Tucked away on Solomon Street you will find this funky pizza bar called Sunny’s, our destination of choice for a girls’ (+1 boy) night out. To be honest I don’t often want to go out for pizza, the only time you find me in a pizzeria is when there’s something else on the menu. It’s not that I don’t like pizza, I’m never in the mood for it (to Mr Foodie’s disappointment). Having said that I do like a good thin base wood oven pizza. Enter Sunny’s.
The menu is divided into “Pizza” and “Not Pizza”, these guys read my mind! The not pizza options are also designed for sharing so we ordered a few things to whet our appetite.
Crispy Potatoes is almost always a must, the word crispy draws us in and then we get extra critical about the CRISPY part. Well these were CRISPY with a good amount of salt and the classic partner of rosemary. Fried Squid also made the cut because, fried and squid. This was a surprise! It was so good and I loved it. Well seasoned, tender bites of squid with pickled caper leaves and nduja (soft sausage) romesco sauce.
When I was young I used to eat all my veges first because I was the sort of person to save the best for last. So if I got the veges out of the way the rest of my meal can be blissfully savoured. Also commonly misunderstood as I LOVE VEGES. Anyway, Sunny’s Wood Oven Carrots actually made me want to eat more veges. Nicely caramelized with lots of interesting bits and layers of flavours from the smoked yoghurt, currants, pickled chilli and bread crumbs.
Alas we get to the pizzas. One look and we knew we would love it. Nothing beats a good wood oven pizza and these guys have their dough down pat. There’s a few vegetarian options too. Our favourite was the Pork & Fennel Sausage one with provolone, ricotta salata, oregano and chilli. The Porcini pizza had mozzarella, gorgonzola, scamorza and provolone so it’s like a quattro formaggi with porcini. Win!
I liked the vibe in there. Pretty relaxed, service was good, food came out in a timely fashion and most of all it was delicious from start to finish. Maybe I’ll start craving pizzas from now on.
17 Solomon Street