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Hot Oven Pizza and Pasta

5620 Hastings street
Burnaby, BC V5B3T2
Tel: (604) 299-4055
Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Cuisine: Pizza
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Service: Takeout, Delivery
  • At Hot Oven Pizza, we use the finest ingredients and offer an abundance of toppings in all our products. We consistently provide our customers with impeccable service and offer quick free delivery to your door. our goal is to serve our community, the tastiest pizza experience ever. Hello Burnaby, we are Hot Oven Pizza!

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Good pizza, not great
By k-dawg73 of Burnaby (67 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 5:50pm [Take-out]

I had driven by this pizza place for a while now and finally decided to try it today. Had also read some glowing reviews on this site, so I thought I would see if the pizza lived up to the hype.

For me, pizza needs to be judged on 3 criteria: 1. crust, 2. sauce, 3 toppings.

As the previous reviewers have mentioned, Hot Oven specializes in what appears to be "deep dish" style of pizza. The edges of the crust go up about 3 inches or so from the base of the pizza. It was definitely different, on my first bite I wasn't sure what to make out of it. It tasted kinda sour at first, like it was sourdough, but then it was kinda sweet. There appears to be cornmeal in it, which would explain the sweetness. The more that I ate, the more that it grew on me. It was chewy and crusty at the same time. Nice.

The sauce wasn't anything special. It was okay, kinda bland. I like a little spice in my sauce, and this sauce didn't have it. It also seemed to be a "blush" or "rose" sauce. The colour looked a little pink, like cream or milk had been added to it, it wasn't bright red.

I ordered the large "Carnivore" pizza, which was all meat. Toppings were quite good, lots of it. Cheese wasn't overly abundant, but that's good, cause I don't really like a mountain a cheese on a pizza anyways.

Surprsingly, the price of the pizza was about $3 less in store than on their website, not sure why? Cost of the pizza was $19.99 + tax = $22.40. It's more on the expensive side, along the lines of Beethoven's Pizza and I think they cater to more "specialty pizza" lovers. The pizza was hefty, about 2 lbs or so, so you get what you pay for. It was more than enough to feed 2 adults and a 5 1/2 year old with a voracious appetite, with one piece left over.

Would I order from here again? Probably, but my first choice for specialty pizza would still be Beethoven's.

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Can't Wait For More!!
By Ahmeimei of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 10:21pm [Dine in]

Very good pizza, and I have eaten a LOT of pizza in my life! Although, a bit pricey, but not overly expensive considering the amount of stuff they put in the pizza. I had the Meat Lover's pizza though they call it the Carnivore, cute. The pizza had a good fresh taste, not your run in the mill tomato sauce from a can, it has something to it not quite sure what it is but it's good. Lots of layer of meat, I counted 5, but some slices had the toppings slipped off when lifting slices out of the take out box. The Crust is good, has a creamy buttery glaze that's somewhat sweet and savoury, works really well with the saltyness of all the meat. $16.95 for a medium that fed the 3 of us, I say that's a steal, will definely go back, can't wait to try something else!!

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Was hoping for more...
By worf of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

Heard all these good reviews about Hot Oven Pizza, but after trying it for myself I was sorely disappointed.

The pizza itself was loaded with toppings and cheese, a plus. However, the pizza lacked flavor!!!! I found myself eating just to fill myself instead of enjoying it. The crust was tasteless and a little tough, I expected more after watching them rolling and kneading the dough as we waited for our meal.

Service was mediocre. Maybe they weren't used to having customers eat in, but at least smile when you serve the food, make your customers feel welcome.

We ordered a family meal: garlic bread, salad, pizza and pasta, but definitely not worth the price. The "caesar" salad was served in a large bowl and the lettuce barely covered the bottom. The lasagna was so-so, also lacking in flavor. I've had much better lasagna elsewhere (maybe it was the lack of tomato sauce) and those places actually had a knife to cut it with...

Not sure if it was the pizza, lasagna or both, but after eating at that place, friends of mine complained of upset stomaches the next day.

