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“Great Pizzas and very good wine range”
Review of Beaches Pizza Bar

Beaches Pizza Bar
Ranked #145 of 305 Restaurants in Manly
Price range: $9 - $25
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manly
Description: Beaches Pizzeria & Cafe as it was originally known, began in 1989. However the baking tradition began years before with a village bakery operating at the present location. Michael Cummins the owner bought the business in 2000 and expanded it to its current size.The hole in the wall known as beaches pizzeria and cafe was literally that, four tables a sandwich bar and a deck oven. Its reputation for the best pizza this side of the harbour bridge has grown to the present day, where people from all walks of life gather in the surrounds of an unpretentious ambiance to casually see out the evening over a glass of wine and some pizza.“Beaches” as its known to the locals has expanded over the years, now encompassing two shops and continually going its own way. No where in the world will you see wine stored upside down around the walls except for beaches, says Mike, we came up with this idea and made all the racks and tables with the help of local craftsman. The slab timber floor rescued from sawmills on the north coast of New South Wales, is a living thing, expanding and contracting with the seasons, and keeping us and our customers ever present, in a throw away society says Mike.“We made a commitment to our business and customers, and we don’t cut corners on quality” says Mike.What has kept beaches at the forefront of the food/wine business over the years is commitment, we are committed to the staff and they to the customers, Our manager is 21 with an average age being 23. The staff are easy going and friendly, down to earth” says Mike.What is in store for our 20 year old business you ask? Well next year like any 21 year old we are going celebrate, we have come a long way from humble beginnings, our technology has advanced as has our desire to reduce our greenhouse footprint , we now use 30% less energy to make our pizza.When the first pizza was made at beaches our manager was one year old, I trust we have the foresight to recognise the potential of young people to keep beaches a leader in the food and wine business, so that our customers and their friends can continue to call beaches their home away from home.
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were there on a sunday night , the restaurant was quiet, so they were doing lots of takeaways.
The pizzas are great, the choice is very wide and the wine bar is a great setting.
Walls full of wines [reasonably priced] but a high standard of choice.
We had the garlic bread [ really a pizza base with garlic and cheese, but excellent. the pissas, margarita and supreme were just very good.
I'm told its packed thursday,Friday and Saturday -- you might try and book

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Thank BarryJ_100
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Manly! The restaurant is very cozy and the pizzas are delicious!

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

My second visit (first back in 2010) and the pizza was as good as I remembered it to be. Had a great seat the window for people watching, mexican pizza and a glass of wine. Pizza was thin crust, well done.

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Thank n2tsully
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

A great place for pizza . Not a boy which is a disadvantage for many but worth going anyway for the pizza. A big selection of wine anyway is available . I will be going back . Pizza are small so best to order an individual one for each person ( we often order 1 for 2 people but not here ).

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Thank biggestjohn22
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

I've been three times in the 2 months. Good value, very friendly service and good food. The owner loves a chat.

Have been with teenager and a 5 year old and with a couple of couples. Worked either way. Not too badly priced either. Good for a relaxed night out.

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Thank bladdamasta
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mike c, Owner at Beaches Pizza Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Hi thanks for your review , its tough for mum and dad to hang in their favourite place sometimes with the kids for fear of disturbing other adults. We find getting the pizza to the kids asap a great way to get past the bewitching hour :) thanks so much for your review and please let me know any ways we can improve, regards mike Cummins.
mike@beachespizzabar.com

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