“On the Maribyrnong River Trail”

Welcome to Riverfire Pizzeria

Artisan specialists of Charcuterie Boards, Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, with ingredients sourced from favourite growers and local markets. An evolving fresh, seasonal and delicious menu – served with well-matched wines, craft beers and Chef Matt’s cocktails! Located on the Maribyrnong River Footscray with beautiful views of Melbourne City.

[Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and all dietary requirements catered for]

Meet Matt Macdonald


In 2000 Matt started his culinary life in Brisbane. He is classically trained and has worked in Canada, the US and Melbourne. Career highlights include cheffing at Melbourne Crown’s Italian Cecconi’s, an Age Good Food Guide 2 Chef’s Hat restaurant. He was also a part of an award-winning team in Melbourne, recipient of several gold medals for Best Australian Pizza. It was here, he learned the traditional skills of artisan pizza dough-making. With the opening of Riverfire Pizzeria in January 2023, Matt’s vision to create a modern Australian Pizzeria eatery and bar, was realised. It’s a fun open-kitchen venue, where you can watch Matt and his team at work, or take in Melbourne’s city views and Maribyrnong River.

Functions & Private Bookings

For corporates, special celebrations, and fundraising events, please talk to us about group bookings for 10-45 guests and our special menus.

For off-site catering, enquire about our Charcuterie Boards.

Find Us

Vehicle drop off: Our google maps address is 2 Joseph Road Footscray for drop off by vehicle. Patron access is in between The Boathouse & Waterfront Residential Towers. Riverfire faces onto the Maribyrnong River. Look for Lobby 3 and follow the signs. Limited parking is nearby.

Walking via the Maribyrnong River Trail: The restaurant is a 3-5 minute walk past the Heavenly Queen Buddhist Temple just before The Hopkins Street Bridge on Dynon Road.

Public Transport: Footscray Station Interchange – Train/Bus Services 216,219,402. Irving Street, 5-10 mins walk.

Further away: If travelling from the East or Eastern Suburbs use the Bolte Bridge and Dynon Road turnoff.

Accessibility: Our one level restaurant is user-friendly with all abilities access and bathroom. We are family friendly with highchairs.