Riley Park – LIttle Mountain, particularly along Main Street, between East 16th to 33rd Avenue, is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Vancouver; I swear I must have walked by Trilussa Pizza and Pane (http://trilussa.ca/) many times. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I always assumed it was only a coffee house! It was not until recently when my “twin” brought me to this wonderful unassuming little #pizza and #pane eatery, I realized how much I’ve missed since the summer of 2011! Pardon my ignorance, I recently looked it up on #Urbanspoon and realize they have a 97% approval rating from the community and received rave reviews from many fellow food bloggers.
The three of us ordered three different types of specialty pizzas (other than classics like Margherita) which they sell by the slice (squares or rectangles, in various sizes) or as a whole: the Vancouver (Smoked salmon, organic salad), Caprese (tomato/bocconcini/organic salad) >and the Attillo (mushrooms and mozzarella, picture not shown), served on a wooden paddle. They keep things authentic and simple: thin and crispy crust, fresh produce, nice cheeses, cured meats and olive oil. In every bite you can taste the flavours, every ingredient shines through.
Besides pizzas, they also offer panini, soups, and of course, coffee. It is a fairly small place with not much seating, however the three times I’ve been there since late summer, somehow we always managed to find seating on a Saturday afternoon. Staff are very friendly; I can tell they are highly supported by their neighbourhood! Everyone seems to know them very well, while dropping by for a bite, they also stop by to chit chat.
Little Mountain is a wonderful community filled with many hidden gems; whether you are an out of town visitor or a local, it is definitely worth your while to pay a visit.
#Trilussa (4363 Main Street, Vancouver, BC (Between East 27th and East 28th Avenue)
Fresh pizzas made with freshest ingredients, friendly service, reasonable prices and moderate portion sizes. Seating is limited. Menu and pricing available on-line (http://trilussa.ca/)
Street parking is available (mostly metered, if you live in the neighbourhood, walking is the best way to get there)