Top 10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Hobart 2015 - Editor's Choice
Publishedon 09/08/2015 - 07:31 am
In the spirit of public service Tasmanian Food Guide has scoured Hobart to find the best pizza restaurants for 2015. Our commitment to delivering you only the best knows no bounds. We have endured the carbohydrate overload. We have battled our way through kilos of salami, the piles of ham, the countless cans of pineapple and the endless string of mozzarella cheese to satisfy your desires for the best pizzas. Pizza could possibly be considered a food group of it’s own. It’s a family staple, a side dish to those Friday afternoon beers. It’s a football lover's best friend. Who doesn’t love a good pizza? We sure do.
Our criteria for this list was quite simple - the restaurant must provide a dine in experience. Pizza must make up at least a third of the overall menu items. And most of all, the pizza must be amazing! Below you will find the top 10 pizza restaurants in Hobart as decided by the Tasmanian Food Guide editors. This is based on our own personal experiences. Please use this list with care. We take no responsibility for any extra kilos you may need to shed after eating your way through our list of the best pizza restaurants in Hobart for 2015.
1. Sandy Bay Woodfired Pizza
Long summer nights in Hobart are delightful. But what makes them even more enjoyable is when you finish off the day by grabbing a bottle of your favourite Tasmanian wine, heading to Long Beach in lower Sandy Bay and sitting down in a cosy little restaurant to tuck into some tasty wood-fired pizzas. The best thing about these pizzas is that they are not at all greasy - yet bursting with flavour! We recommend trying the Mexican chicken pizza which comes complete with little dollops of sour cream topped with corn chips. The service here is always very good with friendly staff and a quick turnaround. Afterwards, you can take a romantic walk along the beach and listen to the waves lapping on the shore as the sun sets. Now doesn’t that sound nice?
To learn more about Sandy Bay Wodfired Pizza visit their Facebook page.
2. Solo Pasta & Pizza
Your senses will be awakened from the moment you walk through the door and smell the beautiful aromas coming from the kitchen. Owned by an Italian family, Solo is an extremely popular pizza restaurant, especially on Friday and Saturday nights - so booking in advance is highly recommended. You can grab a table or sit at the bar area up the front and watch the pizza masters flipping and stretching the dough. An open kitchen is always a good indication of a well organised restaurant and the staff go out of their way to make sure customers are looked after. An ideal venue for families and groups.
To learn more about Solo Pasta & Pizza visit their website.
Cultura is a Italian cafe/restaurant in the Hobart CBD, open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat, and dinner from Thurs-Sat. The restaurant is a stylish, intimate space that offers an ideal setting for a quiet dinner with someone special. The pizzas are definitely some of the best in Hobart - but you need to try them for yourself. Authentic Italian style thin bases with generous toppings. The service is excellent and attentive, with warm Italian hospitality. There is a reason that their customers are all leaving rave reviews.
To learn more about Cultura visit their website.
4. Local Pizza
One of the newer pizza restaurants in Hobart, this small unassuming restaurant in Berriedale knows how to deliver a winning pizza. With seating for just 40 people in long communal tables, there is no need for frills or fancy furnishings - the pizzas speak for themselves. Traditional Italian crispy, thin, hand-stretched dough makes their bases the star of the show. The toppings are made from quality premium ingredients, and the pizza sizes are quite generous at 14 inches. The wood-fired pizza oven here is impressive; a cross between a traditional and gas oven with rotating bedplates - quite spectacular! Family friendly and the smiling staff faces make for a welcoming, relaxing environment.
To learn more about Local Pizza visit their website.
5. Cargo Bar Pizza Lounge
Undoubtedly one of the most popular venues in Hobart's Salamanca Place. The beautiful 180 year old sandstone building is a trendy spot to enjoy a cocktail with friends. A casual hangout where locals enjoy a drink after work, Cargo quickly turns into a vibrant entertainment hotspot by night, often with live music. We dare you to go in for just a drink, without staying on to demolish one of their pizzas. When you see the staff buzzing around placing boards with freshly made pizzas in front of your fellow drinkers and diners, we know you’ll cave in too. These are pizzas that you can eat without actually feeling like you’ve eaten a pizza - the bases are thin and crispy and toppings are light on cheese, leaving you nicely satisfied but without the heavy feeling. Give the Hoi Sin Duck pizza a try, or one of their dessert pizzas!
To learn more about Cargo Bar Pizza Lounge visit their website.
6. De Angelo Ristorante
Situated on Hampden Rd in Hobart’s beautiful Battery Point, nestled amongst historic sandstone buildings is Da Angelo; a long-running Italian family operated restaurant. Da Angelo have been appeasing the appetites of locals and tourists for more than 15 years. The restaurant has the warm and inviting atmosphere of a family home, and as soon as you walk through the door you’ll be greeted by cheerful staff busily topping pizza bases. With four different pizza sizes to choose from, all of the traditional Italian combinations are available as well as some gourmet pizza varieties. The restaurant itself is quite large and is popular with groups. Word is that you can find it by following the sounds of laughter and cheerful conversations, and tempting cooking aromas.
To learn more about Da Angelo Ristorante visit their website.
One of the recent additions to North Hobart’s emerging restaurant strip, Capital must be doing something right! Even on a Monday night the place will be full, and it goes without saying that a booking is recommended. The restaurant is beautifully appointed; inside the venue is a modern, rustic decor in earthy colours, and a visually stunning bar area that speaks attention to detail. Instead of the usual pizza varieties, Capital offer some unique and creative toppings. The pizza bases are the traditional thin Italian style bases, so you’ll have plenty of room left to enjoy some of the other menu offerings - perhaps an antipasto platter, or maybe one of the desserts.
To learn more about Capital visit their website.
Are you hungry? I mean, really hungry? Okay - then we recommend you get yourself to Amici as soon as possible, because the pizzas here are gigantic! To be precise, there are actually a few different sizes to choose from, but if you do decide to order the family size, you may hear angels singing as the heavenly pizza is layed down by staff on a raised platter in front of you (or was the singing just in our heads?) The toppings here are very generous and flavoursome. The venue itself has a nice ambience and the staff are attentive. There are also plenty of other menu items to choose from besides pizza.
To learn more about Amici visit their website.
9. La Porchetta
Located at the far northern end of Salamanca Place is La Porchetta. The franchise restaurant is an institution for Hobart, welcoming a large number of customers through their doors seven nights of the week. Diners can expect reasonably priced meals, with an extensive range of pizzas available - including both traditional and gourmet pizza varieties, as well as pasta and other Italian style dishes on the menu. A casual atmosphere, La Porchetta is a suitable venue for families and large groups.
To learn more about La Porchetta visit their website.
10. Charcoal Bar & Restaurant
The restaurant attached to the RACV Hotel in Hobart’s CBD, Charcoal specialise in wood-fired pizzas, and you can watch them being made in the wood-fired pizza oven in the open kitchen. Their menu offers classic pizza varieties such as Hawaiian, Pepperoni and Meat Lovers, as well as other Modern Australian menu items. Dishes are served with beautiful presentation, and the atmosphere is pleasant and would be suitable for a special occasion, or any occasion at all.
To learn more about Charcoal Bar & Restaurant visit their website.