A Mecca for pizza lovers, Mr Wolf has built quite a reputation on the classic and fresh flavours of executive chef and owner Karen Martini and her pizza crust perfection. So after all the hype, it’s a bit surprising to see how unpretentious, clean-lined and unassuming the place is when you swing by to taste it for yourself.
Housed under an block of modern apartments, Mr Wolf is a simple, squarish room, with blond-wood features, marble-topped tables and is accented by a green tree-trunk mural feature wall. It would be easy to be a little underwhelmed if it wasn’t for the fact that the simple design leaves room for all of your senses to be engrossed in the main attraction – the pizza. With options like the classic margherita and diavolo (mozzarella and anchovies), the mantra is fresh, quality ingredients, with just enough topping to let each flavour shine.
Through a discreet archway is Little Wolf Bar, the little sibling spin-off that that not only extends the restaurant, but allows it to trade in a more low-key manner throughout the day. The prime focus in the smaller next-door space is a similar mural wall, only this time the tree-trunks are black and white and there’s the addition of a central bar.
A huge wine fridge displays a hefty array of drinks designed to compliment the pizza (with BYO available on Tuesdays) – and really, anything more would simply be a distraction.