In the cold wind and rain, the idea of pizza and a movie was a top idea, and let me tell you more about the pizza, which was impressive!
Bondi Pizza is part of a chain of pizza restaurants which began their humble beginnings in, yes, you guessed it, Bondi.
Bondi Pizza was born in 2009 out of a passion to not only create the tastiest thin pressed pizza in the world, according to its owners, but to also create a dining experience that captured the essence of what Bondi Beach is – relaxing, vibrant and fun.
Since its origins, the pizza restaurant has flourished, and has expanded its footprint to Bondi Junction and Brighton - Le-Sands, with another branch soon to open in Parramatta.
The team at Bondi Pizza believe that a successful fusion of a tasty "Thin Pressed" base, together with fresh and innovative topping combinations and unique sauces is what it takes to make an incredible tasting pizza. It's obvious that with this sort of success, they know how to make a pizza so I take a punt at the Bondi Junction location.
With my counterpart, we order a serving of the Arancini Balls to share, followed by a pizza each. I order the Char-Grilled Lamb Pizza, while my other half orders the Prosciutto Pizza, as well as some Peroni beers to wash it down.
The Arancini balls are fried and made from fontina, tomato, herbs and feta, and are served with a delicious garlic aioli. After devouring these tasty morsels, we eagerly await our pizzas which are outstanding.
My Char-Grilled Lamb Pizza is simply superb. Arriving on the famous thin pressed based, the pizza is topped with tender, marinated sliced of char-grilled lamb, feta, balsamic onions, diced tomatoes, rocket, eggplant crisps and drizzled with creamy Ceasar dressing over the think and perfectly cooked base. The pizza is cooked to perfection, flavoursome and out of this world tasty. In fact, it is impressive enough to serve to the Godfather in my opinion.
My counterpart's pizza is also a winner. The Prosciutto pizza arrives with freshly sliced prosciutto, pancetta, basil, and rocket, and is topped off with dollops of delightful mango chutney and slices of bocconcini cheese.
The pizzas while not super cheap at $22 - $29 each, are gourmet and well worth the price for the size, ingredients used and of course, the authentic thin pressed base. Other Italian items are available on the menu, such as salads, steaks and pastas, as well as a hearty dessert menu, which we unfortunately don't have room for after our great pizza feast.
The restaurant is perfectly placed for hungry shoppers, and pre-cinema diners. In fact, they offer a two special movie meal deals. For dinner for one – you can spend up to $29.95 and receive any pizza or salad, house wine, draught beer or soft drink, plus one adult movie ticket. Alternative for dinner for two, you can spend $59.90, and receive any two pizzas, or salads, two beverages (house wines, soft drinks or draught beer), plus two adult movie tickets. The movie vouchers can be pre-purchased from the reception desk and conditions do apply, so visit the website.
The menu has a vast range of pizzas with choices of meat, vegetarian, seafood or mixed, so there is something to please every taste. The restaurant also offers excellent views of the city skyline, adding to the great décor and ambiance. A function room is also located on the upper level.
It is a popular joint, so arrive early for walk-ins, but bookings are also accepted.
I am planning another visit soon to try other tempting pizzas on the menu!