Double Zero Pizza – In the Core
It’s great that these Neapolitan Pizza places are popping up all over Calgary. We have some great ones around that I’ve reviewed in the past, so I was excited to try what Double Zero had to offer us Calgarians. If you’re looking for the place, it’s in The Core just around the corner of Stephen Ave on 4th Street SW. It’s in the old Tangerine, if any of you have been there before. As I walked down the stairs I wasn’t sure what to expect as you don’t find many basement style restaurants around. At first you see a very nicely designed restaurant, looks to be a fair size, but once we got seated there was a whole other section which turned out to be a huge place with a great atmosphere.
The menu is fairly simple in a great way. You have your appy’s, salads, panini’s, grilled entrees, and of course Pizza. Since we were here for the first time we had to have the pizza. Fuzzy, my wife and I got to the restaurant at 11:45am, just before the lunch rush on a Monday. This place is definitely going to be a lunch hot spot. Great food, decent prices, and quick/fast service. We ordered the Calamari ($11) to start, which was very tasty, it has a nice tangy citrus sauce with a green onion mixture (for those Chinese people out there, it’s almost like the green onion mixture when you get white chicken). I could eat this up all day long with that sauce. Now on to pizzas…all pizzas are topped with san marzano tomatoes, and Alberta mozzarella. The first pizza we tried was the traditional Margherita ($13 fresh mozza, basil and tomato). Great crust, good crunch and done just right. The next up was the Salami ($16 Salami, reggiano, chili), Salami had a great kick, just the way I would like pepperoni or salami done, same thing great crust and crunch. Then (insert heaven sound here), Spinach and Potato Pizza ($15). This one knocked it out of the park. Spinach, thinly sliced potato, roasted garlic everywhere and soft cooked free range egg. If you have this pizza, make sure you take your first slice with every part of this pizza, especially the yolk of the egg. Wow words are hard to describe how good this pizza was. What was even better is the yolk ran on the pizza pan where I used the other slices of pizza to soak up the runny yolk. Odd combination on paper, but excellent combination in real life. Check out the menu on the link below to check preview your visit!
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