A word so nice they named it thrice. Melbourne's CBD has a new pizza joint that's trying to kick it NY-style with 18-inch pies and pizza by the slice. Pizza Pizza Pizza has opened their doors, selling slices at $4 a pop, with pies at 28 buckaroos. While these certainly don't compare to the $1 kind of New York City, they're pretty fair prices for the Aussie market and much bigger slices than we're generally used to.
Pizza toppings range from classics like margherita and pepperoni to a decadent mushroom and truffle oil that you certainly wouldn't find at your corner NY pizza shop. You'll also find a triple cheese (that's parmesan, mozzarella and boccocini for ya) and Aussie favourite Hawaiian on the menu.
The concept is a brilliant scheme — but we must admit, we're a bit sceptical. Doing it NYC-style is always tricky; if you've ever been to The Big Apple, you know that no other pizza quite lives up and claiming that yours can is a dangerous game.
We will say that they do have the lingo down at least, and for once the 18-inch pie size — though they're calling it "supersized" — is just right for NYC standards.