I tried the much-hyped Double Zero yesterday. Not bad, but didn't quite live up to the hype for me.
DZ fits squarely into that category of trendy overpriced wine bars that serves "authentic" Neopolitan pizza with toppings that are on the slightly pretentious side. If you wanted a dainty pizza topped with arugela, you'd be in luck. On the other hand if you wanted an extra large pie to share with the family topped with your kids' favorite pizza toppings, you'd be SOL. I'd love to find a happy medium in Calgary some day, but if I have to choose between the two extremes then my preference would have to be the dainty upscale faux Neopolitan (sigh).
My only point of reference for that category of pizza at this point is Pulcinella, so invariably there were comparisons. DZ's crust was rather bland IMO and not as fresh in texture as the one I enjoyed at Pulcinella recently. On the other hand, DZ's toppings were more flavorful. The sauces were both very good. I give a slight edge to Pulcinella but again YMMV -- my wife had the exact opposite opinion.
I still look forward to trying Rea's, Il Centro, and Without Papers. Hopefully I'll find a clear winner.
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