Pizza in Fitzroy with a touch of 80's nostalgia
Bocconcini, Gorgonzola, semi dried figs and prosciutto. That’s what Italian pizza master Alessando D’Auria, formerly of Pizze e Fichi, is famous for. He’s perfected his pizza recipe just in time to hop over to brand new wood fired pizza joint Feldman’s Bar, which opened last week.
Feldman’s, named after former ‘80s child star Corey Feldman, is the love child of Jason Pitt (ex Gertrude’s Brown Couch, Hektor Woodley’s) and brothers Damian and Chris North. You’ll find pizza pro D’Auria in the front window, shovelling pizza in and out of the huge wood fired oven that serves three dining spaces separated by red brick arches. Local street artist Monkey has jazzed up the white walls, while a faux antler chandelier and dark wooden beer add a masculine charm.
The drinks list continues the Feldman’s theme, with cocktails paying tribute to his acting roles. Take The Teddy Duchamp for example, a concoction of apple liqueur, Cariel vodka, elderflower cordial and soda. Other options include a selection of Australian wines and beers, with 2Brothers pear cider and American amber ale on tap.
But let’s get back to the food. Snack on buffalo wings or salmon carpaccio, olive oil, capers, fennel and rocket from the ‘small share stuff’, or if you feel like ‘being selfish’, the wood-fired lasagna is a must. Kiddies can also get a $12 ‘din-dins’ with a refillable soft drink, a pizza or pasta and a frog in the pond or ice cream. Adults must stick to the grown-up menu, but desserts such as calzone with peach, white chocolate and ice cream are available to all.
Feldman’s is a bit of everything: a place to catch up with mates, a local haunt to enjoy craft beer after a hard day, a last minute family dinner spot or simply a place to reminisce about The Goonies.
Location: 350 Nicholson St, Fitzroy
Open: Closed Mon-Tue | Wed-Fri 4pm-1am | Weekends 12pm-1am
Phone: (03) 9416 2300