Doc Pizza Carlton

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D.O.C. is real Italian eating and age old simplicity refreshed with contemporary flair.

A celebration of heritage. A joy in sharing. Authentic, exuberant and outrageously Italian.

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5 Star Google Reviews

I came here the other day and drank a negroni. It was delicious. The staff were pretty cool guys who were very attentive. If you are looking for a nice place to have some good drinks and delicious snacks this is the place. My only regret was that we didn't come here to eat. The people in the next table were eating these mad looking pizzas and the smell of them was so tantalizing. I nearly cancelled my dinner plans and ordered one. I will be back another time to try the food.
Tim Ninethousand
Tim Ninethousand
05:03 28 Oct 18
Food was yummy and while service was good and friendly, we often felt unattended. We had to walk over to ask someone to take our order and we had to wait before someone walk to our section only to find that they were attending and taking orders other tables first. Was it because we were the bigger group of 6 or because we have kids with us or any other reasons, we're left to wonder. It is almost impossible to have eye contacts if they weren't attending our table (I'm sure because I was on the look out to get someone's attention for a long time and repeatedly). It was on a Friday night at 6 pm. We got there before the restaurant was even half full.
Stefani Tan
Stefani Tan
04:06 21 Oct 18
Waiters at DOC appear as though they'd be happy if they don't have customers. They are generally unwelcoming, grumpy and they almost throw plates on your table. Unfortunately, there is no warm, welcoming, friendly Italian atmosphere. Food, we didn't get what we asked because the grumpy waiter was not paying attention.
Sania Jalal
Sania Jalal
21:04 28 Oct 18
Recommend going early, bit of a wait for a table. Well worth it though. Great food. Tip: save some space for dessert
Gautam Mirchandani
Gautam Mirchandani
03:22 03 Oct 18
One of the best pizza places in Melbourne (the dough has the right amount of chew, and crust is the right amount of thickness) but the service is impeccably bad.I get that they have a continuous stream of customers, but I don't understand the need to make your patrons feel bad about eating at your establishment. We had our plates slammed on the table, a wrong order and it was almost impossible to make eye contact with the waiter. Eat here if bad service doesn't make you lose your appetite.
N Alexis
N Alexis
09:10 01 Nov 18
Love this place! When I feel like pizza I always come here. Real Italian pizza and atmosphere. Good wines and cheese as well. Also they have deli nearby and they are great selection of real Italian food. Both places are always busy but staff are so helpful. Canโ€™t wait to visit them again soon.
Tess C
Tess C
21:08 22 Jan 19
Hailed as one of the best pizza bars in Melbourne, D.O.C certainly lives up to its name and reputation. It is just what the d.o.c-tor ordered! The pizza bases, toppings and mozzarella are scrumptiously divine.The wait may be long at times but the waiting area serves wine, beer and aperol, which changes our perception, and speeds up, time.
Premesh Silva
Premesh Silva
05:19 12 Feb 19
I am so glad you are now making plant based pizza (it is not marked vegan but it has no meat or cheese)!. It is delicious! Still my go to pizza bar after all these years:) I remember having the mozzarella ages ago and it was to die for! It is a fun place. Every time we go there it feels like we are on holidays in Italy! Fun.ย love it!
Dorota Pomagalska
Dorota Pomagalska
03:33 12 Dec 18
The pizza is fantastic and you should try it. This isn't the place to go and really enjoy your meal. It's fast paced and the turn around is quick. You can feel them waiting to clear your table.Service is however really friendly and attentive. The wine selection is good.Would come back here for a pizza anytime. Delicious.
Scott John
Scott John
11:34 26 Dec 18
Best Pizza in Melbourne hands down. Hard to go past the San Daniele however the porcini pizza and their specials are usually good too. Due to 45 minute wait for table, they get a 4 star however it is worth the wait. Waiters and waitresses usually very good. Food comes out quickly.
Stefan Fabbian
Stefan Fabbian
13:24 03 Jan 19
Very nice. Authentic Italian pizza with Italian speaking staff. Salads can be a bit on the small side so if you are ordering, maybe get three things between two people. Lovely selection of wine. Thoroughly enjoyed
Kevin Crowley
Kevin Crowley
03:14 02 Mar 19
My significant other and I went on a fully booked night so it did take a while to get into the restaurant. Staff were friendly while we waited and we got regular (and accurate) updates as to how long we needed to wait which I appreciate. The space is a little cramped when it's busy but the food definitely makes up for it. You can tell it's genuine mozzarella and Italian food, which makes the relatively high price, in my opinion, worth it. Would recommend
Alvin Lieu
Alvin Lieu
09:13 14 Apr 19
