If there’s one thing we Aussies love more than a backyard BBQ, it’s Italian. Bolognese, limoncello, wood-fired pizza you name it; we want it on our plates and in our bellies!
We’ve been lucky enough to be graced with some pretty epic Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast over the years, but there is one man whose reputation for his love of great-tasting food needs no introduction. Enter, Mr Jamie Oliver. The fast-talking foodie fanatic from Essex has long held a flame for the delights of Italian fare, and with the rollout of Jamie Oliver’s Pizzerias across the country—the first right here on the Coast—we’re just being plain spoilt!
And now, we’re here to tell you the wait is officially over. Opening this weekend, Saturday 16 November, you can hunt down Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria in Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, neighbouring Bin 232. Expect an open-plan kitchen where the theatre of pizza making will be all on show.
“From tossing artisan pizza dough by hand to removing freshly baked, steaming pizzas from feature ovens, our pizzerias have earned an unrivalled reputation for serving incredible, authentic hand-stretched pizzas topped with the most fantastic and delicious ingredients, not to mention tasty salads and delicious desserts,” Jamie Oliver said.
“The Gold Coast is the perfect city to launch Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria Down Under and I’ve got no doubt locals, tourists and especially families are going to absolutely love it.”
Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria menu is perfectly priced for those mid Christmas shopping spree pit stops too. Take for instance the slurpable pasta plates of Porcini Fettuccine and Pesto Genovese for just $14 each, or the 16-strong artisan pizza menu featuring pulled pork, pepperonata, spicy meatball and more—all priced at $14 for nine inch and $18 for 13 inch.
With a selection of nibbles (arancini, polenta chips and crispy squid) plus desserts (chocolate brownie and banana Nutella calzone, you’d best get down there pronto to order a feast fit for a king, and make Jamie proud.
What: Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria
Where: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
When: Opening Saturday 16 November
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