Wonderful Gluten Free Pizza with a View in Sydney, Australia,
May 04, 2016
As we sailed toward Sydney, Australia after 30 days on a cruise ship, we only had a few food "wants" for our 1 1/2 day stay in Sydney. One was Mexican food and the other decent, gluten-free pizza.
On our first visit to Sydney, a year and a half before, while walking the city, we happened upon Criniti's, an Italian restaurant with indoor and lovely, plentiful outdoor patio seating near the water in Woolloomooloo on Cowper Wharf Road. Granted, the area may be a little touristy, but then again, we were tourists.
On our recent March 2016 visit to Sydney, we set off one day on a walking tour of Sydney with Criniti's as a destination. We arrived on the early side for lunch, but since our internal clocks had been fast forwarding through various time zones, we were ready for pizza no matter what the actual time. Luckily, the pizza ovens were firing and ready to go.
Criniti's offers pizza in various sizes, including one that could feed a small tribe. We ordered a gluten-free ($4 up charge) tomato, mushroom, extra basil, cheese less (I'm a veganish-pescatarian celiac) pizza. It was as good as we remembered -- thin crust, crisp, full of vegetables, delicious. This is the best gluten-free pizza crust I've ever tried -- and I've tried lots! We paired the pizza with a salad brimming with vegetables and topped with grilled pawns and enjoyed glasses of excellent Australian red wine.
In addition to gluten free pizza, the restaurant offers gluten-free spaghetti and penne pasta and bread, none of which I tried.
I found the waitstaff helpful and knowledgeable about celiac. Can't go wrong with good food and good staff.
**Note: Criniti's has a total of 6 locations in New South Wales and 2 in Victoria.