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“Best pizza I have ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Forge Pizzeria

The Forge Pizzeria
14 Armstrong St Nth | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton (2nd Restaurant), Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 6635
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Ranked #7 of 218 Restaurants in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our grandfather Frank was a well-known Blacksmith in the Ballarat region, and at the heart of a Blacksmith's shop is a fire they call the Forge. With a combination of the fire, great skill and plenty of hard work, great things are created. Take a look at our wood fire oven and you'll know why we are "The Forge". Established in 2010 by brothers Chris and Tim Matthews, The Forge Pizzeria creates delicious woodfired pizzas made with fresh local produce and high quality deli ingredients. We pride ourselves on pizza perfection, passion and a fun laid-back atmosphere. There is a fully serviced 200 seat restaurant in Armstrong Street, Central Ballarat, which complements the 20 seat take-away store in Sturt Street, Alfredton. We also now have two rolling mobile pizza ovens which operate at various events and private functions. Once your pizza is ordered, its action a plenty. Using our fresh healthy dough recipe, the stretcher starts stretching the base, great viewing in itself. The makers add the right amount of ingredients, which have all been freshly prepared on our premises, into the woodfire oven and then the magic happens. Fresh, healthy and woodfired.
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“Best pizza I have ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful wish I ordered more. Beautiful ingredients, good music, nice and warm and warm atmosphere as well. Child friendly. Will be back soon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dongguan, China
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219 reviews 219 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Great pizza better Pumpkin salad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I tried the Forge on a recent business trip to Ballarat. The shearer pizza was certainly different and very good. However the highlight for me was the pumpkin salad. This was absolutely delicious and highly recommended.

Certainly would pop back in and dine again when next in Ballarat.

Visited June 2014
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Buninyong, AU
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pizzarific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited The Forge recently as it had been recommended by friends whose judgements we respect. I've always been concerned at having to pay more than $20 for a pizza; for that sort of price they have to be very good. Well, the Forge Pizzas stood and delivered! They were interesting, exciting, gourmet and very tasty. Serving sizes were good for us - we struggled to get through 1 each (my wife is a small eater though). A nice feature was that the pizza bases were quite thin and easy to eat. They also had a good selection of local wines. The atmosphere and ambiance was quite unique, and the staff were excellent - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. Well done folks!

  • Visited June 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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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great atmosphere, delicious pizzas and lovely staff....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

LOVE THIS PLACE!! Ive been to the Armstrong st restaurant a few times. Definitely the tastiest pizzas around. The range of toppings are delicious. The staff are so nice and welcoming, great sevice with an even better atmosphere.

  • Visited June 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
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Pizza is to die for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We read about this on trip advisor and it was spot on. The food was excellent. Wood fired pizzas. Charcuterie plate. And a salad. Yum. I am still salivating thinking about it. The service was fantastic and the place itself was amazing. We will be back.

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