IMG_0871Having spent all my pay cheque on finer foods, and counting the days down until the next. I seek out cheaper meals to make my money last. Today’s lunch was brought to me by the change found in my purse. A girl has got to eat. And for me it often means forgoing calorie counting to find a cheap alternatives. Today it was pizza at “Bella Pizza”. Conveniently located between “Mac’s” connivence store and a Chinese restaurant, and kitty corner to a sex shop.
IMG_0880I came in snapping pictures and was greeted with a non chalant question as to why. And as soon as I explained it was for this blog it became kosher. Not only was I able to take more, but was obliged when I asked to take one of the open oven. If that isn’t the definition of hospitality I don’t know what is.

 

IMG_0875 IMG_0877There is nothing special about the decor. Everything was set up for take out or eat and go service. At a place like this the expectation is you are here to get full then get out. Loitering in a confined space is usually not ideal for anyone. Grey scaled tiled floors. Red trimmed walls and corners. Grounded tables and swivel seats.

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The menu reflects this as well. Pizza by the slice. Bigger pieces at a cheaper price. The menu was a back lit list of 7. You have the usual suspects like cheese, pepperoni, ham & pineapple, and a vegetarian option. I got the most exciting and unusual that “Bella Pizza” had to offer: Pesto. This along with two slices of cheese was lunch for two. The total came to $7. And looking at the picture, I pretty much have a whole medium pizza in my take our box. These were done in a New York style crust, sauce and toppings to the edge. The crust was thin and crispy. I was surprised how little oil there was; and how grease free the cardboard box around, and the wax paper underneath was. If it wasn’t for my slice of pesto, there would not be a drop of oil in sight. I was defiantly full after my portion. This makes a great filler and at less that $5 for a meal for one, you can’t lose. Though be warned I was very thirsty afterwards.

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On previous take outs I have enjoyed the regular cursted pepperoni and pepperoni and mushroom.

Would I go back? – Yes. You can’t get much for $3 these days. And this is a value meal that can’t be missed. They also have bread, salad, and wing sides available. And of course soft drinks to quench that salt induced thirst.
Would I recommend it? – No. Aside from the fantastic price, there is nothing more that sets this pizza parlour a part. Each slice was delicious, but nothing that would induce cravings and a wonton need to return for more any time soon. A pizza craving that the hut or the Caesar can easily solve.

 

BELLA PIZZA
2525 Hemlock St, Vancouver BC, V6H 3G8
604-732-6565
bellapizza.ca
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