Everyone knows pizza is one of the most popular dishes across the globe. This staple of Italian cuisine has travelled out of Europe to pretty much every country in the world from the USA to Australia.
And of course, there are plenty of authentic pizza places that have set up shop in Adelaide. Each of these pizzerias have their own unique twists on classic recipes and customer service.
With all those options out there, it can be a nightmare deciding where to go out for dinner.
That’s why we’ve created this handy little guide to our 15 top pizza restaurants in the South Australian capital.
Location: 254 Pulteney St, Adelaide, SA 5000
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The first spot on our list of the best pizza places in Adelaide goes to Hey Bianca. This joint is known for simple, authentic pizza.
The choice is between Naples style, round pizza with a puffy, charred edge, or focaccia-like Sicilian style bases.
Designed to feel like a little slice of Italy, the staff here will make you feel like a part of the family.
You can choose to enjoy your meal in their outdoor seating area to soak up some of the sun while you tuck into your authentic, wood-fired pizza.
The family atmosphere and chilled vibes are what set Hey Bianca apart from the competition.
Location: 2/127 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End, SA 5031 Ph: (08) 8443 7983
There’s probably a restaurant in every city in the world that has Napoli in its name. That’s because Napolitana pizza is widely regarded as the best in the world.
The simplicity of the ingredients used allow you to enjoy each flavour even more. You won’t realise how good mozzarella can be until you’ve tried some of this pizza!
Authenticity really is at the heart of how they run things at Napoli Pizzeria. The antipasto options feature a great range of Italian classics and every dish they serve uses fresh, Italian ingredients.
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Location: 57 Gilbert St, Adelaide, SA 5000
An evening spent at Madre is possibly one of the most decadent meals you could have at a pizza restaurant.
The low light evening ambience, combined with the customer facing kitchen and bar make this place seem like a classic pizzeria with a more grown up feel.
That grown up feeling is reinforced by the restaurant’s fantastic alcoholic drinks menu, which features a wide array of wines and Italian cocktails.
This might not be the most entertaining place to bring your kids but you’ll definitely receive an exquisite dining experience.
When we recently checked our listings, we noticed that Madre is currently closed. We hope the team fro this chic pizzeria surface somewhere else soon.
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Location: 273 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8211 7560
Also at 11 other locations across SA.
This spot represents a much more laid back approach to pizza service than the previous restaurant. Having been around since 1967, Marcellina has become a well known Adelaide eatery that the whole family can enjoy.
They have one of the largest menus on our list, with a fantastic range of pizzas, as well as pasta, seafood and risotto.
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This restaurant even has a healthy range of lunch specials which makes it one of the most affordable places on the list too.
For a pizza place that covers all bases without breaking the bank, Marcellina is perfect.
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Location: 70 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End, SA 5031 Ph: (08) 8117 4360
Taking a very different approach to a traditional pizzeria, Blue Velvet is actually more of a bakery.
As well as their fantastic array of daily handmade pizzas, there’s an even longer list of freshly made desserts to choose from.
Not to mention, with their high tea set menus, you could easily treat this place like an afternoon tea spot and enjoy some pizza along with it.
Unique and delicious, this is one of the best pizza places in Adelaide, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
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Location: 2 Hawker St, Bowden, SA 5007 Ph: (08) 8232 0044
This eatery might only have been around since 2016, but in that time it’s made quite a name for itself and won a few awards too.
It’s an old warehouse, converted into a high quality pizza restaurant where you can enjoy a sit down meal with friends and family.
In terms of the pizza, they keep things simple but classy. You’ll find all the classic choices on the menu so don’t expect any surprises. However, you might be surprised by just how good their food is.
Their 2018 South Australia Excellence award tells you all you need to know about the quality of Pizza Meccanica’s food. It’s undoubtedly one of the top pizza places in Adelaide.
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Location: 346 King William St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8212 3327
La Trattoria is one of Adelaide’s most well known and beloved restaurants. If you’ve lived here long enough, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already visited this pizzeria. Possibly on more and one occasion.
What sets them apart from most of the competition is the sheer size of their menu.
Aside from the dozens of pizza options to choose from, there are plenty of combinations of antipasti, oysters, salads, pasta dishes and more.
Even the fussiest eaters will find something they’ll enjoy on this menu so bring the whole family and enjoy the city’s favourite pizzeria.
