Favourite pizza places in Montreal

Favourite pizza places in Montreal

Pizza, the humble pie made of dough, a splash of tomato sauce and some cheese, has become such an integral part of our food culture.

Original Press Review by Will Travel For Food; Read the entire article by visiting: @: Will Travel For Food

A well made pizza is a piece of edible art which will leave you wanting more. But a great pie cannot be produced without an irreplaceable pizzaiollo who can spend years honing his art. Pizza has also been at the center of some heated culinary debates: thick or thin crust? Gourmet toppings or a classic Margherita pie? Wood burning oven or not? Roman or New York style?

If you don’t know the difference, here’s a quick guide to the most popular pizza styles:

New-York style pizza includes a huge thin slice cut from an equally huge pie. The slice bends when picked up and orange grease drips down your hand all the way to your elbow. Yum!
Chicago makes a deep-dish pizza that is more sturdy with a thick, high crust of up to 3″, chunky tomato sauce and a lot of cheese.
Roman-style pizza al metro or al taglio are basically large rectangular pies which are sliced into according to the customer’s demand then weighed and charged accordingly. Check out my article on pizza in Rome here.

Neapolitan-style pizze have thin crusts and are cooked for a couple of minutes in an extremely hot, wood burning oven which produces a crust that’s chewy, crunchy and charred in spots.
Montreal-style pizza sports a thicker crust, a tad too much tomato sauce and heavy toppings, usually placed under the cheese. The classic Montreal “all dressed” has green peppers, peperoni and loads of cheese.

The last couple of years, Montreal has seen a proliferation of new pizza places, mostly of the Napoletana variety. And although New-York-style pizza – one of my absolute favourites – still hasn’t found its way up here, we now have great choices to pick from and below are some of my favourites, organized by style but listed in no particular order.

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My favourite pizza places in Montreal

Original Press Review by Will Travel For Food; Read the entire article by visiting: @: Will Travel For Food