Pizza is a fixture in Brisbane’s culinary landscape. Whether you’re a fan of the classic Margherita or you prefer innovative toppings that push the boundaries of flavour, Brisbane’s best slices can be found anywhere from an upscale Italian restaurant to a pocket-sized alleyway joint.
The next time you’re craving a slice, head to one of Brisbane’s best pizza joints.
Tartufo is an acclaimed fine-dining Italian restaurant, that just so happens to serve a slew of authentic Neapolitan pizza. They are part of a super exclusive pizza club called Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, with only 22 members in the whole of Australia. That means their pizza is the real deal, as close to Naples as it gets here. The pizza to order is the ‘Tartufo’ pizza. It’s loaded with all the good stuff: prosciutto, porcini puree, truffle paste, and more. It’s not just pizza; it’s a pizza experience you’ll remember.
Little G Pizza in Woolloongabba, owned by George and Danielle Diacos, offers a diverse menu of pizzas, arancini, and Mediterranean-inspired specials. Their move from Dutton Park to a stylish, modern space was a hit. Pizzas include classics like Margherita and creative options like Prosciutto and Pear, all cooked in their beloved Moretti Forni pizza oven. The venue’s ambience is spruced up with greenery, and the menu is even projected on the wall. It’s a must-visit for pizza lovers in Brisbane.
Ever since its establishment in 2004, Beccofino, under the guidance of owners Cordell Khoury and Paolo Biscaro, has remained steadfast in its mission: delivering exceptional yet unpretentious Italian cuisine. The enduring queues outside the restaurant are a testament to its unwavering popularity, nearly two decades since its opening. The menu offers a range of pasta dishes alongside a dedicated selection of both classic rosso and bianche pizzas.
As the younger sibling of Beccofino, Julius Pizzeria offers a menu that retains all the beloved Becco classics, with a special emphasis on their pizza offerings. Their impressive woodfire oven commands attention in the heart of the dining area, cooking their thin Napoli-style pizzas in a mere 90 seconds. Savour the piping-hot calzone loaded with tomato, mozzarella, shaved ham, friarielli, and ricotta. Or, break the rules and dive into the pizza carbonara, topped with mozzarella, parmigiano, pancetta, egg, pecorino, and a dash of black pepper.
Paying homage to its locale, Pizzantica’s menu boasts a delightful array of traditional antipasti, contorni, and pasta dishes, alongside their signature woodfired Napoli-style pizzas. Don’t miss the Quattro Formaggi or the ‘Kombi’ pizza, slathered with nduja, parmesan, mushrooms, smoked garlic, and mozzarella. Did we mention it’s a kombi van?
At Il Molo, the Italian translation of “the jetty,” Katie and Jason Coats offer a fresh take on the now-retired The Jetty Oxford. The menu features classic antipasto, pasta, and generous pizzas. The standout Il Molo pizza combines pork sausage, mushroom, tomato, mozzarella, and truffle paste, all crafted in the venue’s pizza oven. As for the decor, think of a stylish black-and-white colour scheme, marble counters, oak tables, cozy booth seating, and stone-brick walls.