Fact: We could live off pizza. Maybe not for real, but taste-wise; it’s got enough goin’ on that our tastebuds send us thank-you cards for days after we’ve devoured a cheesy slice.
Turns out the Metropolist team, and our tastebuds, are not alone. You lot are major, MAJOR pizza fans too. Which is why we handed the reins over to you, so we could find out who you rate as having the best pizza on the Sunshine Coast.
Let it be said, Metropolist had no input on these results. We just tallied ‘em up. So, without further ado, in no particular order, say hello to your top 10 pizza joints.
Specialising in pizza is always a tricky business and, with tonnes of competition, if you’re going to do it, you need to do it well. Opening late last year, El Capitano knew they had to do something magic. And it’s all because of their sourdough bases made with certified organic stone-milled flour, and fermented for 72 hours, that you voted for them as dishing out some of the best pizza on the Sunshine Coast. Oh, and did we mention this Hastings Street joint now offers home delivery on weekends? Boo-yah!
Where: 52 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Pulling in a heap of votes, Drovers Pizza got a whole lotta love for their more-ish hand-stretched, wood-fired pizzas. From their now-closed shop at Coolum Beach to a mobile stall at 10 Toes Brewery, these guys have covered the Coast with delish slices of our fave food for yonks. So where can you catch ‘em these days? Drovers have just opened a new pizza joint in Woombye. Open 5pm to late, Tuesday to Saturday, pack your fave red ‘cause it’s BYO wine.
Where: 4 Pine Grove Road, Woombye
Go for the views, stay for the pizza is the vibe we got from those of you who backed Italian Marina as having the best pizza on the Sunshine Coast. Specialising in North Italian cuisine, this Tewantin fave serves up stunning Noosa River vistas alongside irresistible wood-fired pizza. Don’t leave without trying the prawns and zucchini pizza or the Prosciutto (capital?) e rucola topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, Fior di latte mozzarella, prosciutto, rocket, and shaved Parmesan. Bellisimo! (italics?)
Where: 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin
You know a place is good when they’ve been open for more than 25 years, right? Right! The folk at All’ Anitca have garnered quite the following with a steady flow of votes streaming in over the last month. And because we can’t go past a good reco, you guys suggested everybody get their mouths around the balsamic-roasted pork belly pizza with mild chilli plum sauce, roasted peppers, red onion, and fresh rocket. We need this in our lives, stat!
Where: 115a Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina
We asked “who did the best pizza on the Sunshine Coast?” and a bunch of you pointed straight at Pizza Fusion. A pop-up mobile pizza caterer, Pizza Fusion is all about super tasty, handcrafted wood-fired pizzas. Keen to try something new? The Paisano with goat’s cheese, grilled bacon, onion, and gooey mozzarella will hit the spot. And because you oughta know, Pizza Fusion will be serving up the goods at new Noosa bar slash café racer showroom, Moto from 5pm to 8pm this Sunday night. Stay in the loop for their whereabouts on Facebook.
Where: All around the Coast
If you’re hanging near Yandina, this rustic restaurant got a standing ovation for its fresh bases and loaded toppings. Wait ‘til Cheap Tuesdays and you’ll get two large traditional pizzas for a measly 25 bucks. Well played, Stockman’s. Well played. And for those who like a little somethin’ somethin’ on the side, their wings have Metropolist’s readers’ vote!
Where: 10 Farrell Street, Yandina
Somewhat of a local secret, we’re stoked to be sharing this under-the-radar pizza joint and it’s all thanks to you lot for pushing the “submit” button. Home to Queensland’s biggest pizza AKA a whopping 32-inch round of deliciousness, there’s so many epic options on Little Italy’s menu we don’t even know where to start. Suggestions?
Where: 69 Attenuata Drive, Brightwater
Ah Marcooligans, you are a lucky breed having this pizza joint within your reach. Your votes told us that you love it all, but we can chime in here and say the Bulli Meat Lovers and the Marcoola are worth their weight in dough. Bulli gets packed, so if your pizza craving is severe—make sure you book!
Where: 1 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola
This is why we lurve doing reader’s choice awards, because we find out about tucked-away gems like Alfresco Pizzeria. Metropolist readers have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to all things food, so when you tell us we gotta check out this pizza joint—we jot it down. So, what is the crowd favourite we’re going to make a beeline for? The tandoori chicken pizza with a garlic and cheese base, and topped with mint yoghurt. ‘Scuse me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard.
Where: 2-10 Maroochy Boulevard, Maroochydore
Sure, Via Italia has a prime posi on Mooloolaba Esplanade, but it’s their pizza that keeps you coming back for more. Especially when you can score a pizza for $12 on Wednesday nights. You call: Best pizza on the Sunshine Coast. We call: Bargain!
Where: Shop 13, Peninsular Apartments, Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Need to get your hair did before you head on out for a cheesy slice? Metropolist readers spilled the beans on who they think are the 10 best hairdressers on the Sunshine Coast.
Image Credit: Ariana Gillrie for Metropolist