The Bosphorus prawn pizza at the Moor's Head, already a cult menu item.
The Bosphorus prawn pizza at the Moor's Head, already a cult menu item. Photo: Eddie Jim

Cafe Bedda
242 High Street, Northcote 9482 9420
Plenty of southern Italian temptation here but thin-crust pizzas are hard to pass up.

DOC
295 Drummond Street, Carlton 9347 2998
Charred edges, imported ingredients, simple combinations and a boisterous crowd.

Firechief
169 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East 9831 1700
Paul Mathis’s colourful pizza barn boasts three different pizza ovens and lots of charm.

400 Gradi
99 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 9380 2320
Authentic Neopolitan pizza here attracts swarms of Melbourne’s Italian chefs.

Ladro
224 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 9415 7575 & 162 Greville Street, Prahran 9510 2233
Northside or southside, Ladro’s hand-shaped wood-fired pizzas always impress.

The Moor’s Head
Rear, 774 High Street, Thornbury 9484 0173
Joe Abboud’s ‘inauthentic’ pizzas use beautiful Lebanese ingredients to great effect.

Mr Wolf
9–15 Inkerman Street, St Kilda 9534 0255
Karen Martini’s pizzas are a lesson in keeping it simple with quality ingredients.

Pizza Verde
62 Piper Street, Kyneton 5422 7400
Great attitude, crust and toppings make this a must-do pitstop.

Scoozi
136 Union Road, Ascot Vale 9370 0100
This Sicilian gem loves a wood-fired crust and an authentic ingredient of the San Marzano tomato kind.

Supermaxi
305 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North 9482 2828
Rita Macali works wonders with beautiful ingredients and a finely tuned electric oven.