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Any Good *Delivered* Pizza in Canberra?

nhand42 26 November 2013 29

Is there anywhere left in Canberra that makes and delivers good pizza?

To clarify, Dominos and Pizza Hut are both abominations. And Crust is not that far removed from the garbage served by Dominos and Pizza Hut.

Good Pizza is something assembled by a 60+ year old man from the old country; for example, the pizza from Steve’s Melba Takeaway. But he doesn’t deliver 🙁

I’m suffering from the absolute hell-hole that is Canberra pizza franchises. They are all insults to pizza. Which restaurants know how to make pizza and also deliver?


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sj20 10:20 am 21 Jan 16

Pizza Gusto +1, but also 10” Custom Pizzeria in Hamlet!! Beautiful; the meatballs were delicate and tasty little homemade meatballs on a light but incredible tomato base, some basil and a touch of cheese all on very light, crispy woodfired crust!! Can you tell I love it just a little? 😉

batmantrilogy 6:19 pm 18 Jan 16

Would have loved if pizza gusto would have started the delivery !

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:39 pm 26 Nov 13

Got ham, I miss KC’s. Best pizza ever.

Failing that however, watch and so this. So easy and so awesome.

http://www.tested.com/food/95090-tested-cooking-the-perfect-pizza-at-home/

IrishPete 7:46 pm 26 Nov 13

I’m too lazy to make the dough. Mosaics Bakery does it for me and sells them fresh (not chilled or frozen) through IGAs (in the bread section) – see this guy’s review http://www.solonode.com/tag/pizza/

I love ’em. At about $5 for a pack of 4 they are incredibly good value too. The spares go in the freezer (they don’t actually freeze very well, but they’re still better after being frozen than any other brand).

Because I am really lazy I buy the squeezy bottles of pizza sauce in the supermarkets (Leggos or Woolworths own brand which is cheaper and identical), pizza cheese mix or Mozzarella usually from Aldi (Mozza makes me REALLY thirsty; is it salty?) and just a single topping like Chorizo or bacon bits. I don’t cook them in the oven really hot – fan forced ovens and pizzas don’t seem to mix well, and I don’t use a stone because they are bugger to clean.

Could live on them.

IP

Persephone 7:22 pm 26 Nov 13

http://www.archiespizzas.com.au for their website.

Persephone 7:19 pm 26 Nov 13

Archie’s pizza in Isaacs is delicious pizza, and they deliver.

Their salads are so good, I usually order 2 and have one for lunch the following day.

troll-sniffer 6:53 pm 26 Nov 13

Pizza Arte is very good. I live 10 mins away. Just perfect time to order my pizza, put the griller on in the stove so the black tray gets smokin’ hot (20 minute timer set for safety of course), pop over the lake to Kingston, pick up hot pizza, drive home, slide pizza on to griller to reheat and crisp up a little after its journey, and then munch away to my heart’s content. Perfect.

I’m thinking you could apply the same technique to a delivered pizza, and you too could enjoy one of Canberra’s bestest pizzas.

thatsnotme 6:09 pm 26 Nov 13

switch said :

thatsnotme said :

It’s the easiest food to make at home – all you need is a reliable recipe, and the ability to measure properly, and you’re away. 90 minutes in the bread maker later, and it’s ready to go.

90 minutes? Mine only needs 50 for pizza dough.

Bread makers can be had for peanuts at school fetes and the like. My last one was all of $5. They’re one of those fabulous inventions that gets used three times and then pushed to the back of the cupboard to join all the other hi-tech food preparation junk that seemed such a good idea at the time.

I can finish it at 60 if I want, but 90 seems to work well. 30 minutes mixing, 30 proofing, a knock down, then a 2nd 30 minute proof. There are times when the smell of the dough almost makes me want to eat it raw! That’s something that no delivery place can bring you 🙂

MERC600 6:05 pm 26 Nov 13

Have found the greatness of a piza coincides with how far away lunch was, and how much booze consumed.

Holden Caulfield 4:00 pm 26 Nov 13

Pizza Arte in Kingston does delivery. I’ve never had one of their pizzas though, so dunno if they’re any good.

switch 3:31 pm 26 Nov 13

thatsnotme said :

It’s the easiest food to make at home – all you need is a reliable recipe, and the ability to measure properly, and you’re away. 90 minutes in the bread maker later, and it’s ready to go.

90 minutes? Mine only needs 50 for pizza dough.

Bread makers can be had for peanuts at school fetes and the like. My last one was all of $5. They’re one of those fabulous inventions that gets used three times and then pushed to the back of the cupboard to join all the other hi-tech food preparation junk that seemed such a good idea at the time.

thatsnotme 3:12 pm 26 Nov 13

Robertson said :

Buy a breadmaker and use that to make the dough. Takes all the effort out of it. Then all you need to do is punch it flat, throw your tomato cheese olives thyme and anchovies on it, pop it in a hot oven and you’re done.

You will never get anything better delivered. In fact you’ll be hard-pressed getting anything delivered on-premise either.

