Written by Sabrina Bertolo on 01.07.14

When one thinks about Italian fare, pizza is definitely a staple that comes to mind. While pizza dough, tomato sauce, and cheese seem pretty simple, Montreal’s Geppetto Pizzeria knows the intricacies of the perfect pizza and they aren’t afraid to brag about it.

Geppetto serves up a thin crust pizza like no other. The very high, constant cooking temperature of their wood-burning oven allows for pizza dough to go from soft and spongy to airy and crispy.

The restaurant is quaint and simple, reminiscent of a traditional pizzeria straight from Naples. A chalkboard menu lists the daily specials and a brochure-inspired menu lists the restaurant’s regular dishes. While Geppetto is known for their delicious pizza, they also come equipped with a very extensive (and impressive) wine list. No country goes unnoticed and you will be sure to have an excellent selection to choose from.

If you choose to dine inside Geppetto’s charming restaurant or try a hand at their gorgeous terrace, be sure to start off your meal with their Grilled Octopus ($14) appetizer. A delicious helping of octopus is served atop a homemade hummus with a light flavouring of lemon and onion. Next up, the Mazzarina ($17) is the most popular pizza on the menu, with thinly sliced prosciutto, four dollops of sweet ricotta, cherry tomatoes, and a small bunch of fresh arugula. This Italian flag of flavourings just might knock you off your chair. Another delicious pizza choice is the Salsiccia ($17), which comes with lamb sausage, rapini, confit tomatoes, Parmesan, and mozzarella.

If you’re not in the mood for pizza, their Farfalle Primavera ($17) is definitely a delicious choice. Bow tie pasta with asparagus, broccoli, green peas, cherry tomatoes, fennel, herbs, and mascarpone will definitely satisfy any pasta lover. Be sure to complete your impeccable meal with their Vanilla Crème Brulée ($8). The hard sugar topcoat is paired with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and will end this gastronomical experience perfectly.

There’s no need to lie about Geppetto Pizzeria. They serve up delicious food that will definitely have you believing that you are dining in Italy. Don’t miss out on this quaint restaurant that packs one heck of a culinary punch.

2504 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC
(514) 903-3737

2510 Rue Beaubien Est, Montréal, QC
(514) 439-8599

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