Adelaide's pizza scene has plenty going for it. There's traditional Italian pizzas, new-school creations and even Middle Eastern pizzas regularly seen on the table. You can try the retro brick-oven pizzas, or pop into a pizzeria with an innovative high-speed oven to receive your slice within five minutes of ordering. Here are our favourites in Adelaide and surrounds.

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Blue Velvet Artisan Pizzeria, Pastry and Dessert Lab

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Italian-born husband-and-wife team Paolo Rosina and Ilenia Scuderi bring traditional (and not-so traditional) pizza and pastries to Henley Beach Road. The Pastry Lab is worth its own visit. Many of the pastries here are made with vegan-friendly ingredients in place of butter, eggs and milk (although you wouldn’t be able to tell). Pizza and pastries under the one roof may seem like an odd choice, but we’re not complaining.

70 Henley Beach Road, Mile End

Madre Lievito

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The pizza dough here is made using seawater flown in from the Mediterranean. A bit extra? Sure. But we can't argue with the results.

57 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Etica

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One of Adelaide's best traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, and everything is made with ethically-sourced produce. Pizzas are the focus here, but there's a tight selection of pastas and antipasti, too.

125 Gilles Street, Adelaide

Pizza e Mozzarella Bar

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Forget fryers and pans. These Southern Italian dishes are cooked solely in brick ovens.

33 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Chicco Palms

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A California-inspired pizza bar serving Italo-American classics. The pizzas here are undeniably great, but it's the atmosphere that will really keep you coming back.

437 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn Park

Pizzateca

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“Oztalian” pizza and local wines to match. This is destination pizza: it's well worth planning a trip to the Adelaide Hills for this spot alone.

319 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale

Aces Pizza and Liquor

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Italian-American style pizza, pasta and salads from Andrew Fantasia, the man behind Hustle & Vine wine. It's all within a space that looks ripped straight out of 1950s New York – make a beeline for the glossy leather bar stools.

61-63 Grote Street, Adelaide
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Anchovy Bandit

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This Prospect Road pizzeria has a freewheeling Italian menu that's not bound by tradition. Come for wood-fired pizzas, house-made pasta, a killer vitello tonnato and a lengthy list of alchoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

3/98 Prospect Road, Prospect

Antica Pizzeria Hyde Park

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Real-deal Neapolitan pizzas and metre-long pies. And they're more than just a gimmick, too – they're seriously good, and an ideal option if you're booking for a larger group (or an ambitious small group).

144B King William Road, Hyde Park

Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante

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The menu hasn’t changed in over two decades – no one wants it to. You can find nearly every dish in the Southern Italian culinary canon here, but special marks go to the pizza.

29 Frome Street, Adelaide

RoccoPizza

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The pizzas here are made using sourdough bases, and they’re informed by the principles of the Mediterranean diet.

336 Findon Road, Kidman Park

Pan & Vine

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A pizza and wine bar serving “old-school” pies, rocky-road calzone and $12 Negronis all day every day

3 58 King William Street, Kent Town
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Ballaboosta

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Where the Mediterranean meets the Middle East. Starters hew towards the Middle East, while the wood oven in the corner delivers pizzas and house-made pita bread.

289 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Est Pizzeria

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Squeeze in for wood oven pizzas and a palate-challenging drink.

30 East Terrace, Adelaide

Stem

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The sprawling concrete jungle has a spacious wine cellar, a private dining room and a whole lot of plants. Plus woodfired pizzas, seasonal cocktails and a menu by an ex-Osteria Oggi chef.

188 Hindley Street, Adelaide
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Grotto Pizza-Teca

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Don’t worry about the unusual name. This is a seriously good pizza joint.

61B Edward Street, Norwood

Coccobello

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A relaxed Italian diner with particularly good pizzas.

209 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville

Melt

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A relaxed pizzeria from the group behind Press* Food and Wine, Bread & Bone and Osteria Oggi.

1/160 King William Road, Hyde Park
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Sunny's Pizza

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You'll ask yourself the following when you enter Sunny's: is this a pizza place, that just happens to feel like an absolute belter of a house party? Or is this a party bar that just so happens to have fantastic pizzas?

17 Solomon Street, Adelaide

Tony Tomatoes

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Pizza backed by research and certified by the Accademia Italiana della Pizza in Italy.

155-157 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Lost in a Forest

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Organic pizza and natural wine in a 130-year-old church.

1203 Greenhill Road, Uraidla
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Russell’s Pizza

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After a winery-hop through McLaren Vale, kick back with a wood oven pizza.

13 High Street, Willunga