When we think of the elements that need to come together to make a great pizzeria, we always must bear in mind that it is the basics that one must first get right. Great ingredients are a must, as are great toppings. Ditto a top quality oven, to make the most of the ingredients and toppings, and a friendly server, to keep you happy while the food is being cooked and to deliver it to you afterwards. If you go to Malvern Pizza Restaurant on Wattletree Road in Malvern East, all of these elements await. They’re a new fixture on the scene in Malvern, but their menu isn’t that new: instead, it harks back to the best of the Italian restaurant tradition. Pizzas some with all the proper toppings or as gourmet pizzas with lesser seen ingredients like chicken tandoori, and can be accompanied by burgers, subs, pastas, risotto and parmas. Take a trip out to Malvern train station and wander up Tooronga Road to the corner with Wattletree Road for one of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne.