Eat Pizza is at the far edge of the City of Maribyrnong before you hit Ascot Vale. It looks like the average pizza place but its menu reveals a real treasure trove. As well as classic and "gourmet" pizzas, they do wholemeal bases, homemade gluten-free bases and vegan toppings such as vegan salami and vegan cheese! They offer an option of Virginia ham instead of the typical shredded style as well as sujuk which is a halal salami-style sausage.
Pretty much the perfect Aussie-style vegetarian pizza. Well-cooked green capsicum, onion, thinly-sliced mushroom and whole (pitted) olives on a base that was neither thick nor thin. Most vegetarian pizzas suffer from a lack of salt but this was well-seasoned.
Super generous on the jalapenos! The salami was spicy and had gone deliciously crisp on the edges. Another winner.
If the well-made pizzas are my number one reason to go to Eat Pizza, it's very closely followed by their excellent pick-up deal, two large traditional pizzas, a salad and a bottle of soft drink for $21.90. The salad is just a simple mix of baby salad leaves, a wedge or two of tomato and a slice of cucumber but it does the job.
The Baklover family is divided, though - Mr Baklover thinks Eat Pizza are all right, nothing special. Coming from the pizza capital of the United States, he is hard to impress. I think it's the best local option for this style of pizza and best of all, it's perfect cold the next day for breakfast - if it lasts that long!
UPDATE! Now coming to the old Godfather's Pizza at cnr Gordon Street and Ballarat Roads, Footscray!
44 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong (map)
Phone: 9317 7977
NB parking behind the restaurant
Step to enter