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The other weekend, Mr M had convinced me to go on an overnight bush walk. However, inclement weather meant that our chosen spot was a little flooded and our walking plans were downgraded to a single day of hiking.

I will admit this here I’m not a big hiker. I don’t really enjoy it, I think it’s my impatience. However, I was pleased when I managed to find a nice walk for us to do, just outside of Kyneton. I was quite happy when the hiking also gave me a chance to do something I really like to do… eating.

On Twitter I asked for suggestions for a casual meal in Kyneton (we were still wearing our walking gear) and Danny suggested Pizza Verde – noting it was some of the best pizza he had (you can read about his experience here). A big call.

Pizza verde is relaxed and casual. I liked its simple white washed walls and the retro formica tables and vinyl chairs were pretty cute.

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Unsurprisingly, Pizza Verde’s speciality is pizzas. There are only a handful of items in the ‘not pizza’ part of the menu. They also offer a Sunday Roast special – $28 for two courses. I was pretty tempted by this, but had eaten lamb roast the night before.

We nibbled on some roasted Mount Zero olives and almonds ($8) while we waited for the pizzas to arrive:

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In a word – YUM.

On to the main event, I ordered the Diavolo pizza ($18, $22 for gluten free) with Istra hot salami, fior de latte, crushed green olives and chilli:

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This was very, very good.

I was really impressed at how thin they had managed to roll out the gluten-free base. As a result, the base was very thin and crisp. Pizza Verde make these GF bases in house and it shows. This would have to be one of the best GF pizzas I have had. The toppings also assisted with the wow factor – the salty olive relish played well against the spice of the chilli and the salami, with a nice fresh hit from the basil. Mmm.

Mr M went for the sausage pizza ($18) with pork and fennel sausage, parmesan, oregano and chilli:

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Mr M was a little less enamoured with his pizza than I was with mine. He thought his base could have been a bit crispier, but nonetheless thought it was ‘good’.

All in all, I was very happy with our meal at Pizza Verde – they were tasty, well made pizzas with local ingredients. While the restaurant has recently changed owners, I still really enjoyed the experience. We even had a pretty nice walk too, just don’t tell Mr M I enjoyed it!

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Details

Pizza Verde
62 Piper Street, Kyneton VIC
(03) 5422 7400
Pizza Verde on Urbanspoon

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One Response to “Pizza verde, cracking GF pizza in Kyneton”

  1. Jono L says:

    Have you tried the GF pizza at Bande a part? It’s dam tasty as the above appears to be.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/71/1484163/restaurant/Victoria/Carlton-North/Bande-a-Part-Melbourne

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