We’ve all been there! Searching for a pizza joint because only a pizza will satisfy your hunger. If you find yourself doing this in Brisbane then you are in luck. There are quite a few restaurants, near many of its luxury hotels, that offer a superb slice of authentic Italian pizza. So why not try the following?
Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Emporium Hotel South Bank is the exceptional Julius Pizzeria.
Offering wood-fired pizza and hearty Italian main dishes in a chic, art deco, warehouse-style setting, this establishment is the little brother venue to the outstanding Beccofino in Teneriffe.
There is no inferiority complex here though, as Julius Pizzeria has well and truly established itself as a prominent player in the Brisbane pizza scene.
Offering a traditional menu where the emphasis is on the simple things done perfectly, this restaurant does not take bookings. So don’t be surprised if you have to wait a little while to get in.
It will be worth it.
Address: 77 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Very close to Queen Street Residence, Tartufo in the Fortitude Valley has created an impressive menu of pizzas and other Italian favourites.
Inspired by the culinary influences of Naples, Umbria, Tuscany and Abruzzo, the restaurant prides itself on making an authentic Neapolitan pizza with the best quality of ingredients available.
Served in a smartly designed red and black dining room, their Margherita is soft and thin and has a perfectly balanced ratio of toppings.
While their signature offering, the Pizza Tartufo boasts a delicious crust stuffed with pork sausage and truffle paste.
Address: 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
A short drive out of the city to Stafford Heights, the Prova Pizzeria serves traditional wood-fired pizzas on a Stefano Ferraro oven that has been imported all the way from Italy.
The chefs are classically trained as well. Taking the form of seasoned pizzaiolos who spin the dough majestically with their hands. As a result the pizzas they produce are truly sensational.
Their prosciutto e funghi (with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, leg ham) and maremonti (mozzarella, garlic prawns, pancetta, pepper, parsley, lemon) are two much loved favourites.
While their selection of antipasti and wines are as sumptuous as they are extensive.
Address: 61 Wilgarning St, Stafford Heights QLD 4053
Another place that offers authentic Italian pizzas crafted by traditional Italian chefs is the Colle Rosso in Red Hill.
Situated just minutes from the Brisbane CBD and Suncorp Stadium, they serve up a wonderful range of red and white base pizzas that are topped with fresh, locally sourced toppings, as well as ingredients that can only be sourced from Italian suppliers.
Pairing value for money with a high quality meal, their menu showcases authentic and regional Italian cuisine, as well as mouthwatering dishes that put a twist on classic, traditional recipes.
Oh and if you are wondering what Colle Rosso means, well its Italian for ‘Red Hill’.
Address: 191 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill QLD 4059
A stone’s throw from the Eastwood Apartments, Superfly Pizza offers a delightful menu of exclusive hand-stretched pizzas.
You might have a bit of trouble finding them, as they are located in a secluded laneway in Woolloongabba. But once you do, you are in for a treat.
As well as all the classics like margherita, mushroom and meat lovers, they also offer a rotating selection of more exotic pizzas like pumpkin & blue cheese, beef stroganoff, and smoked salmon with a dill & ricotta base.
Their menu is small; sometimes they only feature 7 pizzas. But they are all delicious. They also cater to vegans too.
If you really want to feast yourself, then make a booking at their Sicily Banquet – where you can treat your taste buds to 3 courses of top notch Italian gastronomy.
Address: 17 Gibbon St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102