Recipes: 8 Best Pizzas

Comedian Henry Rollins once said, “Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.” And who could blame him? Whether you’re alone in bedroom or out in a house party, your night would not be complete without pizza. The doughy crust combined with the various topping mixed with hot cheese and sauce makes everyone come back for more.

But instead of picking up the phone to order some, why not try to make your own pizza? Here are eight recipes to inspire you.

  1. Italian Pizza / Pizza Margeritha
margeritha
Source: Walks of Italy

Wondering how authentic Italian pizza tastes like? Well, wonder no more with this native recipe.

 

  1. Chicken Pesto Pizza
Source: Ciao Florentina

With a touch of Genoese pesto sauce, this pizza will bring Italy to your mouth.

 

  1. Calzone
calzone
Source: Delallo

Channel your inner Ben Wyatt with this calzone recipe. A portable delicious meal that is its own container? It’s a game changer indeed!

 

  1. Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks
Source: Sugar Apron

This garlic bread pizza recipe is perfect for house parties and picnics. Pair with tomato sauce dip for that extra goodness!

 

  1. Pizza Ring
pizza ring
Source: Kiss My Apron

This tear-apart pizza is sure to be a popular appetizer among your guests. For a healthier alternative, replace the pepperoni with mushroom and broccoli.

 

  1. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
deep dish pizza
Source: King Arthur Flour

You don’t have to go all the way to Chicago to taste the city’s signature pizza. Famous for its thick, pie-like filling, this one will fill you up.

 

  1. Pizza Cupcakes
pizza cupcake
Source: Plain Chicken

Opting for something more portable? Get your muffin trays out and get your hands on this recipe. You can also customise each pizza cupcake to suit your guests’ preference and dietary requirements!

  1. Raw Strawberry Chocolate Dessert Pizza
chocolate strawberry pizza
Source: Oh My Veggies

Who says pizza can’t be sweet? With healthy, all-vegan ingredients, you can eat this one without guilt!

The Best Pizzerias in Sydney

Pizza seems to be a universal food darling – and for good reason. Be it the fast food type that gets delivered to your door or the authentic, traditional type prepared by Italian chefs, you can never seem to get enough of them.

But with the plethora of pizza joints in Sydney, how would you know which place serves the best (rather than just ‘good’)? Here’s the list of the best pizzerias in Sydney:

Da Mario

36 Morley Avenue, Rosebery | http://damario.com.au/

pizza
Source: Da Mario Facebook page

With a cosy venue and tasty woodfire pizza, covered in soft ricotta and tasty salami, you can never just have one slice. Don’t forget to try their pasta too, especially those with their homemade tomato sauce.

 

Via Napoli

141 Longueville Road, Lane Cove | http://www.vianapolipizzeria.com.au/

Source: Via Napoli Pizzeria – Lane Cove Facebook page

If you’re with a big group, don’t hesitate to order the one-metre thin wood fired pizza made by third-generation Italian pizzaioli (pizza maker). It’s truly an authentic Italian experience.

 

Vacanza

414 Bourke St, Surry Hills | http://www.vacanza.com.au/

Source: Vacanza Pizzeria Facebook page
Source: Vacanza Pizzeria Facebook page

With dim interior and medium space, Vacanza serves as a great place to dine for two or a small group. Try the buffalo mozzarella range – especially the arancini. Be prepared to queue, though – or better, come early.

 

Happy as Larry Food Truck

Changing locations | http://www.happyaslarrysydney.com.au/

pizza
Source: Happy as Larry website

You might think, “how do you make pizza in a truck?” Well, the people at Happy as Larry manage to do just that. With soul music blaring from their speakers, you can enjoy various pizzas, from lasagne to lobster pizza. Dessert pizza is also available in the form of a Nutella-filled calzone. Yum!

 

Frankie’s Pizza

50 Hunter St, Sydney | http://frankiespizzabytheslice.com

Source: Frankie's Pizza Facebook page
Source: Frankie’s Pizza Facebook page

Here, you can have New York-styled pizza slices with a variety of toppings based on sauce base (red or white) while also enjoying rock’n’roll music and playing pinball machines. A cool place to hang out and chew on some pizza if you are in the city.

 

And that’s my personal list of the best pizzerias in Sydney – where will you go for dinner this week?