Pizzingrillo is an Italian bar and restaurant with a difference, and that’s a thankful thing in Melbourne, a city brimming with Italian eateries. Styling itself as a spuntini bar, pizzeria and Italian kitchen, Pizzingrillo is well-known among Port Melbourne locals and renowned city-wide for its organic approach. If you order up an authentic and handmade Italian pasta dish like the spinach and ricotta cannelloni that spinach will be from Pizzingrillo’s own garden. If you order up the fritto misto with flathead tails, king prawns, calamari and gourmet salad, those leaves have been tended in Pizzingrillo’s own garden. If you encounter rocket, tomatoes, zucchini (and their flowers) and onions on one of this Bay Street standout’s pizzas – and seeing as we’re evidently deep into authentic Italian territory then it should come as no surprise – you can rest assured that they’re organic, garden-fresh, and grown and prepared with love.
A truly Italian restaurant. I've been there multiple times now and I've always found both the food and the service outstanding. The pizza dough is made in a genuine "Naples" style and cooked in wood-fire oven, the ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible and in Italy (such as prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, etc.). I've also tried pasta and gnocchi and I found them really good. Best place in the neighborhood for Italian food.
And usual I don't think you could go wrong whatever you choose you will enjoy
Usually always good traditional Italian food simplistic pizzas but very nice since that is the way that they are traditionally done
Excellent food, always consistent with that home made feel. The house red is the perfect accomplainment. Always service with a smile and nothing is too much trouble.
Great quality food as always. Genuine Italian flavours and staff! I'm vegan but they are always happy to hash up the offerings to vegan-ise (pizza minus the cheese and meat for example) Friends were impressed with the huge number of specials on the blackboard...
Great genuine Italian food and ambience. One of the best Italian pizzas I have had outside of Italy. Also the pasta dishes were great and the wonderful tirami su was a perfect finish to a beautiful casual Italian dining experience.
Food was great. Their portions sizes (pasta) make you want more. Service was okay. Not very attentive on a Thursday night . Would defo come back for takeaway pizza. Theor Margherita (probably wrong spelling ) is teally good. Thin, Tasty and good.
Same as always very consistent traditional Italian style food simple but good. Nothing more needs to be said about this little unsuspecting venue. You might be surprise when you give it a shot
The food here is fantastic, the rocket salad (grown by them) is delicious. Looks to me like they are really getting a local following well done!
Awesome pizza, caprese salad and garlic bread. Feels like you could be at a real Italian pizzeria but in port Melbourne!! Definately recommend pizzangrillo. Thanks!