"You definitely have to book if you want to come in on a Friday night," says co-owner Rennie Pillay. "There's two seating: 6pm and 8pm. Which do you want?"
I choose an 8pm timeslot for a relaxed Friday night catch up with my cousin, and opt for a table outside because indoors is packed and filled with loud, happy people.
"I've worked with Orlando for about 15 years up in Sydney," he explains. "We had a pub in Ultimo and then a bar in King's Cross – just before the lockout laws. Orlando suggested we open an authentic pizzeria down here and I thought 'Why not?'"
It turns out it wasn't much of a gamble, with the success of the shop speaking for itself. "We get heaps of takeaway pizza orders and deliveries," he says. I can attest to the constant flow of delivery drivers walking in and out for the past hour carrying happiness in a box.
After polishing of the prawns, I ask him why they're on the specials menu instead of the main – it seems like an oversight since they're so good – but apparently they're special because they're finally back in stock.