With the weather still tempting us to sit outside in al fresco surrounds there is no better place to spend some time than at Louie’s Pizzeria in Guildford – only open on Friday and Saturday evenings – it has become extremely popular since it opened about 18 months ago. And with good reason, the pizzas are top notch – nice crusts, good toppings.
It is all al fresco – although the laneway down to the Little Vines courtyard is available if the weather turns inclement – this provides a bit of shelter and there are wall heaters as well. Out the front among the garden plants where tables are set up a log fire in a drum adds warmth to the chill that is just beginning at night.
Our favourite pizza is the vege patch – although we often hanker for the Margherita or Quattro Formaggio – and once again when we dropped by last week it was that very choice -it had a very generous topping of olives and artichokes and capsicum and mushroom and sundried tomato and much more beside, on a thick pizza crust. Nicely chewy and with a good spot of charring on the base.
BYO, with good quality wine glasses on offer – we had a bottle of Snake and Herring Calypso – a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Margaret River – to help wash the pizza down – a good night.
This is a great little spot – they are a most friendly and welcoming bunch at Louie’s with Louie always the perfect host. Good pizza, sitting out in the fresh air with a glass of red – what could be better?