Pretty Good Pizza
Pizza and beer is unquestionably a thing. Throughout Italy, pizza e birra go together like vespas and red paint, while cartons of lager and deep-crust pizza have catered many a 20-something party. The two come together once again at Pretty Good Pizza, the pizza spin-off of Northbridge beer stronghold, Ruin Bar.
Like Ruin Bar, Pretty Good Pizza resides inside a heritage-listed space on Beaufort Street, albeit one with fewer square metres. The tiny shop is mostly shiny steel with the open kitchen occupying most of the room. Two countertops in the window allow guests to enjoy their pizza here, perhaps with a beer from the vending machine stocked with everything from colourful cans from New Zealand’s Garage Project to tinnies of Bush Chook. Otherwise, you’re welcome to enjoy your pizza in the pub – where more beers, some handy wines and cocktails await – or take it away.
However you choose to get your daily RDI of pizza, count on crisp, (pretty) good pizza somewhere between two popular regional styles: Neapolitan and Roman. Pizza names echo the playlist’s fondness for predominantly ’80s and ’90s hip-hop: Italian sausage and pancetta come together in the A Tribe Called Quest-inspired Can I Kick It? while the 2Pac and Dre party-starter California Love is Pretty Good Pizza talk for ham-and-pineapple satisfaction. There’s also an excellent vegan offering, the NWA-themed Express Yourself features a pureed roast pumpkin base topped with sauteed capsicum, toasted pine nuts and a rosemary gremolata sauce.
Pizzas are available as whole, LP-sized pies to share as well as by the slice for those eating and running. Sauces are also available for crust-dipping purposes too.
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