Who knew you could get delicious pizza and pasta in Chinatown in a space designed by a local award-winning firm? In the past 5 to 8 years, there have been a great variety of new restaurant options in the neighbourhood. You’ve got your local staples of Cantonese cuisine, Szeuchuan, to places pulling fresh noodles and buns and desserts. Now add taquerias, sukiyaki, bubble tea and now Italian to the mix. What do you get? A Chinatown that’s unlike any other. This week I check out Tiramisu, the newest hotspot in Chinatown slinging pizza and pasta.
Can we call agree that we all love pizza? I don’t think I know one person who dislikes pizzas, then again, anyone who doesn’t like pizza, isn’t someone worth knowing. I mean, we’ve got pizzas that satisfies all palates, vegan, gluten free, low carb, high carb, keto, there’s literally no reason to dislike pizza. We all have our go-to pizza spots. Like New York style pizza? Cop a slice at La New Yorkaise or Pizza Toni. More into traditional Neapolitan, Gema, No. 900, Rita has you covered. You can find more here. Those are some of my favourite slices in the city, and this week, I add another to the list, I try GPizzas.
I’m convinced that Montreal is going through a pizza renaissance. A revival or renewed interest in something; a cultural rebirth if you will. In this case pizza. There was a time when the only pizzas available in Montreal were the classic corner 2-for-1s, American chains, local Italian restaurants and fancy pants pizzas places that sold more attitude than they did pizzas. You know what I’m talking about. The few places that sold Neapolitan pizzas with thin leoparding crust and gave you an extra dose of upturned noses if you would order anything other than a margarita pizza.
In recent years the proliferation of styles of pizzas have grown exponentially. Obviously from traditional spots like, Gema, Fiorellino, No. 900 and Rita to gigantic New York Style slices at La New Yorkaise, Pizza Toni. And now for something different, Fungool Pizza. The newest pizza pop-up serving Detroit Style pan-pizza in NDG.