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surprisingly new Indian PIZZA PLACE called JARRY PIZZA

maj54us Mar 6, 2013 12:07 PM

I took a gamble on Sunday. My favorite haitian griot and "riz collé" place LA VIDA was closed. Accros the street I noticed a new place called JARRY PiZZA.

Big deal I said to myself here's another fast food joint. But as I was going to sit in my vehicle, I saw an Indian man wearing a dastaar or if you want a Sikh turban behind the counter. I wondered if they might do Indian style Pizza. Went in saw that they did. Ordered a medium chicken tandoori to go.

I honestly didn't expect it to be anything amazing but it was. The crust was different and the chicken cheese topping was just delicious. Off course it was on the spicy side. I was just happy.

I noticed the flower mixer so I guess they make their own pizza doe.

I will try it again to make sure it wasn't an illusion and will investigate more next time I go.

752 Jarry West
Montréal, Qc H3N 1G6

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    EaterBob Jun 25, 2013 07:52 AM

    They have one of the more charming spelling mistakes I've ever seen on a menu for poutine.

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    1. re: EaterBob
      williej Jun 25, 2013 03:09 PM

      So what was the word?

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        maj54us Jun 25, 2013 07:52 PM

        ohh nooooooo I hope we won't have a poutine gate lol

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          EaterBob Jun 26, 2013 04:55 AM

          And we have a winner!!

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        Mr F Jun 25, 2013 07:19 AM

        Had a spicy Punjabi pizza delivered the other day.

        It was good enough that I will be ordering again. It's much more reasonably priced than Amelio's, very good, and very fast. (It's not unusual to wait up to an hour for Amelio's.)

        However, I was expecting something different. What it was, was a classic Montreal-style pizza with a few unusual ingredients (cilantro, ginger), and a hell of a lot of onions, but otherwise -- the crust, cheese, mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes -- a pretty standard vegetarian pizza. (I'd be curious to know what you found special about the crust; I thought it was very well made for a Montreal pizza crust, but not radically different.)

        In a nutshell: well worth ordering again, but not mindblowing.

        Next time I'll try the tandoori chicken. And if I ever go for the Punjabi again, I'll have to strongly insist it be extra spicy. When I called they asked if I wanted it extra-spicy, I said yes, and it showed up mild.

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        1. re: Mr F
          maj54us Jun 25, 2013 04:36 PM

          Hello MrF, I don't understand what you mean by a classic montreal pizza? Can you describe?

          To me a classic is a place like Pendelis pizza or miss jean talon. The doe is thicker and usually not always well cooked.

          I personally never had a vegetarian pizza that had the taste and freshness of their Punjabi pizza. And yes you want to ask them for extra spicy with some cilantro. Tell them you want it like they would eat it. I brought some to friends once and it was to much for them so I guess they're adjusting the dosage of heat.

          You want also to ask for their yogurt green sauce. That packs some spice and garlic.

          It's a mom and pops operation. They make their own doe and I ask for mine to be thin. I like how crisp it is and yet still a little chewy.

          I recomend the chicken tandoori pizza also. Even tried their peperonni pizza and it was very decent. But it's the indian style pizza that I love about them

          1. re: maj54us
            Gloriaa Jun 25, 2013 05:28 PM

            The dough on Montreal pizza is chewy and thick. Do you remember the dough balls in the middle? It would be considered old fashioned but still so delicious.

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              causeimhungry Jun 25, 2013 05:36 PM

              When I was a kid the dough balls were my favourite part about the pizza!

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                maj54us Jun 25, 2013 07:51 PM

                I guess you never knew the stories about those mysterious doe balls lol lol

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                  williej Jun 25, 2013 08:26 PM

                  Yes, I am wondering why they only use the adult female meat, not the bucks or fawns!

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                lagatta Jun 25, 2013 06:20 PM

                I dislike that, and don't make pizza that way. It is simply a matter of taste.

