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The Forge Pizzeria

) #2 of 251 Restaurants in Ballarat ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, Australian
14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 6635
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (345 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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14 Armstrong St N | 1771 Sturt St, Alfredton 2nd Restaurant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

meals and service were great. couldn't do enough to help us out. people from different countries and nationalities all finding something real nice to eat in a real nice industrial feel environment. Been back several times and highly recommend

Thank peteg246
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was great but was a bit noisy. We had a fairly large group and the table we had wasn't very comfortable.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Forge is in the middle of Ballarat. I took my wife and daughter to this great restaurant.The service and food was great they were very accommodating with food allergies and gluten free requirements.

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great range of reasonable priced pizzas for the evening with a range of local craft beer to match. Great atmosphere to share a meal with friends or family.

Thank Mathew A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So good, make sure you book. Very trendy inside and a great vibe. Quick friendly service, delicious food and funky interior.

Thank Hutchy110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deserves the great reviews, pizzas are awesome and just a little out of the ordinary. Also try the antipasto board. Excellent. Cool decor, good service. Ticks all the boxes for an enjoyable easy night out.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very quirky place. Friendly and responsive staff. Most importantly great pizza. Great variety with fantastic flavours. Make sure you book.

Thank BelleT705
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had a lot of pizzas in a lot of countries. The pulled pork pizza at The Forge is the best. Perfectly cooked meat and amazing crust.

Thank Manqnian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you choose to eat in or take away you will not be disappointed. My favourite is the prawn pizza. Absolutely delicious! The large restaurant has a great atmosphere. I would say their only downfall would be when you have a large booking you get...More

Thank melpea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband and 3 young kids. Was very pleased with the fast service as our kids are not the most patient. Best pizza I've had for a long time.

Thank simone s
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, Do you have gluten free options ? Thx Margaret M
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$ 24
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • 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.