Anchovy Bandit

4.6
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80 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Anchovy Bandit is a cult classic suburban Bar / Pizzeria located in Prospect.
We know that the greatest Italian food is best enjoyed with friends and a bottle of wine.

Special Offers

Aperitivo hour

Aperitivo hour 4-6pm
$10 G&T's
$10 spritz
Cheap bar menu

Terms and Conditions: Offer available until 6pm daily.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 24 February 2020

Ends: 24 June 2020

Availability: Daily 16:00-17:30

What 80 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

BT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food is incredible, drinks are spot on and the staff are good fun to hang with.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

R
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, chefs feed me selection was great value for money would definitely recommend.

O
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Now we've had the margarita, the potato pizza, and the sausage... anxious to try nduja and mushroom next!

ZM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

SS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fab and funky vibe with great service and food , little noisy but still enjoyable

SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Hi,
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.

SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

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.

RP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have done already. Such a cool little place. Pizza is by far best value meal

RS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and menu options, we will definitely be back!

CD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Total rip off have had much better pizza’s else where , will never go back there

B
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always. Highly recommend
The service is fantastic and the staff are always very friendly

FN
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

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!

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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...

B
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another awesome meal!!! If you haven’t been here you must try

LP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food! Staff are amazing and it's a nice quirky place.
Will definitely be going back,!

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner and drinks with six with a wonderfully busy Friday night vibe

LS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

LY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

WT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

KC
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Even made a pizza to suit the kids! Prompt service too

ML
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, simple and perfected menu, great vibe and we absolutely loved our waitress... we will definitely be back!

P
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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

KM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

DS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JK
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Goos food and service - happy customers! Definitely enjoyed the special pizza - ham and pineapple.

LZ
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

NH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pizzas as they should be, wood fired and authentic

KM
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dessert was ABSOLUTELY amazing.
Service was timely, friendly and helpful.

Didn't have any peppermint tea... but other than that - great!

C
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

KC
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What great friendly service we had sitting at the bar! Great food too. Will be back

HN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great place for a gin and pizza. The prawns are the best.

g
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Waitress probably on her first ever night - never waited so long for a drink on a pretty quiet night but very good pizza crusts and when it finally got to us good Italian wine as well. Italians dont put broccolini on pizza for good reason though! Stick with the traditional not the avant gardeand you won't go wrong. Bombolini also excellent.

BT
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

A lot of promise in a busy buzzing Saturday night room but let down a little by the food and service. Interesting pizza varieties nice enough but undercooked with a soggy bottom (too much topping maybe?). Sadly only offered one drink throughout the night so only had a glass of wine and would've had probably three if staff had bothered. Shame because it markets itself as a bar! Might try again midweek but there are others doing this better at the moment. Still worth a look tho.

CD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with great service and value for money. Great venue for a night out with friends and family

CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great experience in this place off the back of a cinema visit. Packed but they have their service sorted out now and a lovely selection of wine by the glass.

MW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We will definitely be back and recommend it to our friends