The ultimate Montréal pizza guide

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. 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. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

This article was updated on December 22, 2022.

It seems like Montréal has an ongoing love affair with all things pizza. The past few years have seen parlour after parlour opening up and thriving. Whether you prefer Neapolitan, Roman, New York, Detroit, Chicago or Montréal-style pizza, you’re sure to find one or two places that will hit the spot.

DOWNTOWN, WESTMOUNT & NDG

Fiorellino Snack Bar – Ristorante

470 De La Gauchetière West | Website

Fiorellino offers great Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wood burning oven. Look for their other locations on chic Laurier Street and in Little Burgundy.  

 

Café Parvis

433 Mayor Street | Website

A unique decor, a hip and unpretentious ambiance, great coffee and delicious pizzas, including a breakfast one for weekend brunch are all on the menu at this trendy downtown spot.  

 

Brigade Pizza

1428 Stanley Street | Website

Founded by a passionate husband and wife team (who happen to be certified pizzaiollos), Brigade Pizza is a Neapolitan style pizza with a twist located in the heart of downtown Montréal where you customize your pie from a variety of toppings available. They also serve Detroit style pizza.

 

Gentile Pizza Parlour

4134 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Website

Sitting on the edge between Westmount and the downtown core, Gentile Pizza Parlour gives off some serious vintage vibes that draw in diners. There’s nothing old school about their menu that offers a large selection of appetizers, sides and salads as well as a dozen or so pizzas with cheeky names and sexy toppings.  

 

 

Moleskine

3412 Parc Avenue | Website

One of the best pizzas in Montréal is hiding in this unassuming gem of a restaurant on Park Avenue near the corner of Sherbrooke. Moleskine specializes in thin Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. Pair your pie with a great bottle of natural wine from the extensive wine list. You can also find Moleskine at the Time Out Market food hall.

 

Hang Time Pizza

1390 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West | Website

New York-style (circle) pies and Detroit-style (square) pizzas vie for diners’ attention at Hang Time Pizza in a 90s-inspired ambiance where the pies are named after popular TV shows from the era.

 

Café A Posto

1073 Saint Denis Street | Website

The good people behind beloved Crémerie Dalla Rose are also behind Italian coffee shop A Posto specializing in pizza al taglio, sandwiches, donuts, and artisanal gelato. And Italian style coffee, of course.

 

Pizza Il Focolaio 

1223 Place Phillips | Website

Featuring over 60 different pizzas, Pizza Il Focolaio is a downtown classic institution that’s been churning out pies from their wood-burning oven since 1984. Its location on Square Phillips is an attraction to both locals and tourists alike.  

 

Amélia’s

201 Milton Street | Website

A favourite among university students, Amélia’s has been a staple in the McGill ghetto since 1985. The signature pizzas and the bring-your-own wine format are loved by all.

 

Pizzeria NO.900

5611 Monkland Avenue & 364 Victoria Avenue | Website

Pizzeria No.900’s first pizza shop was located inside the Outremont Theater, in a tiny space reminiscent of an old Italian brasserie with marble tables, great tile work and brass accents. The pizzas are all fabulously delicious, including the breakfast one served for brunch. NO.900 now has many other locations throughout the city. If you’re gluten intolerant, they offer a gluten free alternative.

 

Pizzeria Melrose

5779 Sherbrooke Street West | Website

A beloved neighbourhood gem since its opening, Pizzeria Melrose’s pizzas are absolutely beautiful and very delicious. The dough ferments for 72 hours and the toppings are fun and creative and include combos such as anchovy and fior di latte, eggplant, fresh ricotta and lemon zest and the ever popular 5 cheese and spicy honey.  

 

Pizzeria Bros

2075 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, Suite 100 | Website

If you’ve ever wished you could customize your pizza from the dough to a multitude of toppings and cheeses, then Pizzeria Bros is the answer to that wish. The dough and sauces are homemade and the toppings are very fresh. Best of all, the pizzas are cooked in under two minutes! Pizzeria Bros has several locations throughout the city so look for them in your neighbourhood.  

 

Slice + Soda

1645 Saint-Catherine Street West & 5675 Monkland Avenue | Website

What’s immediately striking about Slice + Soda are their enormous pies that are bigger than your table. Like the name suggest, they have perfected the art of the (ginormous) slice paired with one of their homemade sodas. You can also find a Slice + Soda shop in the Mile End.

 

G Pizzas

5463 Saint-Jacques Street | Website

Specializing in round Roman pizzas (tondas) as well as square ones (al taglio), NDG’s G Pizzas served classic flavours along some more creative ones such as the Dr Greenthumb (pesto and zaatar) and the Sweet P. (pesto, squash and sweet potatoes).

OLD MONTRÉAL & CHINATOWN

Mangiafoco

105 Saint Paul Street West | Website

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

410 Saint-Vincent Street | Website

BEVO has one of the most beautiful terrasses and happening restaurant scene in Old Montréal. Their pies are delicious and cooked in a wood-burning oven. Try their specialty: a Nutella dessert pie!

