Famoso – Edmonton, AB
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Downtown: 11750 Jasper Ave
Magrath: 14123 – 23 Ave
South Common: 1437 – 99 St
[All outlets visited on separate visits; photos from Magrath location]
Caputo ’00′ flour from Italy, tomatoes from the Campania region of Southern Italy, fior-di-latte mozzarella ,fresh herbs, and 900F – does make for very good pizza. The ‘Famoso Story’ tells of their training with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana but like others in Canada (i.e. Pizza Prima Strada), they have not registered with the VPN. For Famoso, this could possibly be difficult due to the franchise structure of this organization.
Entering any one of their establishments – first find yourself a table. Peruse the full menu of salads, flatbread, pagniotielli sandwiches, pizza, gelato and tiramisu imported from Italy. When you’re ready, proceed to the counter and place your order (remember your table number).
Photographed below is the Prosciutto Arugula, listed under the ‘White Pizzas’ as the sauce is olive oil, garlic and oregano. The pizza dough truly is outstanding, and when combined with the quality toppings – is truly delicious.
Following the trend of photographing the bottom of the pizza’s here at Foodosophy, here is evidence of the infamous ‘leoparding’ characteristic of this style of pizza cookery.
It would appear as though there is an owner connection between this operation and Wok Box, which could very well poise this franchise to start appearing across Canada shortly. A good thing for all the pizza lovers out there!