Popular Mount Pleasant pizzeria recently opened a new flagship restaurant in Yaletown and it is a beauty with seating both inside and outside. As the Mount Pleasant location is all about slices this one is not, they have introduced a new personal size pizza for those on their own; they also have a couple of larger size pizzas for those that want to share. They are also known for using a low sodium dough that rests for more than three days, making it very light and easy to digest, the entire dough process takes 5 days.
The restaurant’s newest 46-seat, 2,000 sq ft outpost offers some salads and other items as well as beer and wine in addition to the pizzas which come in personal size along with a Large and X large.
I have visited and tried a selection of pizzas as well as some other items. I loved the recently added; Montreal Smoked Meat pizza with Mozzarella, Montreal smoked meat, jalapeno, truffle aioli drizzle, caramelized onions. I also loved a couple of my previous faves the Funghi Supreme Pizza and the Fresh Ricotta.
The Lions Share is one of the newest pizzas with Pesto sauce, mozzarella, capicola, mushrooms, fior di latte, kalamata olives; this pizza is named after one of their Yaletown chefs whos Turkish name means Lion when translated.
The other is the Yaletown Sunshine, which is their vegan offering with tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, spinach, artichokes, grilled tomatoes; and it is both colourful and tasty.
I loved the Spring Salad with the addition of a Chicken skewer and the Spring veggie mix, sunflower seeds, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, apple, extra virgin olive oil, lime infused vinegar, dijon mustard Allergen alert: contains tree nuts, sesame.
Ignite Pizzeria Yaletown is located at 987 Mainland Street in Yaletown. You can follow them on Instagram @ignitepizzeria
By: Richard Wolak