Dine with Dimmi - Firechief Pizzeria @ Friday, February 03, 2017
Monday 16th January
We used to live up main street in Camberwell (3 houses ago) where there was a lot of pizza joints, Pepperoni was quite popular, then Dominos moved in, though if you go down a bit further near the junction you can find non-franchise less cheap pizza, though more authentic style, at Firechief.
A fire station turned restaurant which has now relocated down the road (we're told). Just opposite the Rivoli Movies near Camberwell Junction and the on the other side of Camberwell Tram Depot (not the side with the 75/70 tram).
Colourful features and high ceilings surrounded a food courty feel dinning area.
What's with all those plain wall coverings?
Campagnola (Wood Fire) $18
Confit kipfler potatoes, fior di latte, Italian sausage, tomato sugo, shaved parmesan
Being a pizzary there's quite a selection off pizzas, and we had our eye on the wood-fire ones, from which Andy picked the Campagnola. He said it was good above average though not amazing.
It's on par with most of the $18-20 something pizzas places, and Terra Rossa our last pizza experience. Thin and crispy bases this is my style, though I'd love to design my own pizza! The best pizza I've ever had was the mushroom & truffle at DOC, a year ago.
Slow Cooked Lamb $19
Roasted hazelnuts, avocado, goats curd, with citrus vinaigrette (GF)
I had the lamb salad which was good with a creamy dressing. Didn't like nuts though, as it didn't go well, the contrasts of hard ad soft. Pine nuts or seeds are the way to go. The cheese was a nice addition. A very generous serving of salad and lamb, I was full at 2/3. All the flavours and textures went well, though it wasn't amazing and a salad I'd return for its one of the better ones we've had.
How can we make it better? Add more pumpkin and maybe onion jam on the side, also shred the lamb more rather than have large pieces.
There were dessert pizzas, which I've only ever had once and it was the $4 basic type. But we were too full as the pizza and salad were very filling!
Service was decent, slow and minimal though friendly.
Would we be back? Yes for good local pizza, though we're only 15mins away from Flinders, so only if we don't feel like heading into the city or the next large town over. It would be nice to stop by before a movie.
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