Any day of the week, any hour, we’re down for a slice. And while we’ll take pizza in just about about any style, there’s something special about the smokey magic of a wood-fired oven: here are our 8 favourite wood-fired pies Perth has on offer.
It would be easy to over-complicate things, but put quite simply: Monsterella gets a lot of things just right. Those bases? Naturally risen for 48 hours, light as air, crispy, chewy, perfetto. That sauce? San Marzano tomatoes, ovviamente. A selection of pasta that will tempt even the most fanatic pizza fiend? Buon appetito!
46 Grantham Street, Wembley
Nestled in between Leederville and Mount Hawthorn, Pappagallo has become one of our favourite go-tos over the years. And while we love to dive into a bowl of pasta pretty much any night of the week, we really can’t go past Pappagallo’s pizzas. Crisp, light and toppings that are juuuuuust right – but with plenty of options to keep everyone happy. Plus, the option to add a burrata is something we can always, always get around.
250 Oxford Street, Leederville
We have to admit, Canteen’s mantra “People Disappoint, Pizza is Eternal” certainly strikes a chord with our inner cynics. Or maybe, we just love pizza that much… In any case, Canteen’s wood-fired pizza is one of the better ways to finish off a swim at Cott. Toppings err towards the traditional, like San Marzano tomatoes, nduja and burrata, or (a personal fave) pork and fennel sausage, fior di latte, broccoli, fennel and fresh chilli.
110 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
Any excuse to order a spritz is fine by us, but the amber cocktail isn’t the only thing Spritz Spizzicheria has to offer. Wood-fired pizzas run the gamut from simple focaccias, all the way up to the comparatively extravagant vegetariana or carnivore-friendly cicciona. Our picks are the focaccia with mortadella, or the calabrese salami and chilli-oil topped Diavola.
148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
We’ve gotta be real, we’re here for a mural. Sitting in Ischia’s dining room, you can almost, kind of, imagine you’re really looking out at that azure ocean. If you can make it past the temptation of the grilled octopus, or the homemade lasagne, their wood-fired pizzas are worth a second glance. We’re dreaming about the trevigiana, topped with radicchio, smoked pancetta and gorgonzola, but then again, we find it hard to pass up any opportunity to order pizza by the metre – now that’s a pizza party.
500 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Acqua e Sale
There’s clearly something about a really good pizza place that makes you just wish it was on your street – and we feel the same way about Acqua e Sale. In the short time since opening, the Sardinian-influenced spot has made a big impression, with its gnochetti, its culurgiones, and of course, its wood-fired pizzas. You won’t find anything too experimental, but you can rest assured that the classics (think diavola, margherita, capricciosa) are perfectly executed.
391 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
Amico Cafe really nails what it means to be a family-run restaurant. Their wood-fired pizzas cover all the bases, with family-friendly favourites like Hawaiian or Meat Lovers, as well as classics like bufala, or contadina. Striking the balance between authenticity and approachability? Quality and affordability? That’s no mean feat, and certainly helped even more by the warm and inviting service.
Shop 2/4 Sanderling Street, Stirling
You may have heard of Woodpeckers back when we were all collectively discovering raclette, circa 2016. Whether or not you’re still obsessing over that melty, gooey, oozy cheese – we’re just as excited about the pizza. Woodpeckers’ wood-fired oven is cranking out some A-grade pies, with a focus on keeping things simple, fresh and tasty. ‘Scuse us while we face plant directly into a porcina, grazie.
20/3 Wexford Street, Subiaco
Header image: Canteen Pizza