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Brisbane’s best pizza: our top picks
Pizza is basically a salad, if you ignore all the cheese… and the base…
And ignore we shall.
Pizza is a tale as old as time; it’s there for you after big night, it’s enjoyed by the metre with family and friends in celebration, and makes for a cheap pre-payday feed after an internet hunt for coupon codes. But not today son, no. We’re here to round up the best of the best.
Brace yourself for meat that can’t be beat, wood-fired slices in all their glory, and unique combinations that’ll tickle your curiosity. Welcome to our top picks for Brisbane’s best pizza.
Julius Pizzeria | South Brisbane
A wood-fired pizza so good, you’ll forgo glancing at the specials board. Julius is the Italian pizzeria that brings us all things traditional with an A+ for execution. With a bianche base, the Tartufo stacks up on mozzarella, smoked bacon, portobello mushrooms, stracchino, and truffle paste. You know a place is good when you can’t pronounce most of the menu.
Corbett & Claude | Various Locations
Some farmers grow crops, others make straight dough. The Farmer at Corbett & Claude starts with a smokey barbecue sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, crispy chicken and red onion, and seals the deal with a swirl of chipotle aioli. E-i-e-i-oh yes.
Sorellina | Woolloongabba
Pizza, vino, beer? We’re in. Home to what we think is the crispiest, most delicious pizza base in Brisbane, Sorellina is also a proud mother to the vegan chorizo pizza. Said vegan chorizo is accompanied by smoked mozzarella (with an easy $3 vegan mozzarella swap if you’re planning on getting knee-deep in plant-based eats), onion and basil. Less is il mio amore.
The Burrow | West End
We understand why it’s called The Burrow – it’s because when delicious pizzas such as the Big Voodoo Daddy with pulled pork, chorizo, red onion, mozzarella, bourbon BBQ glaze and fresh slaw are placed in front of you, you have to suppress the urge to burrow your face into the pizza. We fail. Every time.
Pizzeria Violetta | Wilston & Kenmore
We all know that when that pizza craving hits, no one is safe. Get your hands on the Rustica with mozzarella, baked potatoes, pork and fennel sausage, Taleggio and basil quickly, before your family and friends join together to hold a pizza intervention.
Colle Rosso | Red Hill
If that craving for perfect dough covered in just the right amount of toppings and sprinkled with plenty of cheese is nagging you like your mother telling you to bring a jacket, then we have the place for you. Try Colle Rosso’s Pizza Ripiena – double pizza dough filled with mozzarella, mild salami, mushrooms and pecorino cheese. Tell mum the meat sweats are enough to keep you warm.
Coppa Spuntino | CBD
You haven’t experienced the best of Brisbane’s pizza scene until you’ve been to Coppa and had one of their Pear Bianco’s. We’re talking pear, gorgonzola, balsamic and rocket. Best of all, it’s smack bang in the middle of the city, so lunch time pizza is a real possibility (erry day).
Salt Meats Cheese | Various Locations
Get ready to meat your maker. After a quick stop-off at the chemist for a pop of Lacteeze, settle in to Salt Meats Cheese with the OG, the Margherita. A familiar blend of tomato, mozzarella and basil is simple, yet seriously satisfying. It’s not basic, it’s classic.
Luigi’s | West End
While Mario’s off being a gamer boy, Luigi has really made a name for himself with the heart of Brisbane’s Italian dining scene. The 411 on the 4 Staggioni is this – it’s a wood-fired pizza with olives, artichokes, mushrooms and prosciutto, creating a heavenly little Italian garden on your plate. Molto bene.
Il Verde | Bowen Hills
Translating to ‘the green’, we can tell you Il Verde definitely rakes it in. You’ll want to swap your Sunday roast tradition for something a little stringier, because these pizza connoisseurs do a $20 Slice of Sunday special every week. We highly recommend the Diavola (wood-fired, of course) with fresh fior di latte, house-made Italian sausage, mild soppressa, olives, onions and infused chilli. It’ll get hot in here, but for the love of god, don’t take off all your clothes.
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
Dubbed the Quincy Jones, the man himself would write the best love song of all time about this pizza. The Fox has managed to take blue cheese, prosciutto, quince and tater tots (or potato gems for the Aussies in the back), place them on a crispy base, and put a move on your heart.
Mr. Chester | Fortitude Valley
You know what goes great with pizza? Wine (or do we just love wine that much? Meh). Handily being first and foremost a wine bar, Mr. Chester has got the goods to go with an almighty Diavolo – passata, smoked mozzarella, garlic, salumi, chilli and oregano on thick binch of a pizza base. Thank you good sir.
Casa Cibo | Chermside
The one and only, the Pepperoni. Casa Cibo has an extensive list of every slice in the book, but old faithful seems to resonate the most with us. Mario’s Pepperoni pizza also places oregano, parmesan and olive oil on the base, adding spice and all things nice to a signature staple.
Slice, slice, baby.