If you're still intrigued and want to try Hot Oven Pizza, just stick to the pizza. Seems like it's the better value. My mistake was not what I ordered, it was going there in the first place.

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Strange style of doing Deep-Dish, and Pizza in general.
By phatal of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

I came here with some friends after hearing about these guys on Twitter.

It's a small place, designed for mostly take-out orders. There is a table and some seats for waiting customers, so we decided to eat-in.

We ordered the carnivore pizza large, with lasagna, and salad, as part of the family combo, around $40, kinda steep.

The salad came first. It was a ceasar salad, I think, with some almonds added to the mix. They served it in a silver mixing bowl, brought to our table, by unfriendly staff. It tasted pretty mild, in fact everything we ordered tasted pretty mild.

The lasagna came some time after in a aluminum tray. It wasn't like a lasagna that we expected. We're used to eating very cheesey, thick lasagna. The one we ordered just fell apart lacked flavor.

We waited a little longer for the pizza. Luckily there's a TV there and the film Juno was playing.

The pizza finally arrived, plopped on our table in a takeout pizza box, even though we're eating in. The server didn't speak, and didn't even say "enjoy". Very impersonal for a small business to really not be very enthusiastic about what they're serving.

The pizza was hot, and topped with lots of meats, processed meats. Immediately I did notice that the pizza was lacking tomato sauce flavor. in fact, the pizza had very little tomato sauce, and it was very mild tasting. Good pizza is always about the sauce, as the toppings come second.

Also, the pizza at Hot Oven isn't exactly deep-dish in the traditional sense. It was not served in a circular tray, it not very thick either, the crust was forgettable, and hard overcooked. Deep Dish traditionally you're supposed to eat with a fork and knife. We asked for a fork, and they said they didn't have any forks...

I have never been to Chicago, but from watching no reservations, I can see that Hot Oven Pizza isn't anything like Chicago Deep Dish. It is okay for what it is, but not the best pizza in town. A strange variation of pizza.

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Awesome Pizza regardless if it's a deep dish or not
By Jaystoner of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:09pm [Delivery]

Been ordering pizza from this joint a few times now, never been to Chicago so can't comment on what a true deep dish pizza should be, but I know that this place do pack on quiet a bit of toppings and cheese, whereas most places have more dough to toppings per bite ratio, this place is the opposite and for only a dollar or two more than Panago or Dominos, it's a no brainer. So let the Americans have their deep dish and their obesity issues, I like Hot Oven just the way they are.

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Tasty pizza but not as DEEP as previous reviews say
By Binky of Coquitlam (32 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:07pm [Take-out]

I stopped off on my way home on Oct. 25 because I was dying to try this place after all the great reviews. I ordered the medium Canuck which had bacon, ham, not much pepperoni and mushroom. It wasn't nearly as deep-dish as I had read about in other's reviews. Also it didn't weight 2 lbs either. For that I was disappointed...The sauce wasn't the best I've had but was fine. The pizza's crust was good with the cornmeal and a slightly sweet tinge to it. I liked it. I ended up getting 4 meals out of this medium pizza and for almost $20.00 I think that was pretty good value. I will return in a couple of months and try another special with different toppings.

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Great Pizza
By knothead of Burnaby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:09am [Delivery]

I ordered the Large Carnivore pizza, I have only had one deep dish pizza before and it was a greasy mess. But this was GOOD, the crust was perfect not too hard not too doughy. Lots of toppings and each slice held together as it was picked up. Even as left overs the next day reheated it was still very good.

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Wicked pizza. Stacked toppings.
By mister_jacky of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:11am [Delivery]

A friend had this delivered to his place... figured meh because usually smaller pizza joints you get that generic boring stuff.
I was super surprised!!!
This place was strictly Chicago deep dish kinda gourmet style. Good thing because the toppings were piled crazy high. Was really good, some of the best pizza I've had in a long time.

Check it out if you are close, I really wish they had a spot downtown I could get delivery.

