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Backyard Pizza Shop in Kingston?

By ant - 5 January 2008 29

I heard, from someone new to Canberra, that there is apparently a family-run Garage pizza shop being run in Kingston. From what she said, it appears to be in Dawes St.  Apparently the whole family is involved in making, cooking and selling the pizzas. as to name, hours etc, she was hazy, she’d just stumbled on it while walking home from the shops.

Has anyone got any more info about this?  I’m always on the trail of pizza with proper pizza dough bases… haven’t found any in Canberra so far! This could be the holy grail of pizzas.

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Backyard Pizza Shop in Kingston?
ant 9:09 pm 07 Jan 08

I’ve never really been into the gourmet pizza thing. First, I want a really good Margherita, which shows if the dough is good, or not. Never had a good one in Canberra.

Then I like a hot spicey one. And that’s about it!

waiting for Pizza Arte to open so I can try them out.

bunnycoat 2:57 pm 07 Jan 08

My big issue with pizzas in Canberra is how EXPENSIVE they are – in Melbourne (excepting the chain restaurants) they are generally half the price and twice as good as any in Canberra.

dalryk 12:30 pm 07 Jan 08

I’ve tried Pizza Arte a couple of times and I have to say that I’m not overly impressed. The Pizza’s were nice enough, but very expensive. And they’re competing against 4 or 5 other places in Kingston which all offer take-away gourmet pizza, so I can afford to be choosy.

Personally my preference goes to La Rustica pizzas as best quality and value, with La Cappana around the corner coming a close second.

Pizza Arte is OK, but not fantastic.

astrojax 8:54 pm 06 Jan 08

please jas, don’t mention that place in same virtual breath as pizza arte – an artist may be smote with angst at the name…

funny old word, pizza, when you look at it. but arte, yum!

The Jas 3:22 pm 06 Jan 08

Pizza Arte it is, it’s fantastic, I used to live just around the corner, you will never see Pizza Hut etc in the same way after a Pizza Arte pizza!

You 10:04 am 06 Jan 08

The Kingston pizza place is actually marked on Google Earth. It’s called “Pizza Arte” and is at 13 Leichhardt St. Phone: (02) 6239 6777

astrojax 7:32 am 06 Jan 08

the cork street cafe at gundaroo was the most excellentest pizzas in canberra until i also discovered the kingston pizza arte place – from portia’s turn left, then right at the end of the block and it is on the next corner. their calzone are also excellent but i love the blue cheese and mushroom. [drools…]

firestone at dickson now also make pretty good pizza and are much closer to me in my inner norf abode. it’s a long cycle to kingston, alas. and longer to gundaroo, alasser…

Tony 10:45 pm 05 Jan 08

Apparently, it so good, it messes with your spelling and ability to link properly to google maps too. Even weeks after consumption.

Tony 10:43 pm 05 Jan 08

Thiers a pizza cafe at Gundaroo which makes the perfect pizza. Everyone should check it out, its a nice afternoon outing too.

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ant 9:07 pm 05 Jan 08

Ah HA! Thanks, people! I went prowling today (after getting some haberdashery at Cassidys in Kingston, what an excellent shop), and Dawes st drew a blank. I went along part of Eyre st, as she said “the street near Portia’s Place”, but couldn’t see anything promsing either. Well, she likes the pumpkin and parmesan pizzas. So, time to see what’s what.

Mess 8:28 pm 05 Jan 08

For great pizzas try Zucchini Brothers in Chisholm. Freshly made tons of toppings and very filling, I ve been going there for years

popgoescanberra 7:33 pm 05 Jan 08

I’ve been meaning to go there too. Yeah it’s on Eyre St, just up from the parking, opposite the hideous abandoned public housing.

dobaman 5:58 pm 05 Jan 08

That place is awesome. My recommendation is the Picante with artichokes. I think they might closed for a little while longer this month.

tinker 3:40 pm 05 Jan 08

It’s in Eyre Street, I think. It’s a house just up towards Canberra Ave from the shops.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 2:57 pm 05 Jan 08

Hmm…I’ve heard about this too, but could never get confirmation that it exists.

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