5 Melbourne pizza spots you have to try (2019 edition)
In no particular order, here’s our pick of the pizza places in Melbourne you need to try, and probably haven’t already!
Crave Pizza and Pasta, South Yarra (Now closed)
Barely more than a coffee window sized unit, Crave manage to squeeze seating for 10 and tons of personality into their teeny-tiny space. From drool-worthy antipasto boards, to freshly topped pizzas it’s so much more than you would ever expect! Backed-up by a team of staff who will go out of their way to make sure you have a great time – even if you just pop in to grab a take away – it’s an all round excellent experience.
See our full review of Crave.
11 inch pizza, CBD
Keeping with small and cosy, 11 inch, both slightly larger and more well-established than Crave, epitomises laneway dining in Melbourne. Freshly made and great value pizza – far better than you’d get in many of the fancier restaurants – this one is bound to put a smile on your face. They do table booking too, so reserve your spot if you’re planning to visit on a busy day.
See our full review of 11 inch Melbourne.
Funky pizza and tequila bar Chacho’s combines wine bar sophistication with downright good pizza. This Mexican themed pizzeria combines classic toppings with the more adventurous promising possibly the most unique pizzas you’ve ever tried. But it’s not just an experience restaurant, the pizza dough is top notch, and you’ll enjoy washing it down with a cocktail or two or finishing up with a tequila flight.
See our full review of Chacho’s
Shop 225, Pascoe Vale
Now proudly wearing the badge of being the first gluten free pizzeria in Melbourne, Shop 225 know a thing or two about pizza. If those bubbles in the crust aren’t enough to tell you it’s amazing, the 48 hours they let it to rest for, their passionate, knowledgeable staff and the crazy amount of produce they hand make in store should convince you.
See our full review of Shop 225.
So basically, I’m going to tell you to go to this pizzeria and not order a pizza. That’s right, order a Pizza BOWL. If you haven’t seen these all over instagram, you get one of Farina’s excellent wood-fired pizza bases, shaped into a bowl and filled with a pasta dish of your choice. If that isn’t the literal definition of the best of both worlds we don’t know what is. I’m confident their pizzas are equally good too, just we’ve never bothered to try them (because come on, how many places are you going to get to try a pizza bowl).
See our full review of Farina.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of the above venues. We received no additional incentives to include them in this list. All of our opinions are based on our honest experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe or restaurant won’t change (including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting)