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It’s amazing what a few awards and a bit of media attention can do for a little suburban business. Prior to 2008, Little Caesars Pizzeria was known locally as having some of the best pizza in Perth. But after being a finalist in the World’s Best Gourmet Pizza competition, held at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas (yes, there really is an expo for everything these days), Theo Kalogeracos and his pizzas shot to international stardom in a matter of days. Opening his first pizzeria in Mundaring in 1996, Theo has spent the past 14 years perfecting his famous pizzas. Using best quality local produce, the menu at Little Caesars is just phenomenal. With close to 50 pizzas to choose from, the menu caters for all tastes as well as special and dietary requirements like nut, gluten and dairy allergies.
By now you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to choose, but here’s what you do – close your eyes, make a circular motion with your index finger then point it down on the menu. Now open your eyes and hey presto, that’s what you order! The point is there are no bad choices at Little Caesars. If you love seafood, there’s the “sub-marine” topped with fresh mussels, crab, prawns and more or perhaps try “Jane’s Addiction” with marinated prawns, prosciutto, garlic cream sauce, wild rocket pesto and mozzarella. From the paddock, the “White Rocks roast” pizza with milk-fed White Rock veal is very impressive but it’s the more unusual toppings like lasagne, red chicken curry and chicken fettuccine that caught my attention. Whatever you do please, please, please make sure you try the Mudhoney dessert pizza. I’m not usually one for sweet pizzas but this chocolate mudcake creation has me converted!