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Published March 15th 2013
Fresh Ingredients and Thin Crusts - Pizza at its Best
Everyone loves a good pizza. Everyone. Some have had the privilege of eating pizza in Italy. Some have had the added privilege of eating pizza in Naples, Italy. If you have, I am sure the experience has stayed with you. The thin crust; minimal, but well-chosen ingredients; full flavour and unbelievable freshness are not quickly forgotten. I myself have not forgotten my Naples pizza experience. For quite a while, I searched in vain for a pizzeria in Melbourne that could deliver my longed-for hit of authentic Italian pizza. However, most restaurants' offerings simply did not measure up to the real deal.
Enter D.O.C Pizzeria. Great locations, great staff and pizza that takes your taste buds on a journey across the seas and straight to that dingy little restaurant you bought pizza from in Naples. You remember the one don't you? The one with the homeless people fighting out the front? (I love you Naples). Currently, there are two locations. One in Carlton, the other in Mornington. A third location is opening soon in Albert Park.
Both locations boast a great vibe and wonderful waiters; however, Mornington D.O.C is more family friendly and offers a larger space. Carlton D.O.C attracts a slightly different crowd – students, young couples and the like. If you want a fuss made over you for your birthday, definitely make a booking at Mornington D.O.C. Think loud music, sparklers and clanging pans – no need to thank me. Neither D.O.Cs require a booking, but expect to wait a little while for a table to free up if you don't have one.
Anyway, there is a decent selection of flavours for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Top of the list? Well that comes down to personal taste but the mushroom pizza with truffle oil – to die for. You can wash it all down with a Peroni and follow that up with a Nutella Calzone. Yes, you read correctly. Nutella. In a Calzone. And ice-cream on the side. Go. Now.