MELBOURNE | In a city with no shortage of pizza joints, it’s hard to do something new. At new Fitzroy spot Deep End Pizza, the owners are aiming to do just that. It’s the place to go if you want to try several styles of pizzas from the USA, that you don’t often (if at all) see In Australia.
The concept is simple. Your choice of Chicago style deep dish, Detroit style deep dish, or New York style thin crust pizza done right, with traditional and creative toppings, made true to style, using the best quality local ingredients.
There was no way I was going to be able to finish both a Chicago and a Detroit style pizza with my friend, but I had to try both. Thankfully if you have leftovers you can take them away in a pizza box.
The Chicago deep dish takes half an hour to bake, just like it should, and comes out hot and thick, with well defined base, cheese, ingredient, and sauce layers. I went for the mozzarella, pepperoni, tomato sugo, and pecorino. It hit all the right notes, evoking memories enjoying my go to at Lou Malnatis in Chicago.
Moving on to Detroit, the Thyme Crisis was recommended to me, and it really hit the spot. Confit garlic, mascarpone, mozzarella, cheddar, thyme, potato, and guanciale.
I didn’t grab a New York pizza, but word is that Deep End Pizza’s Clam Pie is already a favourite.
To accompany the pizza, there’s assortment of sides like brûléed chicken-liver parfait, and, roasted bone marrow with toast and herb salad.
The liquor license is still pending, but for now there’s mocktails and zero ABV beverages. The focus is local and independent, and when the liquor license comes through there will be a great range on offer.
Deep End Pizza
412A Brunswick Street
Wed – Sun: 12:00pm to 2:30pm; 4:00pm to 11:00pm