133 George Street, East Fremantle
Ph: (08) 9438 3005
The ‘Healthier’ Pizzeria and Burger Bar
On the corner of George and Duke Streets, East Fremantle sits Giorgio’s Pizzas & Burgers – and although it’s been Giorgio’s for at least the past five years, it’s recently acquired some fantastic new owners and some fresh new ideas. Now they’re onto a new chapter – the art of pizza making – bringing with them years of experience and their very best recipes.
Now, there’s pizza, then there’s PIZZA – so I’ve just discovered when dining at Giorgio’s. All pizzas and burgers are made in house, fresh to order. There’s so much choice on Giorgio’s menu you will be hard pressed to make a decision. Along with 12 traditional pizzas such as Ham & Cheese, Supreme and Meat Lovers there’s also a gourmet range and believe me, it’s plentiful. Choose from Tandoori Prawn, the CCB (chicken, chorizo & bacon), Mediterranean Vegetables, chilli lovers unite with the Fire Breather, and that’s only scratching the surface. Giorgio’s will be doing a premium range soon consisting of two or three special pizzas, changing each week.
There’s a large emphasis on healthy options at Giorgio’s, which for a health nut like myself is wonderful. In Fremantle it’s embraced in a big way; for most, it’s a way of life, and locals are realising what a good thing they’ve got going with Giorgio’s. They use gluten free pizza bases, and there’s a great range of vegetarian pizzas on offer too. Not forgetting the mouth watering burgers – of which any on the menu can be magically transformed into a vegetarian burger simply by exchanging the meat patty for a juicy, wood fired, oven roasted, marinated field mushroom. There’s also a gluten free burger bun option. Or opt for a lighter meal by swapping the bun for a Turkish wrap. Soon Giorgio’s will even have something for the lactose intolerant, with dairy free mozzarella. Oh and did I mention that nothing is deep fried?
I patiently watched the chef pushing out the pizza dough readying it for one of the six available base sauces. He added the toppings, and into the pizza oven she went. The smell in this place is amazing, too amazing, so after watching the ‘pizza show’ for a while, I decided to head outside and relax whilst I await my very own pizza and burger.
Oh Lordy, were they worth the wait. The Giorgio’s Special (gluten free base) – baby spinach, feta, sun dried tomato, olives, capsicum, onion and – at the Chef‘s recommendation – a drizzle of balsamic. Let me tell you something, this was the best gluten free pizza I’ve ever tasted, and believe me, I’ve tasted a few. I also tried the Tropicana – ham, pineapple and cheese – delicious, the ultimate ‘Hawaiian’. They brought me out a burger to sample as well: the Giorgio’s Burger (on a gluten free bun) – in-house beef patty, beetroot, cucumber, lettuce, gherkin, onion, egg, bacon, cheese, tomato, aioli and tomato sauce – what a monster of a burger it was. This is the mother of all burgers, and a ‘must try’ when you come to Giorgio’s.
Totally full and satisfied, but still feeling clean, and not at all fat and greasy, I was happy I’d found the wonderful pizzeria that is Giorgio’s. You too should come and discover the ‘healthier pizza’. And as I was just contemplating my return I smelt the most amazing aroma wafting from within. oh dear, they have dessert pizzas.
By Lea Satie
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