Famoso Neapolitan PIzzeria: Country Hills

It’s been almost a month in between posts and I have absolutely no excuse whatsoever. Nope. No excuses.

But happy 100th post to Alibi:OE!

So to make up for my irregular posting, here’s a food review on pizza. Because pizza covers a multitude of blogger wrongdoings!

‘Twas a lovely day back in … oh, I don’t know. Mind you, I do delete photos if I haven’t reviewed them and I’ve forgotten everything about the restaurant, so you can trust at least that I’m not just making up these reviews. Anyway, Mocha, J, and I went out for some delicious pizza before heading over to another friend’s house for board games.

They’ve (Famoso) really done a number on the ex-sport store-ex-Rogers-video-store. The inside is rustic and comfy, and the restaurant is quite similar to their other Famoso location closer to city centre. We settled on splitting two pizzas atwixt the three of us. One of the things I like about Famoso is that they leave the ordering up to you. Instead of waving staff over to you, you can just walk up to the register, order, and then wait for the food to come to your table.

The first to come was the funghi (14.75), aptly named for the oyster mushrooms, white mushrooms, and white truffle oil used in the pizza. I’m glad to say that the truffle oil wasn’t overused and the flavours of every ingredient was quite apparent. Despite being such a creamy pizza it didn’t feel too heavy and was a great way to start off our meal.

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The second pizza that quickly followed was the sweet BBQ chicken (14.75), with tender chicken, fresh-chopped cilantro, tomatoes, red onions and a delicious honey barbecue sauce. In fact, the pizza was almost too sweet; we all felt that the honey could be toned down to give way to a more smoky and savoury chicken.

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Overall the pizzas were pretty decent, however, they both lacked the piping-hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven element. The crust was, as with all Famoso pizzas, thin, but the crusts on both our pizzas were slightly stale and certainly didn’t feel as though they had just been baked and served. At the price point Famoso holds, you’d expect the pizza to be completely heated through even if it was pre-made several hours ago. We left feeling alright (I think we, myself included, could probably have taken on another pizza) and unsure about whether we’d return.

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Famoso Neapolitan PIzzeria (Country Hills Location)
102-5149 Country Hills Blvd NW
Calgary, AB 

Pros: A warm atmosphere, decent service, and bold flavours are all on the menu here at Famoso.

Cons: Famoso’s higher price point doesn’t equate to a much better pizza; the food served is tasty but doesn’t seem extremely hot or fresh.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (Country Hills) on Urbanspoon

 

Will we come here again? There’s a slightly possibility, but then again, store-bought pizza or even frozen pizza + extra ingredients might be an even better option. Sorry, Famoso, but I don’t think I’ll be coming by again any time soon.

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