Woodstock Pizzicheria is a showcase of traditional Sicilian Italian food. That tradition has been passed on to the owner Tony Cannata, from his family, since their migration to Australia dating back to the early 1920’s.
Considered the pioneer of wood-fired pizza in Melbourne. Tony’s passion for pizza is demonstrated by his many awards and accolades in the industry.
His passion to create the perfect pizza base, and to find the perfect tomato to compliment his pizzas have seen Tony travel throughout Italy, sourcing the finest of ingredients.
The exclusive use of “Petra 3” pizza flour, and “San Marzano” tomatoes, considered by many as the best of the best, confirms this achievement and the two are now used exclusively as Woodstock’s choice of pizza flour and tomatoes.
Petra 3 Flour
Petra 3 pizza flour is obtained from stone milling and sifting of 100% Italian carefully farmed and traceable wheat. This is a finely balanced flour ideal for products requiring elasticity, which enables the dough to be stretched easily without breaking.
San Marzano Tomatoes
San Marzano tomatoes are a variety of plum tomatoes considered by Tony as the best in the world. They are thinner and more pointed than most, with a thicker flesh containing less seeds. These characteristics combined with a lower acidic level than most tomatoes, makes for a sweeter taste.
Another great plus to the “San Marzano” is its authenticity. Grown only in certain areas of Campania in Southern Italy in limited quantities, this tomato is DOP certified. This tomato is essential to our recipes and is the only choice when bringing an authentic taste of Italy to Melbourne.