Where to Find the Best Pizza in Adelaide for an Italian Feast
For seriously good slices with all the Italian trimmings, here's where you'll find the best pizza in Adelaide.
Let's be honest, when you're in the mood to dine out on pizza there really is nothing that can curve that craving until you've had yourself a delicious cheesy slice (or two). Fortunately, you can find some of the best pizza joints in Adelaide to fill that triangle-shaped hole in your belly.
Lovers of Italian cuisine can discover the rustic pizzerias that feel like you’re stepping into Nonna’s kitchen and authentic eateries that transport you to Naples. With everything from authentic Margherita pizza topped with fresh basil, or doughy bases heaving with an obscene number of toppings, we've tried and tested them all.
When you need to find that perfectly prepped cheesy goodness, take a look through our round-up of the best pizza in Adelaide. Buon appetito!
Find a hidden gem in the 'burbs at Il Camino, where the name translates to "fireplace"—a haven for warmth, flavours, and happy moments. Established in 2020 as a humble takeaway pizzeria, the space quickly evolved into a thriving restaurant, blending Italian heritage and family traditions with freshly made pasta, authentic wood-oven pizzas, and delectable desserts, all complemented by an exceptional wine list. You'll find choosing your pizza topping the biggest challenge of the night, with everything from classic calabrese through to Salsiccia e Patate - a potato pizza with pork sausage, onion and rosemary.
4/117 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville
Lucia's Pizza and Spaghetti Bar
Lucia Rosella's magic lives on at Lucia's Pizza and Spaghetti Bar, an Adelaide institution since 1957. Now led by daughters Nicci and Maria, this family business crafts authentic southern Italian delights, like the must-try prosciutto pizza adorned with buffalo mozzarella, and generous bowls of pasta. Located in the heart of the Adelaide Central Market, Lucia's dish out fresh, market-sourced goodness. Dig into their renowned antipasto before moving onto your pizza and be sure to save room for the traditional rice cake—it's popular for a reason!
Shop 1-2 Western Mall, Adelaide Central Market, 44/60 Gouger Street, Adelaide
The new kids on the block in Thebarton, Mozza Pizzeria is dishing up focaccia style pizza along with quality wines and guaranteed good times. A laidback local with subtle nods to the Italian way of life where you can enjoy some good old carb loading. Start strong with a loaded focaccia and cheese arancini, then dig into thick cut pizza by the slice. The beauty of the 6-inch slices? You get to try more than one flavour! The pepperoni is a classic crowd pleaser, and there is house made pasta on the menu too. Oh, and did we mention there is a vanilla panna cotta that is to die for? If that doesn’t have you making a dinner booking ASAP, we don’t know what will.
77 Port Road, Thebarton
Step into Bobbi’s for a hit of nostalgia, delicious food and simple luxury. The newly refreshed eatery is warmly welcoming customers in with a new and improved bright and airy aesthetic that encourages visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy good company over great drinks. The Hilton Hotel’s pizza paradise, the wood-fired oven is the venue’s pride and joy – so you know they take their pizza seriously! Kick the meal off with olives and peppers or a simple charcuterie board before moving onto the good stuff. Classic margarita, cheese, meat lovers or marinara – whatever your flavour, there is a pizza with your name on it at Bobbi’s.
264 South Road, Hilton
This gem in McLaren Vale is absolutely worth the 45-minute drive out from the city – trust us! When the sun is shining, the expansive lawn at Pizzateca is filled with white tables and plastic chairs to enjoy your meal and soak up the rays, while in winter you can cosy up inside the weather-proof pergola. The wood-fired pizza is cooked to perfection in the imported Italian pizza oven and is unbelievably fluffy and light– plus the option for a gluten free base means no one misses out! There are plenty of share plates on offer, and if you opt for their ‘Feed Me’ menu, we highly recommend wearing your stretchy pants. Come for the pizza, stay for the good vibes.
319 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale
Anchovy Bandit is a firm favourite for when it comes to the best pizza in Adelaide. Known and loved as a gem in Prospect, you can enjoy a pizza al fresco on a balmy evening or within their funky interiors. Their menu is ever-changing, with a limited range of exciting new toppings waiting to be discovered alongside classic favourites. The fiery broccoli pizza is served with pesto, jalapeno and chevre, and the curious royal blue potato pizza is topped with nduja, kalamata and olives. If you’re feeling hungry, then choose between their two ‘feed me’ options with two courses at $55 per person or four courses at $75 per person.
96 Prospect Road, Prospect
Hey Bianca's bolt-in-the-wall locations are one of the best spots to slip past for an easy weeknight feast. Serving up a slice of perfect Napoli and Sicilian-style pizza, we recommend ordering up their signature margarita (the closest thing to being in Italy) and the boujee Boscaiola (truffle paste, asiago cheese, mushrooms, and fresh prosciutto) to go, or have it delivered straight to your door. Add a couple of little cheesecake tub to-go and you’ve got yourself a feast. Yum!
254 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
532D Brighton Road, Brighton
2/11 West Beach Road, West Beach
Head to this cosy beer garden for ample servings of Mediterranean-influenced dishes, like pepperoni pizza and golden baked gnocchi. The pizza here is particularly good, with everything from eggplant with smoked mozzarella through to succulent loaded lamb. With $10 pizza specials every Wednesday from 4pm, plus great vibes and even better pies, you truly can't go wrong at Roxie's.
188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Bandit Pizza & Wine
Anchovy Bandit's younger sibling sitting amiably in Hyde Park. The menu is short but sweet at Bandit, consisting of classic and unique Neapolitan-ish pizza styles, flavour-packed snacks like woodfired sourdough and tuna crudo, plus lamb skewers and grilled leeks. The changing menu reflects the seasons, there are pre-batched cocktails and a winning wine selection to enjoy, and the space is surprisingly cosy given its modern setting. Low-ceilings, classic trattoria-esque curtains and inviting neighbourhood wine bar vibes make this a place you'll want to frequent.
