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7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game


What type of person doesn’t love pizza? A weirdough!

As we focus on Comfort Food this week, we can’t go past pizza!

Pizza dates back thousands of years, tracing its roots to the flatbreads with toppings that were popular with ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Most people agree modern pizza with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings was born along the western coast of Italy in the city of Naples.

Whoever invented it, this little slice of paradise has become a staple in our diet, whether a takeout family dinner, or a meal in the comfort of your favourite Italian restaurant where pizza and vino go hand in hand.

Here are seven of our favourite wood-fired pizza joints:

Traditional Wood-fired Pizza

Come into Margherita Pizzeria on Pinegrove Road in Woombye to taste the different and true flavour of traditional Italian-style wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta all made in-house. This Sunshine Coast restaurant boasts an undercover patio twinkling with fairy lights for romantic evening dining, while indoors is warm and welcoming with the wood-fired oven taking pride of place.
 
7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game

Say ciao to gourmet pizza offerings such as wood-fired chicken on a satay sauce base, with capsicum strips, onion and roasted cashew nuts; or devour a slice of Tropico with shaved ham, fresh pineapple and fior di latte on a tomato base.

Authentic Wood-fired Pizzeria

Bordering Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, Cavallino is a rustic, authentic, Italian restaurant and wood-fired pizzeria on Yulong Avenue in Terrey Hills. Bringing soulful and honest food to Northern Beaches locals and wider Sydney diners. those who appreciate good Italian food visit regularly to relax in warm and inviting surrounds with a glass of red in hand.

7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game
 
Expect to dine on housemade pasta, pizza from the wood-fired oven and mesmerising mains; say ciao to starters like cured salmon, Dijon mustard, dill, yoghurt dressing and salmon roe, before pizza slices topped with garlic prawns, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest and fior di latte.

Dining Destination for Foodies

Prepare to indulge in an unforgettable experience at Block50 on Jells Road in Wheelers Hill as breakfast and lunch are elevated to new heights. This cafe is more than just a place to eat, it is a destination for food enthusiasts; chill out in warm and inviting surrounds of exposed brick, pendent lights and potted greenery, while a glass frontage lets in an abundance of natural light.

7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game
 
Each dish is crafted with passion and precision, think pizza choices such as burrata with heirloom tomato, onion, olive oil, pesto and rocket; or crispy fried calamari with spiced aioli, rocket and a dash of lemon.

Roaring Wood-fired Pizza Oven

With a modern take on old-world methods, Somedays Pizza on Sunshine Beach Road in Noosa Heads brings together an offering focusing on quality, sustainability and organic farming practices. The clean menu is not only good for you, but it will have you coming back for more, enjoyed in rustic surrounds of whitewashed brick, a roaring wood-fired pizza oven and balmy alfresco dining.
 
7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game

You can’t beat classic pizza choices like pepperoni with free-range pork salami, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano and extra virgin olive oil; or squid ink, Italian truffle and pork salami, with fior di latte, pickled baby shallots and enoki mushrooms.

Tantalising Aromas Waft in the Air

Those seeking the best wood-fired pizza in Warragul head down Queen Street to find Pellegrino Pizza. As tantalising aromas waft from the pizza oven, take your seat in a bright and breezy vibe where a full glass frontage lets in an abundance of natural light and potted greenery adds a softening touch, to peruse an extensive pizza menu.
 
7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game

Start with a rocket, pear and walnut salad to go with garlic and mozzarella focaccia before picking up a slice of Handsome pizza – tomato sauce, mozzarella, salami, prosciutto, mushroom and onion – or Capricciosa with prosciutto, marinated artichoke, Kalamata olives and mushrooms.

Watch Chefs Slinging Pizzas

Perched atop Rambutan boutique hotel on Flinders Street with sweeping views across Ross Creek and the marina, Armati's Restaurant is one of Townsville's most iconic dining destinations. Chill out on the balcony and enjoy balmy breezes, or dine indoors where hanging greenery and wicker chairs set a relaxing vibe for enjoying all things North Queensland.

7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game
 
Be mesmerised by the sight of Chefs in full flight slinging pizzas into the wood-fired oven, the centrepiece of the dining room; choose slices such as Pork Lovers – ham, pulled pork, Spanish chorizo, bacon, pepperoni, mozzarella, rocket and aioli.

True Hospitality on the Plate

Discover true hospitality on the plate at La Vita Café & Restaurant on the corner of University Boulevard and Beazley Avenue in Bentley. This Perth dining destination has a sleek fit-out of blue tiles, wooden floors and a full glass frontage ensuring an abundance of natural lighting for a bright and breezy vibe.

7 Venues Where Wood-fired Pizza is the Name of the Game
 
Prepare to chow down on a calzone with leg ham, mushroom, fior di latte, provolone and San Marzano; or devour gourmet wood-fired pizza such as frutti di mare – San Marzano tomato, King prawns, squid, scallops, cherry tomatoes, parsley, feta and mozzarella. 

Featured Locations

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Armati's Rambutan

Perched atop Rambutan boutique hotel on Flinders Street with sweeping views across Ross Creek and the marina, Armati's Restaurant is one of Townsville's most iconic dining destinations. Chill out o...

Italian    $$$$$

Margherita Pizzeria

Come into Margherita Pizzeria on Pinegrove Road in Woombye to taste the different and true flavour of traditional Italian-style wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta all made in-house. This Sunshine Coa...

Italian    $$$$$

La Vita Cafe & Restaurant

Discover true hospitality on the plate at La Vita Café & Restaurant on the corner of University Boulevard and Beazley Avenue in Bentley. This Perth dining destination has a sleek fit-out of blue ti...

Pizza    $$$$$

Pellegrino Pizza

Those seeking the best wood-fired pizza in Warragul head down Queen Street to find Pellegrino Pizza. As tantalising aromas waft from the pizza oven, take your seat in a bright and breezy vibe where...

Pizza    $$$$$

Somedays Pizza

With a modern take on old-world methods, Somedays Pizza on Sunshine Beach Road in Noosa Heads brings together an offering focusing on quality, sustainability and organic farming practices. The clea...

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Block50

Prepare to indulge in an unforgettable experience at Block50 on Jells Road in Wheelers Hill as breakfast and lunch are elevated to new heights. This cafe is more than just a place to eat, it is a d...

Italian    $$$$$

Cavallino

Bordering Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, Cavallino is a rustic, authentic, Italian restaurant and wood-fired pizzeria on Yulong Avenue in Terrey Hills. Bringing soulful and honest food to Northern Beac...

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