Try Panuozzos, Meaty Wood-Fired Pizzas & More At This Pizzeria
EVOO Eatery & Pizzeria is the cool kid on the block when it comes to Italian comfort food. They’ve got the most flavour-packed pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and an Italian Sandwich called the Panuozzo, and they’re the first ones to bring it to the country (or so they claim).
What Makes It Awesome
As we entered EVOO (which is very conveniently located on the main road), the first thing that caught our eye was the minimalist aesthetic; white walls with framed pictures from Italy filling the room (most of them taken by the owner and his family themselves). Oh, and the huge wood-fired oven catches your attention instantly!
When it comes to the food, EVOO does almost everything in-house—from the bread to the toppings, everything’s amazingly fresh, and the delicious food backs that claim. We tried the Lamb Meatball Panuozzo, which is a soft Italian sandwich filled with meat, cheese, olive oil, and marinara sauce; a creation they claim to have brought to the country for the first time ever.
We also tried the Pork Calabrian Pizza, a wood-fired treat, topped with fresh toppings, cheese and sprinkled with olive oil. It’s safe to say we were in a bit of a food coma after the first bite. They’ve also got pasta, salads, coffee (Blue Tokai, people), and shakes, which we’re sure are just as good.
What Could Be Better
While they do have parking space for a couple of cars, it's highly likely that you might have to find a spot somewhere else.
They have gluten-free options as well—just ask your server about it!
PS: The owner told us why they named it EVOO. It’s an abbreviation for Extra Virgin Olive Oil—the base ingredient used in Italian cooking.