Team behind Happy as Larry Pizza Truck open permanent Sydney CBD cafe

One of the greatest food trucks to have ever hit Sydney was undoubtedly Happy as Larry, a genuine wood-fired pizza oven on wheels that would regularly pull up at all sorts of events, festivals and general gatherings with fresh, delicious and generous pizza. The truck is no more – expect for private functions and the like – but Happy as Larry is still very much in business, now settling into a permanent spot in Sydney CBD. In collaboration with Adam Choker of The Grounds, head pizzaiolo Anthony Severino and co-owner/friend Chris Lu are now operating a cafe version of Happy as Larry, located at the MetCentre on Jamison Street.... Read More | Share it now!

Where to find the best pizza in Sydney

Whether it’s from a Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) accredited pizzaiolo (which is basically a nod of authenticity from a strict board in Naples) or an inventive chef looking to do things slightly different, Sydney has no shortage of talented pizza makers. You’ll find some of the best slices in all of Australia across the harbour city, both bursting with authenticity and boldly offering twists and turns of the universally adored, Italian-originated food. ... Read More | Share it now!

National Pizza Day: 400 Gradi are offering an expensive lobster and black truffle pizza this week (Melbourne)

Sure Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but there’s something even better coming at Aussies this week: National Pizza Day. The annual celebration of all things pizza falls on this Thursday 9th February, and you can be sure many of the country’s finest pizzerias and Italian restaurants will be cooking up specials for the occasion. One such restaurant will be Melbourne’s 400 Gradi, the multi-location masterstroke from crowned pizza world champion (2014) Johnny di Francesco – you know, the guy who once made world headlines with a delicious 99 cheese pizza – who will be whipping up the most expensive and luxurious pizza in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!

Eat’aliano by Pino brings classic Italian to Windsor (Melbourne)

With the opening of their brand new restaurant Eat’aliano, restaurateur Alessio Ali and Head Chef Pino Russo have decided to bring a little taste of the Mediterranean to the neighbourhood of Windsor, where Asian cuisine has dominated so far. The pair, who previously worked together at Mascalzone Pizzeria in Williamstown, aim to make their wood-fired pizzas the star of their authentic Italian eatery.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: +39 Pizzeria – Toorak (Melbourne)

Situated on Malvern Rd, the second venue of Melbourne’s beloved +39 Pizzeria has settled in quite comfortably into its new Toorak space. With polished concrete floors, re-purposed timber tables, and crisp white walls adorned with dark wooden shelves filled with a variety of San Pellegrino drinks, the aesthetics of the new venue perfectly match the relaxing charm of the surrounding Hawksburn Village.... Read More | Share it now!

Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant – Summer Hill (Sydney)

We have but no choice to be more discerning when it comes to Italian food in Sydney; the proliferation of authentic, good quality Italian restaurants across the city has educated us all on the beautiful diversity this inescapable cuisine delivers. While the new ventures are consistently giving us a reason to fall in love with Italian food over and over again, it’s the older, established Italian institutions that remain at the head of the pack, and a brilliant example is Da Vinci’s in Summer Hill which, after making a name for itself amongst locals, was re-imagined by Nicola Piteo and Valerio Rossi after they purchased it over a year ago.... Read More | Share it now!

Candelori’s (Spring 2015) – Smithfield (Sydney)

Candelori’s is a long-running, well-known restaurant in Western Sydney that more recently went through a major rework and now stands as, quite possibly, the best looking restaurant in the area. Step through that massive door and you’ll be met with an imposing space, designed to fit over 200 diners by stalwart design group DS17, who are responsible for the gorgeous fit-outs of CBD restaurants like Alpha and Lotus Galeries.... Read More | Share it now!