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“What happened?”
Review of Pizze e Fichi pizzeria - CLOSED

Pizze e Fichi pizzeria
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Restaurant details
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What happened?”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We used to frequent this place soon after it first opened, and it was full on most nights for good reason - the pizza was amazing. After a year or so, we decided to go back and try it out again. Upon our arrival, we realised that the place had been sold. No longer was there a skilled Italian chef cooking the pizza in the wood-fired oven (the waiters seemed to somehow double up as pizza makers...), nor were there the crowds of people that were normally to be expected on a warm Friday night.

There were maybe three tables occupied in the entire restaurant, which did not bode well for our meal. Nevertheless, we decided to go for it anyway.

The menu hasn't changed much since before it was sold, but the quality has dropped through the floor. While the food wasn't exactly terrible, it was nowhere near as good as in times gone by. This is a great pity because, as John D in his review said, this used to be some of the best pizza around.

I had a calamari pizza which was literally just a margherita pizza cooked in the oven with a bit of calamari and a LOT of chilli thrown on after it came out of the oven. I have never had so much chilli in my life, but I soldiered through. Believe me when I say that you can really taste the difference when the pizza is not cooked by an actual pizza chef but rather by random waiters whose job it is to carry plates and clean tables, not to cook food.

There is a lot of great food to be had in Kew, even on the same side of the road, so I was very disappointed to find that this place has unfortunately taken a turn for the worst and will very probably not last much longer unless it goes back to its old ways.

  • Visited December 2012
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7 Thank stevebracks
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A great Find”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Went here for a quick meal and was stunned with the service and quality of the food.
They were doing a roaring trade with take-aways but we were served by a very good waitress and the meals were great. Will go back again

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank nbrown1
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Something's not right”
Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

I have been here many times and was introduced to the place by Food Safari. Has the place been sold? The pizza standard has dropped somewhat which is really disappointing as it used to be best pizza in Australia!

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4 Thank John D
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A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“Favourite Pizza restaurant. Found by Will Burrell's dad. This pizza will blow your socks off!”
Reviewed December 18, 2007

Favourite Pizza restaurant. Found by Will Burrell's dad. This pizza will blow your socks off!

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