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The Forge Pizzeria

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££ - £££
Italian, Pizza, Australian
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14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 6635
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great variety of pizza, cooked beautifully. Friendly staff - good venue. Excellent for both eat-in and takeaway.

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Thank jjo50910
Ringwood, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this is a very popular place I think that the prices are a bit inflated. The pizzas are tasty but smaller than most places and therefore are not good value for money. The service is good but some of the staff are not overly knowledgable about the products on offer.

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Thank Bryn H
Ballarat, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best pizzas in town! Best service in town! Great atmosphere - fantastic venue! Has been our families 'go to' restaurant for birthday parties, special occasions & family lunches & dinners out for the last few years. Could not recommend this restaurant more highly!

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Thank belindajenkin
Miners Rest, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the food and the service were above average for Ballarat, BUT... It was incredibly loud in the venue and this was massive downer for our night as we were in a group and you could not hear others at the end of the table

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Thank Kenny_Parkinson
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent craft beer and cider selection. Atmosphere pumping and food service surprisingly fast considering size of joint and number of patrons. Pizza fresh, great toppings. 9 year old said 'best cheese pizza ever'.

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Thank Christine L
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is Italian style with good variety. Good, quick service and good range of wines etc. Rest of menu looked good too!

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Thank franky6874
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called out for takeout, pizza s were ready in good time , atrived home hot and tasty. Was totally blown away by the shearers pizza, lamb and fetta chesse combo was just divine. Absoulety quality

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Thank t c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife. Awesome restaurant that I highly recommend. That said, you need to book in advance as it's very popular.... great prompt service that's friendly. Inside it's like a modern shed / hipster feel.... the food is amazing... ok with drinks and desert it's not cheap however I believe it's worthwhile... will definitely visit again....

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Thank Alex B
Ballarat, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lively restaurant; good atmosphere; met and greeted at door and quickly shown to a seat. Table service prompt and people are polite. Food is excellent.

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Thank Graeme D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great rustic setup - big warehouse type feel - great food...awesome pizzas - do try the strawberry dessert pizza ....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5337 6635
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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