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HOT: Pizza d’Asporto, Yarraville


     

What’s is your kid’s favourite meal? For mine is pizza – which makes Pizza d’Asporto a welcome addition to our side of town with their new restaurant in Yarraville!

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

Pizza d’Asporto is already well known for their authentic Italian (read Neapolitan) pizzas and delicious pastas from their restaurant in Williamstown.

Their Yarraville store is sure to be a family-friendly crowd pleaser. The location is superb –  right next to the Sun Theatre and facing the pop up park on Ballarat Street so kids are free to roam while waiting to be served. They are also open from 3pm weekdays and 11am Friday and weekends so you can have dinner (and a glass of wine) at 4pm if you need!

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

The only downside is there are only a small number of tables. The indoor seating area is small and tightly packed and there’s no real room for prams inside. Get there early and snag a place at one of the outdoor tables on the terrace or footpath if the weather’s good – that way you can also watch over the kids in the park. We were there at 5pm and by 5:30pm every table was full with a steady takeaway trade too. Note they don’t take bookings as tables turn quickly.

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

Their pizza is definitely a highlight. The crust is hand-shaped roughly, nicely charred and topped with fresh, flavoursome ingredients. They have gluten free bases too but inevitably you don’t get the same bubbly crust without the gluten. 

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

The dessert menu offers house made tiramisu ($11),  tartufo ($7) and other Italian-style desserts. Gelati, made especially for Pizza d’Asporto, is available by the tub for $12. It’s more designed for takeaway but you can eat your 500g of gelati dining in too if your stomach allows! It’s the same gelati that’s served at their Williamstown Beach kiosk Kiosk d’Asporto.

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

Coffee is by Illy and there’s a full cocktail menu too.

Pizza d'Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville

Pizza d’Asporto is already a hit with local families looking for a quick, high quality Italian food in an environment that’s great for kids. Go early or get takeaway if you can’t snag one of the limited tables.


HOT Tips:

  • pram access outdoors only;
  • high chairs coming soon;
  • small toilet;
  • standard menu suitable for kids;
  • limited free street parking;
  • no bookings; and
  • close to Sun Theatre, Yarraville Pop Up Park and The Younger Sun children’s bookshop.

 Pizza d’Asporto, 2-6 Ballarat St, Yarraville (03) 9689 6807

Mon-Thu 3pm-10pm

Fri-Sun 11am-10pm

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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