Guide: Vancouver’s 13 best pizza spots
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If you believe the bios of literally everyone on Tinder, then knowing where to get the best pizza in Vancouver is the only thing you need to be a good date. Fortunately, there is no shortage of delicious pizza for every occasion, from ‘healthy lunch’ to ‘I’m drunk and need a slice before I try to get an uber but then get mad that there’s no uber and begrudgingly hail a cab’.
Here are our top 13 picks for the best pizza in Vancouver.
The healthiest option on this list, Virtuous Pie offers 100% plant-based pizza for those looking to improve their diet or help the earth a little bit. The 10-inch individual pizzas range from classic Margherita to curry pizza to chorizo and artichoke. They’ve got a location at UBC, but we’re more inclined to go to the one on Main Street.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-10PM, Friday, 11AM-11PM, Saturday, 10AM-11PM
Where: 583 Main Street
A newcomer on the pizza scene, Caffé Di Beppe’s daily offerings are a great option for lunch or an afternoon snack. Buy it by weight, get a little pastry for dessert, and feel good about finding a new lunch spot. The restaurant is great too, but time after time we find ourselves a the cafe.
Hours: Daily, 9AM-10PM
Where: 2 W Cordova Street
The first pizza place to be VPN certified (and still only one of two in the city), Nicli gets to claim that it is truly authentic Napoletana style pizza. The crust is amazing, the toppings are the highest quality, and the space is beautiful. Nicli is a can’t-miss dinner spot.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30AM-11PM, Friday/Saturday, 11:30AM-12AM
Where: 62 E Cordova Street
If you guessed that Via Tevere is the other VPN certified pizza, congrats, you’re right. Your prize is our permission to go try this amazing spot, aptly named after the street in Naples where the founders spent the majority of their childhood summers.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday (Closed Monday), 5PM-10PM, Friday/Saturday, 5PM-11PM
Where: 1190 Victoria Drive
Although VPN certification is a sign of great pizza, Bufala is a testament to the outstanding quality of those without it. Also prepared Neapolitan style, Bufala does a wide variety of mouth-watering pizzas and has one of the best neighbourhood restaurant atmospheres in the city.
Hours: Daily, 11:30AM-10PM
Where: 5395 West Boulevard
Although we rarely find ourselves in Yaletown, The Parlour is our top choice for dinner when we go. With a raucous vibe (they don’t shy away from showing off their clientele on Insta) and a solid drink list, this is the spot you should hit up before you go get bottle service at Pierre’s.
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11AM-12AM, Thursday 11AM-1AM, Friday/Saturday, 11AM-130AM
Where: 1011 Hamilton Street
As the sister restaurant of Hawksworth, Nightingale can be counted on for some of the best food, not just pizza, in the city. The prices are right, the drinks are amazing, and the location makes it the perfect place to start out a night in Gastown.
Hours: Daily, 11AM-12AM
Where: 1017 W Hastings Street
Since opening the first location in 2009, Nook has become a Vancouver staple. It’s walk-in only but is worth the wait for the high-quality cuisine and the casual approach to dining. They’ve also got three locations throughout Vancouver, making it an easy choice when you’re in a new neighbourhood and don’t know what to get. The original is on Denman, so that’s what we’re focusing on today.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 5PM-10PM and Saturday/Sunday, 5PM-11PM
Where: 781 Denman Street
If there’s an OG Italian pizza spot in Vancouver, this is probably it. Marcello Lombardo, the owner and head chef, was born in Palermo and had a restaurant in the Adriatic Riviera before starting up in Vancouver. Neopolitan style pizza, maybe the best lasagna in the city (irrelevant to the story but true), how can you go wrong?
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-10PM and Friday/Saturday 11AM-11PM
Where: 1404 Commercial Drive
The first of our trio for only pizza joints, Pizzeria Farina has been a staple for takeout pizza in our lives for years. They only make a certain amount of dough each day, so call in early if you have to and reheat it later on. Ok, maybe get two, because we seriously doubt that they’ll both survive the trip home.
Hours: Daily, 5PM-9: 30 PM
Where: 915 Main Street
This East Van staple has a pizza forward menu, although you can get some great salads and desserts to make a full meal of it. They use local and organic ingredients, and of course, everything is hand-made. Barbarella is a great stop after a stroll down Main Street, or getting something to-go before a picnic in a local park.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30AM-10PM and Friday/Saturday, 11:30AM-11PM
Where: 654 E Broadway
Bada bing! Another Vancouver OG, but this time for New York style pies. Cooked to perfection with any topping you might like, these thin crust behemoths have been a guilty pleasure of ours for years. Another irrelevant fact, but the Cold Chicken Deluxe is one of our favourite sandwiches in the city as well. There are two locations, but it’s the original in Kitsilano that we swear by.
Hours: Daily, 11AM-10PM, sometimes closed on Sundays so call in first!
Where: 2684 W Broadway
Another great thin crust option, Goldie’s has got the best hours in the city and offers pizza-by-the-slice through a window, dine-in or delivery. It’s the perfect on the go option and is our top choice for getting a little something before you hop in a cab and head home after a night on the town. They’ve got two locations downtown, but it’s the new one on the edge of Chinatown that we’re focusing on.
Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 12 PM-1 AM, Wednesday, 12 PM-3 AM, Friday, 12 PM-4 AM, Saturday/Sunday, 11 AM-4 AM
Where: 508 Abbott Street
That’s it Vancouver, from traditional to neighbourhood gems to late night go-tos, these are our favourite pizza spots in Vancouver. Let us know if we missed your favourite!