2638 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Advice: Counter service. No reservations, call for take-out.
Located in the East Village neighborhood aka Hastings Sunrise, Al and Ralph opened up shop a few months back where they offer a tasty Classic Italian style of pizza, with a lighter thin crust, on offer nightly. It is a small place with seating for 10 to eat-in, or call ahead and pickup your pies to take home.
I visited at night tasting through a few pizza pies and more. I loved the Etna Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, ricotta cheese, basil; I also loved the flavours of the Ortolana Pizza with cream, mozzarella, zucchini, onion, artichoke, olive, garlic, Basil.
The Mediterranean Salad with arugula, tuna, onion, caper, cherry tomatoes was perfect in between pizzas; I also tried their unique Pizza Stars, a truly one of a kind pizza with many different toppings in each of the stars on this star shaped pizza, with artichoke, mushrooms, salami, and prosciutto!
At lunch time they switch it up a bit and serve up Pizza Style Bonci which is available by the slice for quick in and out service. I am looking forward to returning sometime soon for lunch to try this style of pizza.
Review by: Richard Wolak