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“a taste of Italia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Pizzeria on the waterfront

Sam's Pizzeria on the waterfront
5 Orient Street | St George Mall, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia
02 44726687
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Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Batemans Bay
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Malua Bay, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“a taste of Italia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The pizzas are close to Naples pizzeria quality. Some traditional Italian-styles on lovely thin crisp bases are the napolitana and margherita. Australians tend to think pizzas should be loaded with lots of ingredients and Sam's also caters for these. Pasta dishes such as the fettucine gamberi are very tasty. A relaxed place to dine with spectacular river frontage, indoors or al fresco. Friendly and efficient service.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Batemans Bay, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pizza the way I remember it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Sam's Pizzaria is a friendly relaxed restaurant with loads of character and spectacular views. I love the vespa in the corner and the open kitchen that fills the room with delicious smells, but it's the warmth of the staff that really take me back to my childhood and a traditional tratoria that was a special treat.
Sam's feels welcoming and the food is amazing. I can only speak to quality of the pizza's, because even though I visit whenever I'm at the bay, I still haven't exhausted my pizza craving. Thin cripsy crusts with enough toppings to provide the intensity of flavour, but not so much that the crust gets wet and soggy. They have a special pizza on the board that I can rarely pass up - so there's variety as well as quality. Ems is my favourite - a healthy touch of chilli with Sam's special salami and feta cheese... what a combo! I've seen fresh salads and tempting pasta's on the table's of other patrons, but it's the pizza that just keeps calling me back! The wine list is also wonderful, even their house wines are a great accompaniment.
So - if you're down at the bay, check out this little slice of Italy and find out just how good pizza can be :)

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Italian Pasta & Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very good service, tasty and fresh pasta and sauces and a good selection of wines at a perfect location. All at reasonable prices. Sam's is also BYO wine only with a corkage charge. My penne and prawns was delicious and my husband was very happy with his pasta arrabiata. We highly recommend Sam's Pizzeria.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1 review
“Sam's Pizzeria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Sam's Pizzeria is the best place in batemans bay to get a true Italian meal. When you step foot into the restaurant the staff are always helpful, and the food tastes delicious. Sam's Pizzeria is a little bit of Italy, with the stunning waterfront to compliment. Every time I go, I'm never disappointed.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We've been here many times by ourselves and with friends. Cannot fault the food or the service, all the girls are very helpful and friendly and the food is fantastic. Have never had a bad meal and I don't ever expect to either. Highly recommend Sam's to anyone looking for a great feed in the Batemans Bay area.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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