Melbourne’s pizza scene is cemented in years of culinary excellence. This Italian staple has been absorbed into Australian culture and the majority of the restaurants on this list only source the freshest produce from local suppliers.
Therefore, when you order a pizza, you’re likely to get a perfect blend of Italian cuisine and Australian excellence.
Whether you prefer a classic option with layers of cheese and pepperoni or you are eager to try a more experimental combination of toppings and flavours, we reckon you’ll find something you like at one of the restaurants listed below.
We believe you should never trust someone who doesn’t like pizza. And you should definitely never trust someone who doesn’t like the pizzas that are served at these eateries!
Read on to find out about the 15 best pizza places in the whole of Melbourne and why we rate them.
Location: 100 Burgundy St, Heidelberg, VIC 3084 Ph: 0478903 799
The proof really is in the pudding here (or the pizza!) These pizzas are served from the blazing wood fired oven and have that delicious wood fired taste that is unbeatable!
They also boast 20+ variations of pizza so there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. The dough has the perfect balance between crunch and chew and the middle is traditionally thin.
The toppings on offer include experimental and traditional options and the Mexican style pizza is definitely one to try. Trust us!
Head out of the city to the Yarra Valley. There you’ll find Quarters at Hubert Estate and some of the best pizzas around.
Location: 211-213 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, VIC 3068 Ph: (03) 9077 7332
There are a million and one reasons why you should definitely pay a visit to this pizza restaurant. The interior is rustic and warm with bright industrial lights and a stunning wood fire oven that takes precedence.
The dough that used to make these pizzas is delightfully thin and crispy and boasts an array of every Italian topping imaginable. It is also an inexpensive option and you will be able to indulge in incredible deals i.e. $10 pizzas.
You can also buy two pizzas and a portion of chips for only $40 which is the perfect choice for those diners who are on a first date or sharing their slices with friends.
Location: 98/100 High St, Northcote, VIC 3070 Ph: (03) 9042 7247
This pizza spot is aptly named after the king of Naples. This is where Melburnians go to receive the finest pizza and to dine like royals.
The dough is exquisite and their range of traditional pizzas are prepared with copious amounts of buffalo mozzarella, basil, prosciutto and loads more.
They also cater for vegans and those with a gluten intolerance making them a wholesome and inclusive venue that is perfect for gatherings of family and friends.
Location: 120 High St, Windsor, VIC 3181 Ph: (03) 7032 6417
This restaurant pays homage to all areas of Italian cuisine. It showcases the finest recipes and traditional pizza sauces that have been carried through generations.
Their pizza has also been verified by Vera Pizza Napoletana. This verification isn’t given to any old deep pan pizza, so you know that you’re in for a slice verging on a spiritual experience.
They also serve some of the finest cocktails and antipasti in the whole city so you can wash down your gorgeous cheesy slices with equally exquisite blends of liquor.
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Location: 76 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9639 1927
This restaurant not only makes a great pizza, but also does a bustling trade as a cured meat bar. Therefore, the toppings are undoubtedly unique and sensational and this is why it has become a favoured choice for locals.
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The interior is sleek with a modernised feel and the pizza is loaded with the finest selection of salami, parma, pancetta and all of the delicious cured meats that you could wish for.
The waiters at this pizzeria are also experts in the meats that they sell and thus, will be able to advise you on the best toppings to suit your individual palette.
Ombra Salumi is part of the Grossi family’s Italian food empire. Their most famous venture is the wonderful Grossi Florentino. For information on this and more, see our post on the Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne.
Location: 343 Smith St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
This spot is a hipsters paradise. It looks as though it has been plucked from the streets of Italy and the staff are chic and friendly. The bar hosts an array of gorgeous organic wines and their pizzas come with the option of vegan cheese.
There are also gluten free alternatives available and their luxurious chilli oil makes for the perfect addition to your gorgeously crispy pizza.
Even if you’re more of a traditional brute and less of a slender hipster, this restaurant is not to be slept on and you are guaranteed to find the perfect option to suit your every desire.
Editor’s Note: Sadly, we have heard that Lazerpig has closed. We will let you know if we learn anymore. As this is the case, why not try this award winning option instead…?
Location: 373 Malvern Rd, South Yarra, VIC 3141 Ph: (03) 9824 2573 & 15 Gordon St, Elsternwick, VIC 3185 Ph: (03) 9089 0422 & Grazeland Melbourne, 20 Booker St, Spotswood 3015
At the 2023 prestigious 50 Top Pizza Awards, Melbourne’s 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar took out 4th best pizza in the Asia-Pacific region. And that, of course, makes them the makers of the best pizza in Australia according to the experts.
But then this is hardly a surprise. The team at 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar have been taking home trophies for their light, crisp, irresistible pizzas for some time now.
And the name? Well, 48 hours is how long the dough is allowed to rise. And the result is totally worth the wait.
Personally, our go to is the glorious Vaie On The Beach. A fabulous combo of Wild Mushrooms, Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Garlic, Parsley and a sprinkle of heady Truffle Oil. If you like the earthy allure of fungi, you’ll love this pizza.
But don’t take our word for it. If you’ve won at many accolades as these folks, you know you’re eating at one of the best pizza places in Melbourne.
Location: 231High St, Northcote, VIC 3070 Ph: (03) 9482 7001
This is the ideal spot for pizza lovers. It’s interior is minimalistic, creating the perfect ambience for a lunchtime slice. They place no limitations on their food and serve a range of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.
They also have a standout selection of differing plant-based cheese to select from. These extra additions go a long way to making the customer feel valued and their truffle oil is equally as delightful as their salt-laden anchovies.
