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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 good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

This pizza is fantastic. Wood fired and all tasted delicious. One little friend thought it was best pizza she had ever had. Nicely decorated in old building. Perfect for little kids as have a play corner. We went for a quick lunch and was perfect.

Thank melroseeast
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great pizza & delicious salad for dinner. It was very busy but our waitress made sure our order went in before a very large group. Friendly efficient service. A tick from our family

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I have differing tastes, I wanted vegetarian and he is a carnivore. He had a pulled pork pizza and I had a Forge (eggplant and leek) pizza. I also had some Italian wine and a rocket and parma salad, while he had...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pasta was too creamy, I don’t know whether you used double or thick cream but it was too much. I recommend you use a bit of sugar for the future

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not eat any of the 3 pizzas we ordered as they were so salty! I assume it’s the dough! Would not suggest to eat here at all!

Thank WillAus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Wow! One of the best pizza places in Victoria. Probably almost better than a lot in Italy. Maybe Not sure there is much else to say that would add to this review. Go here. Find a reason. Just make sure you eat Pizza here...More

Thank Sebastian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fresh pizzas, tap beer is cold, dessert was nice, whole family enjoyed the food thank you for fresh honest food

1  Thank Nic P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quality pizza, I had the vegetarian, lovely thin crust and ample veges , highly recommended. My wife had the lasagne which she enjoyed. Service was quick, 15 minutes on a busy night, good location near the Arch of Victory.

Thank rogerleitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Ballarat and used TripAdvisor to find a recommended place for dinner. The Forge Pizzeria in the centre of the city was excellent! It is a large, edgy space with a very good vibe and plenty of customers! The old,...More

1  Thank Geelongcatter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best we've had in ages. Thank you. Buzzing evening on a Monday night. Recommended. Great kids food cooked fresh, good selection of kid-friendly soft drinks. Adult pizza yummy

Thank dgl3sjm
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Robert-Robyn H
16 October 2017|
Response from 884geneg | Reviewed this property |
No licensed.
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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