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Best of Canberra – Pizza to go

By Canfan - 26 June 2014 44

take-away-pizza

When I was backpacking in Italy (it sounds romantic, but I never want to see a hostel again…), I consumed pretty close to my body weight in pizza. It was so good – light crisp crusts and simple but perfectly prepared toppings. All generally washed down with a cheap and non-descript carafe of wine. So, I must confess a conflict of interest in this post. I want to know where you go to get the best pizza in town.

In order to fulfil that need, I am sabotaging the first in our Best of Canberra quests and asking for your preferred pizza joint.

Just to keep things interesting – let’s go for best pizza to go

What’s Your opinion?


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Best of Canberra – Pizza to go
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JimCharles 9:22 am
26 Jun 14
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Since i discovered Crust I haven’t gone anywhere else, but would be interested in other recommendations for any good local sources.
There’s not much round by us, but i gave up on Domino’s and Pizza Hut pretty quickly, despite the convenience. My first meal in Australia was a pizza from “the busiest Domino’s in the southern hemisphere” and i spent the night throwing up after eating dodgy prawns.

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James McMahon 9:36 am
26 Jun 14
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Pizza Gusto Braddon is my favorite, had one last night recommend a large with half Capriciosa which has on it tomato, mozzarella, shaved leg ham, mushrooms and artichokes and a half Affetato – tomato, mozzarella, shaved leg ham, Calabrese salami and finished with fresh shaved prosciutto
Base is light and crispy and tomato base is delicious! $21

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Kalliste 10:01 am
26 Jun 14
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I very rarely go near dominos or pizzahut unless it’s free. That also stands for Crust, where the chains are concerned I think the best one is actually Pizza Capers. I’ve only had a few pizzas from there but they’ve always been really good.

Otherwise I quite like the pizzas from Trevs in Dickson with the Potato bread/pizza and the Duke (Chicken, chorizo, bacon, jalapenos and bbq dressing without the jalepenos – $19) being my favourites.

And there is always Debacle on 2 for 1 nights. The Carnivore (Pepperoni, Ground Beef, Chorizo, Leg Ham, Provolone & Topped with BBQ Sauce) from there is one of my favourite pizzas, although it depends on the type of crust you like, some people really dislike the Debacle crust. I love them :) They’re thick, soft and doughy.

As with James, the few times I’ve had Pizza Gusto it’s been good, granted I haven’t been there in quite some time though.

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tobefair 12:16 pm
26 Jun 14
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If it’s quick and easy anytime pizza, Crust serves the purpose well. If we had a pizza capers locally that would be my poison. I still dream of Theo’s in Kambah – back in the day, when the pizzas were awesome and you could play pac man while you waited (sigh)

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Rollersk8r 12:24 pm
26 Jun 14
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I’ll throw in a lazy vote for Pizza Gusto – it is very good. Although, it’s now too popular for its own good (and this is hardly going to help) and it is quite expensive. And even with product flying out the door I can’t understand how a place like that can afford to be open so few hours of the day…

Speaking of pizza and takeaway in general, it’s funny how pizzas used to be $20 each back in the 80s, then places like Dominos came in and drove that price to well under $10 – but in recent years we’re all happy to pay $20 again because it’s gourmet!

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dungfungus 12:38 pm
26 Jun 14
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tobefair said :

If it’s quick and easy anytime pizza, Crust serves the purpose well. If we had a pizza capers locally that would be my poison. I still dream of Theo’s in Kambah – back in the day, when the pizzas were awesome and you could play pac man while you waited (sigh)

“Crust” is the operative word. Dry, overcooked and underfilled.

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Mess 12:40 pm
26 Jun 14
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Zucchini brothers in Chisholm is always good.

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Deborah 2:29 pm
26 Jun 14
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Biginelli’s in Mannheim Street, Kambah do fab gourmet pizza on Wednesday nights or all day Saturday.

The best pizza is from the Royalla Pizza Oven, but they don’t do take out or serve anyone but their friends.

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dreamlikecheese 8:02 pm
26 Jun 14
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Pizza Arte in Kingston is great. Simple toppings, delicious crusts and takeaway only. It’s run out of someone’s house just across the road from the Kingston shops and they’re only open Wed-Sun nights. They also do a tasty tira misu.

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Listers_Cat 9:20 pm
26 Jun 14
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I’m yet to find a better than average Pizza in Canberra. Crust is highly overrated IMHO.

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rommeldog56 9:42 pm
26 Jun 14
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Mess said :

Zucchini brothers in Chisholm is always good.

+1. Always great.

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Genie 11:58 pm
26 Jun 14
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Has anyone tried the new pizza place in Gungahlin ??

Cant be any more helpful than it starts with a Z… I think. It’s on Gungahlin Place.

If not I think I have found what I’m having for dinner on Friday to provide a review.

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Kalliste 9:16 am
27 Jun 14
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Genie said :

Has anyone tried the new pizza place in Gungahlin ??

Cant be any more helpful than it starts with a Z… I think. It’s on Gungahlin Place.

If not I think I have found what I’m having for dinner on Friday to provide a review.

Zaitoon?

Haven’t been there yet either but have considered it. A review would be great.

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Sandman 10:01 am
27 Jun 14
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Depends on your tastes I guess. I’m not a huge fan of “authentic Italian” pizza. I like thick crusts and juicy toppings and for me the best Pizzas are at Wilburs in Hackett. Kids love the Aloha and they use real quality cheese and ham. I’ll eat pretty much any pizza on the menu. Price seems pretty similar to other gourmet places, and if you put in a phone order and leave straight away to pick it up you have time to sit down for a 4 pines pale ale while the wife is home trying to organise the kids.

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Maya123 10:42 am
27 Jun 14
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Thin crusts for me.

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