Shawcross Pizza is the latest offering from the Phat Brats crew and Iza Dawkins. An independent New York-style pizza joint serving 12 inch pizzas and King Kong-sized slices, cooked in massive custom-made 22 inch pans, Shawcross is an American-style pizza joint with an old school vibe.
Head Chef Damian Thompson (Phat Brats) snagged pizza master Alessio Albano (who has kneaded dough in Melbourne’s best pizza kitchens, including D.O.C, 400 Gradi, Fire Chief and +39) to show him how to perfect that all-important crust. Shawcross Pizza also offers nachos and a selection of “kick-ass salads” – such as the ‘Pumpkin Patch’ with roast pumpkin, spinach, quinoa, pine nuts, goats cheese and cherry tomato – ideal for those who won’t eat carbs after 5pm.
Thompson has sourced local produce to create pizzas such as the ‘Notorious P.I.G’ with Italian pork sausage, bacon, jalapenos, mozzarella, BBQ sauce and onion; along with ‘The Mexicutioner’; piled with chorizo, mozzarella, spicy salsa, chilli and a drizzle of sour cream. Vegetarians, vegans and the gluten intolerant are catered for at Shawcross, thanks to rennet free cheese and the option of a GF base.
Herbivores will love the ‘RidgyDidge’ with roast pumpkin, hummus, goats cheese, mozzarella and green peas, or for vegans, there’s the cheese-free ‘Bloody Vegans’ with hummus, spinach, tomato, red onions, green olives and lemon.