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

December 1, 2013 

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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

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  • Paul

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

  • Scout Magazine

    Oops. You’re absolutely right. We should eat in more than we take out!

  • Kathy

    How is Farina #6 on your list!? It should be much higher!

  • Saddler

    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.

  • Scout Magazine

    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.