Pizza – you love it crispy, but not too crispy, flavourful, topped with endless meats and vegetables of your liking, loaded with fresh mozzarella and covered in freshly squeezed tomato sauce.
If you hail from Burnaby, you’ve got quite a selection to finding the perfect joint to get the most divine pies.
Here’s our picks on the best places in Burnaby for a slice.
Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlour | 7110 Hall Avenue
If you’re craving pizza with pizzazz, you’ve gotta try Me-n-Ed’s. They’ve been serving up pies for 45 years and have a huge space to accommodate your big Italian family, company meetings and sports team wind ups. You’ve got to try their Thai Chicken: Thai sauce, noodles, marinated chicken, sweetened veggies including snow peas, carrots and onions, topped with toasted sesame seeds and green onions and served with our authentic peanut sauce.
Viva Sue Pizza | 5115 Canada Way
Live on pizza! That’s what Viva Sue Pizza translates to, in case you were wondering. And what better life to live than one with tasty pizza by your side always? Viva Sue is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy all the Italian flavours right at your fingertips. They’re family operated and use only the best ingredients to wow your tastebuds. Try the Hot sausage, mushroom and pineapple pizza – it’s the perfect blend of sweet and spicy!
Romana Restaurant | 4660 Hastings Street
Create your own or try one of their 21 specialty pizzas. Romana’s captures the true essence of Italian cuisine by serving up a beautiful pizza with molto bene flavour. Pair that with an undeniable family atmosphere, or date night ambiance, and you’ll have your new favourite place to munch on some fine pies. Try the Burnaby Heights: Ham, pineapple, pepperoni, salami, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, olive, and tomato. Yup, that’s 9 toppings.
Bella Pizza | 4624 Imperial Street
Winner of both The Georgia Straight and Vancouver Magazine Reader’s Choice for best pizza, and we can see why. Choose from the Bella Basic, Classic, Primo and Sweet and Spicy pizzas. They keep their menu fresh and simple, yet everything is a winner in our hearts, so choose wisely! Try the Bella MeXicana: Seasoned beef, green pepper, fresh tomato, on a bed of salsa with mozzarella-cheddar mix, taco spice and jalapenos. Ay, caramba!
Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria | 6011 Hastings Street
Cotto transports you to Napoli with modern Italian cuisine and fresh, local ingredients. The focal point of the restaurant is definitely the wood fired brick forno: an authentic Italian oven that creates masterpieces when it comes to pizza. Cotto’s menu is a refreshing blend of the west coast and traditional Italian. Try the Diavola: Sugo di pomodoro (tomato sauce), fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, sopressata, capicollo, banana peppers, and chili flakes.
Stan’s Pizza Joint | 4527 Hastings Street
This joint serves up a tasty variety of slices, all while enjoying sports on the big screen. If you love pizza, beer and hockey, Stan’s is the place for you. Nearly every review raves about the quality of Stan’s and the amazing atmosphere. Bring your whole family or have a night out with the boys. Try the Tattoo: Tomato and BBQ sauce, pulled pork, fresh garlic, feta, onion, tomato, green pepper and cheddar.
Canadian Pizza Plus | 8650 Cinnamon Drive
Not only do they serve up a mean pizza, the Indian food is delicious, too. Why not try both together by ordering up a Butter Chicken pizza: Diced chicken, butter chicken sauce, cilantro, green peppers and red onion.
Pizza Factory Metrotown | #5-4300 Kingsway
Create your own pizza and choose from heaps of different toppings. Or stick to one of their specialties. We quite like the Beef Taco: Beef, onion, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Sour cream goes surprisingly well on pizza, try it for yourself!
There are just a few of our personal favourites from around Burnaby. Did we miss your go-to? Drop us a comment below and we’ll be sure to try a slice!