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Nov 12, 2007 05:46 AM

Your favourite NDG/CDN pizza delivery place

OK, I've been living in NDG for 20+ years now, and have seen pizza joints come and go. You how every now and then you get a hankering for a good Montreal pizza? Well, it seems it's getting harder and harder to find good ones these days.
Growing up in Laval in the 60s, Labelle Pizzeria was THE place, but those days are long one.

So here's my NDG rundown:

Pendelis: Old faithful Pendeli Special is a meat lovers feast, but way too greasy, way too much cheese, and tasteless sauce, which seems to be the most common downfall.

Carvelli: Better sauce, but agian, too much cheese and not enough quality ingredients.

Chicago Pizza: a nice change from the above two, but another tasteless sauce. Sigh.

B&M: So salty, you're up all night drinking water, and once again, what's with all that cheap cheese?

Al Dente: The best pizza in NDG, I think, but certainly not classic Montreal style.

Pizza Welat or Double Pizza: Both just bare bones, not very flavourful.

Bonora: Used to be quite good about 15 years ago, but last time I had it was quite disappointed.

There was one other "gourmet" delivery place that produced the worst pizza crust I've ever had. I swear it was made from Bisquick. I forgot the name, probably on purpose.

It's becoming sad. There must be some place that can deliver a tasty pizza with a really good crust.

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  1. Hi,

    We have ordered from Pizza Prima, and are quite happy with the thin crust and toppings (my husband doesn't go for the usual "North American" style pizza and he's got me convinced too). We also ordered a few times from a new place? Sul Viale (I put new with a question mark because we only just got the delivery menu about a month or so ago, but I don't know if they just started delivering or just opened- and I have to say, with all the complaining I've done about delivery service, and service in general - these people are amazing. Soooo nice over the phone, quick, efficient and polite and friendly. And the pizza was really good. I had a pasta dish once, when my husband had pizza and it was incredibly oily and greasy - so I'll stick to pizza - but the pizzas are good. We've also ordered on occasion from Pizza Pinoli, and if you specify thin crust, they're really not that bad.

    So my top vote would go to Sul Viale, Al Dente (for pizza delivery) and Pinoli.

    To me, Welat, or Double pizza don't even make the radar.

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    1. re: maisonbistro

      Oh dear, I think Pizza Prima may have been the place with the Bisquick crust....!

      I've heard very good things about the food at Sul Viale, but didn't know they did pizza delivery. I'll have to zip by for a menu.

      1. re: bomobob

        I don't think it was Prima with the bad crust. We're quite picky about crust (we were royally spoiled a few years ago by having eaten about 10 pizzas at Da Baffone, in Italy) and theirs (theirs being Prima not Da Baffone) really isn't bad. Da Baffone is out of this world good. It could nerver/should never be recreated in North America.

        yeah, Sul Viale is good, and as I said the service (for delivery) is really nice.

        1. re: maisonbistro

          Yeah, probably another place and not Prima. But please don't mention Italian pizza again:) It makes me want to cry, it's so good.

          1. re: maisonbistro

            Where's this Pizza Prima? I Googled and found something on Sherbrooke near Roslyn but I can't picture it in my head. I want to try it now - and Sul Viale too. Thanks!

            1. re: kpzoo

              corner sherbrooke & decarie, directly across from chalet BBQ

            2. re: maisonbistro

              Ordered from Prima tonight, and no, they definitely weren't the Bisquick crust people.
              Damn, that was one good pizza!

              1. re: bomobob

                Glad I could help. You should try the other place, Sul Viale also, and let me know what you think.

                1. re: maisonbistro

                  It's next on my list. Prima's "Mexican" was delicious. Lovely sauce, not drowning in crappy cheese, and the peppers were so perfect.

          2. Mamma Mia - it's a thinner crust, not classic Montreal style, but worth trying. It's on Cote St Luc road, and they deliver. There's also Bardeco, downtown - but it's salty (or perhaps that's just because I get their pepperoni/bacon/onion pizza...)

