Trilussa Pizza and Pane: Capri, Ultimate Comfort Food Pizza
4363 Main Street, Vancouver
I stumbled upon a hidden little pizza place, Trilussa in the Riley Park neighbourhood that I’ve never even noticed before.
We ordered two pizzas to share. I picked the Vancouver pizza right away because salmon was listed as one of the toppings along with an organic salad. I didn’t know what to think when I saw the word “salad,” but apparently it met my worst enemy: green leafy vegetables. The pizza was one of their cold pies so I’m not sure how the lettuce leaves became wilted. I thought only heat did that to lettuce. I had a strong suspicion that the pizza ‘sauce’ was thousand island dressing. All in all, the salmon was still silky and delicious, I could have really done without the lettuce though.
The Capri pizza was my favourite: potatoes, pesto and pecorino cheese. It smelled amazing when it came to the table, garlicky from the pesto, bubbly, hot melted cheese and freshly baked pizza crust, glistening with olive oil. The crust really was crispy on the bottom and chewy along the sides. The great thing about very crispy pizza crust is, your hands really don’t get dirty throughout the meal.
The sliced potato topping covered in stretchy pecorino cheese was delicious. Even when sliced so thinly, the potato still held some texture. Since these pizzas were probably baked in less than 2 minutes, some of the potato was actually still crunchy, it was a wonderful contrast to the gooey cheese and runny pesto.
I’ll go back to Trilussa any day just for this potato pizza!