• La Cacciatora (Grattan Street, Carlton)

One would not expect a vegetarian to enjoy eating at a place called "the hunter".  In fact when I first learnt the meaning of the real name, I was put off.  But in truth La Cacciatora, known to me as Pizza-by-the-Metre serves fabulous pizzas, and yes they can be a metre long.

When I was at uni, I would visit this restaurant almost weekly.  I liked the sunny outdoor tables, the Italian feel and of course the food.

The ortalana is a favourite because you get four different pizzas in one: capsicum, potato and onion, eggplant and zucchini.  The ingredients are  mixed with garlic, olive oil and bread crumbs giving them a delicious and distinctively Italian flavour.

We ordered a 50 cm pizza each.  It was a struggle to finish, but easy to take away.

The staff, decor and menu for this establishment have been the same for many years.  I still enjoy it.  Despite the name.

La Cacciatora
29 Grattan Street   
Carlton 3053
03 9663 4778

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