There is not much more satisfying than biting into a soft, gooey based pizza with a little bit of crunch, topped with creamy quattro formaggi. Pizza is an Italian culinary treasure that us Aussies would gladly adopt for the taking - and one quaint pizzeria on Sydney's North has. Verace Pizzeria in Macquarie Park was awarded 'Australia's Best Pizza' (among a slew of other delicious awards) at the 2017 World Pizza Championships in Italy, and to have not tried their traditional wood fire pizza is to not have lived a full (in every sense of the word) life.

'Australia’s Best Pizza' is right here in Sydney!

Headed by owner and executive chef, Stefano Cirene, Verace Pizzeria prides itself on adhering to the strict criteria of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN). As technical as it sounds, a VPN pizza linguistically simply means 'true Neapolitan pizza' but must be made following exact standards of methodology, equipment, temperature and size/shape - all great things take skill.

Cirene comes from a background of over 25 years in hospitality working with a number of highly skilled and award winning chefs. "Sydney was lacking good quality, authentic Neapolitan pizza, and this is why I started Verace," Cirene says. "We're all about educating our customers on the true flavours and traditions of Italian cuisine, and how good simple ingredients can be." Coco Chanel once said: "Before you leave the house look in the mirror and remove one accessory;" the same, it seem scan be applied to award winning pizza.

'Australia’s Best Pizza' is right here in Sydney!

Signature Verace Pizzeria pizzas include; margherita with San Marzano tomatoes and fior di latte mozzarella; prosciutto with rocket and shaved Grana Padano; and the more indulgent tartufata featuring black truffle and mushroom.

Verace Pizzeria
Where: 7 Khartoum Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Open: Monday - Friday (breakfast) 7:0 am-11:00am, Monday - Sunday (lunch) 11:30am-3:00pm, Monday - Sunday (dinner) 5:30pm -10:00pm
veracepizzeria.com.au
 

'Australia’s Best Pizza' is right here in Sydney!