248 Unley Road, Hyde Park
Visit Tony Tomatoes in North Adelaide, a local gem adored for its authentic Italian style pizza and family friendly atmosphere. It's all about traditional favourites as well as creative inventions here, using fresh local produce to deliver the goods.
Highlights include the Mr Pig (broccoli, mozzarella, pork and fennel sausage and fresh chilli), and the Gamberetti (fior di latte, smoked pancetta, zucchini, prawns and chilli). You also get to choose crust thickness, and whether you want a white flour base, a lighter crisp base, or gluten-free base. Drink wise, sip on the easy house red or a classic Negroni.
Real-deal Italian and some of the best pizza in Adelaide, by chefs who have been certified by the Accademia Italiana della Pizza in Italy. Buonissimo!
155-157 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Synonymous with excellent Italian eats, everyone is welcome at this humble Hectorville eatery. Opening in 2018, Brasco’s Pizzeria is a family affair with besties turned business partners Giannitto and Puccio at the helm. Nonna has the gnocchi covered, hand-rolling those fluffy bad boys daily while the small, yet mighty pizza menu covers all bases. They offer a gluten free base for an additional $5, and Margarita Mondays means the team at Brasco’s boxes up $10 Margarita pizzas for you to devour at home.
3/86 Glynburn Road, Hectorville
Antica Pizzeria e Cucina
Serious about tradition, Antica’s wood oven pizzas are prepared and cooked in true Neapolitan style. Their motto of ‘simple, beautiful, Italian food’ is observed in the dough of their soft, pliable base that, when loaded with toppings and fired up, literally melts in the mouth. Both venues mix a contemporary design fitting perfectly with the Mediterranean feel, so the second you enter you'll feel like you've been transported to the middle of Italy. Made rich with flavour, the margherita, capricciosa and diavola always go down a treat, while the more indulgent quattro salumi is impossible to resist. Torn between the choice of toppings? Indulge yourself, opting for the mammoth metre long pizza and pick up to three toppings from the menu.
226 Morphett Street, Adelaide
144 King William Road, Hyde Park
Doubling as half Pizza bar half disco party, Adelaide icon Sunny's Pizza is the go-to for pizza and a groovy time. Located down the laneway of Solomon Street, through a small shop front, take a seat at the open window seat perched atop the lane and watch the night go by. Serving up so much deliciousness you won't be able to decide, their menu ranges from the signature pizza #001 margherita, to a pork and fennel sausage pizza. This is the go-to place when the sun goes down and wood oven fires up.
17 Solomon Street, Adelaide
Proving that Biga is always better, pizzeria come pastry lab Blue Velvet satisfies both sweet and salty cravings. Italian-born husband-and-wife duo Paolo Rosina and Ilenia Scuderi use the 'Biga' dough method, leaving their Stoneground flours to ferment naturally for a whole day before the remaining ingredients are added. Choose between a host of authentic Italian toppings to satisfy your pizza pangs with meat, vegetarian and vegan options, with the option to do half/half toppings also available. When it comes to flavours, the Boscaiola is perfect any day of the week, and the aptly named Smoky brings together Mozzarella fior di latte, smoked scamorza, roasted zucchini and prosciutto di parma topped with a cheeky tang of balsamic glaze. Post pizza, an array of delicious homemade desserts await.
70 Henley Beach Road, Mile End
Etica’s ethically sourced ingredients and delightfully doughy bases have earned this Italian eatery rockstar status. Proud members of the AVPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana) Etica have eleven years of ‘la vera pizza napoletana’ (or genuine Napoletana pizza) under their belt. Their wood-fired pizzas are second to none, with a focus on providing authentic cuisine with only the finest of ingredients. The traditional menu doesn’t stray far from the classics, choosing a fine selection of pizzas and doing them extremely well. The Margarita Extra with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, olive oil, and basil is perfectly understated while the Funghi with creamy fior di latte, mixed mushrooms and garlic is a must for mushroom lovers.
125 Gilles Street, Adelaide
Pizza e Mozzarella Bar
When Pizza e Mozzarella light up their two wood ovens, you know that good pizza is on its way. Fired by artisans and fuelled by seasonal ingredients, Pizza e Mozzarella lets their food do the talking. Take the short walk from Rundle Street and North Terrace and step into their dining space that draws inspiration from Southern Italy. With a warm and welcoming vibe greeting you at the door, you will feel relaxed and at home as you pour over a menu full of temptations. Try the pizza bianca range for something a little different, from a rosemary garlic pizza, the patate with potato, provolone and rosemary, or the indulgent quattro formaggi. Not only do these guys make heavenly pizzas but they host cooking classes too, so if you consider yourself a pizza connoisseur, book a wood oven class and get your hands floury while doing so.
33B Pirie Street, Adelaide
Sicily Pizzeria e Bar
Whilst the notion of going to Sicily may be one to plan for, who said you can't still eat as though you're there right now? Sicily Pizzaria e Bar serves up a range of mouthwatering pizzas along with other traditional favourites daily. Their three locations across Adelaide offer a tasty menu to be enjoyed in each setting of city, suburb and beach front. The pizza dough is handmade and stretched the authentic way before being rested for 72 hours. It is then cooked the Cummari Signorina way in the wood fired oven, proud to serve only one real Sicilian pizza size - which is 32cm for those wondering. The menu keeps it simple and fresh, because who doesn't love to get back to basics and take on a delicious Margherita every now and then?
292 Rundle Street, Adelaide
88 Anzac Highway, Everard Park
34 Semaphore Road, Semaphore