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“Excellent local pizza joint”

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Ranked #599 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Famoso is a casual pizzeria serving authentic Neapolitan pizzas made with high quality ingredients in a domed Italian oven. Ideal for a quick lunch or a night out. Enjoy with wine, cocktails and beer.
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
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“Excellent local pizza joint”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Love the Neapolitan style pizza at Famosa! The thin crust is delightful and their classic Margherita pizza is wonderful value.

The service is hit and miss, but the pizzas come quick and they taste great. Would definitely go again.. if the lineup isn't too long!

Visited July 2012
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Dundas, Ontario
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“It's a great place in Edmonton, too!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We recently visited as a family of 8 adults - including several with gluten and lactose issues: able to find delightful salads to meet their needs and fill their appetites. Whew!
As a BIG pizza lover, however, I was in heaven! I managed to talk another into going halves so I could sample two: the Cappricciosa, a more traditional meat, mushroom, artichoke type and a VERY creative feature called the San Andreas with a chili lime chicken and cheese baked before adding avocado, tomatoes, onion and cilantro, drizzled with cream and a lime wedge. The crust was lovely and the mixture of fresh ingredients unique. Both were terrific and made a great compliment.
After all that, I was full, but my companions raved about the varieties of gelato and the intensity of their flavours -- with even the option of tasting before choosing!
The service was attentive, the servers upbeat and knowledgeable about the products, the wine list and featured drinks (sangria was VERY tasty), and the atmosphere pleasant.
Highly recommended!

Visited August 2012
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Israel
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

It's name notwithstanding (Famoso Neapolitan Pizza), the pizzas at the Mckenzie Town branch in Calgary SE are not the same or as good as those that you get in "old Napoli". My expectations were set for Italian fast food in Western Canada I didn't expect the tomato sauce to made from scratch, but I did hope for a less "just out of the bottle" flavor and texture. Yet for Canada the pizzas are pretty good and arguably among the best you can get at a chain pizzeria. So if your hungering for Italian and specifically pizza in Calgary you could do worse than Famoso. This isn't meant to be a backhanded compliment. The pizza we had was good by Canadian standards and I recommend the place if you can't make it to Italy. Another feat they pulled off nicely was the caprese salad which was very fresh and tasty, made with good quality ingredients. We were less enamored of the Tomato Bisque soup which was too salty.
Service was quick, helpful and smiling and you get good value for your money.
All this makes it a good choice for a casual outing in Calgary.

  • Visited August 2012
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Toronto
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Fast, fresh and delicious”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Famosa Pizza on 4th Street in Calgary is a must try. Ingredients are amazingly fresh and pizzas are very reasonably priced. You order at the front and they bring the food to your table. Food is ready really quickly. We have done pick up as well and they are fast for that too. If you like good thin crust pizza, this is for you.

  • Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
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“Excellent Pizza”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

If you enjoy authentic Italian thin crust pizza this place for you. This pizza is made right before you and it is delicious. It's thin crust is wonderful. The sauce is wonderful. Service is quick and easy.
Value is very good. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
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