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Are you searching for the best pizza in Melbourne? 


Italian Artisans is a pet project from Tony Nicolini. Having founded the multi-award-winning Pizza Espresso and Carlton Espresso & DOC Group of restaurants, he has now moved on and brought us a simple, considered pizzeria on 135 Victoria Avenue. 


Italian Artisans is a pizza restaurant in Albert Park producing some of Melbourne’s best pizza. 


Playful & entertaining. Italian Artisans is a salumi, award-winning pizza and wine store with a difference. 


Once dubbed by The Age Epicure as The Pizza King, Tony’s journey is cultural. So book now.

Ps. By the way. iTALiAN ARTiSANS has opened an Espresso Bar just down the road named Espresso Albert Park. Find Ancient Grain Focaccia, Coffee iTALO style & pressed juices.

For us, it’s more than a love of food. It’s a love of craft & community. Our journey encompasses getting to know our suppliers, sharing their stories & showcasing their products.

We use Ancient Grain flour for our pizza bases with 72-hour fermentation & top them with ARTiSAN PRODUCED, ‘Presidio Slow Food’ ingredients. 


The pizza is lighter, tastier, more digestible, and has a higher nutritional content.

Our Journey of Craft & Community in Albert Park

diner cutting into a pizza
pizza chef tony nicolini preparing a base

Contemporary Italian Pizza Movement

The Pizza Revolution is upon us. It’s a reboot for the industry & more sustainable choices are in place. We call it Pizza 3.0.

We increase our attention to those little details. Fermentation techniques, curation of products, informed natural/biodynamic wine lists. In addition, we offer a well-conceived space, handmade furniture, and Italian music.


The contemporary Italian Pizza movement is all over this. 

And so are we.

A taste of iTALY in Albert Park, Melbourne

Cheeky Italian. 

Part Salumi & Vino Bar, part Pizzeria. 

Well-known publications such as Concrete Playground feature the award-winning pizza.

We also made the list of Broadsheet’s Best Pizza and Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne. 

Additionally, Italian Artisans won the best international visual Identity award via Restaurant and bar design awards.

See our Google reviews

Melbourne's Best Pizza Restaurant in Albert Park

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