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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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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 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a Monday night and were lucky to get a table. The pizzas are unique and beat anything you would find in a top pizza restaurant in the city. Gnocchi was home made and the ambience is relaxed.

Thank Shane190373
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service faultless, pizza fantastic, great drinks menu. We regularly attend the Forge, one of the best eateries in Ballarat, if you do the feed me option make sure you bring your appetite!

Thank rovinaround
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shared a couple pizzas and drank a selection of interesting craft beers. The pizzas have crisp bases and tasty toppings. Loved the potato pizza and the prawn pizza, all went well with the selection of IPA's they have on their drink list. Service ok, could...More

Thank Kenzo3350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried a pizza to takeway based on the reviews. We have had many gourmet Pizza's, all pizza that can cost btw $20 -$30 have been family size. The size was a small large Pizza (yes i should of checked the size ) it was...More

2  Thank kittyfor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a hard day at work. Nice to site down and enjoy a drink and pizza. Friendly service and great service . The pizza was so enjoyable .

Thank GSJames67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forge Pizzeria served up the best pizza base that I have ever eaten. We had "The Forge" pizza (eggplant etc) and it had a perfect thin base with a good balance of flavours on top. We also had a kid's Hawaiian pizza that had...More

Thank Scotttt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy we waited for more than an hour staff were good apologies 4 times for the wait pizza was burnt bottom little topping not cooked. Disappointed we complained drinks free a coffee and scotch 😠

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a great ambience. The food was so delicious. Kids meals were a large size and good value. Service was fast and efficient. We would return.

Thank KatieKate79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of 6 couldn't decide so went for the FEED ME option, $45 a head. Basically 4 courses good size servings and more than we could eat. Not only that it was very good food washed down with lots of beer and wine. Very enjoyable...More

Thank marklh2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Forge has a relaxed atmosphere based on Italian cuisine. The staff are very professional and service is prompt. The pizza menu is constantly changing but the old faithfuls are always there. Other Italian cuisine is also good...especially the homemade gnocchi in cheese.

Thank Ruth N
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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$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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