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Old 05-09-2016, 10:13 AM   #76
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Pizza in Italy sucked imo. And I ate a lot of it in a lot of different spots.

I think it's just the romanticism of eating it there that gets people, I'd take some local joints over the Italian pizza any day.
couldn't disagree more. then again, ymmv depending on where you've been.
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couldn't disagree more.
I'm with you.
The freshness of the Italian ingredients is what makes their pizza so special. Fresh ingredients are a staple of Italian cuisine. They don't do their shopping once a week like us. They're at the market every day looking for the freshest foods from their local regions. Combine that with their methods of cooking, and you have one of the only reasons to visit that shithole they call Europe. It's all about the food.

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my friend told me a chicago deep dish pizza in burnaby, calle viva sue pizza

is it any good?
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I'm with you.
The freshness of the Italian ingredients is what makes their pizza so special. Fresh ingredients are a staple of Italian cuisine. They don't do their shopping once a week like us. They're at the market every day looking for the freshest foods from their local regions. Combine that with their methods of cooking, and you have one of the only reasons to visit that shithole they call Europe. It's all about the food.

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The freshness of ingredients part doesn't translate to your typical street side pizza/'fast food' type spots in Italy imo. And when I say fast food I'm not talking about some chain BS or a corner store selling pizza, actual take out restaurants. Albeit in heavy traffic areas.

Sit down restaurants had great pizza like I said, but the little quick pizza joint was garbage for the most part. This was over Pisa, the Cinque Terre, Florence, and Milan. And trust me I know good food and have a decent palate.

To each their own though, but my idea of "good" isn't 2 day old foccacia with some shriveled up tomatoes
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The freshness of ingredients part doesn't translate to your typical street side pizza/'fast food' type spots in Italy imo. And when I say fast food I'm not talking about some chain BS or a corner store selling pizza, actual take out restaurants. Albeit in heavy traffic areas.

Sit down restaurants had great pizza like I said, but the little quick pizza joint was garbage for the most part. This was over Pisa, the Cinque Terre, Florence, and Milan. And trust me I know good food and have a decent palate.

To each their own though, but my idea of "good" isn't 2 day old foccacia with some shriveled up tomatoes
Question: Were most of the patrons of these places tourists? There's your answer.
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my friend told me a chicago deep dish pizza in burnaby, calle viva sue pizza

is it any good?
I've had it. People I went with were all over it. Nothing special IMO. Don't bother.

I actually like Did's Pizza, 575 Dunsmuir. Longtime Vancouver establishment, was on a 20 year hiatus, just reopened. Decent by-the-slice. And I have a flyer here that says 1 large pizza, 3 toppings, $9.99 on Tuesdays

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Went to the south Surrey Famosa once and will not return. Pizza was horrible.
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Famoso? Why the fuck is everyone calling it famosa lol.
If so its pretty decent. They made 30 pizzas and some other shit for my wedding. That along with some appetizers I made while blackout drunk the night before, everyone loved it. I really appreciated how out of the way they went to be able to do the huge order for me.
They aren't via tevere, or something else like that that could be considered the best pizza in the city, but they sure aren't bad.
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It was forgettable for me.. so I just went with what akira typed lol
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Thanks, RS. Tried out Straight Outta Brooklyn on Fraser and Kingsway yesterday and would give it a solid 8/10.

On another note, has anyone been to Nicli recently? I remember liking the pizza there when I ate there but that was at least 4 years ago.

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The freshness of ingredients part doesn't translate to your typical street side pizza/'fast food' type spots in Italy imo.
I have to admit, we ate pizza at night in the sit down restaurants. Also, we stayed with my cousins there, so they took us to a lot of the places popular with the locals. We didn't get too many chances to eat quick pizza.

For those quick meals, it was all about the panini. A warm beer and a panini for 5 euros was a pretty good deal considering the cost of everything else in Europe.

Also, the Dutch will rip you off if you let them.
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Thanks, RS. Tried out Straight Outta Brooklyn on Fraser and Kingsway yesterday and would give it a solid 8/10.
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I have to admit, we ate pizza at night in the sit down restaurants. Also, we stayed with my cousins there, so they took us to a lot of the places popular with the locals. We didn't get too many chances to eat quick pizza.

For those quick meals, it was all about the panini. A warm beer and a panini for 5 euros was a pretty good deal considering the cost of everything else in Europe.

Also, the Dutch will rip you off if you let them.
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Oh fuck yea, we got fresh meats from classic little deli's with paninis and foccacia bread baked hours before, top that off with some local pesto and a few bottles of moretti, some of my favorite lunches ever
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Best pizza I have had outside of some that I had/have when in Itally is at Emilio Finatti Sicilian Pizzeria in White Rock.......such an amazing pizza place but they are rather small so sometimes it can take a while to get your order.
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Oh fuck yea, we got fresh meats from classic little deli's with paninis and foccacia bread baked hours before, top that off with some local pesto and a few bottles of moretti, some of my favorite lunches ever
That was my favorite part of Europe. The awesome Italian food, German sausage and bier gardens, Belgian chocolate, and the McDonalds in London


I'm surprised that no one has brought up Bosa foods yet. Their sandwiches are awesome, but get there before 1pm, or else the good ones are sold out.

