Pizzeria Violetta


Pizzeria Violetta is a Kenmore treasure – a tiny authentic slice of Italy found in a suburban shopping strip that is the go-to for the best pizza in the west.

Located right next door to the best Chinese restaurant in the west Sichuan Bang Bang (which shares the same savvy owners), the postage-stamped pizzeria and its al fresco dining area are abuzz every evening with dine-in and takeaway customers.

And with the Italian wait staff, lively Italian music and the imported mosaic Pizza oven that takes centrepiece in the open plan kitchen, dining at Pizzeria Violetta is the real deal.

Chef placing pizza in pizza oven from Naples behind the counter inside Pizza Violetta's restaurant in Kenmore

On the menu are traditional Bianche (white) and Rosse (red) pizzas, a must try entrée of Stuzzichini (chef’s selection of delectable Italian nibbles served on a board), Insalata and Nonna’s rosemary and garlic bread.

Amongst the Bianche options, there’s Quattro Formaggi (4 Italian cheeses with olive oil), Mimosa (mozzarella, corn kernels, ham, oil, cracked pepper and basil) and the highly recommended Rustica (Baked fine potatoes, mozzarella, taleggio, basil, pork and fennel sausage, oil and pepper).

Close up of a pizza from Pizza Violetta Kenmore

The Rosse selection includes Margherita, Diavola ( spicy salami, basil, mozzarella and tomato sauce) and Capricciosa (mushrooms, ham, black olives, tomato sauce, artichokes and tomato sauce) and Calzone.


And the salads at Pizzeria Violetta are every bit as delicious as the pizzas – think Venere ( cucumber, yellow capsicum, mint, watermelon, rucola, crouton, feta and saffron vinaigrette), Caprese or Minerva (broccolini, marinated eggplant, fried calamari, pistachios, sun-dried tomato, spinach and Aperol vinaigrette).

Pizza Violetta Kenmore

Dessert consists of a range of ice-creams from Lick! In delicious flavours such as Burnt Caramel, Mango and Roasted Coconut or Couveture Dark Chocolate.

Practically everything on the drinks list hails from Italy, from the Birra (Peroni Leggera and Birra Menabrea) to the Bevande (Negroni and Aperol Spritz) to the Sparkling, white, Rose and Red Wines, save for the House Pinot Grigio (from SA) and the House Rosso (from WA). Soft drinks are Limonata, Chinotto, San Pellegrino, Aranciata Rosso and Acqua Panna.

And to follow up a meal in true Italian fashion are Digestives including Sambuca, Limoncella, Grappa Prunella or Vendemmia and Caffe Espresso, Affogato or Café Corretto.

Nice to know – For Bambini there’s a special menu of pizzas – Margherita, Mimosa or Formaggi.

Need to know - No bookings taken on Friday or Saturday nights.

The menu may have changed since our visit.

Pizzeria Violetta

10 Wongabel St


Opening hours


3378 2538


10 Wongabel St Kenmore

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Sandeep Totlani brings his brand new show to Brisbane
COOKED is a thought-provoking new work
A Midnight in Paris meets Doctor Who
Don't miss this tribute to Greece’s greatest ever composer
A blissfully unique and social way of ‘wining’
The raw power of Classic Rock live!
The Arts Trail weekend invites the public to a unique opportunity
Brisbane’s Bug and Oyster Trail is back again to celebrate fresh seafood
Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual sustainability festival is set to hit Victoria Park
JW Marriott Gold Coast

Citrique Restaurant

From a succulent seafood buffet to ocean-paddock to plate a la carte dining, Citrique elevates your dining experience
Citrique JW Marriott
Sanctuary Cove

International Boat Show 2022

The greatest show afloat returns to Sanctuary Cove's Marine Village for four action-packed days of all things aquatic
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Top Things to Do May 20-22

From 3 day designer markets, mega international boat show and SATC-themed cocktail tasting to camel rides, some of the top things to do
This Weekend May 20-22

Best Things to do in June

The pick of events, from rooftop igloos & noodle markets to a motorfest, 2-day horse spectacular, Dirty Dancing in concert & more
What's On in June
Penn & Teller coming to QPAC