From classic margherita to modern pies piled high with bold and eclectic toppings, Vancouver is home to an array of pizza joints serving a mouthwatering variety of pizza, served whole or by the slice.
With an ever-expanding pizza scene, here is our list of where to find Vancouver’s best pizza.
No longer do you have to fly to Naples to get your hands on great pizza. Embracing the methods of Neapolitan pizza-making, Via Tevere dishes up an excellent selection perfectly charred pizza, which boast a wonderfully tender centre and a crisp crust. Featuring vibrant veggies and quality meats, Via Tevere’s toppings include Quattro Formaggi (four cheese) and Prosciutto e Funghi (prosciutto and mushroom). You can also hunt down the Via Tevere food truck for grabbing your pizza on the go.
Address: 1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
This modern Gastown pizzeria serves up delicious, certified Neapolitan-style pizza. The pies at Nicli’s are so authentic, they actually come whole, arriving at the table uncut, so not to compromise the soft centre and toppings. Handmade and baked in a wood-fire oven, Nicli’s pizzas are presented with a perfectly charred crust and topped with the seasons freshest, local ingredients.
Address: 62 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
This cozy pizza joint on Main Street makes some of the city’s best Neapolitan-style pizzas. Open daily from 5 p.m. or until the dough runs out (which is practically every day), Pizzeria Farina offers deliciously thin bases, scrumptious toppings, and a crispy yet chewy crust in a casual, neighbourhood-style setting that’s perfect for a quick sit down meal.
Address: 915 Main Street, Vancouver
Located on Hamilton Street, this upscale Yaletown pizza parlour offers diners hot, fresh, doughy fire-baked pizzas. Topped with an array of tempting flavour combinations, The Parlour serves a classic margherita, and a fiery roasted garlic and chicken pizza, just to name a few. Not strictly adhering to the Napoli-style thin crust, The Parlour specialies in a thicker base, which is amazingly light and airy.
Address: 1011 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Despite being better known for their award-winning gelato, Bella Gelateria’s Yaletown branch also offers a range of mouthwatering, Neapolitan-style pizza. Bringing together fresh, simple ingredients, Bella Gelateria creates delectable handmade pies that can be enjoyed in-house or ordered to-go.
Address: 1089 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Alongside their rustic Italian cuisine, which is built around what’s fresh and good at the market, Campagnolo Roma offers diners a short and approachable pizza menu. Resisting the temptation to load their pizzas with more cheese and toppings like they do in the States, Campagnolo Roma instead creates thin yet firm based pizza, comprised of simple flavour combinations that work together brilliantly. Campagnolo Roma’s margherita is hard to beat.
Address: 2297 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
With a crunchy crust and chewy bite Don’t Argue! Pizzeria brings together fresh, simple ingredients to create mouthwatering pies. Whole pizzas are available in two sizes for sharing, while slices are for sale at $3.50 each.
Address: 3240 Main Street, Vancouver
With two outposts in Vancouver (West End and Kitsilano), this Italian-inspired pizzeria serves casually-comforting food. The pizza menu features pies topped with salami and olives; prosciutto, arugula and roasted garlic; ricotta, baby spinach, olives, roasted garlic; Italian sausage, chilies and sweet onions, and anchovies, olives and chilies.
Address: 781 Denman Street, Vancouver
Address: 1525 Yew Street, Vancouver
This popular neighbourhood eatery prepares fresh, made-to-order classic and contemporary pizzas in the Napolitana style. Blistered to perfection in their 800 degree stone oven, Bufula’s pies are rustic in style and texture, and boast a chewy crust. Those who yearn for simple flavours will appreciate Bufula’s Margherita (mozzarella, basil and marinara), while more adventurous eaters will enjoy the Oxtail and Kale pizza, which is comprised of braised oxtail, spicy peppers, aged Cheddar, parsley and a marinara sauce.
Address: 5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Established in 1986, family run Lombardo’s on Commercial Drive continues to offer patrons deliciously thin wood oven pizza, alongside other Italian classics. With an array of pizza toppings and 30 years of operation under their belt Lombardo’s is a must-visit food destination.
Address: 1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
This casual (and often bustling) pizza joint uses local, organic, and handmade ingredients to make their rustic pizza pies. Offerings include more traditional renditions, like marinara and margherita, as well as more unique options like the Il Pero, which features fontina cheese, caronzola, fresh bosc pears, red onion, walnuts, honey, and a balsamic reduction.
Address: 654 East Broadway, Vancouver
The menu at this causal pizza joint located at 350 Robson Street (across from Library Square), specializes in New York style by-the-slice pizza, characterized by a perfectly charred thin crust, light layer of tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Expect to find a variety of toppings like salami, ham, mushrooms, artichokes and olives, as well as an olive-based pie made up of plum tomato, garlic, basil and fresh arugula.
Address: 350 Robson Street, Vancouver