Dimitri's Pizzeria

Thursday
5:00pm - 11:00pm
215 Oxford Street Darlinghurst 2010

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For Ken Williams and Drew Huston, the decision to move their lo-fi pizzeria Dimitri’s from its original Crown Street spot to a new Oxford Street location was a simple one. The main reason for moving was the need for a larger kitchen equipped with a traditional Italian-made woodfired oven – something Williams and Huston had lusted after since they took over the business in 2011.

With the new oven came a change of dough: it’s now 100 per cent sourdough, made with a combination of Australian and Italian stone-ground flours. It’s all part of the team’s pursuit of flavour over tradition, and quality and seasonality over convention.

The Sweet Leaf pizza comes with house-stretched mozzarella, fermented lemon, herbs gathered (in part) from planters on the new store’s rooftop, and honey from Williams’s mother’s hives. The Brussel Crowe is topped with wood-roasted brussels sprouts, fermented lemon ricotta, caramelised onion and fennel, and cubes of smoked scamorza (a southern-Italian stretched curd cheese).

Along with a logo-covered window from the old location – now framed, illuminated and suspended from the ceiling – Williams and Huston have transported their selection of craft beers and (mostly Italian) natural wines. Highlights include a lush skin-contact vermentino from Ephemera in Victoria, and the Wild Australian Ale from Wildflower in Marrickville.

Updated: September 4th, 2019

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