Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
After a long work week, my friends and I like to meet up on Friday nights to eat, drink, and catch up on each others’ lives. Last Friday, we went to our favorite pizza restaurant in Toronto: Famoso.
It’s a cozy little pizzeria serving up delicious gourmet Italian flavours.
The perfect spot for a few drinks and a couple of laughs.
The atmosphere is lively and bustling, and it’s the perfect mix of casual dining with warm, effortless elegance.
The pizzas are cooked in the traditional style in a bell oven (that big, orange tiled dome on the left.) It’s the same way Italians have been doing it for centuries.
This is me trying to hide how hungry I was with a smile. Did it work?
It’s a great spot for a date, or just a get together between friends. (They do have Vino Wednesdays, after all. And a movie deal on Tuesdays!)
It took us a minute to digest the whole menu. The selection is enormous, and everything sounds incredible. Definitely worth multiple visits to give the many pizza combinations a try.
They have everything from traditional pizzas to cutting-edge ones, called “New World Pizzas”, like the Spicy Thai and Sweet BBQ Chicken.
We scoured the menu and each picked a pizza that suited our fancy.
I chose the seasonal fall/winter selection, called the Moo Shu BBQ Duck.
It’s made with house-made hoisin sauce, fior-di-latte, pulled duck, green onions, and cilantro.
It was rich, flavourful, and a bit sweet, and completely drool-worthy.
Monica got the Siciliana, with oven-roasted Italian sausage, Italian ham, baked prosciutto, and pecorino romano.
Wendy and Daniel both went with the Castato, with roasted cherry tomato sauce with capers and anchovies, fior-di-latte, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, roasted garlic cloves, basil, and caramelized onions.
We traded each other slices, so that we could all try the different pizza recipes, before digging right into pizza heaven.
Sorry if this post is a little cheesy.
The right way to enjoy Neapolitan pizzas is by folding the slice in half with one hand. Allow me to demonstrate my skills:
So delectable. The duck was moist and luscious, and the sweetness of the hoisin sauce really elevated the flavours. I enjoyed everyone’s picks, but I must say: I liked my pizza best of all.
Though I was stuffed to the brim with pizza, I just couldn’t say no to dessert.
Plus it was called Dolce & Banana, and lord knows I can’t resist a good pun.
It’s oven-roasted bananas coated with caramelized brown sugar, crushed pecans, caramel sauce, and vanilla bean gelato. Essentially bliss on a plate.
They brought it to the table with four spoons, which was three more than necessary, if you ask me. (Just kidding.)
It was a wonderful evening full of my favorite people, delicious food, inappropriate jokes, and raucous laughter. The best kind of night.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! x