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The Forge Pizzeria

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14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 6635
12:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We came here on a Wednesday night (2 of us), and found the place about half full (if that). A waiter opened the door for us and was very friendly, we were going to just pick a table but he told us to wait so he could find us a table (?) we were quite surprised when he asked if... More 

Thank picnic4
Taipei, Taiwan
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230 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think this may be the most popular pizza place in Ballarat. Indeed they do serve nice pizzas. There are a relatively long list of various types of "gourmet pizzas." However, I just hope that they have more choices for vegetarian pizzas. Aside from the regular "margarita" pizza, online other on the menu is vegetarian. It is the one with... More 

Thank Saricie_Q
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went back to the Alfredton restaurant with friends for another great meal. We enjoyed a range of pizzas including lamb, potato, prawn, garlic and a vegetarian, accompanied with the best pumpkin salad you'll find anywhere. Finished off by squeezing in 2 very decadent dessert pizzas - both delicious. The service was great as always. Even though they were packing up... More 

Thank SueW032016
Geelong, Australia
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Ballarat and we needed a pizza, well, we were very lucky to find this classic Italian pizza restaurant that serves excellent pizza, traditional type, not packed with shredded salami that the Aussie type pizza. Hot iron was like a Mexican but fresher and just magnificent Really recommend

Thank Murdy31073
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pity these pizza too isn't cooked and the cut. It's cut then toppings added. You can't pull apart as large pieced of meat cover these pizza.

Thank Sean W
Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wood fired pizza, love the decor & history of the place. Have been back a few times now - everything has been delicious. I also love that you can get sweet pizza - Yummy

Thank Melanie D
Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten at The Forge Pizzeria several times and always enjoy my pizza the little extra I pay for their pizza's is so worth it YUMMO!

Thank Sopheia B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here tonight with my family. We were welcomed at the door and found the staff friendly and attentive. We ordered some food including a pizza which was amazing! The dough was beautiful. We are not local but would recommend this place to others going to ballarat.

Thank Tanya V
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Forge Pizzeria for White Night Ballarat. It was late at night but they had delicious dessert pizzas which we loved and fill our bellies. The staff were helpful and friendly and there was a great relaxed atmosphere about the place considering how busy it was. I'm not sure what they're like normally but from what we saw... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Ballarat, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Forge on Armstrong street really has damn good pizzas! It's a little pricy but it's worth every cent. One of the best in town!

Thank 40824sam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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