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Apr 20, 2010 08:21 AM

bad pizza in calgary

I recently visited some friends in Calgary, and we decided to have pizza for dinner. After a short web search using yelp an the friendly advice at chowhound, we picked Pizza Bob's as it was close to their house in Kensingtons, offered thin crust and got favourable reviews.

This place is crap. I don't know how else to put it. The crust was thin, alright, but it was also over baked so it was cracked, hard and stiff. No chew. It was like a cracker. The toppings were ample, but so ample they weren't in proportion to the cheese and kept falling off into the box or plate off the inflexible crust. They also weren't of top fresh quality as the box claimed. The box also claims a stone oven baking, but I'm pretty sure the pizzas were just keeping warm in a faux stone oven facaded oven.

We chose it over the nearby Demetris which might have been better. However, it has apparently recently changed hands. My friend's boss, who lives in the neighbourhood called her at home one night to tell her to never go there again; it's not the same as it was.

I never thought I'd say this, but are we really that spoiled for thin crust in Edmonton? What's going on with pizza in Calgary, friends? Do you have any better recommendations for my next visit?

Pizza Bob's Classic Pie
2610 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB , CA

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    1. Sorry, I've always enjoyed Bob's as well. An 'off' night in the kitchen, perhaps?

      1. This is the same issue that we hear over and over - people's preference for pizza style is so different and so many considerations. Just to name a few:

        Crust: chewy, thick, thin, deep dish, square, round, yeast, flour type??
        Toppings: lots? little? cheesy? fresh? pre-cooked? un-cooked?
        Sauce: type, amount, fresh, under or over toppings?

        Almost every thread about pizza results in a debate because personal tastes/preference differ so much.

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        1. re: foodkarma

          LOL isn't that true. My SO loves pub-style pizzas the more cheese the better. I hate them. Fortunately we don't have pizza very often.

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