Montreal’s best pizza

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by .

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Whether it’s late at night, or early in the morning, pizza is one of those wonder foods that you can eat at any time of day, hot or cold, on a plate or wrapped in a napkin…

From perfectly charred traditional thin-crust to the pillowy soft and chewy, Montreal’s pizza scene is diverse and here are some of Montreal’s best pizza spots.

Bevo

BEVO is a charming spot in the heart of Old Montreal. Situated in the corner of a beautiful cobblestoned pedestrian mall, their tables spill out onto the sidewalk forming an informal terrasse, perfect for people watching and enjoying the summer air. Bevo features a wood-burning oven and a pizza menu with 10 signature pizzas. The Margherita is traditional favourite; sauce, fresh cow’s milk mozzarella, and basil, a perfect way to showcase the BEVO’s fresh ingredients and perfectly cooked crust.

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A long time player in the Montreal pizza game is a place that on a good night can see a lineup of 45 minutes. Pizzeria Napoletana sits in Little Italy and has been pumping out pizzas for over 60 years. They have a roster of 41 different kinds of pizza – from the Salumeria (mozzarella, mushrooms, procuitto, capicole, Italian sausage and grilled red peppers) to the Primavera pictured above: mushrooms, mozzarella, anchovies, olives, clams and artichokes. With so many choices to make, the only bad choice would be coming here while on a diet.

Magpie

In the Mile-end neighborhood sits Magpie, a rustic spot filled with pizza, microbrews, oysters and oldschool Dum-Dum suckers by the cash register. Wood-fired pizza is what they serve here and my favourite is the Proscuitto: fluffy dusty crust, topped with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, arugula and prosciutto. Salty ham balanced by the bitter greens and sweet sauce – a little bit of everything, paralleling this eclectic neighborhood.

Amelios

One of the go-to spots for pizza in the McGill ghetto is none other than Amelios. This family-run restaurant has seen its share of hungry students walk through their doors and be fed accordingly. One of the must-haves is the Florentine: spinach and cheese pizza with a signature artichoke sauce. Their second location in the posh Outremont neighborhood has the exact same great menu.

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THE DETAILS

BEVO, 410 Rue St-Vincent, (514) 861-5039

Pizzeria Napoletana, 189 Rue Dante, (514) 276-8226

Magpie, 16 Rue Maguire, (514) 507-2900

Amelios, 201 Milton, (514) 845-8396 & 1205 Bernard, (514) 903-8397

Comments

  1. David Froment

    / Jul 3rd

    Il Focolaio pizza (1223 rue du square-phillips) should definitely be on this list. Great wood oven pizzas.

  2. Richard Taitt

    / Jul 3rd

    Mr Jason Lee you missed three spots that I would say make the best pizzas in Montreal, B&M in ndg/ Angela’s pizzeria downtown and the best place in my opinion is Manzo pizzeria located in LaSalle!!!!

  3. Mike

    / Sep 12th

    I agree with Richard about b&m pIzza it’s the bomb

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