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Locale Pizzeria

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by Belladonna (subscribe)
Loves going out and about, drinking coffee, eating chocolate, and writing about her adventures!
Published July 9th 2018
Buon appetito in the heart of Deakin
One of the best things about Canberra is the local shops because tucked away in the leafy and not so leafy suburbs are some pretty funky cafes and restaurants serving up some pretty amazing coffee and food.

The suburb of Deakin is located in Canberra's inner south and home to the Royal Australian Mint, several embassies, Calvary John James Hospital and of course, the Lodge, where the Prime Minister officially resides. But Deakin (named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister) is also home to Locale Pizzeria, which in my opinion serves up some of the best pizza this side of Italy.

Locale Pizzeria is nestled within the Deakin shops. It serves up not only mouth-watering handmade wood-fired pizzas but also many original, locally sourced traditional Italian dishes.

On the day we visited, one of my friends tried the day's special pizza: a yummy truffle pizza with bechamel sauce, mushrooms, roasted potato, rosemary, thyme and fresh truffle.

Another friend tried the Napoletana. "It was delicious," she said. "With just the right amount of topping ingredients!"

We also feasted on arancini, as well as black cozze, which are black mussels dipped in a rich Napoli sauce, white wine, chilli and orecchiette pasta, and served with wood fired focaccia.

And for dessert, one of my friends and I indulged in the house-made tiramisu.

Locale Pizzeria offers generous servings and the waitstaff are efficient, prompt, helpful and friendly. We will certainly go back again to try out more of their delicious menu.

Price ranges from $10-$28 for starters, $24-$34 for old favourites (such as pasta dishes), and $22-$25 for pizzas. Desserts range from $5 to $16. There is also a kids' menu. Wine, beers, cocktails, spirits and cold beverages are also available.

Locale Pizzeria is located at Shop 5, Deakin Shops, Deakin. Look out for the motorbike at the front!

Locale is open for LUNCH Tues-Sun 12pm-3pm and DINNER Tues-Sun 5pm-Late. Please note that a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays, with 15% on public holidays. Split billing is not allowed.

Visit or phone 6162 2888. However, they do get very busy, so if you need to urgently talk to staff, it's best to go to their Facebook page and send them a message.
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Why? Delicious Italian food, hand made with love, in the heart of Deakin
When: Open Tuesday to Sunday / Closed Monday
Phone: 6162 2888
Where: Shop 5, Deakin Shops, Deakin
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