From pizzerias to traditional trattorias, hole-in-the-wall bars and established Italian restaurants — we’ve found all the best pizza in Adelaide!
Dough, cheese and sugo. Name a better trio?
In every city you’ll find handfuls of pizza joints that are sure to satisfy your cravings. But, in Adelaide, the pies just seem to hit different. In our opinion, Adelaide is a secret foodie haven — so you can just imagine that with their renowned wine regions and fresh produce, their Italian cuisine is impeccable.
So, whether you’re heading out for a casual dinner, catching up with friends or dressing up date night, we’ve found the best pizza in Adelaide of 2023. What are you waiting for? Grab a slice of this Adelaide!
If your palate is craving more than a royale with cheese, your next night out may end you up at one of the best pizza restaurants in Adelaide. And, Anchovy Bandit, certainly tops the list. Taking its name from a Quentin Tarantino screenplay, this pizzeria which is found under a cinema is certainly going to stop some hearts (no five-point palm exploding heart technique needed). Led by a group of mates, this passion project now hole-in-the-wall pizza and cocktail bar draws in crowds that crave pizza and good times. A must visit in 2023!
Antica Pizzeria e Cucina
If you’re looking for the best pizza in Adelaide, Antica Pizzeria e Cucina offers a seamless Italian culinary experience in the heart of the CBD. Here you’ll find wood oven pizzas, fresh pasta handmade daily and, not to forget, a one-metre-long pizza that is sure to make you drool. With Mediterranean-inspired decor and customed-designed interiors; alongside with the legendary food and wine, Antica Pizzeria e Cucina creates the ultimate dining experience in Adelaide.
Found just a touch away from Adelaide Airport and Kooyonga Golf Club, Chicco Palms is famed for being one of the best pizza plaved in Adelaide. With white-washed decor and a tiled pizza oven, the standout is of course their food. And, if you’re wanting an Italian feast, Chicco Palms will do just that. Their banquet menu includes antipasto, pizza and pasta to share. Think Cicatelli Pork Sausage Pasta, meatballs, Lasagna with Ragu and Bechamel and, our personal favourite, their Gnocchi Pomodoro.
With an AVPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana), and the first to receive it in Adelaide, you know it’s going to be good. Found in Adelaide’s heart, Etica is all about great dough and simplicity. With a great selection of pizza and pasta on their menu, visitors will also be able to feast to their hearts content thanks to the vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. A must visit in 2023, Etica is a favourite amongst locals and newcomers alike.
With three generations of restaurateurs, La Trattoria is one of the oldest, most famous and, one of the best pizza places in Adelaide. Owned by the original team, Andrea and Natale, La Trattoria has an impressive history. Andrea was crowned the world’s best pizza maker in New York and the restaurant has seen copious famous diners such as Mick Jagger and Jon Bon Jovi. Stuck on what to order? We’d recommend the winner of the Best Gourmet Pizza competition – the Andy’s Marinara Fresh Seafood (from $26). A pizza restaurant well worth slicing into!
If you’re stuck on where to find the best pizza in Adelaide for an Italian feast, Lucia’s should be your first port of call. Opening in 1957, 66 years on they are still famed as one of the best Italian restaurants in Adelaide. Open for breakfast and through to dinner, Lucia’s menu is filled with an assortment of traditional Italian cuisine. Stuck on what to order? Their Prosciutto and Buffalo Mozzarella pizza is a must try. Plus, on top of their pizza and spaghetti bar, be sure to also check out their Charcuterie and Fine Foods Shop!
This pizzeria isn’t your traditional Italian restaurant. Instead, Melt provides good drinks, good food and a good vibe all in one. Best described as an Italian tapas bar, Melt is distinguished by their wooden floors and colourful artwork that paints the walls. Sitting centre-stage is their wine collection that is sure to wow over any lover. From here, guests are invited to pick and choose from their selection of tapas including Hummus with Ground Lamb, Baked Gnocchi with Peas and Hot Chilli Chicken Wings. They may be small, but their pizza selection is mighty and delicious.
Located in McLaren Vale, Pizzateca lives by the motto “southern Italian traditions, South Australian conditions.” Specialising in hand-pulled, traditional, Neapolitan style pizza. Opting out of rolling pins, their menu stretches out a delicious range of pizzas that are then cooked in their wood oven which was made in Naples, Italy. Using a family recipe for their sugo, Pizzateca promises a good time, every time. It’s no wonder why they are a go-to for most and one of our favourite pizza spots in South Australia.
Music, wine and pizza. Now that sounds like a good time. For the past 30 years, Russell’s Pizza has been famed as the home to Adelaide’s best pizzas. And, after one visit, you’ll certainly agree. Using wholesome, quality ingredients, Russell’s wants to make your visit as simple, fun, informal and appetising as possible. Perfect for friends, lovers and anyone in between, this South Australian institution is a must-try in 2023!
When we think of fun pizza joints in Adelaide, we think of Sunny’s Pizza. Tucked within the streets of Adelaide’s city, Sunny’s Pizza is best described as a pizzeria meets bar and pub. Despite being renowned for their delicious selection of pizza (the #06 with gorgonzola and smoked scamorza is a must try), Sunny’s also has a great selection of not pizza options including Kingfish Crudo and Fried Chicken to pick at. Pair your visit with a few mates and a Campari & Watermelon and it’s guaranteed to be a good time!
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