Nothing goes down quite like a slice. Melbourne is in the midst of a pizza boom, with Italian pies popping up all over the city. While every pizza is beautiful in its way, the slices from these Melbourne CBD pizza joints are something extra-special.
If you ask us, 11 inches really is the perfect size for a pizza. Especially when every square inch is covered in beautiful homemade sauce, fresh toppings and a nice fior di latte, provolone or mozzarella. This is pizza done simple, but right.
Equitable Place, 353-359 Lt Collins St, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9602 5333
Eight years ago, six Italian pals opened +39 Pizzeria. With that kind of authenticity behind it, it’s no wonder this place became a fast favourite, winning Best Pizza in Melbourne just a year after opening. Today, +39 is still one of Melbourne’s best pizza joints, sticking to traditional over trendy.
362 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9642 0440
This place is pushing the pizza boundaries. Their menu offers a few classic pizzas, but things get interesting about three pizzas down when you come across creations like the Porkypine (grilled pineapple, burnt pickled onion, double leg ham, tomato, mozzarella, provolone), Pizzagna (self-explanatory despite being a made-up word) and very popular Sexy Truffle (truffle cream, mozzarella, mushroom, rocket, parmesan).
399 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9602 3007
Craving a classic New York-style slice? Head to Pizza Pizza Pizza. They do fast and loose slices for $4 or a full (and big) pie for $28. With just five basic pizzas on the menu, you won’t have to think too hard about what you’re going to order.
16 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
This place is doing things a little bit differently. Their pizza crusts are extra-thin and sourdough, which gives the pizza an extra layer of flavour. They’ve also invested in a very new woodfire oven that gets incredibly hot, cooking pizzas to perfection in just 60 seconds. Any oven that gets the pizza into our faces faster is okay by us.
26 Liverpool St, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9671 3326