1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Advice: Gluten-Free crust available. Offers a $6 movie Tuesday special.
Oh my pizza pie, that’s my motto these days as my pizza hunt continues, it is an ongoing adventure, tasting pie after pie. At Famoso they offer more of a unique approach to ordering a pizza, you go up to the counter and place your order then a server delivers it to the table, this is a process that seems to work perfectly at this popular eatery on the drive. Specializing in the Neapolitan Pizza style, they have both the classics as well as a selection of New World Pizzas. I have indulged in a few on recent visits. I loved the Funghi Pizza ($14.75) topped with parmesan crema, fior di latte, roasted white mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, caramelized onions, white truffle oil and pecorino romano; I also enjoyed a taste of the Cavoletti Pizza ($15.25) topped with oven roasted brussels sprouts, prosciutto crisps, gorgonzola cheese, dates, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. For something unique and different, I had the Moo Shu Bbq Duck Pizza ($15.75) topped with house-made hoisin sauce, fior di latte, pulled duck, green onions and chopped cilantro and wished it was also topped with peanuts to give it some crunch. Lastly I had the Sweet Bbq Chicken Pizza ($14.75) topped with honey smoked Bbq sauce, fior di latte, roasted chicken, smoked mozzarella, diced tomatoes, red onions and cilantro.
The menu is fairly large, you’ll find a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas as well as sandwiches and desserts. You will also find beer on tap, wine and cocktails! I am looking forward to visiting again for dessert as I want to try their Nutella Pizza.
Review by: Richard Wolak