The founders and former owners of the West End’s popular restaurant La Brasserie have thrown open the doors to a new spin on the edgy pizzeria concept.
Pizza Fabrika, a cozy pizza joint from restaurateur brothers Stephen and Michael Wiese, is a rebel with a good cause. Fabrika is a commonly used European term for “factory” and reflects the setting for this non-conformist pizzeria inspired by a working factory… and it so happens to be within stumbling distance of our View the Vibe Vancouver office!
The pizza menu is tight and features about eight high-quality, 12-inch pies fashioned using traditional methods, including a yeast-leavened sourdough created via time-honoured kneading techniques.
The savoury tomato sauce is pretty much perfection and made from D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and Kosher salt that compliments Fabrika’s cheese blend of full-fat Canadian mozzarella and Danish fontina.
The unique pizza offerings feature an array of modern, eclectic toppings (think: duck prosciutto with fresh pea shoots; double smoked bacon with crispy pork crackling and house-made crème fraiche; and beer bison meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and roasted red peppers). Hungry yet? Well, if you have room you can add an order of their original sides, salads, and rotating dessert jars.
From the bar, guests will find a deliberate list of perfectly paired high-acidity wines from all over the globe and craft-style beer options to wash all the pizza goodness down.
Wines will also be available in half litre carafes with a rotating local craft beer by the jug – something you definitely don’t see offered too often in this town.
Not up for dining in-house? No problem! Get your fix and grab a pizza to go (no delivery just yet, we’re told).
Pizza Fabrika is located at 1680 Robson Street (between Bidwell and Cardero Streets) in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood and is open from 5pm until midnight 7 days a week.
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