A little taste of Italy in Woody Point

Published 5:00pm 21 December 2022

A little taste of Italy in Woody Point
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

A little slice of Italy has come to Woody Point with the opening of a new pizzeria, gelateria and wine bar.

Eat Pizza Co and Oh Gelato, located at the Woody Point Marketplace on King St, opened their doors to the public just before Christmas as part of their soft opening strategy.

This weekend though, the wider community is invited to come on down, with Woody Point Marketplace owner Shaneal Sharma looking forward to welcoming everyone.

“This is a really awesome place for foodies to come,” Shaneal said.

“We wanted to create a really cool place for people to eat good food and listen to some good music.

“For us, the most important thing was the food, not so much the décor – food is the number one priority, and then we looked at creating a fun memory making atmosphere.”

A little taste of Italy in Woody Point

Serving up traditional cooked pizzas

Shaneal said two stone baked ovens were imported from Italy to help create a more authentic Italian flavour and texture.

“We had the stone made just for us – it’s real Italian stone so you know that the pizza is going to be authentic,” Shaneal explained.

“There is a real shift in the pizza game at the moment, with a lot of places going back to the more traditional style of cooking on oven baked stones rather than woodfired.

“We can do one metre pizza slabs, and also family and kids sized pizzas.

“We will cut them up and bring the whole slab out to your table and serve it on rustic paper.

“We also have craft beers and wines to match the pizzas.”

Shaneal said the pizza bases are a mixture between naan and Turkish bread, and the toppings will feature salami from Italy and Spain, as well as fresh grown herbs and other local produce.

In addition, Eat Pizza Co will also be serving up charcuterie boards.

A little taste of Italy in Woody Point

Sneak peek at the menu

Eat Pizza Co have shared their menu with Moreton Daily as a little treat for our readers.

Here is a small selection of the menu to tease your tastebuds.

  • La Margherita: House made Napoli sauce topped with buffalo cheese and fresh basil - $18
  • The Ultimate Foodie: Northern Italian meatballs, 4 cheese, caramelised onions with truffle oil - $28
  • Kickin Chicken: Spicy chicken loaded with fire peppers, caramelised onion and smoked bacon - $28
  • Oshin Marinara: Seasonal fresh seafood, fried capers, mozzarella cheese on our family secret sauce topped with fresh dill - $28
A little taste of Italy in Woody Point

An adventure for your tastebuds

Shaneal says having the gelateria and wine bar all in the one location makes it easy for patrons to enjoy a full meal without leaving the premises.

“Once you have finished your pizza, we have your gelato right here in the same place,” Shaneal said.

“One of the most popular flavours is the Kinder Bueno.

“We also have the secret wine bar which will be the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a drink.”

A little taste of Italy in Woody Point

More to come

As the Woody Point Marketplace continues to grow, a number of new retailers will move in over the course of the next few months, while others will move into new shopfronts.

Shaneal says two more businesses that will feature at the complex include Capulet and Co and an islander-style eaterie.

“Think of it like a resort – timber floors, all of your coconut waters and fresh juices, coconuts and bananas hanging up outside, island food and hangi,” Shaneal said.

The newsagency and butcher will be staying but moving into new shopfronts.

Where to find them

The Woody Point Marketplace is located on the corner of King and Alfreda Streets.

You can stay up to date with the progress of Woody Point Marketplace by following them on Facebook and Instagram.


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