When it comes to guilty pleasures, pizza is right up there with burgers, fries and poutine. Whether its dinner time or 3 am, gourmet or 99 cent, Montrealer’s will find any occasion to grab a slice or two. We’ve done the legwork to bring you our 4 favourite places that slice up the competition. Here are our picks for the best pizza in Montreal!
Although Fiorellino has only been open a few months, its reputation for great food has grown exponentially. One of their specialities is a vast selection of great pizza that is served fresh out of a wood fired oven. Serving up both Rosso (red sauce) and Bianco (no sauce) with a selection that features delicious ingredients like spicy sausage, exotic cheese and fresh homemade crust, Fiorellino is well worth the short walk from either downtown or Old Montreal. For more visit our full review here. 514-878-3666; http://www.fiorellino.ca/en/
Buonanotte has become one of our favourite places to hang out in Montreal. This is partially because of their fantastic pizzas. Without a single doubt I can say that Buonanotte serves up one of my favourite pies in the entire city. They won me over with their summer fresh pizzas that came drizzled in olive oil, balsamic and featured heirloom tomatoes, burrata, lardo and more. You can see more for yourself here but take my word for it, there’s no going back once you’ve had a Buonanotte pizza. 514-848-0644; http://buonanotte.com/en/
In Old Montreal, no one has a better pizza than Bevo. Located just up the street from St. Paul on St. Vincent, I rarely visit this restaurant and not have their Salame pizza. It’s spicy goodness is hard to beat. Featuring a wood fired oven that pops out pizza nonstop from early afternoon to late at night, Bevo remains one of my favourite places to eat in the city. We’ve been a million times and you can read about some of our first impressions here. 514-861-5039, http://www.bevopizza.com/en/
There are many great Italian places to grab a slice of pizza in Little Italy, but none of them hold a candle to Gema. We visited Gema last year when one of the Montreal Food Divas made us go and we loved it. The restaurant’s atmosphere is cool and inviting and the pizzas are smothered in ingredients like porchetta, maple smoked ham, homemade mortadella, pistachio pesto and more. If you’re in the area, you need to check it out. 514-419-4448; 6827, rue St-Dominique; http://pizzeriagema.com/
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