400 Gradi

400 Gradi

La Vera Pizza Napoletana

Melbourne's true Pizza Napoletana in accordance to the antique standards and traditional values of Napoli, Home of Pizza.

Address: 99 Lygon Street,

03 9380 2320

Type: Pizzeria
Style: Family
Fully Licensed

Opening Hours

All Day

Pizzeria Overview

Producing the right PIZZA comes from the heart... Real PIZZA NAPOLETANA (STG) is just a beautiful thing - Johnny Di Francesco - PIZZAiolo, Chef and Restaurateur.

400 Gradi means 400 Degrees - By rule, the oven temperature needed to cook a true NEAPOLITAN PIZZA.

400 Gradi uses certified DOP INGREDIENTS including Pomodori SAN MARZANO DOP and MOZZARELLA di Bufala Campana DOP in accorDANCE to the AVPN.

400 Gradi is a showcase of the FOOD of NAPLES. Its MEDITERRANEAN coastal location means that wood-fire PIZZA and seaFOOD are always the star. Universally, NAPLES is recognised as the home of the wood-fire PIZZA - the original being named after Queen MARGHERITA of Italy. When Johnny’s FAMILY traveled from NAPLES in the 1950’s, little did they realise that he would dedicate his life to bringing the FOOD of his ancestors from NAPLES back to Melbourne, Australia.

The 400 Gradi interiors are all about CLASSIC ITALIAN TEXTUREs, with walls of espresso ribbons of Stucco Veneziana and sweeping golden calligraphy. Black and antique gold pendant lightsand a charcoal Terrazzo style polished floor all reflect a golden hue. A BAR honed from a dark veined slab of a 160 year old red gum, SALUMI cabinets and antique slicers are all part of the theater… Outside there are plenty more tables for dining where the usual sophistication of the other end of Lygon Street is apparent.

Johnny is the Associazione Verace PIZZA Napoletana Australasian Principal, travelling the region to ensure that pizzeria’s are of the highest standard before officially inducting them into the AVPN.

Appearing regularly on the Regional ITALIAN CUISINE program and having appeared at the famous Caesars Palace during the Las Vegas International PIZZA Expo, Johnny also regularly holds SEASONAL Masterclasses at 400 Gradi.

This is Vera PIZZA Napoletana Melbourne. A guarantee of quality and TRADITIONAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN PIZZA and cuisine.

Major Awards & Certifications :
  • Vera Pizza Napoletana
  • IM Authentic

• 2014 WORLD PIZZA CHAMPION in Parma, Italy


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