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R.I.P. Sgt. Pepperoni - where next for West Island pizza???

liquidrawhide Oct 9, 2008 04:51 PM

Hey all,

It took me a while to get around to posting this, but I just wanted to note that I was extremely saddened to see that Sgt. Pepperoni's in Kirkland (on St. Charles between the 20 and the 40) shut its doors last month due to bankruptcy after what must have been at least 10 years in business.

I'm extremely disheartened because this was a favorite spot of my now-wife and myself, even back to our days when we were first dating. Their selection of fresh and generous toppings, creative combinations, and at least six or seven types of different pizza dough (sundried tomato, whole wheat, sourdough, etc.) always made for a great pie.

So now I turn to any and all of you for help - can you recommend a great pizza spot for take-out/delivery that's in the Pointe-Claire/Beaconsfield/Kirkland area? We're now left contemplating the rather sad options of Pizza Hut (awful), Little Caesar's (worse), Domino's (passable in a pinch) or the independent Metro Pizza at the north end of St. Charles (okay but a bit heavy, and certainly not gourmet).

R.I.P. Sgt. Pepperoni - you will be missed!!!

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    lagatta Oct 9, 2008 05:32 PM

    Oh dear, that is sad, if you consider the dreaded Domino's passable.

    How about the West Island branch of NDG's famed Momesso? This is supposed to be a place where West Islanders can access decent homey Italian-Canadian food.

    Their "create your own pizza" sounds rather strange, but who knows?

    If not, I guess you'll have to bake your own...


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    1. re: lagatta
      porker Oct 10, 2008 09:38 PM

      I love Momesso's sandwiches on Upper Lachine. The pizzas, however, seem somewhat underwhelming - a kind of pre-made bambino which they dress up with items of your choice.
      I haven't been to the west island place (thank you for telling me about it, btw), but from their on-line menu prices, I'm guessing the pizza is the same type.
      (I think thats what they mean by 'create your own': you tell them what you want on it...)

    2. hungryann Oct 9, 2008 07:18 PM

      I feel your pain. They had a branch in VSL that closed a few years ago and I never found anything that compared. Are there other locations in Montreal and environs?

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      1. re: hungryann
        kpzoo Oct 9, 2008 07:20 PM

        I found one listed in Western NDG, but no idea if it's still open or related to the others - anyone know?


        1. re: kpzoo
          BLM Oct 9, 2008 07:52 PM

          This was the CSL location that was closed around 7 years ago.

        2. re: hungryann
          BLM Oct 9, 2008 07:43 PM

          There used to be a CSL location of Sgt. Pepperoni, that closed around 7 years ago. Still it was chain pizza.

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            hungryann Oct 9, 2008 08:10 PM

            I know but it was pretty decent and better than others out there.

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              liquidrawhide Oct 10, 2008 09:37 AM

              Okay, now this is getting seriously depressing!!!

              I was hoping someone out there would know of a hidden gem on the West Island, but it seems there are none to be had. All right, well, if there are any entrepreneurs out there, you clearly have a market waiting for you from Dorval through Ste Anne's!

              1. re: liquidrawhide
                Venusia Oct 10, 2008 10:43 AM

                No, no, you can find decent (if not amazing), pizza on the WI. But then, Domino's was not particularly amazing. It starting having trouble when all the speciality frozen pizzas appeared in the supermarkets.

                I recommend Gigi's on Cartier in Pointe-Claire Village. Some others (not me) like Cheevs in the Beaconsfield Tennis Club, and lately I've been hearing about a pizza spot in Kirkland north of the 40 (cannot remember the name, but you can probably find it in the phone book).

                1. re: liquidrawhide
                  Haggisboy Jan 4, 2010 12:22 PM

                  It's been a while but you've traditionally been able to get a generously topped traditional pizza from Luna Pizzeria, located at 11985, boul. Gouin O corner Allard in Pierrefonds (just a few blocks west of Sources). They even have a daily special where you can get a large all dressed for something like $10 if you pick it up at the counter (you can phone in your order and then drive over). They've always been a sort of greasy spoon joint, which is good in the case of a pizzeria. Their phone number is 514.683.2141

                2. re: hungryann
                  BLM Oct 10, 2008 10:52 AM

                  In VSL, Coronet Pizza? Among the best pizzas I've tasted in Montreal.

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              liquidrawhide Oct 10, 2008 11:53 AM

              Thanks for the recommendations. Gigi's and Cheevs are both nearby so I'll definitely try them both out and hope for the best... Coronet Pizza is pretty far away but if I'm passing through VSL I'll look it up.

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                apx Oct 12, 2008 01:57 AM

                Calzone on St.Charles in Kirkland.

                Great Pizza. It's i nthe same shopping plaza as the Videotron and IGA.

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                  Sucre19 Dec 28, 2009 01:07 PM

                  Ok, so I grew up on Sgt Pepperonies and it was the best tasting, but kinda of expensive pizza in the West. If you want similar, delicious pizza I would recomend Athens pizzeria in Pointe-Claire. Its located off Breabrook, and is a hole in the wall, but the owners (greek brothers) are the nicest people you will ever meet, and they tend to know all their customers :) Their chocolate milk shakes are pretty good as well. As for the other ones mentioned in this post, Gigi's is good if you are in the mood for a sweet tomato sauce, and Metro pizza is prob best value for price ESPECIALLY if you order their Vegetarian. Happy slice!

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                    ios94 Dec 28, 2009 09:22 PM

                    McBay Deli for a good "Montreal" pie. I've mentioned this place in other threads, it's the thick, greasy type of pie. Non chain place, also run by a Greek family. Hmmm, I'll have to check out Athens Pizzeria, never heard of it (nor the one in VSL).

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