Zero95, Doncaster East

4/29/2018 , , 0 Comments

Zero95 is a woodfire pizza eatery in Doncaster East, in the small shopping strip along Doncaster Road before Blackburn Road. The restaurant prides itself on creating an authentic and unique pizza experience, and I have to say it's probably some of the best pizza that I've had in Melbourne!

The restaurant has plenty of seating, though as it is so popular, definitely book a table to avoid not getting a seat. The front counter and woodfire pizza oven/station make up most of one side, and the rest of the restaurant has simple decor with brick walls and a few decorations hung up. It's always a lively atmosphere at Zero95 with the large groups of friends and family gatherings, but never too noisy that you can't hear the people next to you.

As a pizzeria, the menu consists of 95% pizza dishes, though there are also a few pastas, salads and entree dishes. We got three pizzas to share between four people, and another Caprese Salad on the side ($15). The great thing about Zero95 is its ability to cater for dietary requirements, so even if you're dairy free/lactose intolerant, you're able to enjoy the pizzas by switching out normal mozzarella with a vegan/dairy free one ($2.50 extra), or a gluten free pizza base ($5 extra). The caprese salad, which consisted of buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze and E.V.O oil, was a light and refreshing dish, great if you like cheese but are not a big fan of the strong flavours that some cheeses have.

All tomatoes on the pizzas are made using San Marzano tomatoes, a type of plum tomato that has a stronger, sweeter and less acidic taste. The bases are thin crusts so you don't get full as easily, but it's not too flimsy that it collapses under all the toppings. One of the pizzas we ordered was the Margherita ($20), which was actually voted the best pizza in the world for 2016. The other two pizzas we got were the Salina ($25), which came with truffle paste, San Daniele prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella and mushrooms, and the Positano ($24), which had hot salami, olives, mozzarella, tomatoes and a basil pesto. All the pizzas were really enjoyable; the perfect mix of toppings and textures that left you full but not bloated.

There's also a range of dessert pizzas/italian desserts at Zero95, including a 1 metre nutella pizza which I really want to try, but would probably need a big group of people for! The pizzeria is a bit further out east, but definitely worth the trek for the really delicious pizzas.

Ambience: 8/10
Service: 7.5/10
Food: 8.5/10

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