The Top 10 Pizzerias In Vancouver #6: “Pizzeria Farina” On Chinatown’s Edge

6189595683_069e054b2e_b

Farina is the closest pizzeria to Scout’s office, so we know it intimately. The room is adorably designed, one of the first ever independent jobs by Craig Stanghetta, who has since done up the looks of several popular establishments around town (eg. Pidgin, Homer St. Cafe, Revolver, Ask For Luigi, etc).

But back to the pizza! The crust is fantastic. Not only does it travel well and maintain core temperature longer than VPN-certified pizzas (at least the few blocks back to our office), it also maintains an ideal thinness. It’s very close to Neapolitan authenticity, even achieving the gently blistered char on the outer edges with their gas-fired oven. Our favourite pizzas here are the quattro formaggi with mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, and ricotta (flecked with basil, natch) and the finocchiona with fennel sausage, provolone, parmesan and peppers. Update: an earlier edit said that PF didn’t have a liquor license. That is, of course, incorrect. Our bad.

915 Main Street | Vancouver, BC | 604-681-9334 | www.pizzeriafarina.com

5

There are 5 comments

  1. It does have a liquor license. Rather, it serves wine – not sure what you’re talking about.

  2. If you knew Farina “intimately” how could you possibly not know that it had a LL? When was the last time you were there? This list feels like it was pulled out of a hat.

  3. A week ago? Like I said, I do more take out there than dine in because it’s just a couple of blocks away. Some hat, Saddler. Some hat.

Nine Years Ago This Week, Taking the First Look Inside ‘Latitude’ (Later El Camino’s)

Long before El Camino's packed them in at 3250 Main Street, the address was home to this slick Pan-American wine bar.

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

On Protesting Lame Restaurant Names and Loving Korean Cubano Sandwiches

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds pots smoothies and a lack of diversity in restaurant criticism.

Six Years Ago Today, When Minami Was Getting Its Masterful Hideki Kimura Paintjob

There were several walls being painted simultaneously. The exacting task was monumental, and it was a cool thing to witness.