You’ll be feeling molto, molto bene after checking out these perfect pizza pies.
And if you’re still hungry, check out some delicious our favourite wood-fired pizza places around town.
Pretty Good Pizza
Ruinbar’s attached pizzeria may be called Pretty Good Pizza, but that’s not really an accurate moniker – these pizzas are actually much better than “pretty good”. Inspired by a combination of ’80s hip hop and and low-key neighbourhood pizzerias, you’ll find classics like ham and pineapple alongside more high-brow pies like “Heaps Good” – with stracciatella, prosciutto, truffle oil and thyme. Grab a pie and hit up the beer vending machine for dine-in, or pick up a slice for the road. (Check out our interview with owner Miles and chef Marcello.)
153 Beaufort Street, Northbridge
Rossonero is well worth an adventure through the back lanes of Maylands. Hidden away in a former garage, this pizza spot serves up next level pies with friendly service to match. We can’t go past the Sticky Pig, but vegos won’t miss out with their vegan friendly cheese – and make sure you check out their Instagram for plenty of limited-run specials.
18 Lyric Lane, Maylands
450° Pizza in Rivervale, situated at the base of Aloft Perth is serving up a menu of classic pies, from traditional margheritas and restrained pizza bianca to capricciosa calzone or decadent brie and mushrooms. With gluten free bases and vegan cheese options available, dietaries are well-looked after – plus there’s a neat selection of salads if you’re feeling extra virtuous (or a rotating dessert pizza special, if you’re not)! “Pizza is a communal dish and is best shared amongst company, so we want as many people to enjoy a slice of 450° Pizza,” explained Head Chef Vincy Silveira. “We are thrilled to bring 450° Pizza to the area.”
27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale
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
Highgate’s party paradise Si Paradiso has had a coming of age of sorts, and with its reinvigorated menu, we reckon the dance floor has some pretty strong competition. While they’ve jazzed up the seafood-leaning menu (hello, lobster and prawn tramezzini?), the Neapolitan-style pizzas are thankfully still around. Pillowy and fluffy, judiciously topped, every element is both high quality and considered.
446 Beaufort Street, Highgate
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
Helmed by award-winning pizzaiolo Raffaele Brotzu, Delisio has been serving up some of the best pizzas in Perth (and the world!) since 2002. With classic Roman pizza available al taglio (rectangular slices perfect for a quick takeaway lunch) or traditional round pies in their inviting dining room, Delisio is that reliable, delicious friend you can always count on.
Shop 4, 94 Rokeby Road (Corner Churchill Avenue), Subiaco
As we’ve driven past Amore Mio, we’ve often thought to ourselves, “That looks like it could be a hidden gem…” It turns out, while it isn’t really all that hidden – it is an absolute gem, balancing between traditional and accessible, with plenty of family-friendly options. No frills and unpretentious, Amore Mio nails crowd-pleasing (yes, we’ve seen all your comments!) without skimping on quality.
279 Guildford Road, Maylands
Another tip-top spot, Il Locale might be set back a few blocks back from Brighton Beach, but it’s worth picking up a pie for the road. Grab one of their traditional wood fired pizzas and take it just a couple of minutes down the road to enjoy with the sunset – we’re quite partial to anything involving a burrata, but you can’t go wrong here.
16C Calais Road, Scarborough
If you’re further east, you needn’t miss out on the goodness. Basilico is serving up Midland’s best pies, with bases made with pre-fermented biga dough – light as air, crispy and complex in flavour. These ace bases are matched perfectly with simple toppings, like DOP prosciutto, pecorino and San Marzano tomatoes.
30A The Crescent, Midland
As if the people of North Perth didn’t have enough deliciousness on their doorstep! It seems almost unfair that they also get Zuccaro…This family-run trattoria and pizzeria has only been around since the start of 2020, and has come out the other side of the treacherous year with a neighbourhood of loyal devotees. To be fair, after trying the mortadella pizza, we’re pretty loyal, too.
Unit 1/448 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from our pizza explorations, it’s the benefits of restraint. And nowhere is that more evident than in Santini’s pizza menu: just four options, you know that they’ll all have well and truly earned their place. Two rosso and two bianche, current offerings include a classic margherita style, a pork sausage with potato, dried chilli, lemon and parsley, a nduja and caramelised onion, or a cacio e pepe clam pie with parsley and pancetta. When those are your options, who needs anything else?
QT, 133 Murray Street, Perth
We wrote about family-run Vikka way back in September of 2021, excited to try their Neapolitan-style pizza and share plates, and they haven’t disappointed. Pizzas toe the line between crowd-pleasing and traditional, with the hot honey a particular favourite – topped with fiery sopressa and nduja. (Vegans are well-looked after with both plant-based cheese and sausage.) A surprising delight was the giardiniera served alongside cured meats: crunchy yet tender with the zap of vinegar.
147 Oxford Street, Leederville
We consider it a personal failure that we didn’t make it to Eugene’s Pizzeria sooner. This neighbourhood pizza spot is slinging pies six nights a week that are unpretentious yet high-quality. We’re talking 72-hour fermented dough and local ingredients – and what’s better about pizza than that?!
133 George Street, East Fremantle
Amico Cafe really gets 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
The undeniable draw of King Somm might be enough to make us move to Bayswater – that’s what big fans we are of this neighbourhood pizzeria, bar and bottleshop. Current pies include a salty, briney anchovy, caper and chilli oil number, as well as prosciutto with artichoke, spinach and gorgonzola creme. The 72-hour, “pasta riporto” dough and considered use of toppings is enough to please even the most discerning pizza snob.
13 King William Street, Bayswater
Pizza and breakfast might not be the most natural pairing, but we’re open minded. Add in a touch of Asian influence and we’re positively intrigued… Popping up on Saturday mornings outside of Twin Peaks’ Morley roastery, Dank Pizza has been converting Perth to the benefits of early morning, weekend pizza and coffee pairing. These perfect-for-one, pop-up pizzas hold their own against Perth’s best brick-and-mortar outfits, with flavours ranging from a sort-of-traditional pepperoni, tomato and egg, all the way to the after school nostalgia of cheese, Vegemite and sesame, or the fiery Angry Aunty, topped with sausage, spring onion, coriander and chilli oil.
Twin Peaks Coffee Roasters, U11/28 Rudloc Road, Morley
Ask the locals who live Solo Pizza in Como and just about all of ’em will tell you that Solo Pizza is the best in Perth. And we’re not here to argue, rather just let you get along and make your own mind up! Don’t let the photos on their menu fool you, if anything it’s just a clear sign they’re far more concerned with making delicious, authentic Italian pizzas than getting Insta-ready top-down photography done. Grab a bottle of wine and make sure you chat to the lovely people who work there. A Como institution that shows no sign of slowing down.
5/135A Coode Street, South Perth
Header image: Pretty Good Pizza