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John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
John's Pizza Bar and Restaurant is a multi-award-winning establishment. It is a licensed, café-style, al-fresco restaurant located in the outback South Australian town of Coober Pedy, which specialises in providing locals and visitors alike with high quality, affordable dining and service.
US$7 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Fast food, Australian
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Great range of really good Pizzas. Licensed .Nice outdoor area to sit. Quick service. Friendly staff. Can recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021

Had great pizza and huge steak. Food great value and really well cooked and tender steak. Located main street, impossible to miss.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

The queues for food and the crowded carpark were a good hint that the food here is great ! The service is counter service, but prompt and cheerful. Although the food took a little long to arrive, it was well worth the wait. One night...we had pizza and pasta, and the Pizza truly deserves the title of one of the top 10 pizzas in Australia. The following night we ate there again, and were not disappointed by the yiros and more pastas. The facilities are clean and tidy. Single toilet for the mens was not an issue as we never had to wait for the toilet. Will return if ever we come back to Coober.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021

We ate her on 3 out of the 3 nights we were in Coober Pedy. It was a tad disappointing that they had run out of emo metwurst for the Coat of Arms pizza when I tired to get it, but the Meatlovers, Chicken Hawaiian...and John's Special were all winners. Lovely base with ample toppings. Another night I tried the Chicken Schnitzel and that was great too. Pizza boxes have a unique feature being able to be used as a bib. Very ingenious.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021

VOTED THE BEST PIZZAS. They certainly have a wide variety to choose from, though unfortunately when we visited they had run out of prawns which was hubby's first choice, but never mind he still enjoyed second choice.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

The pizza here is great Aussie style pizza. They have some un-usual choices to match the outback theme. Definitely check them out

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

After all the hype of being scored best pizza, was disappointed. The pizza was alright but nothing to rave about. BUT the ladies toilet was filthy, used antibacterial wipes to wipe the smudge dried poo off the back of the seat and urine blotches on...the front and the flush buttons were gross yuck yuck yuck and Shame on John's Pizza for terrible hygiene. And to top it off we are living in covid times. If the toilets are not clean, what else is not cleaned. Poor food handling practices.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Sean H, Owner at John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2021

Thanks for your feedback about our pizza. ‘Constructive feedback’ as you worded the afternoon of your visit does not consist of claiming to know our food handling practices. Our hygiene and safety practices are governed by the health inspector to which we passed with flying...More

Reviewed 22 August 2021

This place actually ranks in the top #10 of pizzas Australia wide, yup! The crowd at a weekday night early in the tourist season will tell you the picture. Food is perfect, even garlic breads are so yummy. Service time a bit slow, but that's...understandable given the footfall.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

If you are visiting Coober Pedy then I would have no hesitation in recommending John's Pizzeria. The food, coffee and service is excellent, and the prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Tired after a 10hr day of travelling, hanging out for a satisfying feed. Took our chances on the restaurant across the road from our accommodation. So glad we did! Very busy at the time we arrived and staff informed customers about the wait. Although we...didn’t have to wait too long for our very tasty feed. I could smell the authentic Italian flavours…yum! We ordered Pepperoni pizza, vegetarian lasagna which came with salad and chips (all very fresh) and garlic bread. Happily scoffed by us all. Most customers were ordering the John’s special pizza which had the lot. Wished I’d had time to see that as an option but oh well, gotta leave something to come back for! We had some fun with the pizza box too (see photo attached). Only dropped a point for the lack of service, no staff at the counter for a bit when I came in to order and confusion with distributing made orders (possibly new staff? however a senior staff member stepped in within minutes, calling service staff back to the counter and gained control over the orders) and the fact that staff could’ve made suggestions for sides and specials given lots of customers were tourists and not familiar with the menu. Just would’ve made the experience so much better. Overall, great feed, good experience. Check out the menu well before ordering. There’s so many options.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from cathmcmahon | Reviewed this property |
It is licensed I think - we had takeaway pizza and also called in for coffee
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Frequently Asked Questions about John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant

Yes, John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4