This is what we do, and the kids absolutely love them – even the crusts! It’s the easiest food to make at home – all you need is a reliable recipe, and the ability to measure properly, and you’re away. 90 minutes in the bread maker later, and it’s ready to go. It’s the only thing I use it for these days – and if it broke, I’d buy another just to make pizza dough!

We make a big enough batch to split in two, make one pizza for the kids with their favourite toppings, and another for my wife and I with our favourites. There’s never any complaining on pizza nights:)

zorro29 2:53 pm 26 Nov 13

#16 – ah ok, I’m with you now 🙂 Partner likes less cheese as well (and always think they put too much on even when he asks for light cheese) – not me – drip that pizza with cheesy, melty goodness!

Watson 2:38 pm 26 Nov 13

zorro29 said :

I wouldn’t trust a place that misuses an apostrophe so many times with something as important as a pizza…now I want Vominos again. ;)p

#11 – Still won’t consider it a gourmet food. It’s not like I rock up to Quay and order quail for entree and a pizza for main…just doesn’t happen. Agree on good bases but I really love that we have such a wide range of toppings on pizzas in Australia. A lot of other countries (incl Italy) don’t have as many. Go Aussie.

That’s my point. It is not and never can be a gourmet food. It is a typical Italian dish where the ingredients should be allowed to shine without the need to combine 45 of them in the one dish and add all sorts of flavours that just mask the taste of the essential ones. “Gourmet” is just another way of saying “We’ve got no effing idea what we’re doing so we’ll just throw a bit of everything on there and hope for the best”.

I would much rather only have a choice of 4 toppings than having to ask pizza places to take off this and that from their standard pizzas and to go easy on the fat cheese (which usually gets ignored).

But delivery is fab when you’re busy. I order Crust occasionally and their fajita pizza is ok (from the “healthy choice” menu, so less fat-laden and fairly subtle).

zorro29 2:17 pm 26 Nov 13

Beau Locks said :

In answer to the OP’s question, yes. Witness: http://www.pizzaarte.com.au/

But…dunno how wide their delivery run will go. Presumably all over the inner south, but I’d doubt if they’d travel farther. If I felt like paying mega bucks for pizza instead of making my own I’d drive across town for sure. I’ll readily concede that delivery has its advantages tho, especially if you don’t have a car or if you’re over the limit.

I wouldn’t trust a place that misuses an apostrophe so many times with something as important as a pizza…now I want Vominos again. ;)p

#11 – Still won’t consider it a gourmet food. It’s not like I rock up to Quay and order quail for entree and a pizza for main…just doesn’t happen. Agree on good bases but I really love that we have such a wide range of toppings on pizzas in Australia. A lot of other countries (incl Italy) don’t have as many. Go Aussie.

voytek3 1:52 pm 26 Nov 13

If you want a wide range of pizza/food to choose from that can be delivered then move to a real city.

Beau Locks 1:00 pm 26 Nov 13

In answer to the OP’s question, yes. Witness: http://www.pizzaarte.com.au/

But…dunno how wide their delivery run will go. Presumably all over the inner south, but I’d doubt if they’d travel farther. If I felt like paying mega bucks for pizza instead of making my own I’d drive across town for sure. I’ll readily concede that delivery has its advantages tho, especially if you don’t have a car or if you’re over the limit.

Robertson 12:57 pm 26 Nov 13

Buy a breadmaker and use that to make the dough. Takes all the effort out of it. Then all you need to do is punch it flat, throw your tomato cheese olives thyme and anchovies on it, pop it in a hot oven and you’re done.

You will never get anything better delivered. In fact you’ll be hard-pressed getting anything delivered on-premise either.
I remember the Marco Polo club at Queanbeyan had great pizzas. Ostani in Barton started off OK, too.
Sadly, all pizza makers eventually respond to the demands of their ignorant clientele by loading up their pizzas Dominos-style.

If you are desperate, get a Dominos with limited toppings on the thin crust. It’s definitely edible.

Watson 12:54 pm 26 Nov 13

zorro29 said :

Pizza snobbery? What nonsense…make it yourself if you’re such a hotshot. I don’t think pizza is ever “gourmet”….but there is a price to pay for convenience, and sometimes that’s quality. Nothing wrong with a dirty Double Bacon Cheeseburger pizza from Vominos now and then…

I disagree. It is this notion of a “gourmet pizza” that caused the sorry excuses for the real thing to become standard. Too many toppings, too much sauce, waaaay too much cheese and way too many choices on the menu. I crave real Italian pizzas, with minimal toppings. Pizza Arte is the only place in Canberra that I’ve tried that does them properly. But I don’t think they deliver and they’re nowhere near me. There’s a place in Kingston that’s not bad either, but I’ve only eaten in there and the manager has a Jesus complex.

But if anyone knows where to get real Italian pizza on the far North, pleeeeaaaasse let me know!

Felix the Cat 12:13 pm 26 Nov 13

Genie said :

IThat being said.. $5 pizzas on Monday and Tuesday from Vominos are awesome value for those of us who are rather broke !

No. They are crap. The box tastes better than the contents.

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