Who Makes The Best Pizza On The Gold Coast?

By Sally Coates - 03 Feb 2016

We haven’t done any much research, but we’re pretty certain pizza is one of the five main food groups. It’s suitable for any meal, any occasion, any age, and any gender.

Nobody ever says no to pizza, and although somewhere along the line the actual end product of a pizza got strewed pretty severely, the variations are still more than welcome in our mouths.

So here’s our choice of eight joints making some of the best pizza on the Gold Coast, and trust us, it was a tough list to pick!

Three Kings Pizza

Based out on Parkwood’s Olsen Avenue and delivering to eight surrounding suburbs in the north, Three Kings Pizza is run by three brothers who are dedicated to making sure your pizza contains only the freshest ingredients and NEVER leaves you feeling hungry. Stacked with toppings and with ample different types available, the standard reaction to opening a Three Kings’ pizza box is “Oh WOW.” So if fresh, gourmet, and toppings aplenty is what you’re after in a pizza, you must try Three Kings!

Where: 310 Olsen Avenue, Parkwood

Double Zero

Double Zero take a very traditional approach to their pizza, creating pizzas exactly as they’re made at their birthplace in Naples, Italy; which of course means an authentic wood-fired oven, traditional cheeses and true, Italian flavours. After knowing this, it’s no surprise they’ve been certified by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana as one the most authentic Italian pizza places in Australia—only one of 14 and the ONLY one in Queensland. A very impressive feat and good reason to hop in and try Double Zero’s genuine Napoletana for yourself!

Where: 2/2715 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Mandala Organic Arts Café

Who would’ve thought you could make mouth-watering pizza out of nothing but organic and vegan ingredients? “But what about the cheese?!” we hear you saying. The talented crew at Mandala Organic Arts Cafe make their own cheese out of cashews. It sounds crazy, but it really must be experienced to be believed. The best time to devour their unique and healthy pizzas (healthy pizza…we think they call that an oxymoron) is on Tuesdays with all-you-can-eat pizza for $20; where the waitresses walk around and continually load up your plate. But leave some room for the dessert pizza at the end, you hear!

Where: 4/2558 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Gemelli Italian + Gemellini

Another restaurant concept dedicated to keepin’ it real is Broadbeach’s Gemelli Italian and its newborn baby brother, Gemellini Nobby Beach. Undoubtedly dishing up some of the best pizza on the Gold Coast, the Carney brothers have developed a foolproof recipe for the perfect Italian-style pizza. Utilising authentic wood-fired ovens imported from Naples, their house specialty comes with a doughy but crunchy base, crust, and indulgent ingredients. Our fave? The Carne with pomodoro base, salsicce (a house-made fennel pork sausage), ham, and salami. It’s a pizza you won’t want to share, especially once you get a glass or two of that expertly-paired wine into you.

Where: 2/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach and 2247 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach

That’s Amore

Tucked away in Miami, That’s Amore has a reputation for Italian that most definitely precedes it! With some of the most impressive word-of-mouth marketing on the entire GC, this rustic Italian joint mixed with an airy beachy feel offers up some of the best pizza you’ll ever eat. Enjoy hand-made dough topped with real Italian flavours in a lively yet intimate atmosphere, otherwise opt for home delivery. Although, the restaurant allows BYO so there’s really no excuse to stay home in your PJs!

Where: 1/110 Mountain View Avenue, Miami

Salt Meats Cheese

The crew at Salt Meats Cheese have quickly earned themselves a cult following, many of whom are claiming it’s the best pizza in Australia. That’s a big call we know, but when you’re serving up wholesome wood-fired pizzas at just 10 bucks a pop and nailing it every time, there’s not much more to say! You’ll find a niche piece of exoticism within this little 4217 gem, as well, with their signature creation “The Black Lobster” consisting of lobster tail on a squid ink pizza base with fontina, fior di latte, garlic oil, and thyme. Just picture a pizza with a black crust and creamy topping. It’s not something you see everyday, but you’ll be wishing it’s something you tasted everyday. PS: they generously share their skills through regular pizza masterclass workshops. Neat!

Where: The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise

Justin Lane Establishment

We couldn’t possibly leave our beloved Justin Lane Establishment off this list of who makes the best pizza on the Gold Coast, could we?! Fans of Metropolist know this little hipster paradise holds a special place in our hearts, just as their pizza holds a special place in our bellies. With naturally-risen sourdough bases and toppings almost too pretty to eat, Justin’s pizza goes down perfectly with a signature cocktail…or a cheap bottle of red you’re smashing on the couch after you got home delivery. It’s all just so simple and so fantastic, but we’re pretty sure you’d have to be living under a rock to have not tried this pizza yet!

Where: 1708—1710 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Did we miss your favourite among our pick of the best pizza on the Gold Coast? We want to hear from you!


Photo Credit: Brooke Darling and Hayley Williamson for Metropolist, plus Michael Greves for Double Zero

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