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Brisbane’s best pizza: our top picks
Pizza is a tale as old as time...
It’s there for you after a big night, it’s enjoyed by the metre with family and friends in celebration, and it makes for a cheap pre-payday feed after an internet hunt for coupon codes.
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.
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.
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, and we literally can’t get enough of it.
Corbett & Claude | Various Locations
Some farmers grow crops, others make straight dough. The Farmer at Corbett & Claude starts with a smokey barbecue sauce which gets topped with fior di latte, crispy chicken and red onion, and seals the deal with a swirl of chipotle aioli. E-i-e-i-oh yes.
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!
Pizzeria Violetta | Wilston & Kenmore
Stop by these fresh and funky venues to get your hands on the Rustica with mozzarella, baked potatoes, pork and fennel sausage, taleggio and basil, and dream of the Nutella doughnuts you’re going to have for dessert!
Coppa Spuntino | CBD
Great pizza in the middle of the CBD exists at Coppa! Their pizzetta menu is short but sweet, with classics like a prawn, chilli, mozzarella and garlic number on a red base, or pancetta with potato, rosemary and fior di latte on white base! Coppa load of that.
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 in this quirky-cute location. Molto bene.
Il Verde | Bowen Hills
You’ll want to swap your Sunday roast tradition for something a little more stringy, 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 sopressa, olives, onions and infused chilli. It’ll get hot in here, but for the love of God, don’t take off all your clothes.
Superfly Pizza | Woolloongabba
This little laneway joint does classic Italian bases topped with mod flavours (and the wine list is pretty tops, too). We rate their pepperoni, especially when dipped in extra ranch, and especially on Mondays and Tuesdays when a pie will set you back just $15!
Slice, slice, baby.