The city has a new pizza king: Brasco’s Pizzeria has been crowned Adelaide’s best pizza shop!
The Hectorville eatery’s new title comes from Nova 919’s Ben and Liam’s quest for the region’s best pies. The award was partially crowd-voted––thanks to thousands of Adelaideans tossing Brasco’s name in the mix––and partially based upon a taste test by Callum Hann of MasterChef, Eleven, and Sprout Cooking School fame.
Brasco’s co-owners Jonnie Giannitto and Giacomo Puccio, who spoke to me while making homemade gnocchi with one of their nanas, were thrilled to be announced as Adelaide’s best.
“It feels fantastic to win an award after the hard work and effort we’ve put in for 3.5 years,” Giannitto says.
“We’re overjoyed; It’s especially exciting to think that people voted for this, so people give us that respect,” Puccio agrees.
The pizzeria’s range of traditional pies sounds decadent, ranging from simple aglio e olio (pizza blanco, garlic rosemary, oregano, and olive oil) to having a layered combination of flavours (the “otolana” with sugo napoletana, fior di latte, parmesan, olives, mushrooms, marinated artichokes, and roast capsicum.) According to Puccio, the fan favourite pizza is their signature “Brasco pizza,” a white pizza with fior di latte, parmesan, pancetta, black truffle, mushroom, rosemary, and olive oil.
Best friends-turned-business partners Giannitto and Puccio initially started their eatery in 2018 alongside Giannitto’s brother and father-in-law, and they’ve carried that sense of family with them throughout their service. With a staff including the original owners’ aunts, grandparents, partners, and siblings, Brasco’s intends to make every customers feel like a part of their family through warm service. They also pride themselves on being a kid-friendly venue, allowing young guests to draw on the chalkboard walls, and frequently hosting kids cooking classes.
“It’s not a fancy, five-star restaurant, but people come in and feel like they’re escaping and that there’s a sense of family,” Puccio says.
“It’s good to see that if you love and care about something so much, it can grow.”
To eat some delicious Italian eats and check out a venue now officially crowned as a South Aussie favourite, head to Brasco’s Pizzeria.
Find Brasco’s Pizzeria at Shop 3, 88 Glynburn Road, Hectorville.