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Published February 15th 2017
The Best Things in Life Need a Pizza Cutter
Tomato, mozzarella, salami, mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese (by Julius Pizzeria)
As pizzas hit the 21st century with drone delivery and GPS tracking, the simple mix of dough, tomato sauce and cheese, baked in a wood-fired oven, will never go out of style. Although you might argue whether to include pineapple on your pizza, you'll still enjoy the savoury slices devoured daily at these top 5 pizza places in Brisbane.
At Brisbane's home of authentic Italian, You won't find Vegemite on the menu at Julius. Managed by the owners of the family-friendly Beccofino in Teneriffe, there are 9 rosse pizzas with tomato sauce, ranging from the classic Margherita with cheese and basil to the Melanzane with mozzarella, ham, eggplant, basil and parmesan.
Highlights for bianca (with mozzarella but without tomato sauce) pizza fans are the Gamberi Piccantis topped with prawns, cherry tomatoes, garlic, chilli, herbs, olive oil and rocket leaves and the Tartufo with smoked bacon, portobello mushrooms, stracchino and truffle paste.
Although there are antipasti and pasta dishes, leave room for dessert of almond and cherry semifreddo or Cioccolato Fondente - a sweet pizza with dark chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream.
There are also nightly specials using seasonal ingredients if you just can't decide from the menu. Book online, especially for the busy Fri and Sat dinner service.
Julius is open from midday till 9.30pm on Tues, Wed and Sun, 10pm Thur and 10.30pm Fri and Sat, closing on Monday.
Beneath Cheers, descend into Brisbane's own New York basement bar, also hosting our only dedicated cider bar.
The pizzas, including roast pumpkin with pine nuts, sun dried tomato, English spinach, pesto, caramelised onion and parmesan cheese or the garlic prawn with capers, olive, preserved lemon, rocket, roasted tomato base and aioli, are tasty highlights in a menu with equally tempting pasta, risotto and salad dishes.
Memorable characters and surprise visits by hungry musicians, including Katie Noonan, make for a great night out.
Verve is open 12pm till late Tue - Fri, 5pm till late Mon and Sat, closing on Sunday.
The Burrow still feels like a rustic home after the recent move and the sunny courtyard is a treat for a Friday or weekend lunch. Take your time to scan the comic book menus, showcasing their speciality - eclectic pizzas.
The portion sizes are very generous for the pies with imaginative names and equally tongue-twisting ingredients, including the Beef and Blue with meatballs, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, confit garlic, blue cheese sauce and port reduction or the Fire Walk With Me with grilled capsicum, zucchini, eggplant, artichoke hearts and black olives.
For beer and pizza night, the Burrow has 6 beers on tap, with dozens of craft and boutique beers behind the bar.
The Burrow is open from 9am on weekdays and 8am weekends, closing late 7 nights a week.
Thriving for almost a decade on the competitive Oxford St dining strip, Sugo Mi began with authentic recipes from a pizzeria in the owner's family village in Italy.
The pizzas, all priced between $19.90 - $27.90 have crispy, thin crusts topped with a classic combination of flavours with the stand-out choice of the Pomordorini with smoked sugo, mozzarella, sopressa, cherry tomatoes, olives & basil or the Zucca with roast pumpkin, pine nuts, goats cheese, mozzarella, rosemary and aged balsamic vinegar.
Finish with a cup of salted caramel and peanut butter gelato from the Sugo Mi Gelateria.
Sugo Mi is open from midday till 9.30pm on Tues, Wed and Sun, 10pm Thur and 10.30pm Fri and Sat, closing on Monday.
The Carciofi special with tomato, mozzarella, ham, artichokes and gorgonzola cheese (by Julius Pizzeria)
Where do you enjoy a fine slice of pizza pie in Brisbane? Please let us know with a comment.
Old Chooks Bakehouse at Old Petrie Town - only available on Friday nights for Cruis-in Night! No pretentious over-the-top ingredients here - just simple tucker for hungry diners. Lots of toppings - you need to be a he-man to get through one by yourself. They're cooked in a real wood-fired oven (not a pretend one!) that's over a century old! Simply the greatest!
Barry, you left off one of the best pizza restaurants in Brisbane! It is the ANFE Italian Club in Newfarm, great Italian chef and authentic Italian food from various regions in Italy. Contact Maria Maruca at ANFE for more.
Local best pizza in Kangaroo Point/ Woolloongabba is Sorellina at 31 Logan road (at the five ways) in the Gabba. Dough is cold risen for 36 hours and very tasty, finished in a wood fired oven. They do very little else and have a small wine and beer menu so these pizza's have to shine, and they do. Also have a small selection of entree and deserts - all beautiful food. Parking is good.