Archie’s Pizzeria, Newmarket

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Absolutely fantastic – Archie’s Pizzeria is possibly our best restaurant find in 2015 thus far. It’s hidden away in a corner in Newmarket, and at first glance there isn’t much that sets it apart from the rest of the eateries on the same row, which probably explains how we spent over 2 years living in a neighbouring suburb without having discovered it. I really wish we had found it sooner, though.

The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon, and for good reason – many of the pizzas, pasta, and mains are going for $14 each! And they aren’t some minified and watered-down versions of the dinner mains either – they were, as far as I could tell, the real deal. The Prosciutto Cotto e Funghi was brilliant, the base crisp and fresh out of their wood-fired oven, and the toppings of prosciutto, mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato were generous. And their seafood pasta was delicious, the texture of the spaghetti a perfect al dente, perfectly accompanied by the white wine and homemade tomato sauce.

All in all, both dishes that we tried were an absolute steal for $14, and the portions were more than enough to satisfy our ravenous appetites. As an added bonus, even the service was good – our drinks and food arrived quite promptly despite them being very busy. AND if you need an additional reason to go, you get to watch them put the pizzas in the wood-fired oven.

I look forward to coming back as many times as possible. :)

 

Cost: $14 – $18 pp (lunch)
Food: 4.5 Stars
Service: 4 Stars
Ambience: 4 Stars
Value for money: 4.5 Stars

 

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