Whoever said nothing tastes as good as skinny feels (we’re looking at you Kate Moss) has obviously never tried pizza.
The oh-so glorious king of all carbs is welcome at any occasion; from date night to birthdays, and has definitely seen us through a break up (or two), as well as plenty of horrific hangovers, LBH.
So it’ll come as no surprise that we’ve pulled together this neat little list of where to find the best pizza in Sydney, so you can make every calorie count next time you’re keen to carbload.
Napoli Nel Cuore
If you like each slice of heavenly goodness covered in cheese, and more cheese, seat yourself at Napoli Nel Cuore for a dairy good time. The Bianco is all you could ever need, topped with chunks of Gorgonzola, mozzarella and Parmesan, and you won’t regret the Nonno (with alllll of the buffalo mozzarella) either.
Nestled on the corner of Bourke and Fouveaux in Surry Hills, there’s at least 72 reasons why this pizzeria has a line out the door every night of the week. With a buffalo mozzarella bar and an 8 strong pizza menu, these guys know how to do authentic Italian and they know how to do it well.
If you haven’t been to Frankies yet, do you even pizza? Serving up Italy’s best export by the slice (for only $6), this dingy underground bar is one of our faves. Grab a booth out the back (if you’re lucky) and make your way through the entire menu.
For all those vegans out there, Gigi’s is the only place you need to know about. Every morsel of pizza here is cheese-free and almost tastes too good to be true. The Melanzane (think tomato, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes & basil salsa) is our pick for the carnivores out there, and we guarantee they’ll forget meat (or cheese) exists after the first bite.
Maybe Frank is as cool as Surry Hills get. This hidden pizza joint dishes up a whole heap of wood fired delights on the daily, with a thin base and melt in you mouth crust. Head here on a Friday or Saturday night so you can knock back each bite with a cocktail—and be charmed by their bartender.
Darlinghurst + Zetland
Lucio in Darlinghurst and Zetland is a must on every pizza bucket list. Served hot and fresh out of the wood fired oven, the doughy thin base and substantial toppings (they’re full loaded) will keep you coming back for more.
Da Orazio Pizza & Porchetta
Da Orazio Pizza & Porchetta is the neighbourhood Italian gem you never stop loving. With a laidback, casual atmosphere, the pizza is full of flavour and topped with allllll of the cheese (our fave). Come with a big group so you can order one of everything.
La Coppola was made for carb loading. Putting a Sicilian twist on all your fave flavours, every damn bite is tasty AF. Don't miss the house speciality, the Lila, which comes adorned with Italian pork and fennel sausage (drool). Hot tip: order two and take one home for breakfast.
You’ll never regret taking a trip to Dust. This bakery, meets pizzeria, meets fully functioning stone mill, is definitely worth getting into a self-induced food coma for, as for a hot tip, the special of the day is always a winner. Wear stretchy pants.
Locals of Leichardt have been trying to keep Aperitivo a secret for years and with a menu packed with all of the best quality toppings, it’s easy to see why. The food is as authentic as you can get and we highly recommend you order a pizza to yourself (who likes sharing anyway?).
If you don’t love pizza, you’re obviously not human, so don’t even bother turning up to Rosso Pomodorro because that’s what this place is all about. Cooked straight on the stone, the dough is proofed for 72 hours, with essential ingredients imported direct from Italy. The prosciutto pizzas are a must.
La Disfida is best known for it’s hand stretched, super thin crust, which is only made better with fresh to death toppings and a drool-worthy tomato base. You really can’t go wrong with whichever pizza you choose, but if you can’t decide, just close your eyes and point—you’re sure pick a winner either way.
Any pizza list wouldn’t be complete without good old Fratelli Fresh. The popular Italian joint is the go-to for half of Sydney and if you order the Diavola (think spicy salami), you’ll quickly learn why.
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Dust | Image credit: Caitlin Hicks