Pizza Gusto, open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner, on Lonsdale Street Braddon, definitely qualifies as a cheap and cheerful gem. Excellent pizzas are large enough for two and less than $20. Corkage is free and there’s a bottle shop next door.
The Quattro Gusti $19 is excellent with four different toppings for the four seasons – mushrooms, olives, Calabrese salami and eggplant on a tomato and mozzarella base.
Half and half ($1.50 extra) Mare e Monte $20
tomato, bocconcini cheese, prawns (marinated in garlic, olive oil and parsley) and mushrooms and Verde $17 ( special- garlic oil, mozzarelle, bocconcini,, parmesan, basil pesto, fresh rocket.
However, making the small space and low pricing work requires careful resource management, so tables are few and no bookings are taken, only disposable plastic glasses are provided, water is available from the tap outside and you need to watch the pizzas coming out of the oven as you cross the kitchen to get to the loo.
But like all cheap and cheerful gems taken in good spirit it’s all good fun, great pizza and a good casual, friendly, spontaneous option.
Go early to grab a table as it gets pretty busy after 7:30.