Gone are the days of Domino's, Eagle Boys and Pizza Hut as your go-to pizza joints—we're craving pizza with true Italian flair, a base that can't be beat, and stacks of fresh, scrumptious toppings. Here's where to get the best pizza in Sydney. Bellissimo!
And for those of you who are gluten-free, we've also unlocked the best gluten-free slice.
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta | Bondi
This laid-back Italian eatery is the most recent project from Icebergs restaurateur Maurice Terzini—it's needless to say the man knows Italian food inside-out! At his latest exploit Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta there's a heavy focus on Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza, with traditional toppings and rustic Italian flair. Go for "Friarielli" of smoked mozzarella, sausage, broccoli rabe and chilli! Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta is a new player on Sydney's best Italian restaurants roll call.
Cipro Pizza | Alexandria
Nestled in an Alexandria-esque warehouse space, this Italian restaurant has become a hub for pizza-loving Sydney folk. If a queue speaks a thousand words then say no more, this so-called hidden gem gets busy lunch through to dinner, but if you happen to secure a seat order the pork and veal meatball pizza with eggplant, provolone and basil—a must on your hit list of Sydney's best pizza!
Pizza e Birra | Surry Hills
For the love of tradition, Pizza e Birra serves up the Italian staple in all its delectable glory—from garlic or herb bianca pizza to tomato-based parmigiana pizza and classic calzones, there's something to suit every taste. Drop in for Fat Monday Pizza Night, featuring all you can eat pizza for just $20 per head!
Mad Pizza e Bar | Darlinghurst
With crisp, thin bases and an extensive range of delicious toppings, it's no surprise Mad Pizza e Bar is one of our hot contenders for Sydney's best pizza. Highlights on the menu include: the Tuscano, of shredded lamb shanks, baby spinach, red onion, garden peas, mint feta, garlic and lemon; or the Funghi laden with fat field mushrooms, rosemary, feta and rocket leaves plus shaved parmesan and virgin oil. A tasty twist on traditional Italian pizza!
Pompei's | Bondi
This Bondi favourite is well deserving of its place on our hit list of Sydney's best pizza. You'll find an exceptional range of antipasti and handmade pasta, but the crispy, light pizza is the star of the menu. In the mix are all the staples such as capricciosa with ham, mushrooms, artichokes and olives, as well as more contemporary options like smoked prosciutto scented with juniper berries and herbs with sautéed mushrooms. We highly recommend finishing the meal with a scoop of gelati—amazing!!
Da Mario | Rosebery
From the Italian masterminds at Pizza Mario comes their latest outpost, Da Mario in Rosebery, which will no doubt have you dreaming of pizza! Our top picks include the salamino pizza, melted mozzarella, spicy salami and hints of ricotta on a crispy base, and the decidedly Italian pizza patate, a delectable concoction of potato, rosemary and sea salt.
Casa Bella Pizza | Concord West
Boasting a menu so large you'll want to order the lot, this pizzeria at Concord West is a fine candidate for one of Sydney's best pizzas. Creating traditional gourmet pizza with the freshest, local produce, you'll be spoilt for choice whether you choose to dine-in or take away to enjoy at home. Super Supreme is the ultimate concoction, ladened with every topping imaginable!
Gigi Pizzeria | Newtown
No surprise here that Newtown's Gigi Pizzeria is in the running for Sydney's best . . . these guys take their dough pretty seriously! Catering to the guidelines of the True Neapolitan Pizza Association, an organisation founded in Naples which vows to protect worldwide the sacred true Neapolitan pizza (no we're no kidding!), this is traditional Italian pizza at its finest.
Popolo | Rushcutters Bay
One of Sydney's best Italian restaurants, the hatted Popolo serves up an impressive selection of pizza, with a focus on produce and authenticity. The pizza selection is simple, traditional and above all delicious, with standout offerings including Datterina (mozzarella, tomato, prosciutto, rocket, cherry tomatoes) and Sila (spicy pork sausage, thinly-slice potato and ricotta).
Love Supreme | Paddington
Renowned on Sydney's culinary scene for its dedication to the humble pizza, Love Supreme attracts the masse. Eat-in or take away, pizzas are available in three sizes for your devouring pleasure. Favourites on the menu include the TNT of salami, capsicum, bacon and chilli, and the Ya Basta with ham, pumpkin, pecorino and chilli—or the Surprise pizza for those really feeling adventurous!
Napoli in Bocca | Haberfield
Since 1995, this family-owned pizzeria in Haberfield has been dishing up delicious, traditional wood-fired pizza garnering it a spot amongst Sydney's favorites. The family's passion for food is evident in its dishes and homely services, and they even run a monthly pizza making class for those wanting to learn the art of traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Don't go past the Caprese with tomato, bocconcini, basil and olive oil, or the Melanzane with tomato, eggplant and mozzarella. Napoli in Bocca is one of Sydney's best Italian restaurants in the traditional, homely style.
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