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Famoso has always been on our list of authenticity when it comes to Neapolitan pizzas. Some may find its dough too soft or soggy but that was the texture of the Neapolitan pizzas we had in Naples, the birth place of this pizza variety. When Famoso recently launched new menu items, we gladly accepted the invitation to give them a try.

Food

Before we got to the new items, we ordered the Polpette al Forno (Spiced Pork Meatballs) to start. They were meaty and juicy, not much filler, and the meatballs held together really well. What made this addictive was the tomato sauce. It was the same sauce you would find in the Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Balls; it tasted fresh, tomatoey (if there is such a word) and we really liked the acidity in the tomatoes.

Polpette al Forno

Then, we took our first bites of the new items. The Korean BBQ Pork Pizza could be deceiving. At first we found it a bit sweet from the BBQ sauce and hoisin sauce, then bam! the heat finally hit you and now it’s a fine balance of sweet and spicy. It didn’t look like a lot of meat in the toppings either, but turned out to be just right. If you like Asian food, you will enjoy this Asian twist to an Italian classic.

Korean BBQ Pork Pizza

The Paesano Fire Bread Sandwich (Pulled Pork Sandwich) is different from most others. (more…)

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Remember going to Famoso for the event featuring world acclaimed pizza chef Roberto Caporuscio from New York City and truly enjoyed the pizzas, I purchased a deal voucher to re-visit Famoso. I wanted to see if their pizzas taste just as good without the live guidance of chef Caporuscio.

I wanted to do it now also because of our recent trip to Naples, where we had the authentic Neapolitan pizzas from L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, a local pizzeria that has been around since 1870. It was nice and hot; the dough was light yet chewy, toppings were fresh. It was so good we’re still re-living the moments 6 months later.

L'Antica Pizzeria da MichelePizza oven at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Margherita from L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Food

Enters Famoso, and an encore of the Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Balls again because we really liked them the last time. And they were just as good as I remembered! The tomato sauce was flavourful, savoury yet not acidic. The fior-di-latte was rich, creamy and gooey; combined with the prosciutto slice this just tasted wonderfully with the tomato sauce.

Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Balls

We ordered two pizzas. First, the Funghi. (more…)

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A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria for an event featuring the world acclaimed pizza chef Roberto Caporuscio from New York City. Famoso’s Chef Don Letendre has been spending time with Roberto for the last little while to learn some pizza-making tips from the master. During Roberto’s visit to Vancouver, Famoso decided to host this special event where Roberto prepares an exclusive three-course meal for the guests.

Famoso's founders Jason Allard & Justin Lussier, Don Letendre, MC of the evening, Roberto Caporuscio

Famoso’s founders Jason Allard & Justin Lussier, Don Letendre, MC of the evening, Roberto Caporuscio

Food

The evening started with a demonstration by Roberto on making pizzas. The dough is made of (very little) fresh yeast, water, Caputo “00” flour (highly-refined, low gluten flour imported from Italy) and a pinch of salt. That’s it. And because there’s very little yeast, it takes about 8-10 hour to proof, and the crust would end up to be much softer than other pizza crusts. The dough is being made into dough balls like mozzarella balls, and also has the soft, spongy texture of mozzarella balls. The kneading and stretching of the dough is quite a delicate process, bringing in air to the crust.

First, we had Piccolo Morso. It’s like bruschetta with prawn, peppers, onions and spinach on crostini. It’s a small bite but a good way to start our meal. (more…)

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