Vancouver Foodster presents the Pizza Challenge

This is our 2nd Pizza Challenge featuring 14 restaurants in Vancouver, Burnaby and North Van, that runs from March 5-28, 2015.

Participating restaurants are showcasing new Pizza creations invented for this pizza challenge while some of them have entered their most popular pizzas, all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period .

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Pizza creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:

Thor Diakow

Breakfast Television’s entertainment guru on City in Vancouver.



Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter


Jennifer Thomson

Traffic reporter on CKNW and AM730

Twitter: @jtradiogal


Adrian Harris

Food Blogger for his own

Twitter: @talldarkroast

These are just some of the unique Pizza creations in this challenge
Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

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Pizza Pomo Verde

Description: Urbani’s Spicy Fennel Sausage, Carozzi Tellagio Fromaggio, Fior di Latte, Fresh Fennel, Green Apple Chive Slaw

Price:  $16

Created by: Executive Chef Will Lucas

Offered: from 11:30am daily

Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel:  604-299-8002

Twitter:  @CottoEnoteca


Alberello Pizzeria

Alberello PizzeriaAlberello Pizzeria

Verde Noce 

Description: Verde Noce translates green walnut. House-made pesto base with toasted walnuts, roasted red and yellow peppers, caramelized onion, oyster mushroom sautéed in garlic oil, and aged mozzarella topped with fresh soft goat cheese & basil.

Price: $14

Created by: Azin Etesami (Owner/pizza lover) and Cristina Marianetti (Chef)

Offered: all the time

Alberello Pizzeria

115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-770-4484


Twitter @Alberellopizza
The Bibo

The BiboThe Bibo

Pizza Montanara

Description: Montanara means something that comes from the mountain, all the ingredients remember flavour from woods, mountains, forest and wild nature.

Price $24

Offered: Thursday: dinner; FridaySaturdaySunday: lunch and dinner

Created by: Chef Marco Di Stefano

The Bibo

1835 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: 604-568-6177

Twitter: @TheBiBo


Pizza Fabrika


Pizza FabrikaPizza Fabrika

Dark Matter Ale Sausage

Description: Dark matter ale sausage, braised beef short rib,  sautéed mixed mushrooms, and red onion

Price:  $15

Created by: Chef Michael Wiese

Offered: 5pm until late, nightly

Pizza Fabrika

1680 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.559.1680


Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Pizza creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness,  traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Pizza creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from March 5-28, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Pizza creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Pizza creations on March 30, 2015.

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