To last as long as eLounge Pizzeria has – it was founded in 1998 – in the ultra-competitive restaurant scene in Melbourne, you have to be doing something right. To be named among the 3 best pizza restaurants in Australia, you have to be doing something really, really right. That is exactly what eLounge Pizzeria has been doing, and at the rate that the Italian cuisine-crazed public of Abbotsford keep heading down to Victoria Street, it doesn’t look likely to be ending any time soon.
Think how many pizza restaurants there are in Australia. It’s a fair few, to be sure. Now think what it means to be voted among the top three in the country, and to be picked to represent the country in international pizza competitions. That’s where eLounge Pizzeria on Victoria Street in Abbotsford is coming from. It’s been dishing out thin-crusts to the Melbourne public since 1998, and their international recognition is just the icing on the cake – or the cherry tomato on the pizza, if you will – of a long career serving up top-notch Italian cuisine.
Victoria Street in Abbotsford is one of the great food streets of Melbourne, and to compete, restaurants have to go that extra mile. To that end, eLounge Pizzeria offers not only award-winning pizzas, but also other Italian favourites, and a full wine list to boot. Choose from sharing platters of antipasti and other Italian favourites to accompany your pizza. The flats themselves come as the Italians intended – no saps to the American style here – with pizza bianche, tomatoless pies featuring authentic ingredients such as fior di latte and non-traditional, but totally Italian toppings like potato and pumpkin. As you can imagine, eLounge Pizzeria is the sort of place that draws a crowd, so make sure you aren’t disappointed by booking your table in advance.
Excellent thin-crust pizza that really can only be enjoyed fresh from the wood-fired oven. We always enjoy dropping in for a quick dinner and a beer.
Friendly service, great food, staff were attentive and helped with all dietary requirements. Added toppings when we wanted others removed, and a bonus with no charge for BYO
My family and I have been going to the family-run E-lounge for 20 years. They make the best gourmet pizzas in Melbourne and in winter they have good heating. Service is attentive and appreciative of your custom.