Beach Road Wines
Beach Road Wines is a charming little cellar door, with wonderful traditional Italian style pizzas and stunning views over the undulating vineyards, towards the d’Arenberg Cube and beyond to the Willunga Hills (part of the Mt Lofty Range) …best of all it is just a 4 minute drive from Bellevue B&B.
What better way to enjoy your visit than to combine their wine with their sensational Pizza’s from Queen Margherita (yes that is the name of their red-gum wood-fired oven) and you will have an amazing day.
They offer a two-course set lunch menu with a shared starter and pizza (dessert can be ordered separately).
Cellar Door Experience (maximum 6 Guests) 1 Hour, 1 Course, $35 per head
- Wood Oven Pizza or Platter, Tasting Flight or Glass of Wine
Beach Road Experience (maximum 16 guests) 2 hours, 2 Courses, $40 per head
- Shared Starter Platters & Wood Oven Pizza each
Some of their pizzas include:
- Bacon & Sage: with caramelised onion, and mozzarella.
- Pumpkin & Olive: with bocconcini, baby spinach, chilli, mozzarella.
- Margherita: tomato base, cherry tomato, mozzarella, bocconcini, salsa verde.
To accompany the pizza is a choice of Italian starters or a shared platter with meats, cheeses, olives. Finish off with a desert This family owned and run venue are also happy to cater for dietary needs ranging from paleo to vegan
The Shack Café & Pizzeria
For an excellent pizza then make your way to The Shack Café & Pizzeria on Old Coach Road in Aldinga. This is a little hidden GEM of a place to eat.
This coastal heritage listed café is a short drive 10 minute drive from Bellevue B&B on the coastline of Port Willunga.
The café is styled in a relaxed fit out with a dark timber counter, polished concrete floors and whitewashed tabletops; or comfortable pallet seating in the breezy courtyard for alfresco dining.
Their diverse menu caters for all tastes however in our opinion their authentic-style gourmet pizzas are a standout, particularly the Swimming Swine – mozzarella, Australian prawns, chorizo, prosciutto and feta all on a homemade base.
The ingredients for the pizzas are locally sourced and made fresh to order.
OPEN 7 DAYS – 11:30am – 9pm
15 Old Coach Road, Aldinga Beach
Redwood Oven – Willunga
Redwood Oven is a Willunga pizzaria like no other.
Offering chilled out cafe-style dining with an upbeat, wine-and-wood-oven-pizza experience in the evenings.
They are exceptionally lucky to have the Willunga Farmers market right on their doorstep.
Each week they source a lot of their fresh produce from some very passionate vendors.
They too, are passionate about quality and local ingredients and think this is one of the reasons why
Just a short hop skip and a jump from Bellevue B&B (3 minutes by car or just 20 minutes’ walk) is the Never Never Distilling Co. and Chalk Hill Wines’ McLaren Vale site.
There you’ll find Cucina di Strada. Cucina di Strada (which means “street food” in Italian) sits on the deck between the distillery and cellar door.
Brought to you by Pizzatecca, Cucina di Strada offers pinsa – a part pizza, part focaccia pizza alternative, made on a fluffy base and loaded with toppings. And OMG they are super delish!
Here it is about sharing and taking your food out onto the lawn, or to the bar for a few gins. The pinsa, they make is not pizza. They are more like a traditional nonna style of pizza, rather than the Napoletana style you get elsewhere.
Part-pizza, part-foccacia, the pinsa dough is hydrated for 72 hours, which makes for a crunchy, structured base able to withstand a stack more toppings than a soft, chewy Neapolitan base.
The pinsas come served on a paddle that you can take back to your spot on the lawn.
Other menu items include arancini, meatballs, paninis, house-made Italian cakes and gelato.
It is important to note that you cannot book for Cucina Di Strada as a standalone venue. Here, you book in for a gin or wine flight & can EAT delicious Italian Street Food as you go!
Russell’s Pizza – Willunga
Iconic Russell’s Pizza is a renovated cottage (an 1850s Welsh miner’s cottage) with a shed-cum-retro-dining-room out the back. They are just 10minutes drive from Bellevue B&B.
This institution started in 1992 by local Russell Jeavons and since then they cointinue to serve high quality wholesome ingredients in a simple and informal style.
Bringing the pizzas to your table is a mix of locals, from 13-year-old students to people in their late 80s. The vibe is community- and family-minded.
On winter nights the indoor rooms are full of roaring fireplaces and cosy nooks (braziers outside for those slumming it in the awesome atmosphere of the shed), and in summer, the tables spill onto the lawn and the nights go on forever.
