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Tucked away among the trendy shop fronts of Surry Hills, Wood and Stone is a food lover's home away from home on Crown Street. The restaurant offers a warm atmosphere and a relaxed dining experience all centred around a big family fire – in this case, the open stone fireplace that cooks up goodies for weary travellers and pizza aficionados alike. The eponymous wood and stone of the restaurant's oven gives the whole pizzeria a warm buzz, and stokes the fires in the belly even before the menu is perused.
But the real magic of Wood and Stone is in the pizza pies themselves. The restaurant does all the classics with flair – the wood-fired supreme is bursting at the edges and the Italian sausage pizza is enough to make any diehard carnivore giddy. However, it is the unusual and deliciously offbeat combinations which grace the menu that set Wood and Stone apart. The tandoori pizza lends a humble favourite a zesty edge, and the kangaroo offers diners a modern Australian take on classic Italian pizza. The options are seemingly endless, but each pizza is served straight out of the oven topped with the freshest ingredients, and the value for money is undeniable. Wood and Stone will soon become an essential stopover in your travels, and before long, you'll be coming back to tell stories around the fire like an old friend.