PIZZA HUB, PRAHRAN: Right opposite Prahran Station is one of the most UNDISCOVERED YET BEST pizza spots in Melbourne – in such an unassuming place, Pizza Hub is now one of my favourite spots in Melbourne with highlights from beginning to end. I wouldn’t call myself a pizza connoisseur, but my expectations and standards of pizza ARE HIGH – now Pizza Hub isn’t the classic Italian pizza spot I’ve been to, but it captures the best essence of Italy nonetheless whilst adding its own unique spins. With their own-crafted toppings of ragu, dry aged beef, Italian meatballs, Pizza Hub created a truly memorable experience for me and all for a reasonable price.
The good fat: We started off with the beef ragu arancini – and with its cheesy interior, crispy golden crust, and small splash of bolognese sauce underneath, it was the perfect melt-in-the-mouth starter. The satisfaction of watching the cheese pull apart within as you cut through was food porn at its best. The calamari was also a surprisingly light starter – house made and coated with semolina rather than crispy bread crumbs, we were treated to these soft, tender pieces of lightly lemon and peppered calamari.
The uniquely named pizzas caught our eye and so we first opted for the Alessia, with fior di latte and dry aged eye fillet. The fior di latte was unparalleled in its sense of milky, creamy smoothness, and the dry aged component added a light element of saltiness and flavour. But the show stopper was the Michelle pizza, with my absolute FAVOURITE beef ragu (similar to the arancini) and an aromatic smokiness from the smoked mozzarella that distinguished it so clearly from every other pizza we’d had. The beef ragu, was once again, on a backdrop of the JUICIEST tomato base reminiscent of the simple tomato base of a Naples margarita pizza, and the additions of peas dotted around the pizza gave really interesting popping texture that definitely gave another pleasurable element.
The desserts were equally as impression, with an absolute diabetes overload in their nutella donuts – they were freshly handmade balls of yum! Likewise, the cannoli was exceptional in its subtlety of the orange-infused filling, and the shell managed to attain the perfect crunch.
The bad fat: NOTHING – I wish I had a bigger appetite and faster metabolism to try even more flavours of their pizzas!
CHECK OUT PIZZA HUB’S WEBSITE HERE: http://pizzahubpizzeria.com.au/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Pizza Hub for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.