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“Bes Australian Pizza!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gigi Pizzeria

Gigi Pizzeria
379 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
02 9557 2224
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Ranked #734 of 5,297 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Pizza
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Bes Australian Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Believe me guys, coming from the city of the pizza, I loved this pizza, from the dough to the ingredients!! After 2 years I was finally able to find the 'nduja in an Italian restaurant in Australia! The place is small but super nice and the prices weren't even too expensive. I didn't try anything else but the pizza is really really worth it! :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“The best pizza in Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I live close to this pizzeria, however, I had never heard of it or been until friends of ours suggested we go there one night for a mid-week meal and it turned out to be the best pizza I've had, the only really traditional Italian style pizza I've had in Sydney.

The first thing I noticed as soon as I walked into the the warm and cosy interior of Gigi's was the colossal woodfire pizza oven. I remember thinking at the time that the pizza was going to be fantastic. We ordered three pizzas, a calzone and two salads between the four of us. It sounds like a lot of food, but the pizzas are quite small and too delicious to pass up second helpings!

The bases are soft and chewy, but not overly thick or soggy. The toppings are not scarce but not overloaded either and it's perfectly cheesy. We ordered the ricotta and salami calzone and you haven't lived until you've tried it, it's decadent, high in fat, filling and not for the fainthearted.

In terms of value, it's not the best. The pizzas are quite small and not cheap, however, they are well worth it because you do receive excellent quality.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yummy Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Delicious food, great service, reasonable prices. Having been warned about how busy it gets we went early after 6.00pm. Got a great table for two. Can recommend the calamari, lasagne, salad, and the gelato was divine. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pizzeria lives up to the hype!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

For once, a hot restaurant has managed to live up to the hype.
We arrived at 630pm looking for a table for 10 on a Saturday night and had no problem.
This place has a buzzing, warm atmosphere, that resists the smugness of many other successful icons.

The traditional Neapolitan style wood fire pizzas are wonderful. Smokey, crunchy, crusts, quality mozzarella and wonderful flavours set this Newtown pizzeria apart from the crowd. The Gamberi were large and juicy and were not overshadowed by too much garlic. The star for me was the Capricossa which was perfectly balanced and had the right amount of meatiness courtesy of the high quality smoked ham. Even the kids loved it and licked their plate clean. I must admit, the calzone ordered by the table next to me looked fabulous and I must try it next time. The Rucola, Pear and Walnut salad was generously sized and very tasty. To finish we had the ricotta cannoli, which appeared freshly piped and were to die for. The cannoki was crunchy and the ricotta rich, smooth and succulent. The kids loved the gelato, which for $3 was great value too.
The coffee is also good and finished off a great meal.

Service was friendly and efficient and prices overall were reasonable. You will probably need 1 pizza each and definitely you must have 1 cannoli each or you'll regret it.

Definitely highly recommended and somewhere I will visit again.....hopefully soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“At last..a Genuine Pizzeria.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is definitely the place to go, with its genuine Neapolitan fare, wood-fire oven, reasonable pricing (about $30 per head with wine) and satisfactory service.
I recommend going before 7 before they get busy. Parking is also abundant at this time in King Street as the restrictions are lifted at 5.30pm. Also, service is prompt and fuss-free before the crowd comes in.
As for the food, the pizza has a thin soft crust, unlike the crispy Florentine ones. Toppings are made from fresh ingredients and are as close to the genuine stuff that is found in Italy.
The wine-list is disappointingly short, especially for Italian wine (what else do you take with genuine Italian food?) but the Montepulciano at $35 seems the best of the limited choice available.
Otherwise,BYO.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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