*Update: Take out: Sweet BBQ chicken and Conforto
Does anyone remember 'My Marvin's Deli'? No longer a deli, Famoso pizzeria has taken over. This chain, predominantly in Edmonton, has made its way to downtown Calgary.
Pros and cons. Food is great. Service is so so. Ordering at the counter, not too sure why they don't have all or nothing. Here is what I mean about 'all or nothing'. I've been to restaurants that you order at the counter, they give you a number (Squat and Gobble) to take to your table and then bring your food out. Instead Famoso have each table numbered, so when you go up to order, you have to remember your table number. I think that they should go with the S&G way, it seems more logical. Also, we were told by a server that after you have ordered from the counter, everything else is full service.
So please explain to me why it's half and half? It is a chain, and I believe that the rules are just followed, but it seems a bit silly to me. Either order everything at the counter or none at all.
Maybe it's just a little pet peeve but more importantly is the food quality. Excellent.
Absolutely, undoubtedly excellent pizza. The pizza dough may appear thick from the crust, but it's actually hollow and puffed up. The texture is thin but a little chewy. It's pretty difficult to lift it up with your hands without the toppings falling off, so I would suggest eating pizza the improper way, for and knife.
The Vesuvio- basil, red peppers, spicy Italian salami 'sopressata' (much like pepperoni) and mushrooms. When they say spicy, they mean it. I probably wouldn't order this again, only because I'm not huge on really spicy (drink a gallon of water) pizza, but it was good to try out.
Vittoria (Victory!)- chosen based on it being an award winner "Pizza of the Year"
Salsa sauce, chorizo sausage, chicken, pineapple and basil. This one also has a spicy kick to its flavour, however, this is the kind I'd go for again. They give you extra pineapple on the side, which really helps contrast the spiciness.
Here is a shot of the view of the cathedral like roof, and the view of outside from our table.