The Rise Pizzeria

Location: Narre Warren North
Cuisine: Italian with Woodfired Pizza

Hours
Mon – Wed – 6.00am – 5.00pm
Thurs – Sat – 6.00am – Late
Sun – 7.00am – Late
Dinner Service from 5.00pm

Price Range: $$

Kid’s Menu:
Margherita Pizza, Crumbed Chicken and Chips, Spaghetti Meatballs and Calamari and Chips.
Brunch Menu: Bacon and eggs with toast, Crumbed Chicken and Chips, Calamari and Chips, Pancakes and ice cream.

Adult Offerings:
Traditional Italian Fare: Share plates, Woodfired Pizza, Handmade Pasta, Mains and desserts.
Brunch: The classics and favourites and some with an Italian Twist.

See full menu.

Need to know:

The Rise Pizzeria opened in May and they’re already an asset to the local community. They’re a friendly family run business bringing a slice of Italy to the community day and night. They bring you some of your favourites, along with welcoming team and top quality food. Co-Owner and chef, Claudio, grew up in Italy and has been cooking for most of his life.

Being Italian, any family occasion was based around food. Claudio didn’t choose food, it chose him. It’s in his blood. His mother and grandmother taught him to cook and he developed his skills in alongside experienced chefs and pizza chefs in Italy and London. He has been cooking at home since he was a kid and seeing people enjoy his food, lit a fire inside him that made him decide that’s what he wanted to do.

They offer more than just serving quality food and drink. They love community involvement and run special pizza making classes for adults and children.  They also run other special events such as their upcoming Wine and Degustation evening. They offer something for everyone on the menu; whether it’s their delicious woodfired pizza or one of their homemade sweets. They’re very accommodating to dietary requirements and even have vegan cheese and vegan sweets on their menu.

Being family run, they understand the importance of welcoming families. They have a great kid’s menu and will happily cater to alterations where possible. They have plenty of room for prams (whether it’s indoors or outside), have change table facilities and colouring for the kids. Narre Warren are lucky to have such a wonderful place in their community.

Our latest visit:

We booked my son to attend their pizza making class during the school holidays. This is an event that we were thrilled about, because we love nurturing a positive relationship with food for my children. We notice he is more willing to try foods when he is involved with the cooking process. He is enjoying trying different foods with our frequent eating out and he was very much looking forward to making his own pizza.

We arrived and were directed towards the section allocated for pizza making. I was offered a high chair for my daughter and my son made his way to his own seat. The table was set up with the ingredients to make dough! He was very keen to get his hands dirty. Claudio was running the class and was wonderful with the kids. He was very much in control of the class (with eager kids ready to mix everything together). He patiently directed kids and assisted one by one when it was needed. All the kids who attended were very much interested and enjoyed it. Parents were able to sit back and have a coffee and meal, knowing their kids were in safe hands.

When kids are in the kitchen it can get messy. This is no different here and the staff were not bothered by flour all over the chairs and tables (and my camera too)! They offered a selection of toppings for the kids to try and most turned down the olives, including my son! It was a great way to expose them to different foods. The children were welcomed into the pizza kitchen to watch their pizza be placed the wood fire oven. The highlight was watching the kids enjoy eating their own pizza. Some of the children shaped their pizza into hearts and were very creative with their toppings.

During the class, I also was attending to my daughter and ordered her calamari with chips. While I wasn’t even seated, they were very accommodating to look after my daughter’s needs and the food arrived quickly. The calamari was cooked to perfection and she finished all of it! I also sampled my son’s pizza and it was delicious. My son who normally loses interested in food after a few bites, ate a few pieces without being needed to be prompted!  As I was located near the pass, I witnessed the food leave the kitchen and it looked absolutely delicious.

As we were leaving, we had the opportunity to take a good look at the sweets on display! They have a pastry chef on site who bakes most of sweets. We took a couple home to sample (for research purposes of course) and they were just delicious. They had a great range of dairy free and some were gluten free. I also sampled their vegan cake and it was delicious! These are ordered off site.

We were really impressed with what they have to offer. They are very welcoming to families and are friendly and attentive. It’s obvious that when selecting staff, they hire those who have similar values. This reflected in the kitchen too, where I was also able to have a chat with the chef. He had a very warm and accommodating attitude towards families and offering quality food. He takes pride in his food and it’s obvious when I saw the food leaving the pass.

What they do well:

– Their events are great!
– Great woodfired pizza (and I’m very picky when it comes to woodfired pizza)
– Very accommodating to kids and dietary requirements.

Contact them direct:

Information correct at the time of posting. Please notify us of any incorrect information. We always recommend calling ahead to accommodate your needs and to confirm kitchen times.
Photo Credits: Kids for Dinner and The Rise Pizzeria

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  1. […] children to be involved in preparation and being hands on food with matters. Recently, we visited The Rise Pizzeria for a pizza making class with my son. He absolutely loved making his own pizza and at the […]

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