Pizza is a big crowd pleaser in our house – it’s one of the only dishes everyone will happily eat without being fussy. We’ve found a cracking little pizza place – it’s been open just a few weeks. Chef and I think the bases at Café Avellino are to die for – they are super thin and soft, with just a millimetre of crispness on the bottom.
Café Avellino opened just a couple of days before the AFL grand final. We were having a gathering to watch the big game and Chef’s BFF, the Ice Cream Connoisseur, suggested it for the half time feed. What a great idea! They promptly delivered 11 pizzas to our house and everyone (including 4 Chefs) were very impressed. Frankly, after the West Coast Eagle’s performance – it was the highlight of the afternoon!
We were keen to check out the new café in person, so this week we had a casual family meal there. Café Avellino is found in the Drovers complex, on the corner of Joondalup Drive and Wanneroo Road. It’s BYO and as well as pizzas they also have authentic Italian pastas on their menu.
At the AFL lunch the biggest pizza hit was the “Avellino”. I just HAD to order it again! It’s topped with prosciutto, creamy ricotta, tomatoes, chilli, fresh basil and cheese. And that soft, yet slightly crisp base was spot on again. This pizza is a definite favourite. Not quite my all time numero uno, (that is Delisio’s Mushroom Trio), but the Avellino is absolutely a close second.
It’s great to have a local café to rely on for those nights you can’t be bothered cooking! Café Avellino is open 7 days – breakfast, lunch and dinner and the staff are very friendly. We’ll be back again – and again and again…