February 9 is National Pizza Day, which celebrates the combination of dough, melted cheese, and delicious toppings. And with 350 slices eaten per second around the world, it’s no wonder this Italian classic deserves 24 hours of adoration.
So whether you prefer thin crust, deep dish, or Neapolitan style, show some respect and pay tribute today at a few must-try pizzerias in Vancouver.
Located in Yaletown, The Parlour serves up inventive, hand-crafted pizzas. We suggest trying the Goldmember, which has caramelized onions, mushrooms, Yukon Gold potatoes, truffle oil, and gruyere. If you’re heading there on a weekend, make sure to book a reservation as the line-up fills up quickly.
Address: 1011 Hamilton Street
Serving up delicious, authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas, this Gastown hot spot was the first VPN certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Vancouver. Their signature? Serving whole and uncut pies so as not to compromise the softness of the dough.
Address: 62 East Cordova Street
With two locations in Vancouver, this Italian-inspired pizzeria offers casual comfort food. The pizza menu offers everything from salami and olives to roasted peppers and baby meatballs.
Address: 781 Denman Street
Address: 1525 Yew Street
A Commercial Drive staple, a few must-have pizza pies are the Siciliana, Margherita, and Campangnola.
Address: 1404 Commercial Drive
Owned and operated by an Italian family, the tiled oven is (almost) as beautiful as the pizzas that come out of it. From their Margherita Pizza to the Prosciutto e Rucola, Via Tevere’s pizzas are rustic, simple, fresh and delicious. They don’t take reservations, so be sure to get there early.
Address: 1190 Victoria Drive
Featuring thin-crust pizza that’s baked to perfection in a wood-burning oven, Pizza Garden prepares their unmistakeable Neapolitan pizzas with fresh ingredients and authentic toppings. With 6 outposts across the lower mainland, expect authentic Napoli style pizzas in a casual atmosphere (or grab by the slice and take to-go).
Address: 675 Smithe Street (+ see website for more locations)
Bringing a little New York to Vancouver, don’t mess with a Brooklyn Classic: A simple 14″ pepperoni pizza.
Address: 350 Robson Street
This popular neighbourhood prepares classic and contemporary pizzas. Our fave? The Calabria, served with spicy sausage, red peppers, garlic and manchego cheese.
Address: 5395 West Boulevard
With a crunchy crust and chewy bite, Famoso features classics as well as non-traditional “New World” flavours. Mix it up with the Don Andreas: roasted chicken, corn, salsa, fior-di-latte and hot sauce.
Address: 1380 Commercial Drive (+ check website for more locations)