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                  catroast Jun 25, 2013 06:54 PM

                  of course

              3. re: maj54us
                Mr F Jun 26, 2013 06:36 AM

                You ordered it thin, I didn't. Have it regular and maybe you'll see what I mean.

                Of course, if a typical (maybe classic was the wrong word) Montreal pizza has crappy, undercooked dough by definition, this isn't one.

                The pizza I ate had an ordinary crust (but well made, properly cooked, not too thick and not soggy), covered with tomato sauce and toppings (and these were perfectly ordinary *except* for the cilantro, ginger and a hint of Indian spices -- not nearly enough), then topped with fairly nondescript cheese, presumably some kind of industrial "mozzarella".

                Voilà, a good example of Montreal pizza, with a Park Ex twist.

                The menu also has the usual all dressed, pepperoni, etc., so I guess these folks bought a traditional Montreal-style place and added some Indian touches. It's not like they're making some kind of hybrid based on naan and cooked in a tandoor, it's clearly based on standard neighbourhood pizza.

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                  maj54us Jun 27, 2013 01:43 PM

                  One thing I'm certain is that their doe is home made and it's not a real italian pizza doe like napolitana. Their vegetarian aka Punjabi pizza taste nothing like any vegetarians pizza I had elsewhere. Yes be specific on the phone and tell them you want it SPICY like they would eat it!

                  As for the ingredients, I'm sure it's not a organic pizza place but they are using fresh ingredients otherwise I should go and check my taste buds.

                  For your information these folks open that place from scratch because india beau village was located there before them and moved a few corners east on jarry. Mom and pop small corner restaurant.

                  Maybe they sould experiment with naan bread doe to make a pizza. hmmmm I would love to try it.

                  Let us know next time how it went. Ikow that my favorites are punjabi and tandoori pizza. That's it I'M hugry going to order som right now ; )

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              maj54us Jun 18, 2013 03:58 PM

              I had chicken tandoori Pizza yesterday and it was fantastic.
              I think this place is off the radar and deserve a review in the gazette.

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              1. re: maj54us
                lagatta Jun 18, 2013 04:35 PM

                I suggest that you send this to Sarah Musgrave of the Gazette; she does the casual dining column: restoagogo@gmail.com

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                Five4z Mar 29, 2013 02:07 PM

                This was a second food experience from Jarry Pizza and it was very good again except that something was missing in the Punjabi pizza. It was the freshly cut pieces of tomatoes. It didn't have any this time. It was very good but I was craving that little extra taste that fresh tomatoes gave my pizza last time. I asked for a Tandoori style pizza and a Punjabi Pizza with extra spicy and cilantro leaves. Off course a brown ale with the spices was a magic mix.

                1. SourberryLily Mar 7, 2013 05:22 AM

                  Sounds interesting!

                  Do you recall if they deliver?

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                    maj54us Mar 8, 2013 02:50 PM

                    Good question I didn't even check or ask.

                    Went for a second time. Had the Punjab one. It had fresh ingredients on The lady asked me if wanted hot and spicy. It was very tasty.The shape of the crust wasn't the same. It looked more like a traditional pizza compared to the first one I had which had a thin curved up crust.

                    Also notice not one of the people who served me the first time were present. It was a whole new crew behing the counter.

                    1. re: SourberryLily
                      Five4z Mar 17, 2013 11:39 AM

                      Hello, first time here on Chowhound forum as a poster.
                      I took photos of the pizza we had at Pizza Jarry. We asked for half a punjabi and half a tandoori pizza.
                      It was very good, ingredients tasted fresh. You can ask for it to be extra spicy if you want.

                      To answer Sourberrylily on their menu it says free delivery within 4 km radius.

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                        lagatta Mar 17, 2013 11:54 AM

                        Great, I qualify! How is the crust?

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                          Five4z Mar 17, 2013 12:25 PM

                          we asked for a thin crust and it was crispy. It was actually good.

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