October 22, 2018 Italian, Melbourne, pizza No Comments


Such tired. Many sleepy. My room was still not available for another two hours so lunch seemed like the only sensible choice to pass the time before a collapsing sleep.

I did some Googling as I had a hankering for pizza and wanted one that was good. SPQR appeared at the top of some judges’ lists and was but a mid-length stroll away.

I was their first customer at two minutes after they opened. I was keen to eat.

Their menu of pizzas along with some light starters was helpfully detailed on their main chalkboard. I got as far as margherita and stopped. I added a glass of their tap beer, a pretty decent craft lager.

The pizza was prepped and cooked to order in their wood-fired oven. It was soon with me looking pretty smart.

It proved a highly enjoyable eat. The dough was light with a good crispness which resolved into fluffily chewable. The topping was of excellent quality with the tomato sauce particularly good.

So overall, SPQR served me just the pizza I was looking for. Its pillowy crust was a joyful prelude to the slumber pillow my head hit an hour or so later. I suspect I’ll be back before my time in Melbourne is out as my hankering for pizza is more regular than monthly.

Blythe scores SPQR
4.5/5 food food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20

I ate: margherita

I drank: craft lager

I wore: the world’s tiredest face

Total bill: $32

Address: 26 Liverpool Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria

Written by BKR