You can go à la carte, but for $39 you’ll get two fully loaded courses: expect house-baked bread with dukkah, lamb-and-feta koftas, salads and more – then woodfired pizzas that’ll keep coming until you’re stuffed. Want dessert? Just add an extra $5.
It’s also worth noting Russell’s is BYO-friendly – you’re more than welcome to rock up with an esky of tinnies, or half a dozen bottles you’ve picked up at neighbouring wineries
A great dining experience, and some of SA s best pizza..
Open Friday and Saturday only for dinner, plus Thursday during summer – Bookings essential and by phone ONLY!
The Vine Shed Venue & Cellar Door
Following three generations of supplying fruits and wines to local wineries, the Conte family took the leap into opening their own creation. It is set amongst the Conte Estate Circa 1880 Shiraz Vineyard.
Located just 10 minutes from Bellevue B&B, The Vine Shed is a prime spot for lunch or if you are lucky to be there on a selected Friday then you have the chance for dinner.
They offer Wood Oven Pizza`s Friday to Sunday.
Grazing Platter`s and Tapa`s are available Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm – 3.00pm for Lunch & Dinner on selected Friday`s 6pm – 10pm.
Italian desserts and espresso coffee available for purchase at the cellar door.
Don’t forget to checkout their Facebook page for details about live music
When it comes to making the perfect pizza, Chef Luigi (Joe’s brother) knows exactly what’s involved … let’s just say he’s been practising for over four decades!
In fact, the perfect ingredients he uses to perfect his dough, dates back to over 50 years … a recipe he holds close to his heart, passed down to him by his grandparents in his home town of Marina Di Gioiosa Jonica, Italy. Luigi has selected his favourite traditional toppings, using fresh, quality and seasonal produce, sourced from growers and suppliers locally and across South Australia.
This perfectly located cellar door means that you can see all of the little planes taking off from the near-by @AldingaAirField makes it super special. I highly recommend you keep a little room for desert.. just saying..
Best of all it is only a 10 minute drive from Bellevue B&B abs is open till 9pm on Fridays, 8pm on Saturdays and 6pm on Sundays.
Oscars is located in the main street of McLaren Vale, it’s a family-owned business located just a short stroll from Bellevue B&B (700m).
This friendly, bustling family run restaurant has a garden courtyard, & verandah alfresco dining in warm weather and a cosy open fire in winter, all set right in the heart of the main street.
They are justifiably known for their gourmet pizzas such as:
Margherita: freshly sliced vine ripened tomato, basil and boccocini with a Napoli tomato base.
Oscars: tomato base, mozzarella, mushroom, roasted capsicum, eggplant and olives topped with thinly shaved prosciutto.
Marinara: pan-fried prawns, N.Z. mussels, calamari, tomato base, mozzarella, chilli, fresh herbs and lemon wedges
Oscars has a lot more to offer with a large range of pasta options as well as Mediterranean style meat and seafood dishes which are created with the best produce the region has to offer. Beef, lamb, chicken and pork are all top quality and produced in the region.
It is one of the few restaurants that is actually open for business both lunch and dinner 7 days a week, .
They offer good food at very affordable prices, with plenty of pasta options and their pizza ranging in price from $15 to $27.
Pizzateca is an Italian family run restaurant just 3km along Chalk Hill Road from Bellevue B&B.
Feel free to leave your car behind and walk there, you can do the last km very safely on the Willunga Basin Trail that passes the front gates of Pizzateca.
These guys specialise in Abrussezze cuisine and Neapolitan Wood fired pizza.
Vera Pizza, Arrosticini cooked over charcoal and seasonal produce prepared from recipes past down from one generation to the next.
35cm pizzas are hand stretched in the Neapolitan style with a thin base and a puffy outer crust.
Their wood oven, which was hand built in Naples, cooks the pizza at over 400c in 60–90 seconds.
The dough leavens for at least 48 hours which helps create the black spotted crust.
Their sugo (sauce) is made by the family using Australian Roma tomatoes. They source, sort, cook, drain, crush and jar each one.
They have quite a selection of pizzas to choose from .
However; the pizzas we tried were Salsiccia; featuring house made pork, chilli & fennel seed sausage, wood smoked mozzarella, fior di latte and fennel and the Quattro Formaggi which can hold its own with the right balance.
Enjoy your pizza on the covered terrace, overlooking nearby vines and trays of pizza that fly past. The view through to the kitchen is a treat for the senses especially the smell of fresh ingredients.