Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria opens Wednesday, April 18th, bringing authentic Neapolitan pizza to Commercial Drive’s own “little Italy”. Famoso uses only the freshest authentic Italian ingredients to make pizzas that would be as at home on the streets of Naples as they are on The Drive.
“Famoso is the perfect addition to Commercial Drive. It is true to the neighborhood’s roots but recognizes The Drive’s own transformation. I’m excited to be returning to the neighbourhood,” says owner, restauranteur and native East Vancouverite Brian Goheen. “I grew up here so launching Famoso is like coming home for me.”
Famoso uses only highly refined ‘00’ Caputo flour to make its dough. It is hand-stretched and tossed to create a soft and crispy thin crust that is naturally low in gluten and easy to digest. The sauce is made from imported tomatoes from Southern Italy’s Campania region. Their low acidity and natural sweetness make for a rich, caramelized sauce. The fresh fior-di-late whole-milk mozzarella used as a topping on all their pizzas is known for its creamy texture. Famoso pizzas are then baked for 90 seconds at 900 degrees Fahrenheit in a traditional, fire-roasting Italian pizza oven. Guests can choose from traditional toppings or “New World” flavours.
While the pizza is traditional, the service is innovative. Famoso presents the pizzeria as another social dining option that goes beyond just a “pizza place”. Fast and casual, guests find menus at their table but order at the counter and then sit back to relax until their food and beverages are brought to their table. They can either pay immediately when they order at the counter or start a tab and pay at their table. Famoso’s menu also offers appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, gelato and a varied drinks menu including wine, beer, cocktails, Italian coffees and sodas, and soft drinks.
Contact Details and Hours:
Location: 1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Phone number: 604-251-2292
Hours of Operation: Sunday to Thursday, 11am – 11pm, Friday to Saturday, 11am – 12 midnight