If you’re the type of person who likes to build-your-own-everything, chances are you’ll get hooked on Brigade Pizzeria Napolitaine.
A DIY pizza place where your pizza dough is hand-stretched in front of your eyes, the venue’s concept is dynamic and fun. As you walk in, an assembly line of fresh ingredients is unveiled. Pick and choose whatever combination your wildest pizza fantasy desires. If deciding in the face of too much choice is not your forte, opt for a pre-made option on the menu.
J went for the pollo pesto pizza: basil sauce made of pesto and pine nuts, chicken, caramelized onions, and TASTY Gorgonzola ($13.65). An Italian blue cheese, the Gorgonzola added a real edge to the pizza with its strong, pungent, salty, yet sweet ending.
I, for my part, went for the classic margarita: san marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, extra virgin olive oil, to which I added a mountain of dried tomatoes and jalapenos ($7.49 + $1/extra). Mamma mia, those were fiery little ones. I need to stop thinking that my Asian genes give me invincible taste buds. Thanks little green ones for keeping me in check.
Pizzas at Brigade are thin, well crusted, with a moist and delicious center. If you’d rather have it crisp all around, simply ask and the staff will happily fulfill your desires. Wine and sangria are available on tap ($6-7). Be skeptical all you want, the Sangria had a rich full-bodied taste of fruit and red wine. Brigade also serves Belgian beers and American soft drinks imported straight from New Jersey. In terms of appetizers, the place is about to release some serious meatballs. For your eyes only, a snippet of what is coming ahead: moist and flavorful little wonders made of grass-fed beef from a supplier 5 hours north of Montreal. Brigade also does dessert pizza. J and I looked way too pregnant by the end of our meal. We wanted to, but the belly said no. So please give it a try and let me know what you think!
1428 rue Stanley
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