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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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“pizza” (465 reviews)
“pumpkin salad” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night for a family birthday, we had booked and it was very busy. Atmosphere great, food delicious and service good. Although pizza is the specialty, there were plenty of other options for non pizza eaters. We brought along our own...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pushed for time so ordered some takeout. No problem with the really helpful staff. Even when I forgot to order extra salami several minutes later, it was all taken care of at no extra charge. The pizzas were fresh and delicious.... Highly recommended...More

Thank Rowan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and had the pizza with bacon and pork crackling what a ripper. The staff were fantastic with great service and we didn’t have to wait long for our pizza either. The place has history and the history is part of the...More

Thank kazzahazza52
Reviewed 17 April 2018

As visitors to Ballarat we asked around to see which eateries were popular, as restaurants which are highly patronised by locals usually indicate a good outcome. Forge Pizzeria certainly has strong popular local acclaim, and although we were satisfied, it could be better. Accessibility is...More

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had one night in Ballarat and had had a tiring day at Sovereign Hill and were hungry. Our daughter knew of this pizzeria so off we went...it is terrific; simple décor, a live atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent service and a choice of delicious pizzas...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We chose here just walking past and what a great decision! The garlic pizza is excellent. Full of flavour & slightly burnt bits with a fresh tomato sauce. The kids had pasta, which both devoured & the steak and accompaniments were all delicious. Fast, friendly...More

Thank EmJayZed
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We're not usually pizza eaters (like them, but only occasionally), but went here as it was only a couple of doors down from our motel. It was a Friday night - they were doing a great trade in takeaways! But a few of us ate...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Seeing all the great reviews, we had to stop in while staying in Ballarat. We arrived at about 8:00 pm and found the place was still alive and bubbling with customers. We weren't in the door more than 10 seconds before we were greeted and...More

Thank rus2er
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Stopped in for dinner with family while visiting Ballarat. I enjoy pizza with a lot of meat, so I ordered the Butchers pizza. Unlike nearly every other pizzeria in Australia, it did not come with BBQ sauce as its base, so I was immediately impressed....More

Thank FrequentIndia
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Never seen so many different pizza choices before. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Very busy so probably better to book. They can normally fit you in though.

Thank rovership
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Sonia R
26 March 2018|
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Response from Ken V | Reviewed this property |
No they don't
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$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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