Queen Margherita Pizza
Marco Di Pietrantonio is passionate about pizza. With more than 15 years’ experience, and a family history of Italian dining under his belt, it’s no surprise that Queen Margherita is a popular spot on Hampton Street.
Customers are greeted at the door by Marco’s Italian father, Ubaldo Di Pietrantonio, the original owner of South Yarra’s Pinocchio’s. Well-versed in Italian hospitality, Ubaldo’s charm is a defining feature of the Queen Margherita family.
The aroma of fresh oregano and cheesy pizza dough fills the air in the large downstairs dining area. Prints of iconic Italian landscapes adorn the walls and wide, wooden tables are set for sharing and tearing Marco’s thin-crust slices.
There’s a function room upstairs that seats 30 people and overlooks the street below.
The menu offers traditional pizzas, such as Napolitano and Margherita alongside more adventurous combinations. The Mia is comprised of tomato, mozzarella cheese, pork sausage, caramelised onions, broccoli and pecorino cheese. It’s a perfect example of Marco’s bold and inventive style.
Pair with BYO wine – there’s no charge for corkage, incredibly – and you have a tidy little dinner.