There are eleven locations peppered all around Adelaide. So wherever you are, there they are.
For the city slickers, there are five scattered around town alone- West Terrace, Hutt Street, Bank Street, Hindley Street and O'Connell Street.
The suburbanites are catered for as well with Pizza Houses at Modbury, Elizabeth, Greenacres, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, and Glenelg.
Australia's Pizza House essentially operates as a take away outlet. Most of the outlets will have a couple of tables set up for while you wait or should you wish to eat in. With glaring red and yellow décor, fluorescent lighting and crumbs on the table most would choose to take away.
You get what you pay for and with this in mind the pizza is great- fresh, hot and crammed with topping. Pizza comes in three different sizes with prices that vary depending on your chosen flavour. Usually your pizza will have a traditional white base or for those of you after something a little more brown you can elect to have a wholemeal base.
Medium is about twenty three centimetres in diameter is priced between $4-$10 Large is approximately thirty centimetres in diameter and costs between $6-$15 Family has a diameter of roughly thirty eight centimetres and will set you back between $12-$24
There are nearly thirty tantalising flavours to tempt you. Here are some of the more intriguing:
-The King's Special has white sauce, real beef, onion, mushroom and bacon.
-Are you feeling a little Flirtatious for some tomato sauce, cheese, eggplant, kalamata olives, salami, pineapple and Spanish onions?
-You can flirt with a Bad Boy and have tomato sauce, cheese, roasted capsicum, sundried tomato, kalamata olives, pepperoni and chilli.
-Or get really dangerous and have a White Pointer with white sauce, cheese, shark, roasted capsicum, diced tomato and Spanish onion.
Then there are the extras and this is where the fun really starts. There are chicken chip chippies, garlic bread, lasagne, seasoned wedges and finally, the icing on the cake and the reason I'm writing this article…
For $3.90 it oozes oodles of hot melted cheese, has a generous sprinkling of garlic and is encased in thick, crunchy damper bread. It is heavenly. For those of you who aren't warding off vampires and would prefer something more breathe friendly you can also choose to have your damper with Vegemite, barbeque or chilli. All are equally cheesy and tasty.
If you're after a bargain, check the website or the signs in store as there is a different special for each day of the week. You're welcome to phone in to place an order. Even if you don't the wait isn't usually very long, about fifteen minutes.
The hours of operation seem to be highly classified information, the details of which I have unfortunately been unable to deduce. Generally speaking, they are open for dinner until the wee hours of the morning. All I know is that when I need my damper fix, Aussie Pizza House is open.
On the down side, you can expect the service to be inconsistent, incompetent and/or inexperienced. There is often no one working specifically at the front counter and miscommunication seems prevalent. I have had no problems at one particular location in town but at another suburban location you'll be lucky to get what you order. It won't matter too much as it is always delicious but I can understand why one customer was upset when they ordered an 'All Vegie' pizza and it came with meat. You can imagine my distress one night when I was given garlic bread instead of the beloved garlic damper I made the forty minute trek for. To their credit, the staff will gladly rectify the problem but it will require another fifteen minute wait.
Nevertheless, Australia's Pizza House is still the number one pick of many for great pizza and my only choice for cheesy garlic damper.