Oddly Charming Pizzeria In Reykjavik Would Fit Just Fine In Strathcona

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Restaurant Porn is a regular column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce Vancouver diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas that they might draw an inkling of inspiration from. We do our best to pair the foreign rooms with local addresses so as to let everyone in on the daydream.

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(via) This place is refreshingly different for a pizza joint. You’ll find “The Pizza (with no name)” in what used to be an old four-storey residence in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. It’s wall-to-wall vintage curiosity with items sourced from across the United States and building materials salvaged from local buildings by Hálfdan Lárus Pedersen and his fellow aesthetes at local design firm Baulhús.

It’s pretty out there for a functioning restaurant design. The bar, for example, is constructed out of old mantels, mirrors, and cabinets. Though it might seem bizarre, that doesn’t mean it isn’t charming, or the result of very laborious processes (the multi-toned 50,000 wooden ceiling tiles were apparently handmade). Word is the pizzas are pretty good, too.

If we had our pick of addresses in Vancouver (zoning be damned) and having a wood-burning oven in the basement wasn’t a problem (they can do that in Iceland), we’d aim for an old house in Strathcona — one with plenty of character. Take your pick of the south side of East Georgia St. between Princess St. and MacLean Park.

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Photos by Börkur Sigþórsson.

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