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US$12 - US$18
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Pizza, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

We spent 4 nights in Mt Macedon for the prime purpose of attending a wedding celebration at a nearby winery. Ida Red was highly recommended by our host, as was the Mt Macedon Hotel where we dined one night (very good). The wood oven pizza...was superb with the artisan flavours of the dough and the rich tomato base complemented by quality toppings. Even a simple salad proved to be a standout - fresh and flavoursome!!! But, and there is always a "but" somewhere, we were disappointed at the drinks selection (alcohol) on offer. Yes, I can understand a beer not being available on a Sunday night but surely local wines should be the main focus for any restaurant in this area. Coming from interstate one of my culinary pleasures is enjoying quality locally sourced food accompanied by quality local wines. Here I found several wines from SA / other regions with only 1 or 2 local wines. We have tasted superb wines visiting the local wineries and I urge all restaurants to support the wineries in the Macedon district - interstate and overseas visitors to this stunning region of Victoria deserve nothing less!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2019

We have been to Ida Red a couple of times recently as we really like the thicker pizza base which is very well cooked, being crispy on the outside and light on the inside. We absolutely love the baked haloumi entree which is delicious. The...cod croquettes were perhaps rather ordinary. However, the pizzas are excellent with good quality ingredients and very tasty. Although the choice is not large nevertheless it is interesting.We have been both times on a Saturday evening, booking in advance, and have found the service friendly and quick. It is wonderful to sit and enjoy a warm open fire on a cold winter evening.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

A pastry base with colour, not milky looking and half baked, then topped with the very best of ingredients. The service was so friendly and warm as was the whole room with the welcoming fire. I can truly say it's the very best pizza I've...had in this area, in fact anywhere in rural Victoria where I've travelled. If you live locally...lucky you!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

I will start by stating I am not a pizza fan. My husband is. Regardless, for value, you can get much tastier pizza elsewhere. I preferred the calamari, which was delicious, but then had a definite lack of choice for another appetizer. I ordered the...roasted zucchini and I have cooked the same at home. My husband ordered a pizza special with truffles. Disappointing...we will not return.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 22 February 2019 via mobile

We wanted some fine wood fire pizza and we knew that Ida Red has some very good pizza. We walked in at 8:34 pm on a Friday night asking right away at the counter if we can have a pizza at this hour, but we...were told no. And when we asked how about a take away, we were still told no. I believe that’s quite a bad service on a Friday night. I used to come here a lot, but this was quite a disappointment, hence I won’t be coming back again.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Ida Red woodfired pizza offers lots of flavor combinations, but the Shark is had to beat. Plump prawns, garlic, jalapeños and chorizo ( which can be left off if you want. I tried a special pizza with slow cooked lamb, silverbeet and red onions. Really...nice combination which was great but for the burnt crust. Local beers are on tap and a Holgate Pale ale always goes well with the food. Easy parking and friendly staff makes Ida Red a good place for a good meal.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

It is incredible to eat so good pizza in Macedon, prepared like the best gourmet pizza in Italy ! The raising is for five days and this is the reason because pizza here is so easy to digest and so good ! They use two...or three different kind of flower and good quality food to prepare . Purple rain is incredible pizza must try it ! The French fries are not frozen great ! Compliment and thanks !More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Always a lively atmosphere at Ida's and the pizza is mouth waveringly great. Its reasonably priced but remember to book .

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Some of the best wood fired pizza I've had in a long time. Only marked down because service was a little slow.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue. We were disappointed that the take away wine menu , advertised our favourite wine for $35 take away , but it was $55 to drink in house..wow $20 for the privilege of dining in. That’s over the top in my opinion. The food...and service was great. We had two pizzas and they were awesome ! We were offered dessert but declined as we were full ! We really wanted a coffee , and in spite of the waitress wearing a top that said “ In coffee we trust “ it wasn’t available. The room was very cold , on this evening it was 6 degrees in Macedon, we had to ask if they could light the fire. I would have thought that was a no brainer on such a cool night. Hopefully our next experience will be better. We will be back - for good and services was great !!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Ida Red is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5