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Great Regina Style Pizza

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knighthawk Sep 2, 2010 10:12 AM

I am new to Regina (from Vancouver) and recently tried the famous Regina Style Pizzas at a couple of the better known pizza restaurants.
The pizzas were excellent !
The spinach & feta was out of this world ! I then tried a salami , ham & green pepper that was terrific.
The Regina syle pizzas have a thicker crust and a lot of toppings compared with some of the thin pizzas with finely chopped meat and vegetable toppings.

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  1. wonderflosity RE: knighthawk Sep 3, 2010 04:06 PM

    Wow, I am from Regina (haven't lived there for 10 years) but I have never heard of Regina Style Pizzas. Which places specifically did you enjoy?

    Houston's is a family favorite and I went to school with the original owner's daughter. We were great friends in Elementary school, and every year for her birthday our whole class got pizza. I try to eat it every time I go back for a visit!

    I also really loved Western Pizza. Their spaghetti pizza sounds awful but was actually amazing (although not the healthiest thing ever).

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      John Manzo RE: wonderflosity Sep 3, 2010 09:12 PM

      From having tried Western (here in Calgary) I'd say that "Regina style" is what we call Greek pizza in Calgary, or as one poster here termed it, "bar pizza.' The crust is risen and is like a foccaccia; the best ones (my fave is Nick's here) are buttery-crisp on the outside, slightly fluffy (but NOT BREADY) inside; toppings are massive. The sauce is Greek-accented with a whisper of cinnamon.

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        Gobstopper RE: John Manzo Dec 21, 2010 06:02 AM

        I like this description.

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          banjoman2375 RE: Gobstopper May 11, 2011 09:34 PM

          me too! haha

    2. pants RE: knighthawk Sep 5, 2010 11:49 AM

      hands down - houston pizza, hill ave location!!

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        sackman RE: knighthawk Sep 5, 2010 06:26 PM

        Try Copper Kettle, all their pizzas are good, but their spinach and feta is thier signature pie. Houstan Hill Avenue is very good. Also Trifons is very good for "regina" pies. If you want a slightlyt different pizza, the Freehouse BBQ Chicken is very good, and Beer Brothers has a pulled pork and pickled cabbabe pizza that's one of my favourites.

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          pants RE: sackman Sep 6, 2010 07:52 PM

          trifons is still around?!!?!

          i left regina 18 yrs ago, can't believe they are still there, and copper kettle for that matter!!

        2. wonderflosity RE: knighthawk Sep 6, 2010 07:54 PM

          I was back in Regina this weekend and had a Houston's Spinach and Feta Pizza (along with some Ceasar salad, and rose penne pasta). It was all amazing!

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            fiercestream RE: knighthawk Nov 4, 2010 08:13 PM

            There are a lot of good Greek-style pizza joints in Regina, but the Western Pizza on 9th Avenue North has fantastic pizza.

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              williej RE: knighthawk Dec 20, 2010 06:09 PM

              I read somewhere that Regina has the most pizza places per capita in Canada. So naturally there would be some excellent places to get it. Copper Kettle's spinach and feta was the first place to have this in N. America I understand. If you go there you will see an article about when Robert, the owner of CK and the inventor of the spinach and feta pizza, took it to some Restaurant Convention in Vegas years ago.

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                fiercestream RE: williej Jan 14, 2011 05:17 PM

                The Copper Kettle in Regina has, at best, mediocre food. Even if it is true that Robert (the owner) 'invented' spinach and feta pizza (which I would bet is about as factually accurate as the Tunnels of Moose Jaw actually housing Japanese immigrants or Al Capone's bootlegged booze), his is a terrible version. Plain and simple. In its current decor, the restaurant is pleasant enough, and is situated in a great location on Scarth Street. With an investment in one or two decent cooks and a menu consultant, CK could be a great, casual Greek-style Italian eatery, but now, as it has been for years and years, it is a local watering hole, with a bad restaurant attached.

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                  howlin RE: fiercestream Jan 15, 2011 10:20 AM

                  totally agree with you about the tunnels ...fake

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                    banjoman2375 RE: fiercestream May 11, 2011 09:37 PM

                    I would have to agree with that unfortunately, except that the Pizza is actually AMAZING! - even though th rest of the food is actually terrible. It's rather odd. Also I hate the decor... they tried to go upscale and trendy, but it's just cold, uninviting, and insincere now. So basically it's only good for takeout. But BOY! it sure is good for takeout... they do have one of my favourite pizzas ever...

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                  23skidoo RE: knighthawk Jan 16, 2011 08:14 PM

                  O'Hanlon's has some good pizza.

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