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Pizza Garden - surprisingly good NY style slice in a casual setting

YVRChow | May 2, 2012 01:41 PM

This inexpensive little pizza joint right off of the Granville entertainment district was a really pleasant surprise. They are using a Wood Stone open oven, and producing a very VERY respectable NY style slice for a reasonable price ($2.25/slice, or $5.50 for 2 slices and a drink).

The key here clearly is getting whatever is coming fresh out of the oven, as the slices sitting in the warming tray did not look anywhere near as good.

Luckily the friendly guy behind the counter was just taking out a basic no fancy schmancy toppings pizza from the over so I got to enjoy my favourite - a regular slice. The crust was very good, with just the right chew while still being crispy and light. It folded perfectly. The bottom had a nice leoparding with a slight char. The sauce was rich and flavourful, the cheese just right, and there was a little bit of olive oil on top just like in NY. I would have loved to have a shaker with some oregano, but a guy can dream.

I'll definitely be back and keeping an eye on that open oven to see what is coming out fresh!

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