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Italian pizza hit in Newtown

By Erika Echternach and Lillian Sekkai Originally from Italy, Alberto, the friendly and chatty owner of Alberto’s Pizzeria, came to Australia 62 years ago. After opening his first shop in Stanmore, he moved to Newtown in 1989 where he’s been cooking ever since. Alberto said his primary principles are quality, efficiency and generosity. Clearly, this […]

Alberto’s Pizza

Founded almost forty years ago, Alberto’s Pizza is still a local favourite. With each meal prepared for you by Alberto himself, you can taste the authenticity. With an affordable menu ranging from pasta to pizza, from salads to steaks, from garlic breads to cheesecakes, you won’t be able to make up your mind. Relax in […]

BEST NEW YORK-STYLE PIZZA – NEW YORK SLICE

New York style pizza is all about great big generous triangles that you would probably have to fold in half to eat. New York Slice pays homage to the pizza of the States; satisfyingly greasy, all molten cheese and fresh out of the oven. You can grab a single slice for $4 or a “Massive” […]

BEST FAMILY RUN PIZZA JOINT – ALBERTO’S

Generous portions and an extensive menu makes this family run pizzeria a favourite for Newtown locals. Alberto, the man himself, is still stretching dough at 81 after 37 years when the shop first opened. The bright green, red and white front shouts a warm Italian welcome and there is of course an Italia soccer banner […]

Dove & Olive

It is ‘Thirsty Thursday’ at the Dove & Olive, and in addition to $5 craft beer schooners, everyone seems to be tucking into the $9.90 burger special. This would normally seem par for the course, but since it is 38 degrees outside I can’t quite face a burger and just need something cold.

Bar Fly – Della Hyde

This opulent underground drinking den will shield you from the heat while also tricking you into thinking you're in a Wes Anderson film. Inspired by the 1920s actress, Della Pringle, Della Hyde pays homage to luxe lobby bars from around the world.

Bar Fly: Basement 33

It might give off a karaoke bar vibe from the outside, but descend into the depths of this basement bar and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the hipster-ific pizzeria that awaits you below street level.

Da Vinci’s

With the upsurge of enthusiasm for pizza certified Napoli, it’s easy to lose sight of pizza styles popular across the rest of Italy. Add that Nicola Piteo slid his restaurant into an existing Italian spot, keeping the original name, and you get some idea of how his outstanding pizza has largely flown under the radar.

Lucio Pizzeria

Venture into Tomorrowland – otherwise known as Zetland (or ‘Zetciti’ as a clever business in the futuristic East Village shopping centre has dubbed it). Swallow down a portent dose of the future, where worker drones live in looming grey and taupe towers in fully self-contained dormitory suburbs; places where you can purchase an Audi as easily as you can order a name brand Lucio pizza.

Basement 33

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Goulburn Street’s Haymarket end, is nestled a brand new hidden bar gem, worthy of any nightlife veteran’s attention.