So there is this amazing little Italian cafe a block away from my office. My coworker had mentioned this place with amazing pizza a few times and I said "oh okay, sure" and filed it away somewhere. So finally after a year and a half, I finally went to Sciué to try out their amazing pizza. Let me just say, I completely regret not going there sooner.
There are a bunch of pizzas for sale with fresh ones brought out every 5 minutes or so. The pizza flavours on sale always change but the smoked salmon is a big favourite so it's usually around. You just indicate to the server how much of each one you want and they slice it up for you. What I like about it is that they slice it into pieces and then heat it up for you and serve it on a little wooden chopping board! I love food served on wooden ware! The pizza is sold by weight. Unfortunately, I always want to try everything and I typically find that I always think I can eat a lot more than I actually can.
In the past two months I've been there about four times. In the first picture, I had smoked salmon, mushrooms on tomato sauce and a potato and prosciutto. That was my first visit to Sciué and the pizza was so amazing that I've been going back since.The pizza isn't your typical fast food/delivery pizza. Traditional Italian pizza is made on a very thin dough that has a chewy texture to it. It gives a unobtrusive platform for the other ingredients to shine. I suppose I would say that the crust at Sciué can be a bit tough especially the edges but generally it's got a good chew/soft ratio.
This one was an egg on something with olives. Fortunately or not, they flavours available always change and sometimes you go back and the one you want isn't there. They might have different ingredient combinations but it's just not the same. For example, I really loved the mushroom on tomato sauce and something with an egg on prosciutto and they didn't have it. So I tried this one above, with the olives but of course I don't like olives so I picked them all out...
My phone was on macro so it took weirdly overexposed pictures.
Here's the storefront. They have some slightly enclosed tables out front with big orange umbrellas. It's wonderful to have lunch here on a sunny day. I looked up the meaning of Sciué and it's Italian slang for fast food I think. Basically the owners wanted to bring good fast dining to Vancouver and what a success. This place is always pretty busy. Oh, another touch I really like are the Italian servers that work there. It's very authentic feeling :-)
Here is the smoked salmon pizza. It doesn't look like much but it's a pizza crust spread with a bit of mayonnaise and covered with spinach leaves and topped with a generous amount of smoked salmon and then drizzled with olive oil.
* I realized after that I wasn't allowed to take photos. There was a sign and a lady told me "no photos". Oops.