Proof Pizzeria may be the new kid on the block but these guys have already quickly established themselves as maestros of the Melbourne pizza scene. If you are looking for quality pizzas of the gourmet kind, this pizzeria should be at the top of your list.
The restaurant possesses a polished industrial feel which retains a warm and familial character.
The menu is grounded in strong Italian heritage whilst introducing some innovative menu items and spins on classic dishes.
The appeal of Proof Pizzeria pizzas lies in its beautiful crusts and the use of quality produce. As tomato and cheese are staple ingredients in almost every pizza on the menu, it is crucial that they get it right. And fortunately, they do. There is a pleasant freshness underlying the tomato base and the fior di latte, a type of Mozzarella that is made from cow’s milk, is milky in flavour and pleasingly delicate in texture.
We recommend you start with their antipasto platter which showcases a delicious array of dips, cheeses and cured meats. We don’t want to exaggerate but it was pretty amazing.
For the main affair, the Pizzas are not to be missed (it is a pizzeria after all).
The Spicy Italian Sausage Pizza was a winner with layers of Italian tomatoes, homemade mozzarella, Italian sausage, olives, Spanish onion, breadcrumbs, green chilli paste, basil. The full-bodied porkiness of the Italian sausage was delectable and made a worthy contribution to the pizza.
Apart from pizzas, the pasta dishes are equally sensational. The homemade gnocchi was a particular standout - a faultless dish of light, fluffy gnocchi combined with napoli and pesto sauce, topped with decadent whipped ricotta and parmesan. Simply comfort food at its best.
Dessert time continues to excite at Proof Pizzeria. Generous and hearty, these are like a hug from nonna. Make sure you try the tiramisu and the chocolate mousse. You can thank us later.
Location: 100 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg
Phone: (03) 9459 8265