2801 St Johns Street, Port Moody
Tel: (604) 939-5800
Advice: No reservations. Closed Monday’s.
Specializing in the Italian Napolitana style, this pizzeria is a gem worth the drive from one part of the city to the other. With a wood burning oven, there is a wide selection of Napoli style of pizzas, a daily feature pasta, some Italian specialties and desserts to round out the offerings. I enjoyed the Spagga Napoli ($8) a platter of fried Neapolitan favourites including pizzetta, potato croquettes, fritella, fried eggplant and fried zucchini to start.
The Anellina Pizza ($16) was a delicious pie topped with tomato, fior Di latte, fried eggplant, Parmigiano cheese, fresh basil; the Boscaiola pizza ($16) with tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, sausage and mushroom was another tasty pie. In true Napoli style they use pizza scissors to cut the pizzas table side.
For dessert, I tried a few of them including, the Sicilian Cannoli ($7.50) a trio of delicious cannoli, the yummy Pistachio Ricotta Cannoli in the center and a couple of the original Ricotta Cannoli; I also had the Sfogliatella Napoletana ($7) that is handmade by Nono, shell shaped Italian pastry made of layers of dough and butter filled with cornmeal, and orange zest, served warm right out of the oven! Lastly, the Pane E Nutella ($8.50) pizza dough filled with Nutella drizzled with cherry sauce is quite decadent.
You will find a full on espresso bar featuring a Victoria Arduino espresso machine, wines by the glass or bottle, along with some local craft brews on tap.
Review by: Richard Wolak