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The Forge Pizzeria

$$ - $$$Italian, Pizza,
14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 6635
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (448 reviews)
“pumpkin salad” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On my first visit on recommendation of family and friends. I really enjoyed the feel of the restaurant, seated outside on a beautiful evening. As expected, the food was great. Fresh hot and very tasty. Highly recommend it. The sting was that my two dining...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 days ago

They make great tasting food. Get a drink to wait while the food is cooking. Good quality and menu. Open space and rustic country style. Too busy and bad echo for sensory sensitive but great choices for vegetarians. Parking is always a problem in the...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phoned for pizza tonight. 10 mins would be ready for pickup - excellent. When arrived, 2 large pizzas ready, the 3rd type unavailable - not a problem, we are flexible so ordered a different option. When we got home 2 cold, 1 hot pizza! All...More

Thank Agnes E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's got great art work on the walls, and great food on the table! Try any of the wood-fired pizzas and you won't be disappointed

Thank Helen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the restaurant was crazy busy, the staff were happy, helpful and efficient. Kids meals were excellent as was the pumpkin salad. The main pizzas were very good, although my preference is for the base to be more chewy. Overall an excellent experience. I only...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been several times and not disappointed by the food ever. It is always busy, regardless of the night and the staff are a little slow, or maybe there isn't enough of them when it's peak times. Would go back, but know it won't be...More

Thank Kristie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best wood fired pizza ever!!! Good tap beers as well. Definitely coming here again on my next visit to Ballarat. A must visit!!!

Thank mist3rl3y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza ! Would appreciate it if everything was overall cheaper but the price doesn’t stop me from going.

Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While there is not a massive selection, the pasta we had was absolutely outstanding. Toasted gnocchi and the carbonara - both very delicious and extremely unique. Quality ingredients with fresh pasta cooked to perfection. Friendly service.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great gourmet pizza. Building is a little noisy and it is hard to hear people speak but worth going for the food.

Thank Barb p
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Robert-Robyn H
16 October 2017|
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Response from Dale W | Reviewed this property |
They dont
1 April 2015|
Response from Nic W | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, We have a gluten free base option available. Cheers,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
有泊車位, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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