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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
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch, the food was delicious and if we were staying longer would definitely have gone back again.

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Thank TFlin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection. Very finely made pizza and nice salads. Great atmosphere and very friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend

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Thank Elad D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizzas we had would have to be some of the best that I have ever had. The bases were not heavy or oily. The toppings fresh and tasty. The restaurant was full and there was a great atmosphere in the place.

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Thank Samark21
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to trying The Forge after hearing good things about it. Unfortunately our visit didn't reflect what we had heard. I can deal with a noisy restaurant if the service and food is good but if they aren't then what's the point? The staff were nice enough but cracks started to show after our drinks took... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to hang out with with friends and family for a casual evening. It is loud and noisy but vibrant. Great range of pizzas and drinks. The pizzas itself were a little bland but still edible. They have a nice kids menu with a kids size pizza. I would go back for the atmosphere and service more than the... More 

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Thank Vibs76
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to Ballarat on a day trip and had lunch here as it was listed #2 of 297. We had the calamari and it was just ok then had the highly recommended pulled pork pizza which was not that great so was not really value for money.

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Thank KADG0828
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Forge is a great place for any Occassion with some of the best pizza in town you can go wrong. It is a fantastic place would recommend

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Thank Terrence M
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizzas all so yummy always hard to choose which one. Good size kids meals and a little entertainment corner for little ones to draw. Great time out with family

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Thank CeeCee120
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say. Best gourmet style pizza in town, good bar, nice atmosphere. I will keep going back.

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Thank Travis M
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Forge many times and the food never disappoints. Service is friendly. Interesting atmosphere with communal tables to sit at and a real buzz with families celebrating special occasion. Always worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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