YYC Pizza Week, or what some call the best week of the year, starts today. With over 50 places participating in this week-long event, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of choice and variety. We’ve done the hard work for you by rounding up some of the best places to grab your pie.
What’s on it: White sauce, duck confit, kale and fresh grapes.
Address: 1014 8 Street SW
What’s on it: Mozzarella, porcetta, smoked bacon, caramelized onions, fior di latte (crumbled), arugula, truffle oil, salt and grilled lemon.
Address: 1003 9 Avenue SE
Pizza: Fichi E Spek
What’s on it: Fresh figs, Fontina cheese, walnuts, and spek.
Address: 1147 Kensington Crescent NW
Pizza: The Boss Hogg
What’s on it: Hand pressed pizza dough, smoked tomato sauce, Buffalo mozzarella, coppa ham, shaved brussel sprouts, mozzarella, and chicharron garnish.
Address: 728 17 Avenue SW
Pizza: Beef Taco
What’s on it: Ground AAA beef tenderloin, citrus ancho crust, jalapeño jack cheese, shredded lettuce, lime sour cream, pickled peppers, crisp tortillas, and fresh avocado.
Address: 338 17 Avenue SW
Pizza: Fumo Maiale
What’s on it: White sauce, house-smoked buffalo mozzarella with guanciale, mushrooms, and arugula.
Address: 1012 17 Avenue SW
Pizza: Il Principe
What’s on it: Romesco sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, poached shrimp, grilled asparagus spears, grilled lemon with balsamic reduction, topped with shaved manchego cheese.
Address: 9727 Macleod Trail SE
Pizza: Una Cheeseburger
What’s on it: San Marzano tomato sauce, grass fed beef, cheddar cheese, provolone, house pickled jalapeños.
Address: 618 17 Avenue SW
Pizza: Victor The Victorious
What’s on it: Rosemary ham, marinated artichokes, mozzarella, garlic oil, shaved parmesan, and watercress.
Address: 110 2207 4 Street SW
Pizza: Very Italian
Category: Gluton Free
What’s on it: Cold-pressed tomato sauce, soppressata salami, prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, fresh arugula, and grated piave.
Address: 14555 Symons Valley Road NW
Pizza: Pizza Waffle
What’s on it: Buttermilk waffle base, prosciutto, sliced bocconcini mozzarella, homemade herb and tomato sauce, and dollops of basil pesto.
Address: 330 17 Avenue SW
Pizza: YYC Pizza
What’s on it: Olive oil, garlic, fontina cheese, kale, oven roast beets, red onion, and goat chevre cheese.
Address: 1216 9 Avenue SE
Pizza: Sayulita Surfer
What’s on it: Red ale enchilada sauce, chorizo, caramelized onions, banana peppers, roasted poblanos, tex-mex cheese, avocado lime crema, romaine, and tortillas.
Address: 1080 8 Street SW
Phone: 40- 264-2739
Pizza: Halifax Donair Pizza
What’s on it: House-made spiced beef, fresh tomato, white onion, sweet garlic sauce, and mozza.
Address: 2411 4 Street NW
Pizza: The Dilicious Smoked Salmon
What’s on it: House-made dough, savoury blend of fresh dill, capers, cream cheese, BC smoked salmon, fried capers and fresh onions.
Address: 3326 17 Avenue SW
Pizza: Salted Caramel Apple Macaron-izza
What’s on it: A macaron shell topped, salted caramel infused buttercream, crisp fall apples, and salted caramel spread.
Address: 810C 16 Avenue SW
Pizza: The Veggie Smash
What’s on it: Roasted portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, zucchinis, green and red peppers, black olives, feta, smoked gouda, watercress, and garlic.
Address: 933 17 Avenue SW
If you need more guidance to navigate through Pizza Week you can opt to attend one of the two Pizza & Pints Tours being offered in collaboration with Alberta Beer Week. Whether you hit the tour or take your pizza adventures into your own hands, be sure not to forget to vote for your favourite slice when you’re finished!