Shop 225 (Invited)

Friday, October 13, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Quaint little store in Pascoe Vale serving Italian food. The street's dark over here but we could literally smell the pizza from across the street! We had a lovely chat with the owners who talked about how the store makes four different pizza bases to accomodate people with gluten and vegan requirements! They also make their own nutella which spoiler alert was just so good.

We first tried the Zio Pino pizza that came with mushrooms, parsley, grada pidana, stratiacella and truffle oil. The dough, after being rested for 72 hours, created such a savoury and light crust which was very very good. The truffle oil was fragrant through every bite and the parsley was an excellent companion to the pizza.

The Il Dottore pizza came with fior di latte, pomodoro and porcinis. It was also topped with the Calabrian sausage which was handmade by the owner's grandma! The sausages were just these bursts of spices that went well with the light base and the chunky, flavoursome Italian porcinis. So good and so very addictive!

We also tried their Gnocchis with Pomodoro sauce. The gnocchi was very smooth, although it was just a little too soft for me. The pomodoro sauce was just fantastic though. It was simply a base of tomato and basil but it was so flavoursome. The basil was just really aromatic!

I was almost sad because my stomach was way too full by this point because I was really excited to try their housemade vegan hazelnut spread. The owner though, cheekily gave us a teaspoon to dip into their bucket of homemade nutella and it was just soooo good! It's smoother in texture than the actual nutella and you can't really tell any difference in flavour!

Overall, I was really glad to have tried this place. It's the sort of place in the middle of nowhere that you take your friends to demonstrate your hipster cred (haha). Will hopefully be back soon to try their nutella desserts! Until then, Buzzfeed's recently came over to shoot a video here so be quick to try this place before they get too crowded!

Shop 225 Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Shop 255
+6139077 4904
225 Melville Rd
Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044