Whether your taste for pizza is ruled by your wallet or your taste buds, it is so easy to access a cheesy slice in this city. From the $2.75 mega slices available on every corner to the $850 luxury pie in Steveston – Vancouverites love their pizza and are adventurous in their toppings. Here are 10 of the top rated pizza parlours in the city. Mangia, Mangia!
10. Bufala in Kerrisdale
This award-winning neighbourhood eatery is known for adventurous offerings, especially with their pizza. Enjoy the Green Peas & Ham with truffle oil, Bacon and Kale with pesto and aged cheddar or keep it simple with an Artichoke & Olive with garlic confit, a great place for a delicious bite with friends.
Image via @bufalayvr
9. Campagnolo Roma on East Hastings, Main Street
With a menu of rustic Italian cuisine, Campagnolo Roma also offers desserts and a pizza menu. Keeping toppings at a minimum and very flavourful has kept customers coming back for new creations. Both locations are always busy, so plan ahead to enjoy the pie with your butt in a seat and not on the sidewalk.
Image via @campagnoloretaurants
8. The Parlour in Yaletown
Already offering up one of the best patios in Yaletown, The Parlour is also renowned for their brunch which includes the Pizza Benedict. Definitely qualifying as #foodporn, this dish gets you through the brunch hour with its fresh fruit, savoury crispy bacon and eggy gooey toppings on a chewy crust. Grab a Caesar and add more veggies to your meal.
Image via @theparlouryaletown
7. Pizzeria Barbarella on East Broadway
This rustic pizza joint has specialized in perfecting the traditional Napoli style pizza but with a twist. The Hawaiian Punch has hot capicola, brown sugar glaze, and house-smoked pineapple. Return and try various pizza with flavourful toppings which include fennel sausage, white truffle oil, Brussels sprouts, and paper thin sliced apples.
Image via @pizzeriabarbarella
6. Via Tevere Pizzeria on Victoria Drive
Member of the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, Via Tevere takes pizza very seriously. Authentic, traditional and delicious. Expect nothing but the best Napoli style pizza baked in front of you in the brightly tiled wood oven.
Image via @viateverepizza
5. Market By Jean-Georges in the Shangri-La Hotel
If there was one pizza that could entice us for the rest of our lives, it would be the avocado, tuna tartare with fresh ginger pizza by Market but hands down the most popular is the black truffle pizza with fontina cheese and touch of fresh frisee. Always baked to perfection and served in this urban oasis. Take the glass elevator next to Urban Fare.
Image via @marketjg_van
4. Nicli Antica Pizzeria in Gastown
On a quiet side of the street close to the railway tracks, Nicli sends its pizza out to customers uncut straight from the oven, still smoking on the edges. Whether your topping preferences are traditional or adventuresome, we suggest you add some gorgonzola cheese, spicy sausage, heirloom tomato, or fall prey to their simple but delicious Margherita.
Image via @niclipizzeria
3. Bella Gelateria in Yaletown
Bella is after my heart! As part of their menu, this family business offers two of Vancouver’s most sought after dishes – pizza and gelato. How glorious is a satisfying meal of a traditional thin crust Margherita pizza with spicy oil drizzles, frosty brew and then a selection of fresh award-winning gelato to cap it off with.
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2. Nook in the West End, Kitsilano
With the use of a gas-fired oven and Canadian wheat coarsely ground in Italy for a unique chewy crust, Nook has captured the hearts of West End diners. The pizza is traditional with added daily specials, each with its own lovability level and served up with no pretense.
Image via @nookrestaurant
1. Steveston Pizza Co in Richmond
With a 100% organic crust, Steveston Pizza is known for creative combinations including the Apple Thai (featured image), the Japanese (Wasabi scented teriyaki chicken, enoki mushrooms, camembert, and seaweed), and the most expensive pizza in the city named the Seenay and topped with tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, smoked steelhead, Russian Osetra caviar and sprinkled with Italian white truffles. Bring your appetite and your Platinum Visa.
Image via @stevestonpizza