victoria Avenue (03) 9690 7960
If you’re one of those people looking for something that’s a bit…unique, D.O.C is the place for you! As well as having an assortment of yummy traditional pizzas, topped with the best quality ingredients, something sets apart this particular restaurant from many others. Unlike other pizzerias, DOC offers a sweet pizza! This trademark pizza consists of fresh strawberries, perfectly scooped balls of vanilla bean ice cream and melted white chocolate – cue the drool.
3. Itali.co 173-177 Barkly Street, St Kilda (03) 9537 5300
When it comes to pizza, people often joke that bad pizza is still pretty good.
And while that may be true, Itali.co ensures that you will never have to eat bad pizza again, even if you don’t mind eating it. Located just a few minutes from the CBD, Itali.co can be named one of the best pizza restaurants in St Kilda. As well as being known for delectable, gourmet pizzas, traditional pizzas are this shop’s specialty, the best being the ‘Giulia’. This marvellous pizza is simplicity at its best: topped with rich tomato, imported buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil. Simple yet delicious is the only way to describe the pizzas at Itali.co. As the name suggests, it’s a little touch of industrial Italy in Melbourne.
4.Ladro 224 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy (03) 9415 7575 Ladro Greville -162 Greville Street, Prahran (03) 9510 2233
Ladro has been dishing up yummy pizzas for a while now and with stores in both Fitzroy and Prahran what better excuse not to go grab a few favourites. With a typical Fitzroy feel, friendly service and authentic pizzas served out in record time, are always a guarantee here. The Badabing pizza with tomato, provolone, pork sausage, chilli, and basil is always a crowd pleaser.
5. Portone Wood Fired Pizza 246-252 Carlisle Street, St Kilda (03) 9939 1739
For pizza that matches up to be as good as the stuff in Italy, go no further! Thin, crisp bases sprinkled with top quality ingredients is what Portone is known for. The decor around this restaurant will leave you feeling like you’ve just left grandma’s house although the pizza does make up for it! Try the proscuitto and fig pizza for something a little bit different.