Besides burgers, pizzas must be the most popular food in Adelaide. When my family first arrived in Adelaide, we were amazed at the varieties of pizzas here. There are takeaway pizzas, gourmet pizzas, wood oven pizzas and organic pizzas. Most cafes and restaurants also have pizzas on their menus. Pizza is a very versatile dish - it can be a simple dish made with ingredients bought off the supermarket shelves; a really 'MasterChef' dish with freshly made pizza dough, freshly made sauce and fresh ingredients; or everything in-between.
I'm sure every family has their favourite pizza for various occasions, with preferences changing with the discovery of 'new' pizzas. My family's current preferred everyday takeaway pizzas are from Eagle Boys because we love their dessert pizzas. Their pizzas are cheap and tasty with their Triple Choc dessert pizza being our favourite due to its crisp crumble topping and moreish flavour.
Domino's Pizza is another takeaway pizza place that we like. Their latest Hickory Pulled Beef Pizza is one of the range of new Pulled Beef Pizzas which get their distinct taste from the pulled beef. The other pizzas in the Pulled Beef range are Spicy Harissa and Argentinian Pulled Beef.
If we are ordering takeaway pizzas for an occasion, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar would be our choice. The main draw to Crust is their wide range of gourmet pizzas inspired by signature dishes from various cuisines. Our favourites so far are the spicy Singapore Chilli Crab pizza and the Truffle Beef 'Rossini' pizza which uses truffles in the sauce topping.
Cafe Fellini at North Adelaide is our go-to place for wood oven pizza. Fellini pizzas have a distinct 'char-grilled' note from being baked in the wood oven with the choice of being allowed to order half-and-half pizzas. Half-and-half pizza features two different types of toppings on one pizza. This is a great option when you are having difficulty deciding between two different choices.
We went to Good Life Modern Organic Pizza for dinner because we kept hearing good things about it. Booking is essential because they are pretty popular. As their name suggests, Good Life uses organic ingredients in their pizzas, the term given to food in which synthetic chemicals are not used to help them grow. It makes their pizzas a bit more expensive compared to other pizza restaurants but it does make the pizzas a bit tastier.
Lamb is not a meat that my family consumes often because my father doesn't like it. My mother started enjoying lamb pizzas after tasting Pellegrini Café Ristorante's Gourmet Pellegrini pizza. The pieces of marinated lamb back strap gave the pizza a distinct flavour and the mushrooms, spinach and beetroot complemented it nicely.
Cecconi's on O'Connell's Twister Pizza is unique in having curly fries as a topping which contrasts well with the onion, fresh tomato, marinated chicken, BBQ sauce and garlic sauce. The curly fries makes the pizza ideal for someone with a big appetite but it also makes the pizza a bit difficult to eat.
Caffe Primo, Mawson Lakes' pizzas are tasty and loaded with ingredients without being too greasy. If you choose to eat there, you also get complimentary garlic bread during lunch time or pancake during dinner time.
The Barbeque Chicken pizza at Boatdeck Cafe and Pizzeria used to be our favourite pizza at one point in time. It's loaded with chicken rounded out nicely by the sweetness of the barbeque sauce. In summer, you may enjoy your pizzas sitting at a table in the sun by the lake.
Where is your favourite pizza from? Do share it with us, we would love to taste a slice too.
As always Jonathan,you do a wonderful job in presenting your restaurant reviews,Here is a website that may interest you and others. http://www.campbelltown.sa.gov.au/pizzafestival Perhaps and naturally enough,some of the best Pizza's I have ever eaten were in Italy and surprisingly in the city of Nagoya,Japan.There is a Pizza Place in Mt.Barker almost next to a very good fruit and veg shop,in the next street north of the main street,that served the best pizza's that I have ever eaten in S.Aust. For many years it was run by an Italian family,that used it's home grown ingredients and recipes;but the business is no longer in their hands.I believe the new owners have continued to make the same pizzas,but how good are they now,I have no idea.
Definitely the best Pizza in Adelaide is produced at "La Romana", situated at Shop 5 - 145 Montacute Road Newton. There's a wide choice of dishes on the menu besides Pizza, of course. Phone 8336 9755. Open 7 days. Absolutely delicious!!