5 Best Pizza Restaurants 2019

Someone once said that “even bad pizza is still good”. We could not disagree more, life is definitely too short to eat bad pizza! As parents, we don’t get to go out for pizza enough and that is why we have compiled a list of the 5 of the best places in Australia to sit down and eat amazing pizza. And they are all, of course, in Canberra!

This is a hotly contested and highly controversial list, with so many good pizza places in Canberra! However, we could only pick 5. There are also some fantastic pizza takeaway spots that are excluded because this is a dine-in restaurant review. There are a couple of takeaway shout outs at the bottom of the article.

The secret to great pizza is a wood fired oven running at least 350 degrees and good dough, with simple ingredients.

Ostani Bar, 5 Bourke St, Barton ACT 2600.

A Friday favourite of ours, Ostani has been recently renovated and boasts a fairly hip and youngish crowd, but somehow also manages to be family friendly. It is a great place to start the weekend with a beer and a fresh made pizza. Their Margherita pizzas are classic Italian style with fresh basil and a delicious rich tomato sauce. You just can’t go wrong with simplicity.

An added bonus is that Ostani is attached to the Realm Hotel, which has extended opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8am – late.
Saturday and Sunday 11am – late.

Molto Italian, 155/43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston ACT 2604.

We love Molto! Their pizza is amazing. We smashed a Margherita pizza, which was perfectly cooked by their Italian pizza chef. They are so authentic their chefs are Italian too. Head down and sit in the sun for lunch or enjoy an evening out with special people. Either way they have you covered.
P.S. We also highly recommend their pasta cheese wheel!

Open for dinner everyday 6-10pm.
Lunches Tuesday to Sunday 12-3pm.

Trecento Restaurant, Unit 33/18 Flinders Way, Griffith ACT 2603.

We love Trecento, a cosy restaurant tucked away in Manuka- but do book as they do get busy. You can watch them making your pizza from your table too, if that interests you. I highly recommend their aptly named Prosciutto and Rocket Primavera pizza (which means spring in Italian). It was colourful, fresh and tasty as. Pay them a visit, they are super friendly.

They also do a mean breakfast which we have featured before- but I warn you, don’t try this alone!

Open for dinner everyday 6-9:30pm.
Lunches Tuesday to Sunday 12-2:30pm.

SoLita Pizzeria, Restaurant and Bar, 143 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600.

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This was a great find, tucked in at Bailey’s Corner in the city.  I just wish I had visited sooner. Their pizzas are absolutely amazing, perfectly wood fired dough and simply delicious. A member of a very select group, the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani. We will definitely be going back for more- and you should, too!

Open Monday to Saturday 11:30-2:30 and 5pm – late.

Locale Pizzeria, Shop 5, Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin ACT 2600.

Always a winner with consistently amazing food. If your local pizza place could be classed as fine dining, then this is how that would be defined.
Their wood fired pizza is always fantastic and my wife would die if they ever took the polenta chips off their menu. I personally love their white based pizzas, Quattro Formaggi (four cheese) and the Gamberi (prawn) pizza is the best. I am still hoping that one day I will walk in to be pleasantly surprised to find the ‘Ligure’ on their specials list. It was a white based prawn and chilli pizza that was absolutely spectacular!

Open every day 12pm-3pm and 5pm – late.

Awesome Takeaway Pizza Options.

A shout out for great takeaway wood fired pizza goes to Pizza Arte in Kingston and Mama Dough in Ainslie.  For catering, Alex the Pizza Guy is definitely our go-to. He comes to you and serves pizza, as well as dessert!

Happy Eating!
– Miguel

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