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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (453 reviews)
“pumpkin salad” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
Open Now
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 3 days ago via mobile

Yes, it's expensive pizza but it's absolutely the best. My favourite is the pancetta, but have tried most over the last couple of years and you can't fault any. Do yourself a favour.

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, delicious selection of gourmet pizza. Friendly efficient staff. Very popular, but access to tables happens very quickly.

Thank frompador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must go and try there pizza it’s the best I have ever had and the building is very nice, staff great also.

Thank lindsaycrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pleasant surprise. Friendly, welcoming and efficient service. A very busy night when we arrived, we thought we'd be waiting hungrily for a while. But attendance and meal brought in surprisingly quick time. Our pizzas were tasty, fresh and delicious. An appealing pizza menu...More

Thank starmagnolia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant for a group, a date or catch up with friends. The pizzas are fantastic, with enough toppings and real wood fire cooking. They are very reasonably priced, as are the drinks, for which there is a wide selection. If you’re not up...More

Thank Adam_Megens
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Forge has a great reputation for excellent pizza, so I was delighted to find that it was well justified on my first visit today. I ordered a prawn and chorizo pizza, which came topped with peppery rocket, and feta that gave the dish a...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is great. Had both pizza and pasta. Everything was really fresh and tasty. Will be a regular from now on

Thank bluebonnie11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Forge is located in the center of Ballarat. It has a large indoor warehouse style area and some tables outside on the pavement. It was lovely sitting outside on this beautiful early autumn midday. I ordered a pizza with Italian ham and buffalo mozarella....More

Thank Bram G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Shaw thing Wood fire pizza and pumpkin salad always a favourites when dinning here and a good choice of wines 👌👌

Thank Bec N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really yummy piazza . Fresh and tasty . They coped really well with the large group. Was able to bring along a birthday which they handle really well. Everyone had a good time

Thank GSJames67
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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$12 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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