Pizza al Taglio, literally "pizza by the cut" is pizza baked in rectangular trays that is sold by the weight. Originating from Rome, this street style offering gives the buyer the flexibility to order as much or as little as they feel like.
Offering both takeaway and dine-in options, the place has a casual and breezy feel about it, whilst at the same time displaying clean lines and savvy architectural choices. The ground level has indoor and outdoor seating options, whilst upstairs a neat little courtyard is available for functions. The venue is licensed and offers a choice selection of both local and international brews and wines.
Situated in the charming Halifax St precinct between King William and Pulteney, the building has been purposely designed to be representative of a slaughterhouse and glasshouse. At the entrance, the storyboard adorning the door asks the question "Would our attitude towards food be different if abattoirs were built with glass walls?" Immediately inside the door, you are then confronted with a cow hanging from the atrium ceiling that is both confronting and artistic. As with its older sibling, Etica Pizza al Taglio aims to challenge our perceptions of food production in a bid to help the consumer understand exactly where the food on our plate comes from, with the specific aim here being the origins of dairy produce.
Instead of a set menu, Etica Pizza al Taglio has daily offerings of 5 or 6 choices of pizza that will constantly change to reflect the changing local fresh produce that is available across the seasons. Buying local and keeping it ethical is a continuing strong focus of the owners across their two establishments.
Situated at 84 Halifax St, its opening hours are Tuesday through to Saturday 8.00am to late. So, if you want to enjoy the best pizza in town in a casual friendly environment whilst pondering your consumer choices, you should definitely put Etica Pizza al Taglio on your list of things to do.