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About Us


Our first restaurant, S.P.Q.R Pizzeria, opened on Liverpool Street in Melbourne’s central business district in 2016. It quickly became the home in the city for sourdough pizza cooked in a very hot wood fired oven.

It celebrates the art of Neapolitan pizza; a light, fluffy, blistered dough with minimal, high quality topping.

Since then we have opened in The District, Docklands and in leafy Mont Albert we opened S.P.Q.R Cucina, offering our signature wood fired pizza and a short sharp menu of Italian classics.



Tom Gaden, one of the founders of S.P.Q.R, produces music and DJs under the moniker ‘Tom Showtime’.

It felt natural then for the Liverpool St restaurant to have a DJ booth handmade to showcase turntables in the front bar area, now affectionately known as the ‘Beatzeria’.

Tom also curates the soundtrack for each venue.


S.P.Q.R celebrates Melbourne’s street art culture, by curating and inviting many of Melbourne and Australia’s best artists to create unique pieces for each of our dining rooms, resulting in a constantly evolving gallery.

Today, there are over 23 pieces of art in the Liverpool Street restaurant, 5 in Mont Albert and 3 in The District, Docklands.

From Scratch Dough

In 2020 we opened our factory out in Coburg, specifically designed and built to be the home for our fresh dough and part cooked pizza base business.

You’ll see our part cooked bases in all the best food stores in Melbourne, and we supply quite a few restaurants and pubs, too.