When hearing we were staying in Naramata for the weekend, a handful of locals suggested that we visit “Real Things Pizza” for a pie or two. So on our last day, we drove into downtown Naramata to give it a go.
The pizza parlour was already a bustle of orders and pick ups, 15 minutes after they opened. Their sign outside mentions that they open at 4:30pm -ish daily.
Inside there is simply a counter in which you order from. The menu printed out as a take out flyer, on the counter. A television screen scrolled through photos of their other menu items like spring rolls and chicken wings. Past all this you saw a well staffed kitchen with preteens and and young adults working tediously. Necessary, as when we sat and waited for our order, many more bodies could be seen going in and coming out to this little pizza shop. This had us optimistic of the meal to come.
We each ordered our own individual sized pizza which was $4 less than the small, $8 less than the medium, $12 less than their large.
My partner’s was their popular “Nevermatter” pizza with smoked ham, pepperoni, mushroom, pineapple, and bacon on thin crust. (You have the ability to choose the thickness of crust for each pizza, made to order.) It wasn’t your Italian style thin crust, just less dough and more crunch at the base. From the evenly placed toppings, you can tell that they take their time making each round. Therefore it was packed full of salty meats, sweet pineapple, and earthy mushrooms. A classic combination that ate like home cooking. You can tell it was made with fresh ingredients
I had the special, advertised outside on their road side sign and on the chalkboard by the door. A peach and prosciutto pizza with fresh oregano, on my choice of a thick crust. The crust ate like a doughy flat bread with the flavour of herbs. My partner liked it so much that he ate it like bread with butter. It was airy with a crispy chew. The topping combination was mild, nothing dominated, there were just pockets more dense in chewy salted ham or soften fruit that melted into the cheese. It ate like an appetizer with the balance of salty meat and sweet fruit. I liked that the latter was sourced so locally.
Each box comes with a “pizza buck”. A stamped on coupon that gives you a dollar off your next purchase, shame we weren’t from in town to take advantage.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – Yes.
Would I recommend it? – Yes.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – Yes.
A great option for pizza or dinner in Naramata. No more words needed. Don’t deny your cravings.
REAL THINGS PIZZA
961 Robinson Ave, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0