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Published July 4th 2016
Wood fired Pizzas at The Hamlet
10 Inch Custom Pizzeria is located amongst the food trucks at The Hamlet, on the busy Lonsdale Street in Braddon - just minutes from the CBD. The Hamlet is a collection of food trucks on a section of the street, with the aim to give these small businesses a platform to show off their delicious and tasty fare. On weekends in particular, you will find live music and a family friendly atmosphere to enjoy the variety of international flavours on offer. 10 Inch Custom Pizzeria is one of the few eateries that doesn't operate out of a food truck. It is a small store tucked away in the far left corner of The Hamlet, with roaring wood fire pizza ovens and, you guessed it, 10 inch pizzas.
10 Inch Custom Pizzeria isn't large inside, however there are a handful of tables to sit and enjoy your pizza - which is particularly toasty by the pizza ovens in Winter. There are also tables situated all around the Hamlet, so even if the rest of your group order other food, you can sit anywhere you like. Some of the other food options in the Hamlet include Broddogs, Mr Papa, Spit Shack and Pasta'd - the last also owned and run by 10 Inch Custom Pizzeria.
If you visit on a Friday and Saturday night, expect a short line for takeaway pizzas, as this friendly pizzeria is a popular takeaway for locals and visitors alike. The pizzas cook for only three minutes in their hot wood fire ovens, so the wait is never too long. Often the crowd is in great spirits, so the wait is often a sociable occasion.
Behind the counter there is a large menu to choose from, with pizzas ranging between $12 - $20, or you can custom make your own. See the full pizza menu here. If you are visiting 10 Inch Custom Pizzeria with kids, they also enjoy watching the pizza-making process through the glass window and picking their toppings. With so many choices - as well as Tiramisu and Dessert Pizzas for afterwards - 10 Inch Custom Pizzeria has got meal times covered.
Our family enjoyed our visit to 10 Inch Custom Pizzeria - with friendly staff, particularly delicious pizzas and only a short wait, it was a quick lunch that hit the spot on a cold winter's day. If you can nab a table inside, it is an entertaining spot to sit back and enjoy the procession of people coming in to order their pizzas. The variety of delicious pizzas they can produce is astounding, with fast and efficient staff behind the counter making them at double time.
With so many to choose from - what would you pick?
...or perhaps just go straight to dessert! Nutella Pizza ($16). Source: 10 Inch Custom Pizzeria Facebook