If you want Perth’s best pizza then we have the most delicious list for you.
It’s the universal party food. Whether it’s meat, veg or just plain cheese, there is an endless list of the reasons why we all love pizza so much. And luckily for us, here in Perth there is no shortage of places to visit when you’re craving a slice or two. So we’ve put together a few of our favourites for you to check out for a dine in meal or take away treat.
And if these aren’t enough, there’s some others worth checking out including Lalla Rookh, Pizzaca, Cyril Masons, The Pizza Lounge, Three Coins, Amica Café, Ruocco’s Pizzeria E Ristorante, Bib and Tucker, Amici Miei, Bistro Bellavista, Spritz Spizzicheria, Zambelli’s Pizza, Posh Pizza, Woodpeckers, Amore Mio and more. Holy cheesus, you guys are going to busy making your way through these pies!
It’s hidden down Lyric Lane in Maylands, but once you stumble through the doors into the warehouse-esque space of Rossonero you instantly feel at home. The team here are always welcoming, taking service to the next level and happy to chat the night away. The menu is seasonal, with punny pizza names like ‘Sticky Pig’ (bacon, potato, apple and butterscotch sauce), ‘Brussel Crowe’ (brussel sprouts and pancetta) and ‘Ring of Fire’ (hot salami and chilli). For the vegetarians out there, there is a strong offering of options sans the meat, and bases can vary from tomato to white or cream base. On your visit swing by the bottle shop opposite for the ideal accompaniment – Rossonero is BYO.
Specialising in handmade, woodfired pizza, Monsterella in Wembley is pumping out some serious good slices. With sauces made from San Marzano tomatoes, there’s a plethora of flavour combinations to choose from. The hot picks in our opinion? The Milliano (pork and fennel sausage, caramelised onion and pecorino), Capo (nduja, smoked mozzarella and woodfired capsicum) and the Foro (mushrooms, truffle oil and three different cheeses). Definitely book ahead if you can as it gets busy here, but if you don’t you needn’t stress, you can also takeaway so you don’t have to miss out.
Manuka Woodfire Kitchen is the epitome of great food prepared and cooked in a way that really respects the ingredients. It’s a small kitchen with a roaring fire oven, and while there are some truly spectacular meats and veggies pumping out, the pizza definitely needs a special shout out. From the more traditional Margherita style, to roasted eggplant with red onion, pesto and haloumi, the pizza is exciting. But it’s the blue manna crab with fennel, spring onion, chilli oil and parmesan is the kind of dish that will leave your tastebuds tingling.
Soaking up the beautiful views of Cottesloe Beach, Canteen Pizza is all about good food, wine and times. Described as 30cm of goodness, their pizzas are cooked the neopolitan way in their wood fire oven, and come to the table with puffy sections in the crust, blistered pockets and oozy cheese – just the way it should be. The namesake ‘Canteen’ is punchy and yet simple: fior di latte, garlic rosemary potatoes, gorgonzola, pancetta, parmesan and basil. But definitely make room for others to try – particularly the quattro formaggi, because who doesn’t love four kinds of cheese!
If you haven’t been to Alfreds after a night out, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s tucked away downstairs on Barrack Street, wrapped in a prohibition style bar that slings out some seriously good cocktails with a rock and roll backtrack. Some pizzas are available by the slice (at only $5!) but there’s also a very good selection to choose from if you’re after a whole pie to make your way through. Special shout out to the ‘Flavourtown Rebels’ which is also known as the cheeseburger pizza – beef, onion and pickle laden and just damn delicious. An absolute standout that definitely hits the spot while sipping on a G&T.
Pizza and Co
A suburban oasis, Innaloo’s Pizza and Co uses dough that’s been rested for 30 hours, then topped with house-made sauce that skips the oil and instead focuses on herbs and Italian tomatoes to bring out the biggest flavour. There’s traditional flavour combinations available, but there’s also more progressive options like satay chicken, lamb shoulder with tzatziki, chicken with kale pesto, or the option to make your own which is great for fussy eaters or burgeoning culinary aficionados.
Mack Daddys New York Slice
The Big Apple has hit Perth in the form of Mack Daddys in Mount Lawley. The guys here have 16 inch and 22 inch pizzas (yes you read that right), of which the flavours are also sold by the big slice. And by big, we mean BIG. The team here make more than just the pizzas in house, with the likes of juicy, flavoursome meatballs also topping the cheesy bases, and the Mack Daddys special sauce ticking all the boxes. Make sure you check out the buffalo chicken pizza which is spicy, addictive and delicious, or the swine and pine, which is their take on a Hawaiian pizza for those firmly in the pineapple topping camp.
The Dough Room
Attadale’s pizza offering, The Dough Room has brought the taste of Italy to Perth. The menu is broken up into red sauce bases and white bases, with the names of the pizzas coming from cities, suburbs or iconic and famous Italians. The Capo Dei Capi is a strong offering on the list, coming with chilli, cacciatore sausage and roasted capsicum, whereas Ms Loren has the likes of eggplant, ham and mushroom. Save some room and get their nutella calzone for dessert – it’s a chocoholics dream come true.
For those in the know, Old Lira in Bassendean is one of the hidden treasures in the pizza game. With pies that include ingredient combinations like potato, radicchio, ricotta and white garlic sauce, or sage-roasted pumpkin, red onion, almonds and blue cheese, it is exciting and delicious. The fresh, hand-stretched sourdough bases are a key selling point that shows how distinct Old Lira’s pizzas are, and will have you coming back again and again.
One of the original and best pizza artisanal pizza joints around, Neighborhood Pizza in Mount Hawthorn is an institution. For those picking up take away, you can SMS your order to save time (love that convenience!). But for those dining in, it’s a great experience where you can BYO at only $2 per person for beer, wine and cider. There are so many great pizzas to choose from… but if we had to pick our top three it would be: (1) speck, leek, goat cheese, red onion and black pepper, (2) sweet potato, potato, rosemary, feta, maple syrup, prosciutto and mozzarella, and (3) kale, spicy salami, bocconcini, pecorino, chilli oil and mozzarella. And for the vegans playing along, these guys also offering dairy free options too.
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