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            1. re: cherylmtl

              I love pizza and montreal defintely has a few good places. Bardecco, however, is the worst pizza i've ever had. By far! Not only was it tasteless it took the delivery guy an hour and twenty minutes to get here(i live 5 mins away from the place) and the pizza was cold to the touch. Avoid at all costs!
              My favorite places:
              Pratto on st Laurent
              Woodland Pizza in Verdun
              F&F in the plateau
              Pizza Napoletena in Little Italy
              Molissana in NDG has the best slab pizza
              Mmmm... I'm hungry.

              Bardeco Restaurant
              1676 Av Lincoln, Montreal, QC H3H1G9, CA

            2. I agree that Al Dente has the best pizza I've tried in NDG... however, I haven't ordered from there since the spinach on the vegetarian pizza I had delivered was completely full of - and I mean full of - sand! I had to throw it out. (I know - I should have called and returned it but I just wasn't up for any arguments that evening.)

              I really enjoy two pizzas from B&M and have never found them salty myself: the Santa Maria has chicken, sun-dried tomatoes (albeit too many of them), hot peppers and a few other things. I also like their vegetarian edition with artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes, and again a few other things.

              I do like Bardeco's pizza best of all - but alas neither the downtown location nor the one in Lachine delivers to NDG.

              Edit: Just occurred to me that even though it doesn't quite fit the thread, I love getting a tomato pizza base from Molisana bakery on Somerled (half a huge sheet for $5.25) and topping it with cheese and veggies myself - in fact that's what I made last night and had leftovers for lunch, topped with caramelized onions & zucchini - yum! They also have pre-topped variations as well and if you're into meat you can stop by Tranzo's butcher across the street for some sliced pancetta or whatever you prefer.

              B & M Restaurant
              5800 Rue Sherbrooke W, Montreal, QC H4A1X3, CA

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              1. re: kpzoo

                not surprised at all about al dente's spinach. the restaurant itself is filthy- looks like that carpet hasn't been changed in 15+ years.

                1. re: kpzoo

                  OMG Molisana has the best tomato pizza. I used to go to an all girl's school (we're talking decades ago folks) run by Italian nuns, and they made incredible pizza - much like Molisana's.

                  I just add a bit of fresh bazil, some mozzarella di Buffala and broil it. YUMMM

                  Good job KP

                  1. re: kpzoo

                    Molisana has been one of my favourite NDG stores forever, and yes, their pizza is amazing. Equally fabulous is the Boulangerie NDG down on Upper Lachine and Melrose. But you have to get there early to get the best selection. They used to have cases full of the most amazing veg pizzas, as well as a meat monster that was out of this world, but they seem to have cut way back on those. They still have tomato pizza all the time, and it's some of the best I've ever had.

                  2. There's this place on Queen Mary near the corner of Mountain Sights called Pizza Rodi that sells pizza by the slice and I find it very good. However, I don't think they deliver but you can do take out. Funny thing though, the pizza by the slice is better than the take-out full pie (maybe it's just my crazy imagination or maybe the pizza sitting under those fluorescent lights mutates to higher levels of deliciousness...hahaha).

                    1. nothing beats a TASTY FOOD pizza with pepperoni well done. give it a try, its served on these cardboard plates and the pepperoni is really cute!

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                      1. re: redroses

                        Ooh - sorry redroses, I really have to disagree about Tasty Food! It was my favourite childhood pizza back when it was on the other side of the street - but these days whenever I'm forced to have it (i.e. when my brother is visiting Montreal wanting to relive his childhood food experiences) I'm always surprised by how much the actual *pizza* tastes like cardboard!

                        1. re: kpzoo

                          thats too funny! the last time i had it was when my brother was in town. i kind of like how thw cardboard and pizza meld together. is that weird?

                          1. re: redroses

                            Never liked my pizzas at Tasty Food the 3-4 times I've tried them over the years. Among the very few pizzerias in Montreal, making a pan pizza(they have done it from the start, if my memory is correct).