Wilo Pizza Richmond is a new addition to the take away scene. Located on Church Street near the intersection with Swan Street this little pizza place will fill the void if you feel like a takeaway pizza that delivers on quality and taste.
I have to be honest, I’m a bit of a pizza snob, I often find that take away pizza is greasy, heavy and fills you with regret a few hours later. Thankfully this is not the case with Wilo Pizza, the pizzas are light, full of fresh ingredients and tasty. Brothers Ollie and Will Thorne have designed a creative menu which ranges from classics like Margeherita and Hawaiian pizza to a range of really interesting flavours such as salted beef, pork belly and pork sausage.
Ollie and Will invited us to sample their menu and wanted to make the most of the menu options, so we decided to try two half/half pizzas and a side. The first option was margherita and salted beef while the second pizza was BBQ chicken and Pork Belly.
The pork belly pizza was a stand out. The combination of crispy pork scratchings, chipotle sauce, pork belly, onion, coriander, salsa picada, tangy mayo, fresh chilli and mozzarella worked really well together. Textually this pizza was great, the crispy scratchings contrasted nicely with the juicy soft pork belly and thin crust which was all rounded out by a nice spicy kick. This pizza and the short ribs with tamarind sauce shows the brothers affinity for Asian flavours.
Next we tasted the BBQ chicken pizza which is exactly what we would want in this style of pizza: sweet, tangy yet smoky on a thin crunchy crust. Absolutely delicious.
Moving on to the salted beef and margherita pizza, we had mixed feelings. In theory the salt beef pizza should have been perfect; crushed tomato, salt beef, mushroom, red cabbage, dill pickle, mustard mayo and mozzarella however it fell short. I fell like it needed a little more acid may that be in the form of extra dill pickles or mustard mayo. With a few adjustments, this could be a real winner.
Our problem with the margarita pizza is that we were expecting an Italian style pizza with shredded mozzarella on a beautiful tomato base. Instead it contained a crisp base covered in a layer of cheese. As such it felt the most like junk food. I was not sold on this dish however Paul suggested it tasted better the following day.
To finish we decided to try the side of beef short ribs in a sweet tamarind sauce. These were great. The ribs were sweet and tangy and the meat fell off the bone. Give me bowl full of these and I would be a very happy woman.
If you are looking for a good take away pizza and Don’t want to splurge, you are guaranteed to have a great meal from Wilo pizza. They also offer delivery to nearby suburbs.
440 Church Street
Telephone: (03) 9427 1744
Mon – Sun: 4:00pm to 10:30pm