Diane de Beer
They have other items on the menu, but it would be silly to go to a pizzeria and not have the signature cuisine – especially with this kind of variety on offer. There’s an ordinary margherita; Alfie’s own pizza, stacked with mushrooms, artichokes, and prosciutto; or the organic Ortolama with mushrooms, artichokes, fresh tomatoes, baby marrow, black olives and olive oil. Try the simpler versions before graduating to the more extravagant, which will give you an idea of whether they have what it takes to make your pizza heart sing. There are as many versions as you could wish for but, being Italian, Alfie gets it right with a crust that adds substance yet a lightness of being. Bellissimo!
It’s a comprehensive list with a select few available per glass, including recognisable names like Saronsberg, Kleine Zalze, Rupert and Rothschild. Perhaps with pizza as the choice of food, turn to what else might be on offer in their cocktail or beer selection to add to the adventure.
The waitstaff keep a close eye and are quick to respond when needed.
It has an Italian café feel with many different spots to choose from, depending on your mood. The restaurant is well designed and embraces a street-corner feel as people and traffic pass by. Both the deli section (selling mostly Italian products) and the kitchen on show contribute to the visual appeal. The roomy restaurant has an embracing hum.
The Italian sass adds to the appeal of this pizzeria.
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When family members of the original Alfie (of Alfie’s fame) decided to extend the brand and open a proper pizzeria centered around a glorious wood-burning oven, fans had high expectations. And Eat Out critic Alida Ryder is glad to report that every expectation is met at Alfie’s Pizzeria.
The menu at Alfie's Pizzeria is relatively small, focusing mostly on pizza. A few starters and light meals appear, but it’s very clear you’re in a place that celebrates the classic pie when you first set foot inside.
Choose between focaccia, pizze bianche (pizzas with a tomato-free base), calzone and pizze rosse (classic tomato-based pizzas). The patate e cipolla is a knockout with its soft potato, mozzarella and sweet onion topping. If you're after something meaty, the norcina is topped with mozzarella, mushrooms and Alfie’s own homemade Italian pork sausage. The capricciosa is another fan-favourite, and comes topped with mozzarella, mushrooms, cooked ham, artichokes, kalamata olives and a soft egg. It’s simple perfection.
If you're not in the mood for pizza, give their crunchy, Italian calamari a go – it comes served in cute brown paper cones – or share their incredible crescentine con affettati misti e formaggi freschi. If you think that sounds like a mouthful, wait until it’s brought to your table. A generous antipasti platter of deep-fried dough pillows, a selection of Italian cold cuts, fresh cheeses and pickles, this is the perfect sharing food, making for a very jovial start to your meal. To finish, try the perfect panna cotta or tiramisu.
Alfie’s Pizzeria doesn't yet have its liquor licence, but guests are encouraged to bring their own. They sell bottled water and various soft drinks as well as excellent coffee.
The staff are all very knowledgeable about the menu, and are great sources of information and inspiration, especially when you don't know what to order. Friendly and attentive but not pushy, the team handles a very busy restaurant incredibly well, making sure everybody is taken care of.
Trendy, modern and vibey are all words you could use to describe the pizzeria. The space itself is very plain, clean and modern with beautiful light fixtures. Even when you're inside the restaurant, it feels like you’re dining alfresco due to the beautiful doors that open all around the restaurant and lead onto the decks outside.
The original Alfie’s is on the same property, if you want to check out more of the family’s fabulous food.