Adelaide’s Norwood suburb: Best pizza, pubs and creative spaces

Buzzing Norwood Parade is the go-to spot for dining and shopping in the beautiful inner-city suburb of Norwood.

If you love authentic Neapolitan food, an exciting new restaurant awaits at 400 Gradi. Founded by Johnny di Francesco, a world-champion pizza maker, this is the real deal. As well as the classic (and world-beating) Margherita Verace pizza, you can get delicious pastas, meat and seafood dishes. There’s even a DJ spinning tunes on Friday and Saturday nights.

Part of the fabric of The Parade is the beloved pub, The Colonist, which is nearly 170 years old. With its funky, eclectic interior complete with “ice” chandelier, hearty and healthy meals, and friendly service – it’s just the spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

If you love design, a visit to Brick and Mortar Creative is a must. The dream of founder Elizabeth Donaldson, it’s a truly inventive space that is multi-purpose. It has a café (with coffee voted best in the East), a co-working space, and retail shop featuring 80 talented designers – most of whom are South Australian. They also have a range of workshops where you can learn everything from lettering, illustration, weaving, and indoor plant care.

So, head to The Parade for great eats and inspiration!