Your favourite NDG/CDN pizza delivery place
- bomobob Nov 12, 2007 05:46 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
1676 Av Lincoln, Montreal, QC H3H1G9, CA
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
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.
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).
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!