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.
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
Panelle (GF) 8.0
Chickpea crisps with fennel seeds, parsley & cracked pepper
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
Rucola, mele e cannella 14.0
Salad of rocket, radicchio, roasted apple, pistacchio, cinnamon, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt & lemon zest
Tomato, spring onion, olives, capers, oregano, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt & cracked pepper served with home made bread
Mixed lettuce with herbs, cucumber, fennel, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion & lemon dressing
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
Golden San Marzano tomato, fried asparagus, garlic & basil, extra virgin olive oil
San Marzano tomato, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes & basil salsa, extra virgin olive oil
Thin sliced roasted potato, garlic, rosemary & black truffle pate, extra virgin olive oil
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
All our desserts & gelato are made fresh on the premises.
Pastiera di gigi 11.0
Orange blossom whole wheat & candied citrus tart
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
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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.
Cauliflower puree, artichokes, pine nuts, capers, currants, garlic & parsley, extra virgin olive oil.
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
Phone: (02) 9557 2224