Walking away with the title of best pizza in Australia is nothing to be taken lightly. That’s exactly what Lucio De Falco did at this year’s authoritative World Pizza Championships, snatching the title from the usual suspects and bringing it home to his two Sydney restaurants, Darlinghurst’s acclaimed Lucio and its more recently opened Zetland location. What’s more is that this was the first year in which Lucio competed in the championships, attracting much attention with his award-winning signature STG (specialita traditionale garantita) which highlights the traditional Naples style with ease. ... Read More | Share it now!
19 traditional flavours are on the menu at new Alexandria Italian restaurant Made In Italy, which opens this weekend and is celebrating by giving away free pizzas to anyone with the good sense to rock up between 12pm and 2pm (Saturday 19th May). Adding to their existing locations across Pyrmont, Sydney CBD, Annandale, Rose Bay and Castle Hill, the reliable brand will extend its hearty dine-in and takeaway offerings to Alexandria locals with the hopes to bring an authentic Italian vibe to the neighbourhood.... Read More | Share it now!
Fratelli Fresh are upping the decadent pizza game in Sydney come next month by introducing The Lobster to their already bustling menu of special and traditional pizzas. As you can probably tell from the image above, that’s a pizza topped with rich fior di latte, garlic and parsley and a freakin’ whole steamed lobster which has been brushed with garlic butter. ... Read More | Share it now!
Maurice Terzini, the renowned chef behind Australian icon Icebergs Dining & Bar in Sydney (and others), has teamed up with Adrian Reed (of Motel Mexicola) once again to open Luigi’s Hot Pizza in the heart of Bali’s Canggu junction. The duo, whose first Bali collaboration Da Maria Bali is a beloved spot for Italian dining, have designed this new venue to offer locals an affordable, lo-fi and unpretentious approach to high quality pizza with drinks, music and the playful, relaxed atmosphere that mirrors the beachside locale. ... Read More | Share it now!
Those 90’s all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut sessions you once held as the pinnacle of eating out in Sydney are long gone, shunned by modern society in response to an ever-growing Italian dining scene focusing on high-quality, traditional pizza. Seriously, Sydney is stacked with some of the best pizza in Australia, although there always seems to be a soft spot in our hearts for the more fast-food style perfected by brands like Pizza Hut and Dominos. The former juggernaut pizza brand are hoping to modernise their renowned fast-casual pizza, by opening up a hipster-looking concept restaurant in Waterloo.... Read More | Share it now!
Sitting smack bang in the middle of King Street’s more energetic half, Ballaro is a small but bright new shop pumping out authentic Sicilian-style street eats. Owned by two Italians, the space draws on inspiration from the oldest and most vibrant street market in Sicily with images of fresh produce and crates used to craft a cosy little seated area – even though the main function of this shop is obviously takeaway, with pizza, crocchè and massive arancini being the main draws. ... Read More | Share it now!
Sicilian-style pizza by the slice will be landing in the heart of Newtown as of later this week as Ballaro opens on King Street. Drawing on the lively street food culture of the famous Mediterranean island, the new venture from Daniele Arnone and Stefano Zanco will be adding something distinctive to the plethora of multicultural food options on the famous strip. ... Read More | Share it now!
Two years on and food lovers across Sydney are still reeling over the closure of Surry Hills’ treasured Pizza Mario. The highly celebrated pizzeria was long-established as one of the very best this city has ever seen, and its unfortunate closure in 2015 was a huge hit to the otherwise rich and consistent Italian dining scene across the city. Though the blow was somewhat softened by the news that Da Mario, the owners’ spin-off which opened in Rosebery in 2013, would remain open, boasting the same award-winning pizza located in a barely-formed dining district that has long been known for quality over quantity. ... Read More | Share it now!
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!
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!