Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is a fast casual style restaurant serving pizza Napoletana in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. It’s quick because you essentially find a table, peruse the menu, then place your order at the counter.
With multiple locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Famoso’s Vancouver Island location is conveniently situated in one of downtown Victoria’s oldest landmarks, Market Square. We stopped by one afternoon for lunch and decided on a salad appetizer and three pizzas to share.
Caprese Salad ($8/$13) – Field greens, slices of fior-di-latte, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar.
Capricciosa ($14.75) – This hearty pizza is topped with Italian ham, roasted mushrooms, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, extra virgin olive oil, and pecorino romano.
Margherita ($12) – This classic pizza contains fior-di-latte, fresh basil, pecorino romano, and extra virgin olive oil. You have the option of adding cherry tomatoes, roasted mushrooms, anchovies, and kalamata or green olives for $1.50 each.
Funghi ($14.75) – Parmesan crema, fior-di-latte, roasted white mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, caramelized onions, white truffle oil, and pecorino romano.