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Best Pizza in Vancouver with outdoor tables (in warm months)

JudyDenver Feb 2, 2010 03:53 PM

I just read through the thread of 98 posts on an old search for pizza in Vancouver. Great source of ideas but none of the comments mentioned outdoor side walk tables.

We will be in town for 3 days (this summer) and would enjoy a pizza one night for a sit down dinner. We are looking for a special crust--light, airy, chewy--not deep dish or the ultra thin dried out cracker crust. I realize that everyone has different ideas of what constitutes "the best" but hopefully someone will be able to give me good advice. We are always in search of specialty toppings (goat cheese and high quality cheese, sun dried tomatoes, white pizza, homemade sausage?) and stay away from the traditional greasy red sauce pie with pepperoni.

We will be staying at the Westin Bayshore but will have a car available. So far I have read about:Firewood Cafe, Zaccary's, Ragazzi, Lombardos. It's so hard to choose from an internet photo!

Is it possible to have great pizza and sit on a sidewalk patio? The only one I could find so far is Martini's Whole Wheat Pizza. Any comments about Martini's or would appreciate any other suggestions.

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  1. grayelf RE: JudyDenver Feb 2, 2010 07:28 PM

    I fear your quest is a difficult one. I'm surprised that thread didn't put you off the idea of pizza in our neck of the woods :-). I know you are looking for sit down but if no one comes up with a better idea, you could grab a pie from Rocky Mountain and walk a few blocks out to Kits Point to eat it by the beach -- no worries about Mr. Doggles then! I believe there is a bit of a dog beach there too IIRC (most beaches in Vancouver are dog-free zones).

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      Sam Salmon RE: grayelf Feb 2, 2010 07:35 PM

      It's a 10 minute walk from Rocky Mountain to the Dog Beach just on the other side of Kits Point/back of the Maritime Museum.

      Or you can leash your mutt to the railing and eat in her regal presence.

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        peter.v RE: Sam Salmon Feb 2, 2010 09:25 PM

        I'm with Mr. Salmon and Grayelf on this one.

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          JudyDenver RE: Sam Salmon Feb 3, 2010 06:24 AM

          Does Rocky Mountain make a fabulous pizza in addition ot meeting my patio recquirement?

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            grayelf RE: JudyDenver Feb 3, 2010 07:09 AM

            I didn't even realize they had a patio when I made the recco -- duh! As for fabulous, it is I think very nice pizza but fabulous is in the eye (or mouth) of the beholder. They do have interesting toppings, and a wheat-free option for thems that cares but none of it is cheap.

            And since I'm being grumpy, be prepared for can't-sit-on-the-patio rain even in the warm months...

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              JudyDenver RE: grayelf Feb 3, 2010 07:16 AM

              At least pizza can travel and fits nicely into a cardboard box! If the patio is full, we can always find a spot somewhere.

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          fmed RE: grayelf Feb 2, 2010 11:04 PM

          Adding link

          Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co Ltd
          1876 1st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J1G5, CA

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            JudyDenver RE: fmed Feb 3, 2010 06:31 AM

            I can't wait to give it a try! Exactly what I was looking for--outdoor seating included! Good to know about the beach nearby just in case.

        3. el_lobo_solo RE: JudyDenver Feb 2, 2010 07:51 PM

          Ragazzi has a nice pie, but there's not much to look at from their patio aside from some houses, heritage fire hall, and one of the newer libraries. As well, they're still not licensed. The beach-pizza combo sounds good.

          1. fmed RE: JudyDenver Feb 2, 2010 08:08 PM

            I almost hate to recommend this: Marcello's on Commercial Dr has outdoor patio tables and some pretty decent pie. Just be prepared for what could be the worst service experience you will ever have. Consider it a challenge and you will be justly rewarded.

            Marcello Pizzeria
            1404 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L3X9, CA

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              slugsunderfoot RE: JudyDenver Feb 3, 2010 07:00 AM

              ' kits ' point is a great idea. one of the two of you should go to the area earlier, however, to secure a bench. i know this is an unusual suggestion- but finding a free bench at kits point at ' high ' times during fine weather can be a challenge. you could always just hit the grass as well. expect gulls. tip: less wind on the west side- in the vicinity of the maritime museum. the dog park itself is a small beach immediately to the west of the museum.

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