[This article was originally published on my old blog and most images are now lost. This store is no longer open]
My work colleagues and I recently had a goodbye lunch for one of our staff members at Il Camminetto Wood Fire pizza in Brighton. This is the first pizza place I’ve tried in Brighton and I was quite happy with it.
To my understanding, this is a much more traditional Italian pizza restaurant, with a thinner base, fewer toppings and cooked in a wood fire oven. I actually really like thin pizza. Too much dough really fills you up, and when I’m eating pizza, I like to eat for the flavour and not just to fill myself up.
The waiter was a middle-aged man who may have been the owner. He was quite entertaining in an Italian-dad-joke kind of way. I’m not sure how to explain it, but it was fun.
What pizza did we get?
We ended up splitting 4 large pizzas between the 5 of us and had a few beers too.
Ortolana: Mozzarella, zucchini, eggplant, red capsicum and pesto. I’m not a big vegetarian pizza fan, but for a meatless pizza, this was still nice. However, I preferred the other 3 though.
Vulcano: Tomato, bocconcini, hot salami, fetta, gorgonzola and olives.
Meat Lovers: Tomato, mozzarella, bacon, ham, sausage and hot salami.
Al Prosciutto: Tomato,bocconcini, olives, uncooked prosciutto,olive oil, oregano. This was probably the best one, but they were all good. I think I might get this one again next time. I’m glad the waiter recommended it.
Il Caminetto Verdict
The prices were quite expensive (about $23 each for each large pizza, which were not very big) but the food was good, so we weren’t disappointed. It’s about $20 each instead if you order takeaway, so maybe we’ll do that next time and eat in the office.
I’m sure I’ll end up here again.
They don’t appear to be open every day for lunch, it might only be open on weekends and Friday’s. The website doesn’t have much information on it.
Address: 284 Bay St, Brighton VIC 3186