The pizzas here are amazing and so delicious. We had the San Danielle, itโ€™s simple, itโ€™s yummy ... thereโ€™s not much else to say. The goats cheese tiramisu was amazing! I would definitely come back again. Itโ€™s pretty pricey I guess but itโ€™s amazing quality. It can get quite busy and there could be a long line depending what time you get there ... definitely give this place a try if youโ€™re in Carlton!
Tiff C
Tiff C
12:40 04 Apr 19
I have eaten here many times over the last few years. The food and wine is excellent and the service is always friendly and efficient. My credit card was accidentally charged twice last week, and they kept phoning me and following up until the issue was resolved. Great service all round!
Liam Richmond
Liam Richmond
00:38 02 Apr 19
After my visit to Italy, I was craving for authentic pizza and doc doesn't disappoint. There is a reason this place has so many good reviews. One of the best pizza I ever had in Melbourne and I will keep coming in future to enjoy them.
Vishnu Sharma
Vishnu Sharma
11:13 26 Apr 19
That sweet pizza is to die for. Pizza was perfect. Best I have had. Lovely little restaurant. I would definitely go back again
Fiona Hurford
Fiona Hurford
19:57 10 May 19
Great food, awful service. Came here on a Sunday and there were only two wait staff for the entire restaurant, including the outside seating. Granted it was a full house, but you'd expect a them to already understand their staffing requirements by now. I'd recommend giving this place a miss if you value your time. Visit their other outlet at Albert Park instead. You get the same great food but much better service.
Charlene Han
Charlene Han
10:07 19 May 19
So yummy. Who knew that blue cheese and sultanas on a pizza could be so delicious!It's a great place to catch up with friends and graze over some antipasto and pizza with a perfect glass of red.
Chantal Olson
Chantal Olson
21:31 23 May 19
Showed up with no booking, seated straight away. 30 min later the place was full and we had eaten a delicious meal. Would definitely return.
Big Papa Pump
Big Papa Pump
05:30 14 Jun 19
This place won't appeal to everyone. If you love a typical Aussie pizza stacked with 10 toppings then this may not be for you. If you've been to Roma and experienced a true Roman, Italian pizza, thin crust, simple toppings wonderful fresh and traditional toppings then you will think you've returned to Italy. Simple surroundings but great service, plenty of atmosphere (Italian waiters speaking in their own tongue). Be warned - you can't book so the secret is to go early before the queues.
luap drareve
luap drareve
07:41 28 Jul 19
Authentic and delicious, every time the service is excellent and unique, the staff seem to work together so well which adds to the atmosphere! The food is high quality, fresh and flavoursome and the wine list is small but perfectly curated. The pizzas are second to none! A bustling restaurant with outdoor seating Itโ€™s a Carlton institution and people go back to DOC time and time again!
Katie Simpson
Katie Simpson
08:30 10 Jul 19
We had a group of 13 booking, which they noted was the maximum number of people per booking. DOC Pizza and Mozarella pizza were great. They were friendly waiters. Got quite busy throughout the night though and we had to try a few times to get their attention, otherwise the food was ๐Ÿ‘Œ. Would go there again for the pizzas- generous size and good toppings. A little more on the pricey side but worth.
Jesslyn Lengkong
Jesslyn Lengkong
07:26 24 Jun 19
Amazing pizzas and really quick service. Only downside is that their menu isnโ€™t consistent; I ordered the same two pizzas one month apart and they tasted quite different. Also the service upon arrival is always scattered so expect to stand and wait outside for 15-20min.
M
M
00:44 01 Jul 19
Some of the best pizza in town. Service and location aren't perfection but I'll be returning often no issues. Love this place.
Tom Oppenheim
Tom Oppenheim
10:02 18 Sep 19
We had to wait for 45 minutes to get our food but so worth the wait. It is best pizza in Melbourne. Base just melts in your mouth.
Aditi Chaudhary
Aditi Chaudhary
01:58 13 Aug 19
Best pizza ever. We ordered a king prawn pizza and it was one of the most delicious pizzas we both thought weโ€™ve had. Highly recommend!
Jay Song
Jay Song
16:01 11 Aug 19
Everyone had a complementary starter except for the two Asians, us. Saw our dish was ready on the counter but took 15 minutes to bring it out while others were being served. I wanted to go take the dish myself. Minimal effort from the waitors, in comparison to the other tables, one even asked us at the end "if you like our service you can leave a tip", sorry buddy, we liked the food but it that was getting cold too. I normally do leave a tip, but this time let's be honest with what I thought. The 2 stars I gave was for the food.
XY Shang
XY Shang
06:19 07 Sep 19
Delicious pizzas with fresh-tasting ingredients! Base was thin and nice and crisp, not burnt underneath and not soggy. They also didn't overdo it with the toppings. 5/5!
Ejay B
Ejay B
03:07 03 Oct 19
Authentic and delicious, every time the service is excellent and unique, the staff seem to work together so well which adds to the atmosphere! The food is high quality, fresh and flavoursome and the wine list is small but perfectly curated. The pizzas are second to none! A bustling restaurant with outdoor seating Itโ€™s a Carlton institution and people go back to DOC time and time again!
Katie Simpson