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Location: 125 Gilles St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: 0404 129 686
Walking into Etica is like accidentally taking a trip to a remote Italian village. The rustic aesthetic that surrounds you as you enjoy your meal helps you to understand the authenticity of Etica’s menu.
Despite its modest exterior and decor, the food on offer is some of the highest quality Italian cuisine available in the city.
All their pizzas are handmade and cooked in a wood-fired oven, of course, and they stick to traditional Italian recipes that have been loved around the world for centuries.
They even have availability to book events and cater for groups of over 7 people.
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Location: 226 Morphett St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8212 3337 & 144 B King William Rd, Hyde Park, SA 5061 Ph: (08) 8272 6696
With two great locations to choose from in Adelaide, Antica has really made a name for itself in the pizzeria business.
Not only is their food inspired by Italian cuisine, but their service and hospitality is too. Expect to be made to feel welcome and enjoy sharing a wonderful dining experience with your friends and family.
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They have plenty of variety in different types of pizza, with all the classic toppings combinations you already know and love.
Pop it on your list of the best pizza places in Adelaide and give it a try.
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Location: 29 Frome St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8223 1948
Don’t be fooled by this restaurant’s modest size, Amalfi’s will provide you with one of the most high quality pizza dining experiences available in the city.
The simple decor reflects an authentic Italian theme and the outdoor seating area allows you to feel like you’re enjoying a meal in continental Europe.
The menu isn’t as extensive as some other pizzerias we’ve looked at but this allows Amalfi’s to focus on perfecting the dishes they do make.
It may be one of the more expensive options on this list, but the premium prices are definitely reflected in the quality of their food.
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Location: 289 Halifax St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8232 1853
It would be pretty tough to find another restaurant in the whole of Australia that combines authentic Mediterranean dishes with Middle Eastern cuisine but that’s what you’ll get when you come to Ballaboosta.
With a great selection of handmade pizzas, tapas and mezze options, there’s plenty of delicious multicultural cuisine on offer.
If you’re the type of person who loves stepping outside their comfort zone and exploring new cultures through the medium of flavour, Ballaboosta is perfect for you.
Try it and we predict it’ll become one of your best pizza places in Adelaide.
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Location: 155-157 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006 Ph: (08) 8239 0080
The ethos of Tony Tomatoes is all about creating a family atmosphere and sharing food and laughs with kin and friends.
They offer a unique banquet menu for groups of 4 or more to enjoy a table full of delicious dishes and a wide variety of flavours.
The amusingly named pizza options make it difficult to decide on just one, so why not choose a few different options and share them amongst your group.
However, despite the funny names and the novelty of a banquet meal, the menu at Tony Tomatoes provides some very high quality options that you won’t see in many other restaurants on this list.
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Location: 17 Solomon St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: 0455 522 356
Perhaps a slightly less traditional pizzeria, Sunny’s offers a more Australian take, while still providing some authentic pizza dishes.
Their menu is charmingly broken down into ‘pizza’ and ‘not pizza’ dishes and you won’t find a plethora of different options in either section.
However, you will find all of the classic dishes you already know and love, so there’s definitely something you’ll enjoy.
You should treat this place more like a comfort food eatery than an authentic pizzeria. This doesn’t mean that their pizza isn’t of a very high quality, which it is.
We just mean that it’s a more laid back, typically Australian restaurant.
Location: 30 East Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8359 2272
In a stark contrast to the previous pizza place, Est takes a more high class approach to food preparation and service.
They pride themselves on having some of the finest pizzas in the city and accompany them with an exquisite international wine and beer list.
This is probably one of the only pizza restaurants in Adelaide that will serve one with provolone, black truffle, prawn and rocket so it’s a high dining masterpiece in terms of pizza.
Surprisingly, the prices aren’t even considerably higher than most of the other restaurants on this list.
Est is definitely a place you should visit at least once for a special occasion while you’re in the city.
Location: 33 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8164 1003
The final of the best pizza places in Adelaide also one of the top all rounders when it comes to your dining experience.
They pride themselves on having some of the best ingredients for creating simple, yet delicious pizzas.
In fact, they’re so proud of their high quality ingredients that they’ll even sell some to you so you can make pizza with them at home!
This restaurant represents another great example of the core Italian values of sharing food and fun with friends.