The epitome of comfort food, there's not much better than a carb-loaded base topped with a variety of meats, vegetables of cheeses. There are many ways to do pizza, from the simple to the gourmet. Here are three of Sydney's best takes on a classic.
At Fratelli Fresh, the menu is expansive, the produce is fresh, the flavours are simple and the portions are generous. Since it first opened in Waterloo, the brand has grown to encompass six separate restaurants throughout Sydney. Although each of these has its own unique appeal—the Darling Harbour venue, for instance, with its Aperol bar and giant games room—the focus on authentic flavours and fresh produce is the same.
Pizza gets an Australian twist at Pizza Madre, a tiny corner-store operation churning out some of the most perfect pizza bases in the city. Their sourdough bases are made using all-Australian and sustainably grown flours, and the toppings that are added to them are all vegetarian. Although the menu changes seasonally, diners can always expect top-quality produce in simple yet imaginative combinations.
An antidote to fast-food pizza, the newly opened Bella Brutta is serious business. The venue is a co-production by some of Sydney's most well-respected fine dining chefs, whose idea of pizza-making involves crisp bases with oven-blistered edges and an uncomprising focus on high-quality ingredients. These are used in both classic and iconoclastic combinations—from the age-old pepperoni to a clam pizza with fermented chilli and toasted garlic oil.