Pizza lovers, this one’s for you. There’s a new pizza place slicing the Vancouver scene, and their signature rectangular pies are what Boomerang was made for.
Stretch Roman Pizza recently opened its doors on Abbot Street in Gastown, and, like their name says, they specialize in Roman-style pizza. The spot was previously home to another Roman pizza place, Zero Zero Pizza–named for the special “double zero” or “00” flour used to make the dough.
When in Rome, it’s known as “pizza al taglio,” and you’ll recognize it by the square slices. Stretch applies a 48-hour dough-making process to the creation of their pizzas, and the dough serves as a “plate” for the many toppings they offer.
Roman-style pizza is a little different than what you might be used to from your usual pizza delivery joint or your favourite wood-fired thin-crust go-to spot. Places like Sciué and the newer Joe Pizza also focus on “pizza al taglio.”
Stretch offers their pizza in 4″ x 7″ rectangular slices from their selection of daily specials or in full-size signature 12″ or 24″ pies.
But they also have a real doozy…it’s an impressive meter-long, or 36″ rectangular pizza. This big guy, boasting 9 of their 4″x7″ rectangular slices, really stretches the limits of pizza indulgence, making it perfect for parties, workplace lunches, or other kinds of group get-togethers. Boomerang that end to end!
Offering pick-up, dine-in, or delivery, Stretch’s pizzas are available in familiar topping combos like Ham & Pineapple, Margherita, and Prosciutto & Arugula, along with an array of creative selections showcasing veggies, meat, and cheese–including plenty of veg-friendly options. They even make a dessert pizza, and have a small selection of sandwiches, salads, and other treats.
Address: 415 Abbott Street, Vancouver