 

Ugo Pizzeria

681 De La Commune West | Website

Ugo Pizzeria is located in the heart of Cité du Multimédia. It specializes in Roman al taglio style pizza and offers an impressive amount of topping choices. Ugo also offers focaccia sandwiches and panzerotti, a calzone-style closed pizza.

 

Mercato Comunale

701 William Street | Website

The team behind popular Old Montréal restaurant Graziella is also behind Mercato Comunale, a café, rket, pinseria and wine bar all rolled into one and with the ambition of becoming a meeting point for Italian food lovers. Their pinsa, a popular Roman hand-pressed pizza, are just delicious, especially when paired with one of their excellent wines.

 

Tiramisu

989 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

Tiramisu is an Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant with an exceptional natural wine collection. Their artisanal pies tend to stick to the classic toppings but watch for their more creative pizza of the moment.  

 

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Pizzeria Bros (13 Notre-Dame Street West), Slice + Soda (201 Saint-Paul Street West), Pizzeria NO.900 (444 McGill Street), Pizzeria NO.900 (2049 Peel Street), Pizzeria NO.900 (280 Ste-Catherine Street West)

SOUTH WEST, VERDUN & VILLE EMARD

Pizzeria Geppetto

2504 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

Geppetto serves about 20 varieties of pizza made from unbleached Canadian organic flour and cooked in a wood-burning oven. They have shops in Verdun, Little Burgundy and Rosemont.  

 

Adamo

4629 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

New York style pizza by the slice or by the pie is what this venture from the Campanelli team delivers.  

 

Elena

5090 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

Saint-Henri restaurant Elena’s dining room is one of the prettiest in Montréal, and their pizzas some of the best. You can’t go wrong with any of the pies, whether it’s a simple tomato and mozzarella one or the more complex mushroom and taleggio pizza.

 

Rita

3681 Wellington Street | Website

Named after the owners’ respective grandmothers, Rita is “a bit of Italy, but mostly Montréal”. On the menu you’ll find cicchetti, antipasti, pasta dishes and great pizzas as well as a nice selection of wines.  

 

Fugazzi

4851 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

Successful restaurant group Barroco is behind the Fugazzi pizza venture. The creative pizza names (a Wu Tang Killa Bee pizza anyone?) are a reflection of their inventive toppings that include items such as eggs, aged raclette cheese and maple syrup.

 

F+F Pizza

4400 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

With two locations in town (Petite Patrie and Saint Henri), F+F Pizza (the F+F stand for Fresh and Fabulous) offer a large varieties of pizzas in two categories: classics with the usual accoutrements and signature ones with toppings such as buffalo chicken.

 

Pizza Nino

6588 Monk Boulevard | Website

A family-run pizzeria since 1959, Pizza Nino is the go-to place for delicious pies in Ville Emard. These are the kinds of pies that come with the ball of dough in the center to prevent the cheese from sticking to the box and we just love the nostalgia and the abundance of cheese.

 

Brook

4900 Wellington Street | Website

Located on Wellington Street, aka the “coolest street in the world”, Brook’s pizzas are New York style with great, fresh ingredients and a sauce that is the talk of the town.

 

Woodland Pizza

5443 Wellington Street | Website

Woodland is the neighbourhood pizza joint that’s been pleasing the Verdun residents since 1960. The family-run establishment has a traditional menu and uses quality ingredients and a lot of passion and love that go into making their pies.

 

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Fiorellino (2472 Notre-Dame Street West), Pizzeria Gepetto (5583 De Verdun), Fugazzi (1886 Centre Street), Slice + Soda (4319 Wellington Street), Slice + Soda (1700 Saint-Patrick Street), Slice + Soda (2451 Notre-Dame Street West), Pizzeria NO.900 (1378 Notre-Dame Street West), Pizzeria NO.900 (4578 Wellington Street).

 

LITTLE ITALY, VILLERAY, OUTREMONT & PARK EX

Bottega Pizzeria

65 Saint-Zotique Street East | Website

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.

 

Pizzeria GEMA

6827 Saint-Dominique Street | Website

Try the classic 1889, the bitter and tangy Menina or go for the ever-surprising pizza of the month inspired by great culinary talents such a as local chefs and industry people.

 

San Gennaro

69 Saint-Zotique Street East | Website

Owned by the same family as Bottega Pizzeria mentioned above, San Gennaro makes some of the best authentic Roman-style pizza in Montréal.

 

Pizzeria Aléa

7515 Saint-Hubert Street | Website

At Villeray’s Pizzeria Aléa, you can try pizzas with traditional toppings as well as more daring ones, such as mushrooms and chimichurri or gorgonzola, watercress, walnuts and honey.

 

Fanfare

751 Jarry Street East | Website

Villeray's Fanfare bakery has garnered a loyal following who appreciate its crispy baguettes and beautiful loaves of bread. Although not part of the initial concept, their pizzas are now some of the best in the neighbourhood. The pizza dough recipe was perfected using a combination of organic pizza and bread flours.  

 

 

Vesta

206 Jarry Street East | Website

The Pizzeria Gema team is behind this other neighbourhood Villeray pizza spot located on Jarry Street. Vesta’s pies are more Roman style and come with a variety of toppings inspired by local and seasonal produce.

