Melbourne foodies love a night out as much as anyone, and there are few things to excite them more than the prospect of a proper Italian feed. Carlton is the city’s undisputed Little Italy, but the culture runs far deeper and spreads far wider than the Lygon Street enclave: Pizza e Cucina is keeping the tradition alive out in Berwick, with a location on High Street that can rightfully claim to be as good as any in Melbourne.
Melbourne is home to arguably the finest range of Italian restaurants in Australia, and if you think that the standard of pizzeria and Italian kitchens in the Victorian capital tails off the further you get from Lygon Street, then think again. Pizza e Cucina on High Street in suburban Berwick is up there with the best, and they’ve been welcoming customers over their threshold since the late 90s, so clearly the hungry public agree with them.
It’s easy to see why the crowds keep returning to Pizza e Cucina. They’re easy to get to for one: close to Berwick station on the crossroads of High Street, Clyde Road and Princes Highway, they can be reached by car or train from anywhere in Melbourne. They’re a firm local favourite with students at nearby Monash University, and their range of pizzas are topped with everything from Italian classics like mozzarella and Napoli sauce to more international and unusual delights, such as satay sauce, pineapple and Aussie-style bacon and egg.
The staff were very friendly, and the food was really tasty. I had the fettuccine carbonara and the serve was huge.We also had the bolognaise fries which I had never had before. They were very different and yummy! :-)
The staff are very friendly and very accommodating regarding requests. The food is great quality and at a very reasonable price. We will definitely be back.
Had a great night food was delicious, hot and fresh from the oven. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Perfect way to spend a Friday evening.
Easily booked. Good food and very good value. Even though they were busy staff was attentive. Also, BYO at no corkage charge was good to see.
Good meal, service was great, will come again for pizza