Son of a pizzaiola is an Italian restaurant in Thornbury. The pizza is ahhmazing! But not only do they make a mean pizza they also have a tasty brunch menu. So whether you’re looking for an Italian feed or a casual brunch, this place has you covered.
Cheesy scramble is always a winner and this one was soft and fluffy sitting on squares of fried polenta hashbrowns that were crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. Yum! There were shavings of aged pecorino cheese, grilled portabello mushrooms, bits of crispy kale and chorizo sausage. It was garnished with chives and red sea salt. Very tasty indeed.
The smashed avo was infused with lemon juice, thyme and served on multigrain sourdough bread. It was served with baked ricotta, poached eggs, beetroot puree, cherry tomatoes on the vine, black sesame seeds and fresh lime. And the addition of burrata cheese added a creaminess. This was not your basic smashed avo, there was a lot more to it.
The house cured salmon was tasty, it came with grilled asparagus, half an avo with dukkah spices, pomegranate & cream cheese on sourdough multigrain bread with an addition of poached eggs. It looked beautiful with all the colours and tasted fantastic.
The grilled chicken salad had lots of bits and pieces that made it tasty. It had grilled free range chicken, cos lettuce, red onion, avo, cherry tomatoes and lemon mayonnaise.
The duck risotto was full of flavour and the slow cooked duck ragu with mixed field mushrooms was a lovely combination. It was served piping hot. Delicious.
Slow cooked lamb ragu is exactly what you want when it’s cold outside. It was served with pasta and topped with shaved pecorino cheese. The lamb was beautifully tender.
Their Margarita pizza was aaahhhmazing! I loved it and for real if I lived in Thornbury this would definitely be my regular pizza place. On our margarita we had the addition of buffalo mozerella which made all the difference. The dough was thin and fluffy, even the crust was delish and the pizza was cooked in a wood fire oven. The Napoli sauce was yum, the fior de latte was yum, the basil and buffalo mozzarella was yum. Yum yum yum! Like really good. Loved it.
They had that thick Italian hot chocolate, which was rich and decadent and is almost like a whole dessert in itself. With a side of marshmallow of course.
Tiramisu porridge was something different. It had the elements of a tiramisu within a bowl of rolled oats. There was the coffee infused oats which had a subtle coffee flavour, sponge fingers, mascarpone and cocao powder which are all flavours that remind you of tiramisu. Then it also had coconut, almonds and caramelised banana.
The Nutella French toast was nice. It was brioche French toast with mixed berry compote, and a big smear of pure delicious nutella. It was topped with fresh strawberries, nuts and mascarpone.
Son of pizzaiolo have the Italian classics but also have a delicious brunch menu on offer. An Italian inspired brunch menu with fresh and colourful flavours.
I heart Son of a pizzaiolo!