Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This fantastic little place simply demands great attention! From the great staff to the wood burning oven to the extensive pizza menu there is little to complain about. They transport you to Italy and their famous pizza's creating dishes that will leave you craving more.
We had heard of this place and it’s located in one of my favorite Calgary areas 4th off of 17 ave. Arriving the floor to ceiling windows inspires creativity and the overall vibe in Famoso is exciting and inviting.
We had to wait for a few mins so while we waited we nabbed a glass of their house wines. I received a Red house wine its good, hints of black berries was refreshing, it was rich and it's amazing flavors lingered it all went beautifully with my meal. My husband had the white wine which was also really nice. Not dry very light, tropical, and crisp, I enjoyed it alot.
We started with the roasted Kalamata Olives which I would greatly recommend it was excellent. They were salty and strong, put with some feta cheese and little bread wedge it was a great starter! And for $3.00 bucks you can't go wrong,
Next on the docket was the Vittoria (possibility I spelt that wrong) unfortunately you will no long be able to get this one. The menu was changed the next day after we went. It was rated 6th best pizza in the world and we can see why. The pizza was thin crusted, wood oven baked just loaded with amazing chorizo sausage, Cajun chicken Mozzarella, basil and pineapple. This spicy, salty and sweet combination was to die for. It was all melted together with fantastic mozzarella cheese. Along with this we had the Primavera Pizza to get our veggies in. It was great I love pizza with mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, Kalamata Olives and artichoke hearts top it all off with some roasted mushrooms you have heaven in a pie.
The prices are very decent and they have alot to choose from. You won't be disappointed, they keep the atmosphere very casual but it’s totally date worthy :)
Its grand, great urban vibe, simple and I will def be back!
Till next time
The Calgary Foodie :)