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Restaurant Review: Gigi Pizzeria, Newtown – Sydney

Gigi Pizzeria is one hip vegan pizza place we have been thinking about going for a long time. I don’t know how many times we talked about it. In the end, though, it all came together when a friend from the area suggested to have dinner together at Gigi Pizzeria on a Saturday evening.

Gigi Pizzeria

No reservations
They do not take bookings and the place is always busy, especially on the weekends. So, you queue outside until a table is available. We would’ve liked to sit at the entrance overlooking the street but ended up sitting so close to the oven. I would say we felt the heat, especially on an incredibly hot evening. You know how hot it gets in Sydney and you sweat in all kinds of weird places even without the help of a pizza oven.

Food at Gigi Pizzeria
Well, everything is vegan here. They use the traditional Neapolitan method of pizza making. Their pizza oven is a wood-fired one with a stone base. All of their pizza is same size: 13 inches in diameter.

Gigi Pizzeria Menu

Antipasti (Starters)

Panelle (GF) 8.0
Chickpea crisps with fennel seeds, parsley & cracked pepper

Olive 6.0
Marinated mixed Italian olives served with homemade bread

Focaccia all’aglio ed origano 11.0
Garlic, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, sea salt & cracked pepper

Focaccia all’aglio e rosmarino 11.0
Garlic, fresh rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt & cracked pepper

Crocchette di patate (GF) 10.0
Almond coated potato, garlic & parsley croquettes

Arancini ai funghi porcini (GF) 10.0
Polenta crumbed porcini mushroom rice balls

Insalate (Salads)

Rucola, mele e cannella 14.0
Salad of rocket, radicchio, roasted apple, pistacchio, cinnamon, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt & lemon zest

Pomodoro 14.0
Tomato, spring onion, olives, capers, oregano, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt & cracked pepper served with home made bread

Mista 13.0
Mixed lettuce with herbs, cucumber, fennel, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion & lemon dressing

Pizze (Pizza)

Extra Virgin olive oil & organic sea salt flakes are used on all of our pizzas.

Marinara Tradizionale 17.0
San Marzano tomato, garlic & fresh oregano, extra virgin olive oil

Funghi e Radicchio 22.0
Swiss brown mushrooms, garlic, dairy free blue cheese, parsley, radicchio, & roasted walnuts, extra virgin olive oil

Asparagi 21.0
Golden San Marzano tomato, fried asparagus, garlic & basil, extra virgin olive oil

Melanzane 22.0
San Marzano tomato, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes & basil salsa, extra virgin olive oil

Patate 24.0
Thin sliced roasted potato, garlic, rosemary & black truffle pate, extra virgin olive oil

Cavolo 22.0
Cauliflower puree, artichokes, pinenuts, capers, currants, garlic & parsley, extra virgin olive oil

Peperone Rosso 22.0
Golden San Marzano tomato, red capsicum, capers, chilli, olive tapenade & oregano, extra virgin olive oil

Ripieno zucca e spinaci 24.0
Pumpkin cream, sautéed pumpkin, spinach, swiss brown mushrooms & onion topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, thyme & rosemary, extra virgin olive oil

Calzone con Cavolo 24.0
Cauliflower puree, red capsicum, olives & artichokes topped with parsley salsa, extra virgin olive oil

Dolci (Desserts)
All our desserts & gelato are made fresh on the premises.

Pastiera di gigi 11.0
Orange blossom whole wheat & candied citrus tart

Cannoli 4.5
A choice of chocolate custard or vanilla custard

Torta all’arancia 11.0
Orange almond & polenta sponge served with orange candy & fresh berries

Tiramisu di Gigi 12.0
Coffee soaked homemade Savoiardi biscuits layered with plant based Marsala cream dusted with cacao

Homemade Sorbets scoop 4.0
Ask us for today’s flavours

Here’s what we had at Gigi Pizzeria:
Funghi e Radicchio (below)
Swiss brown mushrooms, garlic, dairy free blue cheese, parsley, radicchio, & roasted walnuts, extra virgin olive oil.

Gigi Pizzeria

Cavolo (below)
Cauliflower puree, artichokes, pine nuts, capers, currants, garlic & parsley, extra virgin olive oil.

Gigi Pizzeria

As for the dessert we had a mixture of tiramisu and home-made sorbet between us.

This was quite an experience with vegan pizza and we are actually thinking of going back to Gigi Pizzeria again soon.

Gigi Pizzeria can be found at this address:
379 King Street
Newtown
NSW 2042

Website
Phone: (02) 9557 2224

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