612 Nicholson St (corner Nicholson & Richardson)
Fitzroy North 3068
Spotters who braved the downpour last Thursday (there were some decidedly squelchy shoes on show) were treated to the 'real thing' at Woodstock Cafe: traditional Italian fare served on red and white checked tablecloths. The (somewhat noisy) restaurant is divided into front and back sections by the large wood-fired pizza oven and preparation area.
The pizzas here are apparently made with triple-proved dough, and the crusts prove perfectly thin and crisp. Confident toppings are strewn about the pizzas in large chunks, and pizzas are served whole rather than sliced (always a point of contention amongst our group, but personally I'm a fan of pizza served this way - I think it involves you more in the whole pizza experience if you have to cut it yourself!)
There is a good list of Italian wine (and beer). And a dessert list that was very tempting (if only we hadn't ordered so many pizzas...)
Bookings recommended - by the time we left the place was full.