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Nicli vs Bibo

toutefrite | Apr 5, 2011 09:49 AM

Three pizzas in one weekend, yes, mildly obsessed. So many options now, so trying to find my favorite.

Nicli on Friday night: we were there at 6 pm, and it was already full! Seeing as how there is nothing but pizza on the menu, the turnover was quick, and service was good. We ordered a marinara, and a diavolo. The roasted garlic on the marinara was a nice touch. The fior di latte was really flavorful.

My issue was this: the whole time I was eating it, I was thinking "naan"! I felt like I was eating naan with italian flavors scattered on top. The crust had a nice char on the bottom, like naan, was pillowy with a slight pull, like naan, and no yeasty flavor with chew, like naan.

I did love the chili oil they bring you on the side, and I dipped the naan into it happily, as was everyone else around me.

Bibo on Sunday at lunch: we were there early, the only ones there, and oddly, service was slow. I guess the waitress had a lot to catch up on from her previous night with the co-workers. That was fine. Much more impressed with the pizza dough flavor, but it was decidedly soggy in the middle one bite into the proscuitto pie. Garlic was sliced and scattered (all in the middle) on the margherita, and it was nicely cooked.

the pastas were really well-received by fellow diners.

Campagnolo remains the one to beat for me.

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Campagnolo
1020 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A, CA

Bibo
8316 Main St, Osoyoos, BC V0H1V2, CA

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