This is a region that has an electric and vibrant culinary scene, so when it comes to Gold Coast pizzas, it doesn’t let the side down.
In fact, we’re gonna go so far as to say that the Gold Coast has some of the best pies in the country (watch out, Sydney.) We wanted to find the seven very best, including stone baked, single slices, classic Italian and New York-style.
So grab a friend and work up an appetite and start blasting your way through these incredible pizza joints all along the Gold Coast…
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This hip rooftop bar is many, many things – cocktail hotspot, snack bar and after-work hangout, but their pizzeria is where the real magic happens.
Bonus points for the fact they will even deliver a pizza to you via scooter – ideal for a laid-back picnic.
Double Zero focuses on traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pizza which is cooked for 90 seconds in a blisteringly hot wood-fired oven. The result? Perfectly charred pies that have doughy crusts and plenty of sauce.
These are must-try pizzas on the Gold Coast.
Bread and Butter serves up stoned baked pizzas, Spanish tapas, handmade gnocchi, and pasta, but it's that delicious pizza that draws in the crowds. Usually it's a tough gig convincing people to go with stone baked over wood-fired, but not here.
Homemade dough and creamy fior di latte make sure it's irresistible.
Francie's is easily one of the best Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast. You might not expect to find such a gem inside, but the wood-fired neo-Neapolitan-style pizzas are outstanding.
Funky names include Sage Against The Machine (buttery sage with pancetta) and the Fennel Countdown (pork sausage with chilli).
Trio Romano is has been an iconic eatery on Mermaid Beach since the '80s, and is still a local favourite. It gets full - fast, so try come before 7pm - and has pizzas so good you'll feel like you're sitting at a pizzeria in Northern Italy.
Oh, and did we mention it's BYOB?
Locals of Mermaid Beach get all the luck, eh? Goccia is an exceptional Italian pizzeria that's basically right on the beach, with fresh dough blending with the sea breeze.
Choose from 12 tomato base pies, six white or one calzone. Or, if you're starving, get the Panara Pizza – which measures a hefty 50cm and comes with your choice of three flavours.
This Sydney-born restaurant has a cult following, and now has several buzzing pizza locations across the country. Trying to choose from the tempting menu can be tough, but you can count on every pizza being made with the house-made dough and cooked to a crispy perfection.