Best Thin-Crust Pizza in Vancouver? You make the call!

Vancouver has earned an impeccable reputation as a culinary capital.  But, until recently, that reputation masked a dark secret: It was really hard to find a decent slice of pizza in this town.

Most pizzerias served up chewy, thick-crusted pies heaped haphazardly with bland cheese and inferior ingredients.  Pizza was treated as cheap fast-food, sold by the slice to busy office workers on lunch break or late-night revelers looking for an after-bar snack.

But how times have changed!  Over the last year, nearly half a dozen pizzerias specializing in authentic Neapolitan-style pizza have opened in Vancouver.  Suddenly, it seems like there are lots of places serving decent pizza.  I’d like to know your favourite.

Do you have a favourite place for thin-crust pizza? Let us know below. 

Now, the pizza pros will tell you that real Neapolitan pizza must adhere to strict international guidelines set to preserve Italian traditions.  The pizza starts with super-fine, high-protein flour.  Dough must be flattened and stretched by hand.  Only San Marzano tomatoes, grown on volcanic soil in Italy, are used.  And the pizza itself is cooked for a mere 90 seconds in a wood-fired oven heated to 900 degrees Fahrenheit.

The result:  a super thin, tender crust, just slightly charred on the bottom, topped with tomatoes and fresh ingredients bursting with flavor.  The pizza is so soft, in fact, that it must be eaten “libretto style,” i.e. by ripping and folding small sections, rather than trying to scarf down a slice with one hand.

I don’t think we have to be so strict.  I’m interested in all thin-crust pizzerias – not just the Neapolitan ones.   If you’ve got a favourite, let us know below.  I think there should be some interesting responses.

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12 Responses to Best Thin-Crust Pizza in Vancouver? You make the call!

  1. Although not in Vancouver proper, Me-N-Eds is a Metro Vancouver institution!

  2. Helene

    My favourite is the Brick Oven Pizzeria on Dunbar Street.

  3. deborah

    Campagnolo. I’m not too sure if its Neapolitan style but you can ask for an egg on top.

    Nicli for Neapolitan style pizzas, better than Bibo. I find Bibo too soggy and the toppings fall off.

  4. Matt

    Nicli for sure and Nook on Denman St does a fine job too.

  5. Raine

    Verace in Chinatown! Excellent service too!

  6. Pigbert

    I love Cafe Roma on Commercial. Been there twice in the last while and the pizza has been great. They don’t skimp on the topping and it comes out nice and hot and crispy! Yummy

    • Thank you Pigbert. Have you tried Marcello’s on Commercial Drive? Great pizza made in an enormous oven shaped like what looks like the head of an Aztec god.

  7. Giuliana

    Marcello on Commercial drive! I`ve been going there since I was a kid and it is some of the most authetic Italian pizza out there… and as I`m writing this I realize the poster above me has already mentioned them.

  8. vsmythe

    Steveston Pizza Company (Richmond, S Surrey) or Scuie (downtown)

  9. i agree, campagnolo has great pizza!!

  10. My pick is Pizzeria Farina on Main Street. I’ve tried Campagnolo, Verace, and Campagnolo, but Pizzeria Farina takes the cake!

  11. paul

    NOVO is rhe very best. Next to the 5th Ave theatres…these guys did their homework and studied in LA at the Neopolitan Pizza school. Great crust, great toppings and the space looks great now after the reno. Check out NOVO on Burrard and 5th.