Best-Rated Fresh Pizza

Canstar Blue’s first-ever fresh pizza review compares C’est Prêt (IGA), Costco, Coles Kitchen, Coles, and Woolworths on taste & quality of ingredients, quality of pizza base, ease of preparing, packaging design, variety, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Best fresh pizza 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | C’est Prêt (IGA)

Aussie shoppers have rated IGA’s C’est Prêt range best in Canstar Blue’s fresh pizza ratings, scoring it five stars in all categories! These include taste & quality of ingredients, quality of pizza base, ease of preparing, packaging design, variety, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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IGA’s C’est Prêt serves up winning slice in fresh pizza ratings

Does the idea of having another rotisserie chicken for dinner seem a little… ‘fowl’? Then it could be worth browsing through your local supermarket’s other quick eat options. Similar to frozen pizzas, you can find a few fresh pizzas in supermarkets that can easily be heated up at home for an easy, budget-friendly meal.

To see which supermarket has the ‘supreme’ range of fresh pizzas, we asked more than 1,700 Aussie shoppers for their feedback on the fresh pizzas they have purchased from a supermarket and eaten in the last six months. Respondents scored brands on taste and quality of ingredients, quality of pizza base, ease of preparing, packaging design, variety, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Supermarket brands that received at least 30 responses are rated and compared above.

IGA’s C’est Prêt topped our first-ever fresh pizza ratings, cooking up five-star reviews across the table – including for overall satisfaction!

Best Fresh Pizza Brands

Best fresh pizza

Here are the best brands of fresh pizza in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review:

  1. C’est Prêt (IGA)
  2. Costco
  3. Coles Kitchen
  4. Coles
  5. Woolworths

IGA’s C’est Prêt scored five-star reviews across all categories, including for quality of ingredients and pizza base, variety, ease of preparing, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Costco was the only other brand to receive five stars in any category, namely for taste and quality of ingredients, and value for money.

Top Fresh Pizza Brand ─ C’est Prêt (IGA)

IGA fresh pizza

Whether you need a time-saving meal or just a simple pick-me-up, IGA’s C’est Prêt range has a variety of snacks, lunches, and dinners that you can quickly heat and serve. This includes several flatbread pizzas in flavours such as Margherita, Italian, chicken & spinach, and vegetables & goat’s cheese – all said to be cooked on-site and made with quality ingredients.

C’est Prêt also dishes up your traditional 9-inch pizzas. Different styles include:

  • Greek 9-Inch Pizza
  • All Dressed 9-Inch Pizza
  • Pepperoni Cheese 9-Inch Pizza

These are all available for $5.99 each.

  • C’est Prêt was rated five stars in all research categories, namely variety, taste and quality of ingredients, quality of pizza base, ease of preparing, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

Is fresh pizza better than frozen?

Fresh pizza is generally healthier than frozen pizza because it’s made with fresh ingredients. Frozen products are usually highly processed and contain artificial preservatives, added sugars and unhealthy fats. However, there are some products at the supermarket that claim to be on the less naughty side, such as FroPro’s protein pizzas.

What’s the best crust and sauce for pizza?

You can’t beat classic tomato sauce on pizza, according to 64% of our survey respondents. Barbecue (22%) was the next most popular option, although still way ahead of pesto (6%) and alfredo (1%).

Regular crust (37%) and thin crust (29%) were the favourites in terms of crust preferences, while cheese-filled (15%) and deep dish (13%) placed behind. Cauliflower crust even popped up as a potential contender but won over just 2% of those surveyed.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 6,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased (from a supermarket) and eaten fresh pizza in the last six months (excludes frozen pizzas from the freezer section) – in this case, 1,726 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best fresh pizza for overall satisfaction: IGA’s C’est Prêt fresh pizzas were rated number one overall.
  • Best fresh pizza for value for money: Shoppers scored Costco as the top pick for value for money.
  • Best fresh pizza for variety: C’est Prêt (IGA) was seen to offer the best range of options available.
  • Best fresh pizza for taste & quality of ingredients: IGA’s C’est Prêt was again rated best for taste and quality.
  • Best fresh pizza for quality of pizza base: Consumers rated C’est Prêt (IGA) to have the best quality pizza base.
  • Best fresh pizza for packaging design: C’est Prêt (IGA) landed the number one position for packaging design.
  • Best fresh pizza for ease of preparation: Aussies rated IGA’s C’est Prêt as the easiest to prepare.

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