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Superlative pizza by the slice pizzerias ?

LotusRapper Jan 13, 2012 02:24 PM

I'm not talking Fresh Slice, Uncle Fatih's, etc. But a respectable pizzeria that offers a variety of a few kinds by the slice, where their whole pizzas would garner praise here on CH. Sometimes it's just not viable for us to wait 20-30 mins for an ordered pizza, and even longer if delivered (which I hate delivery pizzas, I actually prefer indiv. slices in the store). Sometimes we'd eat in-store, other times bring home indiv. slices.

We used to patron Amadeus near Granv. Isld and Zaccary's on Oak. Amadeus has since closed, and Zaccary no longer serve indiv. slices. These days I vacillate between Nat's, Ragazzi and Unforgettable (8th & Cambie). But more options the merrier.

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  1. Quattrociocchi RE: LotusRapper Jan 13, 2012 02:49 PM

    Trilussa on Main. I'm sorry - I know I'm always mentioning it - I just think it's a really good product. Not your traditional cheese on tomato-sauced crust, but some great toppings on a really good chewy thin crust. My favorite is the one topped with dressed greens, tomatoes and bocconcini...yum! I can never go back to regular pizza...

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      LotusRapper RE: Quattrociocchi Jan 13, 2012 03:07 PM

      I'm there !

      Where is it exactly ?

      *never mind, I found them

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        grayelf RE: LotusRapper Jan 13, 2012 08:51 PM

        Apparently The Bibo has just launched a slice "program" and they are giving away free samples till Monday http://www.kitsilano.ca/wp-content/up... -- if you like their pie.

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          fmed RE: grayelf Jan 13, 2012 09:36 PM

          LOL at "slice program".

          Not "superlative", but "a few rungs above the other joints" is Pizza Garden on Commercial Dr. They switched to a gas-fired dome oven last year and use an no-oil Neapolitan-style dough. It was an overachiever when it first opened and actually served some good slices (they ran their oven much hotter than they do now and used better ingredients). It has become just "decent."

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        flowbee RE: Quattrociocchi Jan 14, 2012 10:45 AM

        Some pics of Trilussa pizza I took last August...

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          LotusRapper RE: flowbee Jan 14, 2012 11:08 AM

          Lurvely !

          Do they spin their dough to disks, then cut them to oblong/rectangular pieces ? Curious !

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            Quattrociocchi RE: LotusRapper Jan 14, 2012 04:00 PM

            The pizza's are long (like about 30 inches) and rectangular. You tell him how much you want and he chops it up for you. Come on LR.....just try it!

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              islandgirl RE: Quattrociocchi Jan 26, 2012 09:50 AM

              Sounds very Italian. I have fond memories of buying "pizza by the slice" in Italy where they have big rectangular slabs which they cut to order and sell by the weight.

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              grayelf RE: LotusRapper Jan 14, 2012 10:31 PM

              They are hand formed into that oblong shape. You can watch them at work while you wait/eat in.

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          Philx RE: LotusRapper Jan 14, 2012 03:40 PM

          Za Pizza is pretty good http://www.thezahouse.com/ NIce flavours and good value

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            grayelf RE: Philx Jan 14, 2012 10:33 PM

            I'd second the Za House for slices if their whole pies are any indication (I know sometimes that does not mean slice success). The Westender is our favourite so far.

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              LotusRapper RE: Philx Jan 15, 2012 01:29 AM

              Thanks ! I just checked Za's menu .... whole 14" is only $13 !

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                grayelf RE: LotusRapper Jan 15, 2012 08:04 AM

                Two whole pies is plenty for two adults, BTW, even though they're not thick or weighted down with tons of toppings. I think we may have even had a slice leftover on occasion :-).

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              cucinelle RE: LotusRapper Jan 15, 2012 09:13 AM

              Paid $16 for a large capacollo, salami and mushroom pie at Pizza Garden the other night. Rivalled a lot of restaurants of thin crust pizza. What I liked was that they used real deli meats and cheese. Also the veggie has pitless kalamata olives, and artichokes, at $5 for two slices with a pop. Over all better than most slicers and better prices for take out whole pies.

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                Sam Salmon RE: cucinelle Jan 15, 2012 01:08 PM

                Stopped by Nat's for lunch yesterday and had a couple Pesto/Artichoke slices-delicious pie looks like they've picked up their game-all to the good for residents of the 'hood.

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