We love food. We come from a culture where food is our passion. Our mum and our Grandmother taught us to cook so we had that love from birth.
Sometimes in Italy, you find a hidden spot in a town and you feel that warmth of home. We call them Osterias. We wanted to get that feeling at Pizzica. It’s underground, in one of the oldest buildings in Margaret River, and everything is cooked using traditional Italian methods. Even our beautiful terracotta plates and jugs are hand made in a little place in the South of Italy.
My name is Ivan and together with my wife Anna, and our little son Giulio, we are Pizzica. When I was 14, I started working for the Italian King of Pizza – Pizzeria da Franco. From that, I learned how to use the wood fire oven and why quality ingredients were so important to making amazing pizzas. I continued to learn and experiment and am now a Master Instructor at Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli – the biggest pizza school in Italy.
We love Margaret River and have lived here since 2010. It has been my passion to bring authentic Italian food to this beautiful place. We only cook using fire and the best ingredients across Italy and Australia that we can find.