Get your slice of the action with our list of the best pizza in Sydney

Lucia Del Prete with her London cab which has been converted into a mobile wood-fired piz

Lucia Del Prete with her London cab which has been converted into a mobile wood-fired pizza oven at Clovelly beach carpark.

WHETHER at home with a six-pack shared with friends in front of the footy, in the kids room for slumber parties or eating and waxing lyrical with best friends over a decent red wine at your local, pizza is, quite frankly, the ultimate share food.

Wherever you are, or whatever time, there’s a pizza joint in Sydney that can cater to your needs.

Here’s a selection of the best pizzas in Sydney.

LUCIA Del Prete is passionate about pizza. From Napoli, Del Prete is a personal chef who cooks up modern pizzas in Englishman Ross Elliott’s converted London cab.

It’s taking home delivery to a whole new level.

“It combines two classic cultures in the London cab and the Italian pizza. The two are immediately recognised all around the world,” says Del Prete who caters for modern tastes with organic passata, top quality flour and minimal toppings. She also makes gluten-free pizzas.

Elliott runs a car hire company that rents out refurbished London cabs for weddings, but he got a bit bored and decided to convert one of his prized possessions to include a mobile wood-fired pizza oven with the help of his mates at Abbey Fireplaces.

“If you want to have a party, it’s something that is a bit different,” says Elliott in something of an understatement of the cab that took nine months to restore and convert.

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Ross Elliott thinks outside the square with his Marrickville business Black Cab Culture

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Experiences in the back of a cab normally involve staring out the window, debating the route and keeping an eye on the meter, but a new Marrickville business aims to make the experience a little less mundane.

Black Cab Culture is the brainchild of British-born Ross Elliott, who has transformed two classic London black taxis into a photo booth and a ute (only the fourth of its kind in the world), which features a changeable space in the back.

Mr Elliott said he wanted potential customers to approach him with ideas on how to use the space and also wanted the distinctive and recognisable vehicles to help charities.

“It can be an esky to keep your drinks in, a billboard, a pizza oven or a barbecue, we’ve even thought of a ball pit to use for photoshoots,” he said.

“But we really want people to tell us what they want to use it for and we can try to do it. The inner west is full of creative people so I’m sure there are some ideas out there.”

The photo booth enables users to pose in the back of the cab with various props and costumes, a camera then takes pictures through the screen that separates passengers from driver, and a picture can be printed and branded almost instantly.

Ross Elliott runs an unusual business that brings over London black cabs and transforms them in to photo booths, pizza ovens ...

Ross Elliott imports black cabs and transforms them in to fun-filled action stations for events.

Black Cab Culture owner Ross Elliott, Tayla Durbidge and driver Roland Chlouk pose for the camera installed inside a black ca...

Black Cab Culture owner Ross Elliott, Tayla Durbidge and driver Roland Chloukin. Picture: Craig Wilson

“It can be an esky to keep your drinks in, a billboard, a pizza oven or a barbecue, we’ve even thought of a ball pit to use for photoshoots,” he said.

“But we really want people to tell us what they want to use it for and we can try to do it. The inner west is full of creative people so I’m sure there are some ideas out there.”

The photo booth enables users to pose in the back of the cab with various props and costumes, a camera then takes pictures through the screen that separates passengers from driver, and a picture can be printed and branded almost instantly.

So far, the photo booth cab has been booked for a variety of events and Mr Elliott plans to start using it at festivals and weddings. He also suggested it could make an ideal Valentines Day gift.

However, there are limits – even for a business that encourages its customers to get creative.

“We’ve had a blow up doll in there and people have got naked and got back out. You don’t even know until the photos come out later so I’ve seen a few sites,” Elliott said. “I’ve definitely had to delete a few photos.”

Elliott said he expects a London cab-style stretch limo to be the next vehicle added to the fleet.

See the company’s facebook page at facebook.com/BlackCabCulture.

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BLACK CABS

London Black Cabs are properly referred to as Hackney Carriages.

Horse-drawn versions were introduced around 1897, with Electric versions available for hire as early as 1901.

The last horse-drawn carriage was phased out in 1947.

In England, black cabs are the only vehicle that can pick up people that hail them in the street, with private hire vehicles only allowed to pick up passengers that have booked.

Drivers of hackney cabs have to pass a test called The Knowledge, a detailed examination of London’s geography.

Stephen Fry and Kate Moss have been known to drive them, initially to avoid London’s congestion charge.