Restaurant: Pizzeria Bros
Restaurant type: pizzeria, Italian
Prices: $3-$10 salads, $10+ pizzas
Date: Friday June 8th 2018
My favorite dish: La Bros pizza
A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of trying out Pizzeria Bros with my friend Leila. After spending a couple hours checking out Le Mondial de la bière, it was a great way to load up on some delicious carbs, right before going to bed!
Pizzeria Bros is a very casual pizza spot, for dine-in and take-out. They have two locations, one in Old Montreal (which we went to) and one in the heart of downtown (on Robert-Bourassa and Sherbrooke). I liked that although it was casual, they had put some thought into the decor of the place. There was an exposed brick wall, some beautifully painted “pizza paddles” and some hanging lights. It didn’t just look like one of those rundown pizza joints you hit up at 2am (you know what I’m talking about).
After checking out the menu, we chose 2 pizzas to share. Once we had placed our order with Sabrina, the lovely manager, we got to see her make our pizzas right in front of us (it is a pizza counter after all). Once she had thinned out the dough, added some sauce and the ingredients of our choice (you can also customize your pizzas to your liking!) it literally took two minutes for the pizzas to bake in the oven. The pizza ovens were pretty cool, as Sabrina explained to us that there were 2 temperatures; one for the top grill and one for the bottom grill, providing you with the optimal temperatures to cook pizza!
I actually ended up eating the pizza Leila had chosen first, la Salsiccia pizza, with sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke and some added portobello mushrooms by yours truly. The pizza I chose, to no surprise, was La Bros pizza, with arugula, bocconcini, cherry tomatoes and parmesan, with added prosciutto – so basically my all-time favorite pizza. Both pizzas were very good and the dough itself was very nice, light, slightly fluffy on the crust and nice and thin on the body. The tomato sauce was well balanced and seasoned and the toppings were very good. I obviously have a huge soft spot for prosciutto and arugula pizzas, so it was definitely my favorite, but I also liked the combination of ingredients and flavours on the salsiccia pizza.
To accompany our delicious pizzas, we also ordered some wine, which I was surprised to find out they had a liquor license! I chose the Pinot Grigrio, which was very good and Leila got a glass of red.
For dessert, we chose the half chocolate chip and half salted caramel cookie. Both were very good, but I’m definitely more of a chocolate chip kinda gal. Also, the salted caramel cookie was a bit too salty to my liking. Overall though, the cookies were delicious and the bake and texture on them was excellent.
We both had a lovely time at Pizzeria Bros and I’m definitely still impressed by those pizza ovens (I need to get myself one for my new home!). I love it when you can customize your own pizzas as well as see the chefs prepare your food; its a different experience. Like I said, I highly enjoyed both pizzas, but prosciutto and arugula pizzas will always have a special place in my heart. If you’re looking for a quick and good pizza spot for lunch or after a 5@7 at the bar, Pizzeria Bros is the place for you!
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*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.
*All photos and comments are mine