Calling all pizza lovers! You have got to head down to Magill Road and make your way into 360 Gradi and sample their delicious traditional Italian pizzas. Do not let their take away store/cafe front deter you, I assure you that their pizzas are delectable!
Nick, the owner, has been in Australia for about 6 years and couldn’t find a decent Italian traditional pizza anywhere; that’s why he decided to open up this pizza joint in hopes of providing the Adelaide food scene with some much needed Italian traditional pizzas. He kindly invited myself and a plus one to sample his creations at no cost a few weeks back. As always, this does not influence my review in anyway whatsoever, all opinions and comments are my own.
Upon arrival, admittedly, we were both skeptical at how ‘yum’ the pizzas were from a typical looking take away store but we came with an open mind. The place was surprisingly busy that night which was also a surprise to the owner himself. We wanted to sample the menu and cover most of the main components and settled with a pizza with half and half topping, pasta and a side of garlic bread… with hopes of having enough room for dessert!
Interior, patrons, pappardelle al ragu; $14.00
Whilst waiting for our food to arrive, we spied on the tables around us to see what they ordered and how much they were enjoying their food. Evidently, everyone was pleasantly surprised and satisfied with their offerings and complimented Nick on how great his pizzas were as he was serving them. Our pasta came out first, a large serving of pappardelle al ragu with minced veal ragout and tomato sauce. The home made pasta, made fresh daily using Italian imported Caputo flour was cooked al dente with a firm bite. The sauce evenly coated the pasta with simple and fresh flavours and generous chunks of minced veal ragout.
Pizza half and half: capricciosa and sirio
The pizza followed straight after. Half capricciosa: tomato, mozzarella, ham, hot pepperoni, artichokes and mushrooms; half sirio (from the specials menu): tomato, mozzarella, capsicum, red onions and prosciutto crudo parma.
Is there such a thing as pizza heaven?
The crust was super thin, light and crispy; and the toppings were fresh, simple and flavourful. Traditional flavours done extremely well with no bells and whistles.
Pizza base up skirt shot
Look at that base!
My pick from our 2 toppings was the capricciosa, it had a good balance of flavours, a bit of heat from the hot pepperoni and the artichokes and mushrooms cut through the salt perfectly with firm juicy bites. The sirio was a favourite with the stranger, anything with fresh slices of paper thin prosciutto and he’s all over it.
San Pellegrino drinks; $3.00 each
And then our garlic bread came out, which we ended up forgetting about!
Garlic bread; $4.00
Pizza bread with a touch of olive oil and garlic. Simplicity at its best. I’d happily have this on its own as a ‘big’ snack! Carb me up!
I so wished we had enough room to squeeze in a dessert but we just couldn’t do it. The dessert menu offered a nutella calzone (Calzone alla nutella: nutella, almond, sugar; $19.00) and Italian style hot chocolate. I’ll have to order it next time with a group of friends.
We/I have since been back a few other times and ordered their margherita: tomato and mozzarella; $18.00 and half and half with autunno: tomato, mozzarella, parma prosciutto and mixed mushrooms, saporita: tomato, mozzarella, porcini mushroom, hot pepporoni and Italian parmesan and verdure: tomato, mozzarella, eggplant, zucchini, red onion and capsicum as well as a panna cotta with caramel sauce (oh so wobbly, smooth, creamy and super light). Delish!
A lot of love goes into each pizza. Everything is hand made and hand kneaded (pizza base and pasta), most of their ingredients are imported from Italy (flour, tomato sauce), their cheese is from Melbourne made from an old Italian recipe for its authentic flavour, the prosciutto comes from Parma and is seasoned for a minimum of 24 months, Grana Padano (cheese from Italy) comes from ‘Pianura Padana’ and seasoned for a minimum of 9 months; and ham, bacon and eggs are all free range. (Phew!)
Yummy home made pizzas paired with friendly smily service which was really contagious! 🙂
Keep a look out on their Facebook page as they have monthly offers. 😉
Have you been here yet? What did you think? What pizza topping should we get next?!
324 Magill Road
Kensington Park SA 5068
P 08 8332 4114