Hey, pizza lovers! This post is for you.
Vancouver has many amazing places to visit for a pizza fix. For some students who spend late nights in the ehPod, Dominoes, Panago, or Pizza Hut take-outs is the next best thing to sushi. Others who are recovering from a night of drinking, there’s always Uncle Fatih’s and Fire Pizza (both located along Commercial Drive).
However, for those who are feeling a little more risky and craving something more authentic than the average pan pizza, there’s a hidden gem tucked away in an East Vancouver neighbourhood.
Via Tevere Pizzeria is probably one of my favourite dining spots in Vancouver – especially when I’m having flashbacks to my trip to Italy, or when I’m craving something authentically Italian. At Via Tevere, pizza is made the right way – the Neopolitan way.
Following a very strict criteria (as outlined by the Associazone Vera Pizza Napoletana), which was created to preserve authentic pizza-making tradition, this place strives to provide Vancouverites with the closest taste of Naples as it gets. So, what is so great about Neopolitan pizza? As stated on their website, “Pizza Napoletana is lauded for its rustic simplicity, its traditional wood-fire cooking method and its celebration of Neapolitan ingredients.”
When it comes to a menu as awesome as the one they have at Via Tevere, indecision is always a problem. Fortunately, I have some recommendations for you! If you fancy something classic with a spicy flare, order the Vesuvio (tomato, mozzarella, spicy salami, capicollo), or if you want to have the bare basic, the Margherita is a safe choice (tomato, mozzarella, basil).
Always save room for dessert though. It’s hard to say ‘no’ to the Graﬀe con Nutella (handmade Neapolitan fritters, made to order, dusted with sugar and cinnamon, and drizzled with Nutella), or the classic Tiramisu cake (no description required!).
With all this in mind, I highly recommend giving this place a try. On a student budget, it might be a little steep. For one pizza alone, after tips and taxes you’re paying around $15. The pizzas only come in one, personal size, but it is enough to fill you (and possibly enough for lunch the next day). Unfortunately, they don’t take reservations. I strongly suggested showing up early – especially if you have a larger party.
For more information, visit their website HERE!