Katie Simpson
08:30 10 Jul 19
Pizza was terrific! I must say the experience itself was very enjoyable. The waiter was very prompt to keep us well fed and hydrated. The upstairs room did get loud at times but this was originally a house, so it's understandable. Prices seemed reasonable to me. A great spot to spend a week night or weekend evening with friends!
Aaron Epp
Aaron Epp
00:50 20 Oct 19
Great place to be if you want to taste authentic Italian Pizza. They have all different varieties of Italian foods and drinks. The place is quite crowded almost all the times but is really worth giving a shot. The best part is you'll get freshly baked pizza with ingredients fresh and tender while you eat.
Abhishek Sinha
Abhishek Sinha
07:32 21 Oct 19
I have eaten many times at this place and the pizza is delicious. However, I rang today to make a booking for my birthday in a couple of weeks and experienced the absolute worst kind of customer service. I was rudely and condescendingly told 'lady, we dont take bookings for 5 people' and then I was hung up on immediately. No need to be this unfriendly to a potential customer wanting to celebrate their birthday at your restaurant. This brief conversation left such a bad taste in my mouth that I will definitely be going elsewhere to celebrate. Shame that staff are not trained better in basic customer service. It needs to go hand in hand with excellent food. You have lost a loyal customer, I will not be coming back.
Marlena Mende
Marlena Mende
07:02 28 Oct 19
This is a great place to get pizza , of the two times I've been to DOC the customer service has been great, the Pizza's quality has been excellent and the time from ordering to getting the pizza was minimal.Overall you get what you pay for at this restaurant. Would recommend
Cameron Moon
Cameron Moon
10:33 31 Oct 19
This pizza is so delicious BUT WARNING, when you arrive they will ask if you would like water. Assuming like 99% of restaurants you would expect this to be complimentary instead at the end when we received the bill they had charged $8.00 dollars WOAH, for a bottle of water and than ask if you would like to tip! Left a very bitter taste in my mouth and just felt super sneaky by the restaurant and staff. This was our 3rd and possibly last time dining here.... donโ€™t know weโ€™ll see. Other than that itโ€™s a good place for lunch.
Hannah Tilley
Hannah Tilley
09:19 11 Dec 19
One of the best pizzas I ve had outside Italy. The crust, cheese, sauce and the toppings were in balance and complementing each other. The buffalo mozzarella cheese was super fresh. A must try for pizza lovers
Manoj Dharmaraj
Manoj Dharmaraj
03:16 24 Dec 19
Allright....Being Italian this is a bit tricky, guys were very welcoming and friendly, pizza was average (To my standard since I live in Florence IT) but being in Australia and eating such good quality pizza dough was really good.I have to say that 94 dollars for 2 pizzas 2 glasses of wine a shared dessert and one coffee ... Was a bit too much even for Australia.But if you want the closest thing to an authentic Italian pizza and you find yourself in Melbourne I don't think you have many alternatives.
Alessandro
Alessandro
19:56 11 Dec 19
I love the pizzas here. So delicious.It use be much better a couple of years back, but no idea what happened - still solid.
Barook H
Barook H
10:32 26 Dec 19
This place was just simple so you could only focus on the food which was amazing! The pizza special was unique and tasty... the vibe was really cool. Definitely will come back
Mahshid Nouhravesh
Mahshid Nouhravesh
13:32 03 Jan 20
Best service, excellent food as per my picky palette. Best real Italian pizza in Melbourne !!! They also have the Delicatessen shop where you can buy lovely truffle oil and cheese. Worth having a look
Estefania Nurit
Estefania Nurit
00:11 29 Dec 19
Pizza and pastry are cooked perfectly. Price is extra affordable and in the lower end when taking the quality of food into consideration. Staff are really friendly but there is just not enough staff which is why the 4 stars. The ambient environment is a little on the noisy side so you do have to yell a little in order to talk to the person seating opposite side of the table. Not recommended for dating but its fine after you've dated for a while.
Gordon Yan
Gordon Yan
05:11 01 Feb 20
This is one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten. The crust is beyond perfection. Little bit crusty on the outside, balance between chewy and fluffy on the inside. The tomato sauce is perfect. The cheese is perfect. The amount of basil is perfect. The fact that it's BYO is perfect. I made an effort in Brooklyn to eat at three of the best pizzerias in the world and they didn't disappoint but this place exceeded expectations. +39 is the only other pizzeria in Australia at the same level as DOC but they both would stand up to any other pizza on earth. I yearn to go back to Melbourne so I can eat here again.
Callum Francis
Callum Francis
03:15 03 Feb 20
delicious pizza 5/5. This restaurant provides the best pizza I have been tried in Melbourne until now. Very friendly staff. The price is good as the quality and taste. Definitely, I will back to this restaurant many time.
reem alsaab
reem alsaab
22:37 30 Jan 20

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