Apr 8, 2022 Cheap Eats
3/1 Rata St, New Lynn
One of our favourites since ages ago (i.e. 2012), Settebello does very good wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas in an unexpected space in New Lynn, plus calzones and pasta. But trust us — get the pizza. You can even buy some of the dough to roll out and use on your own at home.
469 New North Rd, Kingsland
A cheery pink exterior matches perfectly with Umu’s bright, bold sourdough pizzas that don’t aim to be traditional and are known to take gambles with toppings. We like the number two, because, honestly, panko breadcrumbs taste good on anything.
702 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
It’s a rare thing to find a pizza, even if it is Margherita, for $15. But Stumpy’s does and does it well, with all the delicious blistered crusts. The pizzas are small (each will likely only feed one person) which means you can order a variety and feast.
Pizza Rosso Pomodoro
357 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
Open 7 days a week, Pomodoro is a convenient, guaranteed good time. Its bases are a great chewy texture, and the toppings are classic, true tried-and-tested combinations, though the options are so numerous it can be hard to choose. Take it away and devour at the nearby Potter’s Park under the watchful eye of Boy Walking.
The Master and Margherita
108 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn
Yes, Google, that’s Margherita, not Margarita. (Apparently the head chef’s favourite book is the classic Russian novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.) The pizzas are charmingly misshapen, with an obvious attention to high-quality ingredients and its provenance. In perhaps a blatant attempt to please the masses, there’s a Hawaiian pizza on offer, but do yourself a favour and get the rosemary potato and pancetta. Just on budget at $25, and could probably feed two if you get some sides too.