If you're looking for some good news, this is it.
When it comes to Italian feeds in Geelong, it’s really a delicious carb-loaded jungle filled with everything from arancini to zabaione, and now we’ve just scored a brand-new Italian-style pizza and wine bar, set to open officially later this month.
Located just off Little Malop Street, Lou’s Pizza and Wine is a brightly lit, relaxed venue that is just what the popular laneway was missing following the closure of Ripe Pizza Bar in the same building earlier this year.
A perfect balance of Italian eatery and casual wine bar, this little spot is the new project from Ryan Thompson, restaurateur-extraordinaire behind The Continental, and Will Moyle, a talent originally from Warrnambool who has worked at Terindah Estate and Neighbour in Newtown, promising top quality dishes in the city-strip location.
Channelling American-Italian style (less topping, more flavour) wood-fired pizzas, Lou’s Pizza and Wine does just about everything really well. From the Margherita and the Mortadella to the spicy salami and the four cheese, these guys are choosing to showcase quality over quantity with their fresh, locally sourced ingredients on thin bases with puffy crusts.
Alongside the pizza, there’s a full menu of Italian-influenced eats including classic but killer desserts like Tiramisu and pannacotta, and starters like garlic bread, salt and pepper prawns and Burrata, but those looking to just sit back in the alfresco garden with a quiet drink will be equally at home. There’s tasty fun wine sourced both locally and internationally, mouth-watering spritz’s, and a mix of classic and fun beers.
There is obviously a LOT to love about this place, with its authentic pizzas, tasty alcohol and a whole lot of good vibes, and luckily, it’s all going to be damn delicious so order what you damn well please.
The venue is currently open for takeaway from Thursday to Saturday from 4pm. Keep up to date with their socials for their opening times as they’re constantly changing.
With a solid appreciation for quality ingredients and old-school Italian flavours, this inner-city eatery will be a must for the fun-loving pizza enthusiasts.
Welcome to the neighbourhood, boys.
Lou’s Pizza and Wine is located at Shop 1/73B Little Malop Street, Geelong, (next to Geelong Brewery).