 

Moccione Pizza

380 Villeray Street | Website

Italian restaurant Moccione has transformed its original spot into a pick-up pizza counter. Grab one of their excellent pizzas with a bottle of natural wine and head home or to nearby Parc Jarry to enjoy your meal.

 

Segreta

413 Beaumont Avenue | Website

Roman-style al taglio pizza is the name of the game at Segreta. The dough is based on a secret family recipe and ferments from 72 to 96 hours before being rolled out into rectangular pies and baked in cast iron pans. The pies are then sliced into square pieces for you to enjoy.

 

Stella Pizzeria

1327 Laurier Avenue East | Website

“Una vera pizzeria” with a certified pizzaiollo at the helm! Stella Pizzeria is a great neighbourhood parlour with a few specialties on the menu in addition to a handful of pizzas. Stella also boasts a beautiful wine list. Look for Stella’s second location on Laurier Street East.

 

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Fiorellino (381 Laurier Avenue West), Pizzeria NO.900 (1248 Bernard Avenue West), Pizzeria NO.900 (2305 Rockland Road).

ROSEMONT-PETITE-PATRIE

Morso Pizzeria

1028 Saint-Zotique Street East | Website

Master pizza maker Mirko D’Agata (executive chef of Pizzeria NO.900) is behind Morso Pizzeria. The Morso pizza dough is left to ferment for 3 to 4 days before being rolled into Roman-style al taglio rectangular pizzas and topped with the freshest of ingredients. If you like surprises, order the Morso Mix box that contains 12 slices of 3 different flavours, including one that’s not on the regular menu. You’ll find Morso at downtown’s Le Central food hall.

 

Pizza Bouquet 

45 Beaubien Street East | Website

Previously located inside bowling parlour Notre Dame des Quilles, Pizza Bouquet now has its own space across the street making it easy for the throngs of loyal pizza lovers to follow.  

 

Elio Pizzeria

351 Bellechasse Street | Website

A Petite Patrie staple since 1964, Elio Pizzeria specializes in Italian food, including Neapolitan home style cuisine and two kinds of pizzas, regular and “fina”, or thin crusted.

 

Antonietta

6672 Papineau Avenue | Website

Petite-Patrie’s Antonietta serves excellent fresh pasta and Italian specialties as well as really delicious pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. Pair your pie with a bottle from their excellent wine list and you’re all set.

 

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Pizzeria Geppetto (2510 Beaubien Street East), Pizza NO.900 (4091 Molson Street), Pizzeria NO.900 (1481 Laurier Avenue East), Stella (100 Bélanger Street), F+F Pizza (1298 Beaubien Street East), Slice + Soda (3019 Masson Street).

PLATEAU & MILE END

Pizza Toni

104 Saint-Viateur Street West | Website

This New York style pizza spot comes courtesy of the team behind wildly popular Falafel Yoni and is located next door. Pizza Toni’s pies come in two formats: extra large 20” pies or “grandma” style square ones. From vegan cheese to some of the best pepperoni in town, everything that comes out of Toni’s oven is excellent.

 

Chez Zac

8 Duluth Avenue East | Website

Vegan pizzeria Chez Zac doesn’t sacrifice any flavour by giving up dairy and meat. Au contraire, their pies are absolutely decadent. And if you can’t find anything to your liking among their varied plant-based options, you can customize your pie to fit your cravings.

 

Pizzeria Magpie

16 Maguire Street | Website

Long-established Pizzeria Magpie is a beloved feature on the Mile End dining scene. This family-owned and operated business makes wood-fire pizza in the Neapolitan tradition and features local products on their menu.

 

Lafayette Pizzeria

112 Bernard Street West | Website

Established since 1962, Lafayette Pizzeria has forgone its Greek menu to concentrate on its pizzas in addition to a few other specialties. The pizzas here are thick, cheesy and delectable “Montréal-style” pies. Order yours with extra cheese and a side of Greek salad.

 

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Fugazzi (5417 Saint-Laurent Boulevard), Slice + Soda (26 Saint-Viateur Street West), Slice + Soda (3845 Saint-Laurent Boulevard).

THE VILLAGE, HOCHELAGA-MAISONNEUVE & MONTRÉAL EAST

Arte e farina

1550 Sainte-Catherine Street East | Website

Traditional handmade Italian baked products are the stars at Arte e Farina, including their incredible, artisanal Roman-style pizzas. Italian chef Sandro Carpene has honed his skills under the very best bakers in Italy before establishing his shop in Montréal.

 

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Pizzeria Bros (3979 Ontario Street East), Pizzeria Bros (1205 Sainte-Catherine Street East), Fugazzi (3905 Ontario Street East).

AHUNTSIC & VILLE SAINT-LAURENT

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Hang Time Pizza (3832 Côte-Vertu West), Pizzeria NO.900 (1021 Fleury East)

 

CÔTE-DES-NEIGES

Locations in this neighbourhood for spots already mentioned above:

Pizzeria Bros (5700 Côte-des-Neiges (RC3))

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. 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. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

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