Edmonton has some amazing pizza places that any newbie to the area would not want to miss out on. Last year, the pizza places in town were rated to see who was serving it up best. Here is a look at some of the pizza restaurants that take the cake from serving the best pie to offering the best experience, including Leva, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria and Ragazzi Bistro Italiano.
Ragazzi Bistro Italiano
Ragazzi Bistro Italiano definitely deserves props for their pizza pies. This restaurant is located away from the busy part of Whyte Avenue giving you a better experience altogether. They are right next to some competition, Pizza 73, and while both places have great pizza, Ragazzi Bistro Italiano is serving it up Italian style.
Enjoy thin crusts, fresh ingredients, and original recipes. Try pizza with capers, pizza with capicollo and mushrooms topped with bocconcini and mozzarella. Try the Bronx, a pie with salami, capicollo, Italian sausage, olives, tomatoes and green peppers. Their dough is made fresh daily too.
At Rosso Pizzeria it’s all about flames and passion. According to the Food Network, it is one of Canada's best restaurants. Their tasty traditional offerings are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
With every bite of pizza you can feel the love out of which it was created. Instead of going with modern ovens that can cook a pizza in 90 seconds or less, the owners of Rosso opted to go the traditional route and use a Forno oven.
The great thing about Rosso Pizzeria is the fact they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. All items on their menu are made using fresh, organic ingredients from local sources. The dishes are so flavourful they literally draw the world to Italy, and Rosso has one of the most extensive wine lists in all of Edmonton.
Rosso Pizzeria is located at 8738 109 Street NW in Edmonton. The restaurant is open from 10am to 10pm, Sunday through Thursday and from 10am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. The next time you are in the mood for some real Italian pizza but can't make it to Italy, stop by Rosso Pizzeria. It’s the next best thing.
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
One of the best pizza places in town is hands down, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria on Jasper Ave. It launched in 2007 and has grown into a restaurant chain. Their tradition of thin-crust pizzas cooked at high temperatures for a short time is their way to guarantee evenly cooked pizzas.
Enjoy traditional pepperoni or try a gourmet pizza with prosciutto argula, moo shu BBQ duck or the spicy Thai pizza with peanut sauce. Their varieties are hard to beat. While Famoso was at its original location on Jasper, it’s now moved to a national stage.
The Rock Wood Fired Pizza
Located on 137 Avenue in the westward part of the road, the Rock Wood Fired Pizza is a great place to visit for some great pizza pies and a good time. This restaurant provides great pizza and plenty of spirits to go along with your pie.
With the interior dimly lit and plenty of rock memorabilia on the walls, the atmosphere is set. This casual pizzeria is perfect for all types of fun and a great dinner. You can find guitar chandeliers, record sleeves and so much more. Music sets the tone with plenty of great choices playing at all times, as well.
You will, of course, find pizza all over the record sleeve menu, but they also serve appetizers, sandwiches, pasta and hamburgers. They even provide gluten-free options. The pizza comes in three different categories, which are:
These three categories include many selections, such as the Harvest Moon, which comes topped with tomato, prosciutto, capers and basil. These are just a few examples of their many specialty pizza options.
If you want ta good beverage, you can choose from their Rocktails, including The Bucket. This drink combines five different rums with tropical juices and it's served in a BUCKET! They also carry a number of good beers and many other specialty drinks.
You have to check out Leva on 86th Avenue where their flavours, gourmet toppings and crust recipes are constantly evolving. It’s located at the University of Alberta area and is known for the small pizza menu, your favourite toppings, fresh herbs and sweet tomato sauce.
Whether you want a good pie or just an amazing experience, you'll find it at one of these amazing pizza joints. Check them out today throughout Edmonton to get some pizza that just can't be beat.
By Justin Havre