A selection of our favourite Montréal pizzerias
It seems like Montréal has been developing a love affair with all things pizza in the last couple of years. Parlour after parlour keep opening up and thriving. Whether you prefer Neapolitan, Roman, New York, Montréal or a very unique style to your pizza, below are some of our favourites organized by neighbourhood.
Fiorellino offers great Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wood burning oven.
A unique decor, a hip and unpretentious ambiance, great coffee and delicious pizze, including a breakfast one for weekend brunch.
Neapolitan style pizza with a twist in the heart of downtown Montréal where you customize your pie from a variety of toppings available.
Enoteca Mozza Pizzeria
If you find yourself craving a pizza while walking around downtown Montréal, this dynamic spot is just what you’re looking for.
Bottega is a Little Italy favourite and serves great pasta dishes, gelato and of course, lovely, Napoletana-style pizza made in their famous, red-tiled, wood burning oven.
Try the classic 1889, the bitter and tangy Menina (my favourite) or go for the ever-surprising pizza of the month inspired by great culinary talents such a as local chefs and industry people.
Owned by the same family as Bottega Pizzeria mentioned above, San Gennaro makes some of the best authentic Roman-style pizza in Montréal.
The tin ceiling, the mosaic-covered wood-burning oven and the Mile End hipster clientele all contribute in making Pizzeria Magpie a great place to grab a delicious pie. Magpie just opened their second location in the Village.
The wine list, the mozzarella bar, the cutting-edge design and the great pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven are all good reasons to visit this beautiful Old Montréal spot.
BEVO Bar + Pizzeria
BEVO has one of the most beautiful terrasses in Old Montréal. The pizza is also delicious and cooked in a wood-burning oven. Try their specialty: a Nutella dessert pie!
FCO di Fiumicino
Authentic by the slice (al metro) Roman-style pizza is what FCO offers, along with some of the best gelato in Montréal.
The dozen or so pizze–from the simple margherita to the more complex flavours of nduja, porchetta or octopus–are all outstanding and cooked in the wood-burning oven at the back of the beautifully designed space.
Located inside the Outremont Theater, this tiny space is reminiscent of an old Italian brasserie with its marble tables, tile work and brass accents. The pizzas are all fabulously delicious, including the breakfast ones served at brunch. No 900 is also a (very impressive) food truck so watch for it around town in season. Gluten free pizza available.
Prato has been around for a while and is well loved by many Montrealers. Prato’s coal fired brick oven produces a great crust and the endless variety of toppings to which you can add extras is nice.
Geppetto serves about 20 varieties of pizze made from unbleached Canadian organic flour and cooked in a wood burning oven.
Industria Brasserie Italienne
A modern pizzeria and Italian brasserie, Industria offers a dozen pizza choices and a variety of sfizi (Italian tapas).
La Bête à pain
The meat and the four cheese by-the-(square) slice pizza are some of my favourites but double up on your order because you’re going to want to take some home.
If you’re intrigued about the pizza styles and would like to learn more about each, check out this article on my blog. It’s also a continuously updated list as this Montréal love affair with pizza doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
Mayssam Samaha, blogger
Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.
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