Santoni Pizza Bar

Tuesday
8:00am - 11:00pm
634 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn 3122

Features

rooftop
takeaway
notable gluten-free options

This sleek, three-storey pizza bar keeps it things simple. The pared-back menu is typical of authentic, fuss-free Italian cuisine. Thin pizza bases come with blistered crusts and only four or five toppings, carefully selected to create well-balanced spins on old classics.

The San Daniele contains bocconcini, prosciutto, oregano and rocket. The most expensive pizza, the Prosciutto Tartufo, is an aroma bomb thanks to truffle cream, truffle oil, parmesan, mushrooms, prosciutto, rocket and mozzarella.

Although it isn't overly advertised, almost all menu items can be adapted to be gluten-free, with special pizza bases available on request. Vegetarians are well catered for, with options beyond the basic margherita.

A selection of cured meats and mozzarella make for a good grazing options, especially if you’re just after a light meal and a beer or glass of wine on the open-air rooftop. In summer it’s a good place to be, with a pretty view of the adjacent church, Immaculate Conception. Pasta and larger mains round out the offering.

This refined approach to modern-Italian cooking is delivered in a tongue-in-cheek package, with suggestive branding and flirtatious signage. The coasters read, "I got it from my Nonna" and the walls are lined with black-and-white imagery of ’60s Italian babes in retro swimwear.