Last week, we asked if you prefer thin crust or thick crust pizza. You voted and we listened – you definitely prefer thin crust pizza.
And really, we don’t blame you. There’s something about a fire-roasted thin crust pizza that this city can’t get enough of. While Calgary is full of places you can get thin crust pizzas, not every place will be for everyone. So here are a few pizza restaurants to suit the different people in your life, from the vegetarian to the deal-finder.
But before you start eating, be sure to vote in next week’s poll.
For the person with dietary restrictions:
Never again will dietary restrictions prevent you from getting your pizza fix. At Avatara Pizza, the entire flatbread pizza menu is gluten-free, and 70 per cent of it is made up of vegetarian pizzas. There are also dairy free and vegan options. Create your own pizza or try one of Avatara’s flavours like the Crusty Cowboy, which has chili-lime BBQ sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, crushed cashews, honey, bruschetta, crushed pineapple and mushrooms.
3406 3 Ave. N.W., 403-457-4992, avatarapizza.com, @avataratweets
For the person who loves a great deal:
Cibo offers some of the best pizza deals in town. Not only does it have a $5 pizza happy hour on weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m., but its pizza menu is half price during the last hour of service every night. It even has a $16 lunch special where you can choose between a small pizza or pasta to go with your choice of salad and scodellina. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy one of these amazing deals.
1012 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-4755, cibocalgary.com, @cibocalgary
For the adventurous eater:
Full Circle Pizza & Oyster Bar [Now closed]
Full Circle Pizza & Oyster Bar is known for its selection of east and west coast oysters and inventive pizza toppings. Start your meal with the former, and end it with a pizza featuring the latter. While Full Circle does have classic margherita pizzas, it’d be a shame to not try a fun one like the Pea Ti Pi (with green peas, pea tendrils, proscuitto cotto and scamorza) or the Dr. Octo-Pi (with braised octopus, seaweed, bonito flakes and ponzu).
100, 933 17 Ave. S.W., 587-351-3141, fullcirclepizza.ca, @fullcirclepi
For the person who loves authentic Italian pizza:
LDV Pizza Bar
Built as an extension of a well-loved but now-closed Italian eatery, La Dolce Vita, LDV Pizza Bar more than holds its own with its traditional Italian pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. The family-owned and operated restaurant offers pizzas ranging from traditional margherita to the Capricciosa, which has artichokes, mushrooms, cooked ham, olives, tomato sauce and fiore di latte.
916 1 Ave. N.E., 403-263-5999, ldvpizzabar.com, @ldvpizzabar
For the DIYer:
Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market
At Sauce’s restaurant, you’ll find a wood-fired, thin crust pizza menu featuring just under a dozen different kinds of pizza. Tuesdays are a particularly good day to stop by, as it offers two for one pizzas for take-out. But if you feel like making your own pizza at home, you can pick up a pizza kit from Sauce’s market for only $10. The kit contains separately wrapped pizza dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella so you can assemble and cook your own thin crust pizza just like Sauce at home.
3326 17 Ave. S.W., 403-727-7627, sauceitalianmarket.com, @saucecalgary