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Location: 126 Chapel St, Windsor, VIC 3181 Ph: 0499 291 930 See Website for Further Locations
This pizzeria chain is gradually spreading its superior pizzas and pastas across Melbourne. And we’re not surprised as Farro specialises in crafting the finest, healthiest pizza possible. They use only nourishing produce and none of their healthy ingredients compromise any of the flavours of these wholesome pizzas.
The chefs utilise only organic spelt flour to make their pizza bases and you are also able to substitute your traditional dough for a gluten free alternative. If you are looking for a classic pizza then we recommend their phenomenally cheesy Margherita.
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Location: 818 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Ph: (03) 9818 3600
If you are fortunate enough to be a Hawthorne resident (or visiting) then head on down to Osteria 20. This fabulous eatery is the perfect, open space to host a gathering of family and friends.
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The pizza here is delicious and authentically prepared with only the fresh ingredients. If you are looking for an experimentally lavish option then definitely try their gorgonzola pizza with walnuts, truffle honey and shaved pear.
You are guaranteed to be bragging about visiting this spot for days. It’s definitely amongst the best pizza places in Melbourne.
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Location: 262 Inkerman St, St Kilda East, Vic 3183 Ph: (03) 9527 3635 & 106 Ormond Rd, Elwood, VIC 3184 Ph: (03) 9531 9733
This restaurant is renowned for its wonderful wood fired pizza. For pizzas with perfectly even toppings made from the finest ingredients, Zanini is one of the best pizza places in Melbourne.
They also boast an array of vegan options that include lashings of plant-based mozzarella. There truly is something to suit everyone at Zanini and you will not leave disappointed.
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Location: 720 Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC 3141 Ph: (03) 9826 2233
This restaurant may be a social media favourite but that doesn’t mean they compromise on the taste of their phenomenal pizzas by catering to modern trends.
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The pizza doesn’t reflect novelty and is instead, traditionally wholesome and delicious. Try their Bunga Bunga option to gorge on Italian pork sausage and mixed mushrooms on a luxurious tomato base.
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Location: 493 Tooronga Rd, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123 Ph: (03) 9882 2555 See Website for Further Locations
These pizzas are undoubtedly divine (pun intended!) Their miraculously crafted, crispy bases are topped with layers of hearty toppings that include every Italiano option you could wish for.
They also have more experimental options available too. We recommend the Chorizo – a punchy combo of chorizo, prawns, chipotle sauce and jalapenos. You will leave here feeling truly blessed.
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Location: 26 Liverpool St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9671 3326 See Website for Further Locations
This pizza is the furthest thing from cheap, supermarket frozen brands. Their dough is lovingly crafted from fermented sourdough that is tossed into the piping heat of a wood-fired oven.
The result is a luxurious pizza that combines all of the tantalising tastes that you could possibly desire.
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Location: 535 High St, Preston, VIC 3072 Ph: (03) 9044 6850
Don’t be fooled by the seemingly self-explanatory minimalistic name of this pizzeria – it’s still one of the best pizza places in Melbourne. The chefs here are experts in the craft of slinging dough and crafting the best pizzas in the entire city.
Each pizza wheel is fermented over a three day period and topped with a slow-cooked tomato sauce and thick, smoky mozzarella. This name is undoubtedly ironic as there is nothing fast or haphazard about the preparation of these pizzas.
Fortunately, they cater to gluten-free and vegan eaters too and their late night slice bar is highly recommended to soak up any alcohol with a hearty slice of scrumptious pizza.
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Location: 631-633 Church St, Richmond, VIC 3121 Ph: (03) 9421 4599
Lastly on our look at the best pizza places in Melbourne we have buzzy Baby Pizza.
You are guaranteed to have a brilliant time at this pizzeria. Moreover, the atmosphere is friendly and the hospitality is as warm as the wholesome pizza that they serve. The menu boasts authentic Italian options that only utilise Australian produce.
This pizza is perfect for a sunny day when you are looking to gorge on an abundant supply of cheese slices whilst swigging on a summery wine. This spot encapsulates pizza-perfection.
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Shining bright at the end of Camberwell Road is new wine bar, La Perla.
Pop in during the afternoon and the food is in the wine-friendly vein of the cheese board and charcuterie platter. All very good, and great with a glass of Italian Soave.
So why is la Perla on our list of the best pizza places in Melbourne?
Because between 5.30 and 9.30pm they are knocking out excitingly authentic Italian pizzas in their wood-fired oven.
At La Perla, the pizza bases are king. Chewy and flavoursome, they have a billowy crust and just the right amount of char from the oven. Try the Prosciutto, Sugo & Buffalo Mozzarella for a balanced classic or shake things up with the delicious Pumpkin, Stracciatella, Pine-nuts & Fried Sage. It’s good enough to turn you vegetarian.
And why not wash your pizza down with their Airmail Cocktail? A winning mix of White Rum, Lime, Honey & Prosecco.
For a more information on La Perla, see our dedicated review.
To conclude, Melbourne contains some of the finest pizza restaurants in the whole of Australia. Whether you are looking for a quick, lunchtime slice or a large pizza to share between friends, you will undoubtedly find the right place for you in the list above.
These pizza chefs boast years of experience and this is evidenced by the gorgeous range of pizza on offer in the city.
Whether you are looking for a traditionally cheesy option, a vegan alternative or a freshly nuanced choice, Melbourne has a wide range of pizza spots that will be more than willing to cater to your every need.
What’s more, the wood fired ovens and eager hands of these culinary masters are just waiting to make your day brighter with the wholesome delights of a gorgeous, hand crafted pizza.
So why not do yourself a favour and grab a slice from one of these top pizza places in Melbourne?