Johnny di Francesco creates Australia’s most expensive pizza

03 February, 2017 by
Danielle Bowling

To celebrate National Pizza Day on 9 February, pizzaiolo Johnny di Francesco has created the most expensive pizza in Australia.

The wood fire pizza is made in the traditional Neapolitan style, with ingredients including fior di latte, lemon ricotta, zucchini, lobster and black truffle.


The pizza will sell for $100 and will be available at all 400 Gradi locations throughout Melbourne: Brunswick, Essendon, Crown and Eastland. It will only be available on National Pizza Day and reservations and pre-orders are essential.

“This particular pizza is more than something to eat – it’s an experience. With ingredients like lobster and black truffle, it took a lot of experimentation to get the balance right. We got there in the end and I’m really excited for people to try it on National Pizza Day,” di Francesco said.


“I’ve said this before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but the difference between good and world-class pizza is the quality of the ingredients. We source locally as much as possible at 400 Gradi, and the freshness of ingredients always translates directly to the quality of our meal. Like the rest of our seafood, the lobster on this pizza is 100 percent Australian. Australia has some of the best seafood in the world, so we like to take advantage of that.”