We know that the greatest Italian food is best enjoyed with friends and a bottle of wine.
FAVOURITE. And even better when you play more chill acoustic type music at slightly lower volume over those ace speakers. xoxo
The food, drinks and service was fantastic on Saturday night! Waiting staff were so friendly without being in your face. Also barman was more than happy to improvise a French Martini for us even though they didn’t have 1 ingredient. And it was brilliant. Food fresh, tasty and excellent quality.
The food was amazing. Staff are friendly. Looking forward to returning soon.
Been here twice. The fit is 5 star as is the food and service. This rates as one of Adelaides top restaurants in my opinion. The Easy group have captured Melb dining at it's best. Not too noisy, great atmosphere, good staff. My only suggestion is to better light the bar an make it more of a feature.
First thing we have to do off the plane from Darwin. Come to Anchovy Bandit. Awesome!!! Thanks
Just a little disappointed at service when drinks came out 2 beers then after a while wine and cocktail.
Then meals. For the four of us 2 pizzas waited a further 5 mins for then gnocchi and finally last pizza to arrive.
When we all were meant to eat together It would have been good if all came at once.
The restaurant wasn’t that busy but maybe it was the takeout orders that delayed the kitchen. we did however enjoy the food.
Great food and atmosphere. Very quick service which suited us as we were going to a movie next door. Good value for money. Friendly genuine service.
Love this place. Food is incredible, drinks are spot on and the staff are good fun to hang with.
Excellent all round. The staff were friendly, talkative and informative despite the pace of Valentine’s Day. The food and wine were delicious and the feed me option was fantastic value. My one piece of constructive criticism was the the baked gnocchi needs some further flavour and seasoning but a minor blemish on an overall outstanding experience. Keep up the great work guys, I will spread the word and will be back very soon!
Great service and food, chefs feed me selection was great value for money would definitely recommend.
Now we've had the margarita, the potato pizza, and the sausage... anxious to try nduja and mushroom next!
The food and cocktails were phenomenal. Everything was extremely fresh and perfectly seasoned, particularly the sugo. The pizza dough was also soft and very tasty. Can always count on you guys for a solid feed. However, on this particular night, I noticed that service was quite slow and that some staff were not as diligent as they could have been. However when I inquired about my allergies, our waiter was very accomodating and confirmed that the amaretto is not made from nut products, which made me feel like I was in good hands. My friends were also very impressed, and said they would definitely come back! Keep up the good work!
Was lovely. Did the chef menu and it was huge amount of food for 2. However it did feel like we were being pushed to eat as it all came at once. Maybe bring out dishes with a bit more break between. Otherwise good
Fab and funky vibe with great service and food , little noisy but still enjoyable
We loved our meal, but it was so noisy, I could barely hear my friend speak.
Food fresh and delicious.
Ambience is spelt this way, I believe.
This is the second time I’ve been here. Love it. But you can’t have only 1 server, 1 Barperson and what looked like 1 chef running the place. The service was really slow because of this.
Have done already. Such a cool little place. Pizza is by far best value meal
Great food, service and menu options, we will definitely be back!
Total rip off have had much better pizza’s else where , will never go back there
Amazing food as always. Highly recommend
The service is fantastic and the staff are always very friendly
We came for the early sitting at 6pm and had pre ordered a booth. There were 3 of us, me and my husband and my sister visiting from Perth. We arrived and they sat us at the bar as there were no free booths, two of them had 3 people in them The girl at the bar was really rude when I said we weren't happy not getting our booth and she said they are reserved for 4 people. I asked then why were there two booths with only 3 people in and she said they were probably waiting for another person, which was not the case and she knew it. I also said that me and my husband were locals and had been seated in a booth for just the two of us previously (which we booked online).
We ordered the calamari which was $18, so we felt we should get enough for the three of us, however, when it came out, it was on a tiny plate and there was about 5 pieces! The pizza we ordered was only average (not as good as when we had it before).
The icing on the cake was when three guys came in and sat next to us at the bar, and were quickly given a booth!
We were pretty annoyed and not impressed by the night, we will NEVER GO BACK!
The staff and ambience make this dining experience a cultural adventure on every occasion we have been there. Backed up by a wonderful variety of fresh authentic food, delicious wines and a great variety of spirits. A R E G U L A R...
Another awesome meal!!! If you haven’t been here you must try
Awesome food! Staff are amazing and it's a nice quirky place.
Will definitely be going back,!
Birthday dinner and drinks with six with a wonderfully busy Friday night vibe
What a lovely refreshing place for a casual meal. Very polite, efficient service. Minimal waiting time to be served, food once ordered came fresh and speedily and was very delicious - freshest pizzas and not smothered in cheese. Simply very nice.
Alex and Robbie and the team always go the extra mile to make sure we have a fantastic time at Anchovy. Great food, fab drinks and outstanding service.
We came back for pizza, but went one step further with the feed me menu this time. Plenty of delicious food, and took home the pizza we couldn’t finish. My favourites tonight were the Buffalo cheese, the pork sausage pizza and the passionfruit panacotta. But the food never disappoints. My kids even tried and loved the potato pizza, which is now an new favourite alongside the traditional Margherita. Easy to book online, and as we had a party of 8 (5 adults, 3 kids, and a pram), got to sit outside on a warm spring night and had the outside to ourselves (the 3 outdoor tables are fixed, so chose your company, or shuffle around, which kids are good at). Friendliest staff, welcoming of kids, observant, and food served in a timely manner. Opens at 5:30pm so good for young families (or cinema goers) for early dinner. Street not too busy so quite relaxing!
Even made a pizza to suit the kids! Prompt service too
Absolutely amazing food, simple and perfected menu, great vibe and we absolutely loved our waitress... we will definitely be back!
very nice pizza dough and ingredients. loved the sauce and the pork sausage. love the bar and fit out. great service too. will be going back again
Please prepare the food with love as the 2 entrees and 2 pizzas were below par and felt they had been rushed. also it is never nice when you make your guests feel like they have to hurry up and get out. Disappointing as the ambience is great, service also missed a bit. Been proud of your place so we can too
Would have been 5 out of 5, but we tried to order tea and there were no options... I would expect them to have green, peppermint and camomile
Sensational! We could hear each other but ambience was great, we loved the pizzas and desserts. Wines/cocktails were wonderful and staff were friendly but not intrusive. We'd all recommend - some locals and some interstate guests.
Goos food and service - happy customers! Definitely enjoyed the special pizza - ham and pineapple.
Anchovy Bandit has brought a little bit of New York feel to the suburbs with vibrant, bustling atmosphere attentive staff and excellent food. Love the booths and or sitting at the bar and the wine list although small and unique is more than adequate, so would definitely recommend.
Pizzas as they should be, wood fired and authentic
Dessert was ABSOLUTELY amazing.
Service was timely, friendly and helpful.
Didn't have any peppermint tea... but other than that - great!
Booking online seemed a good idea. But when the three of us arrived, and they tried to get us to accept what was clearly a table for two, it was nearly over before it started. However, common sense prevailed, and luckily a pair of diners was just finishing their meal and they were able to offer a more suitable table. The service thereafter was good, the food very good, and in spite of the high level of background noise, a good time was had by all.
What great friendly service we had sitting at the bar! Great food too. Will be back
Anchovy Bandit offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0401 188 845.
Anchovy Bandit is rated 4.6 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.