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The Forge Pizzeria

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14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 6635
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This isn't the typical Australian pizza shop, the menu has a couple of twists and the dessert pizzas are delicious, especially the strawberry one! If you're up for something a little bit unique and different in the pizza world give "The Forge" a go.

Thank Rel6573
Newcastle, Australia
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the one in Alfredton to eat in. It only has a few tables but does a good takeaway trade. We really enjoyed our pizzas, the dough was light and not oily. During the meal we were smiling because we were so happy with the pizzas we ordered. Nice fresh and just enough toppings. Good job guys- delicious.

Thank nichpa2812
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place provides above average pizzas. The bases are thin and light and the toppings offered are interesting and varied and it is all cooked in a proper wood fire oven. We have been there 3 times now and have not been disappointed. The service is good and the atmosphere is casual with plenty of space in a rustic warehouse... More 

Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Read about The Forge Pizzeria before traveling to Ballarat & very happy to say the whole family loved it.....quick service, happy to serve staff & exceptional fresh food. Visiting Ballarat - this place is a must..!

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reason whilst recently in Ballarat to have a family dinner. The menu gave a wide range of options with clear emphasis on Victorian specialty produce and the freshness of the meals impressed. Kudos to a business that takes a historical building and makes it part of the fabric of a town for visitors and locals alike to enjoy.... More 

Thank ChaSBTA
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pizza and special options keep me interested. Great wine and beer list. And staff are clearly well trained. Good value too

Thank grahammcmahon62
Ballarat, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went there for date night to the Sturt street one pizza's were beautiful but there was no Carlton dry stubbies

Thank RobynandBrett2
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried a few different pizzas and all were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the prosciutto pizza. We had never tried a dessert pizza before, so thought we would give it a try.The s'mores pizza wasn't to our liking - we found the flavour a bit too burnt for our liking - but the strawberry and white chocolate pizza was ridiculously... More 

Thank Amcgreg74
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying overnight on business I decided I didn't want hotel food so I went down to Main Street and found this fab place. Looked like mainly Pasta and Pizza. Pizzas looked great but I chose the Tortellini which were hand made and filled with spinach and cheese. These were delicious but it was the sauce that made the difference. It... More 

Thank Nicole P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place came as a recommendation from friend and it was no disappointment. In fact it was surprisingly good. I agree that it's pricier than most pizza places but it was worth it. They serve one of the best gourmet pizzas in Australia and have some very different varieties. The décor is good in that it made use of 'pre-loved'... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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