The Forge Pizzeria

14 Armstrong Street North Ballarat, Victoria 3350

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Opening hours Daily noon-11pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 5337 6635

This new kid on the block is already miles ahead of the ’Rat pack with its packed-to-the-rafters warehouse-style interior, funky beats and formidable pizzas in three sizes. Launch straight into the Shearers, with fall-apart slow-roasted lamb, red onion, Meredith goat’s cheese, spinach, garlic and pinenuts. The ’Straya sports mozzarella, shaved ham, egg, bacon and lashings of cracked pepper while the Johnny Cash, supposedly the hottest pizza in the world, must be discussed with staff before ordering. Forge is taking the town by storm, so remember to book. Also at 1771 Sturt Street, Alfredton, Ballarat.