Every neighbourhood needs a good local. For Mount Hawthorn residents, Neighbourhood Pizza is just that. Hidden in a car park behind a supermarket, the refurbished warehouse caters for dine in and takeaway.
The laid-back space features long communal tables, a spot for a game of snooker and an open kitchen pumping out next-level pepperonis. It’s all set to a rock‘n’roll soundtrack.
The “one size for all” pizzas are New York inspired, with a dozen or so options. The thin, crusty, wood-fired bases – available as half and half – might be garnished with spicy salami, kale, and bocconcini; or pumpkin, feta, chilli, almonds and mint.
A grown-up Hawaiian brings speck, pineapple and jalapeno together in a combination that even pizza purists would find hard to fault. A simple salad of spinach, walnuts and gorgonzola completes the kitchen repertoire.
Gluten-free bases ensure coeliacs won’t go hungry, but those with a sweet tooth will have to wait another night for dessert.
As with any good visit to your neighbour, it’s only polite to bring your own drinks. Don’t expect fine glassware, though – tumblers will have to do.