Everyone loves pizza – the simple blend of pizza dough, cheese and sauce merge perfectly to create a flavour profile that’s complex and a delicious chewy texture. The pizzaiolos over at Melbourne’s Portone Woodfire Pizza are masters in their field, and utilise a woodfired pizza oven to give their pies a smoky and delicious taste. Situated on Carlisle Street in Balaclava, Portone Woodfire Pizza invites you to visit the restaurant for lunch or dinner, six days a week (closed on Monday).
At Portone Woodfire Pizza in Melbourne’s Balaclava, quality comes above all. From the flour in the dough to the tomatoes used in the sauce, Portone Woodfire Pizza on Carlisle Street uses the very best ingredients. The pizzas are baked in the restaurant’s woodfired oven for only two minutes at 200 degrees Celsius, giving the pizza a perfectly crisp, perfectly chewy crust, which creates an enchanting smell that wafts throughout the dining area.
While there are other options at Portone Woodfire Pizza in Melbourne’s Balaclava, namely salads and desserts, the pizza is the real star of the show. Favourites here include the Pollo, a base topped with mozzarella, basil chicken, onion jam and turmeric yoghurt as well as fresh Spinach leave, the Porcini, a pizza decked out in gourmet mushrooms and the Gamberi, a popular choice that’s topped with Napoli sauce, mozzarella, sauteed spinach, garlic chilli king prawns and cherry tomatoes. Make sure to finish up with dessert – the lemon gelato with fresh basil makes for a refreshing conclusion to a hearty pizza dinner.