A favourite with family groups, Ballarat’s Forge Pizzeria serves authentic thin crust pizza in a relaxed rustic setting. Classic flavour profiles are given a local spin using regional produce throughout the modern Italian/Australian menu. Pulled Pork with Flying Brick Cider dressing and Pumpkin with Meredith Goat’s Cheese are standout flavours. The Pea and taleggio with grana padano risotto is of note as is the contentious Johnny Cash ‘hottest pizza in the world’ that is seriously spicy and dangerously intriguing and even rolls to your table with Cash’s Ring of Fire blaring from the speakers. It comes and goes from the menu so keep an eye (and ear) out.
Words: Sandra Tan