Since Roman times the simple yet perfect combination of tomato, herbs, cheese and crusty baked dough has delighted people by the thousands. Whether you're a fan of the fluffy Sicilian style pizza slab or prefer a classic, thin and crisp Neapolitan slice there's no denying the universal popularity of pizza.
But after a long day sometimes the last thing you want to do is head back outside. Luckily pizza is not only delicious, but highly transportable. The next time you need some pizza and chill at home use Menulog to order from one of these Melbourne pizzerias and get cheesy slices delivered direct to your door.
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Godfather’s Pizza pride themselves on cooking crisp, expertly made pizzas fresh to order. Naturally they have all the traditional options but it’d be silly not to try one of their less conventional pizzas like their chef’s special: a ground beef, corn chip and sour cream creation which is a beautiful nacho-pizza hybrid. For something a bit more refined try Godfather’s smoked salmon pizza for a classy date-night at home.
At Topolino's you come for the pizzas but stay for the sides. This southside pizzeria churns out fresh pizzas with toppings ranging from the classics to the complex. And then the sides. The sides! Chilli calamari, Sicilian polpette, antipasto platters and bowls of chips Mediterranean style – that is smothered in garlic olive oil, red peppers, oregano and crumbled fetta. We love the idea of a 'Nonna' pizza: pumpkin, baby spinach, ricotta, sun-dried tomato and cracked pepper.
Way out west the Rollin Dough cooks crisp cheesy pizzas and delivers them up until 11pm every single day. From classic pizzas to their favourites these guys know how to cook a pizza to golden, cheese-bubbly perfection. If you want to split one pizza between two it’s easy to order half-and-half flavours online, and there are some interesting house specialities to try (like the haloumi and Turkish beef sausage).
Straight from St Kilda to you, Barzar delivers pizza ranging from simple to gourmet. Traditionalists will enjoy the restaurant’s take on the Margherita while those looking for a more out-there slice can try Barzar’s spicy potato, marinated lamb and feta or garlic prawn pizzas. Partner doesn’t want pizza? You can also order pastas and burgers from Barzar, and there are plenty of meal deals available too when you order online.
If you’re in Yarraville you can get pizza delivered direct to you thanks to Pizza Del Sole. The pizzeria has been dishing out mouth-watering pizzas since 1977 and delivering them across the inner west as well as Williamstown. There’s a huge list of traditional and gourmet flavours available – your hardest decision will be whether to order a regular Hawaiian or the gourmet Hawaiian. Gluten free bases are available too for those without wheat.
At St Kilda Pizza House you can get not only gourmet pizzas, but super gourmet pizzas. These guys will deliver pizzas with toppings like spinach and haloumi, Spanish prawn and one just for carnivores, the seven meat meat lover pizza. These guys also deliver a big range of pastas, parmas, burgers, subs and sides but what we’ve got our eye on is the St Kilda Pizza house chocolate pizza. Two please!
The pizzas out at Westside Pizza are as unpretentious as they are delicious. The bases are crisp, the sauce tomatoey and the cheese generous. Try the Westside special which comes loaded with toppings like bacon, ham, mushrooms, salami and prawns or satisfy your cravings for carbs with a potato and cheese or spaghetti pizza. Can’t decide whether you want pizza or a kebab for dinner? Get both when you order Westside’s kebab pizza.
From their name you can probably gather what La Sera's specialities are. But the choice of pizzas, pastas and ribs and this restaurant is what really draws in customers. They helpfully break their pizzas and pasta down into categories based around their key toppings (meat, chicken, seafood or vegetarian) and they don't cut corners with their Amercian-style pork spare ribs. Perfect for a night on the couch.
If you live in Braybrook, get your pizza fix delivered to you by ordering online from Speedy’s Pizza and Pasta. Their traditional Italian pizzas start at just $8.90 for one of their budget range flavours like their Napolitana (don’t worry anchovies are optional). Their four corners pizza is perfect for a family of picky eaters (you get a one quarter of each Mexican, Hawaiian, capricciosa and vegetarian toppings). Make sure you order a dessert too for a sweet post-dinner treat.
You know what goes well with pizza? Ribs. At Billy’s Pizza Joint in Abbotsford they make pizza using a traditional approach then send it out into the world with sides more interesting than garlic bread. Add an order of lamb ribs, chicken wings or wedges to upgrade your night in. Billy’s also let you build your own pizza and there’s a choice of five different chicken parmas available for delivery as well.