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Learned that I must try Straight Outta Brooklyn pizza. Good thread. Would visit again

PS - is there really "good" pizza in the lower mainland? Or are we just settling for what's available? Steveston Pizza isn't that great.
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Learned that I must try Straight Outta Brooklyn pizza. Good thread. Would visit again

PS - is there really "good" pizza in the lower mainland? Or are we just settling for what's available? Steveston Pizza isn't that great.
New location at Fraser and Kingsway so if you're not in downtown, there's another option for that. I had it there and thought it was pretty good.

I'm personally a huge fan of Fire Pizza on commercial.
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Pizza in New York was amazing!

Personally the best pizza I've had here is actually Zaccary's Pizza on Oak, the crust is brushed with olive oil and it's airy yet crispy. Delicious!
It's too bad they only open 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. They close on all my normal days off which is a bummer lol, but you know it's good when they can close whenever the hell they want and the dude on the phone is kinda rude too but they are freakin' busy!
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Pizza in New York was amazing!

Personally the best pizza I've had here is actually Zaccary's Pizza on Oak, the crust is brushed with olive oil and it's airy yet crispy. Delicious!
It's too bad they only open 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. They close on all my normal days off which is a bummer lol, but you know it's good when they can close whenever the hell they want and the dude on the phone is kinda rude too but they are freakin' busy!
Which pizza(s) do you like from there?
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Pizza in Italy sucked imo. And I ate a lot of it in a lot of different spots.

I think it's just the romanticism of eating it there that gets people, I'd take some local joints over the Italian pizza any day.
I think in your case it could be personal preference or you just got the shit end of the stick and went to some bad pizza joints.

I love pasta, so every time we were eating out (which was everyday in Rome) we'd always order at least a pasta dish and a pizza. We never once had bad pizza in Rome and we ate at both restaurants and obscure hole in the wall take out places. Granted, some pizza was better than others, but we didn't have a slice where we were thought we got ripped off.

A lot of their pizzas are super simple as well. Most of the pizzas we ordered (whole pizzas at a restaurant or by the slice take out) had max 4-5 ingredients. Pizza dough, tomato sauce, cheese and then some variation of 1-2 toppings. Unlike the North American style of pizza where they try and throw everything plus the kitchen sink onto the dough, they strive for quality with their fresh ingredients. You might not have a fully loaded pizza, but the fresh quality ingredients definitely shine through with every bite.

Another great pizza place is Serious Pie in downtown Seattle (Thanks Slif!!!) that's run and owned by Tom Douglas. He's a pretty famous chef and restaurateur in the PNW. They do them in their big wood burning oven that you can see because of their open kitchen.
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For those quick meals, it was all about the panini. A warm beer and a panini for 5 euros was a pretty good deal considering the cost of everything else in Europe.
Oh man, tell me about it. 5 euros for a pretty big fresh panini and another 1 euro for an espresso was our typical breakfast/lunch combo. Drink the espresso for a little jolt of energy and then we'd split the panini for breakfast and then save the other panini for lunch when we're done visiting some morning attractions.

Check out La Grotta del Formaggio if you want awesome paninis. Look at how big and fresh they are!

https://www.yelp.ca/biz/la-grotta-de...ggio-vancouver

Another thing that we loved about Rome were the coffee bars they had setup all over the place. We saw a bunch as we got off the Rome Termini train station and then every block it seemed like there was one. Walk up and pay like 1-2 euros for an espresso and then you drink and go.
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I bet you do, fatty.

If you're all serious about great tasting burritos, do your self a favor and go to Costa Vida. Nothing you name can compare.
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Oh man, tell me about it. 5 euros for a pretty big fresh panini and another 1 euro for an espresso was our typical breakfast/lunch combo. Drink the espresso for a little jolt of energy and then we'd split the panini for breakfast and then save the other panini for lunch when we're done visiting some morning attractions.

Check out La Grotta del Formaggio if you want awesome paninis. Look at how big and fresh they are!

https://www.yelp.ca/biz/la-grotta-de...ggio-vancouver

Another thing that we loved about Rome were the coffee bars they had setup all over the place. We saw a bunch as we got off the Rome Termini train station and then every block it seemed like there was one. Walk up and pay like 1-2 euros for an espresso and then you drink and go.
la grotta is really good but man their prices are not what they used to be.
i remember it being 8 or 9 bucks now its 13
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$8.99 pizza, unlimited toppings.

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