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Everyone have an opinion
By DanielTrumbon of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:24pm [Take-out]

After been to Hot Oven a number of times I thought I should do my part and give them the props they deserve. You can tell right away from the weight of the box that it's definitely not your regular pizza joint. Pizza is always loaded with toppings and topped off with cheese so everything stays juicy. You can tell they actually spend the time to design and lay out the pizza not just throw everything on and toss it in the oven. For pretty much the same price as panago but 2-3 times the amount of juiciness, you just can't go wrong!!

I am surprise to see some of the bad comments people below give about Hot Oven, like their ranch sauce tastes like it's from a bottle. Who makes their ranch sauce from scratch? Or one gave bad review because he was given his pizza in a box. What the heck did he expect the pizza in a take out joint to come in?? I guess with the internet age, people love to voice their opinions, no matter how dumb they are.

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Excellent pasta, but I didn't care for their pizza or delivery service
By brittanytodorov of Vancouver, BC. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:38pm [Delivery]

We ordered the baked ravioli and a small pepperoni and mushroom pizza for delivery. They don't have a cordless authorization machine, so you have to give your credit card number over the phone, which is rather sketch. They were also 20 minutes late to deliver.

The pizza was extremely ordinary. I didn't care for the way the ingredients were layered, most of the pepperoni and mushrooms were steamed as opposed to baked, since they were under the cheese. Also, their dipping sauces are pretty much like their store bought equivalents. For example, we ordered a ranch dipping sauce, and it was pretty much just Hidden Valley Ranch put into a little container. My boyfriend didn't care for the blue cheese dip, either.

HOWEVER: the pasta was extremely good. It tasted like homemade lasagna. I would definitely have this again, and I recommend ordering it.

Overall, not blown away but you can't argue with how good the pasta tasted.

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Best Pasta & Salad Dinner by Delivery
By sumiko of Burnaby B.C (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 5:41pm [Delivery]

I rarely order pasta fom pizza places as the quality has never been that great. Most places I've ordered pasta from have been a disappointment...pasta overcooked, sauce never tastes homemade, etc. I tried Hot Oven Pizza's pasta a few years back and have been ordering regurlarly since. Their pasta is cooked to order, its never soggy like the kind left cooked so it can easily be mixed with the sauce and heated up. The spaghetti is always el dente, meat sauce is delicious with a slight peppery spice, garlic and onions simmered together with the ground meat. I'm positive its a blend of beef and pork...its so good. I usually order either the baked lasagna or spaghetti with cheese plus meatballs. Each of these dishes are baked to perfection with cheese and topped with parmesan and parsley. The meatballs are also delightful! You get three large ones per pasta orders above and I have ordered extras before to make my own meatball subs with, its garlicy, seasoned well and never dry.

The house salad is awesome, its always slightly different, but usually has mixed greens, red onion, cucumbers and tomatoes. Topped with crunchy croutons and the best part is the house dressing. Its a vinegarette type dressing with ground onion, spices, probably garlic and maybe a dash of soy? Its so delicious and fresh to go with the rich, meaty pasta dishes.

This is my go to place for nights where I feel like a home cooked meal but too lazy to make it : )

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Deep dish pizza that competes with the best in Chicago!
By michael13 of Kitsilano (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 12:24am [Delivery]

I'm from Chicago and have lived in Vancouver for 4 years. One of the things I have missed most about Chicago is the deep dish pizza. After 4 years, I finally found it in the Vancouver area, and it is outstanding!!! This place is just down the road from us and I never knew they specialize in deep dish pizza until I received an ad from them in the mail that advertised as such. This was the best junk mail I ever received in my life! Take it from a Chicago deep dish pizza connoisseur.

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Pizza Heaven
By KellyFoxxy of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

Chicken wings.
While I've definitely had my fair share of both breads and pizzas, I have not once eaten chicken wings before. I don't know how. I don't know why. Mostly, I don't know how I survived without eating these particular wings. I'm salivating as I'm writing this. I'm wondering if they're still open right now so I can run blocks over there and get more. A bit of spice, plenty of sauce, cooked nice and soft so it comes off the bone... and onto mine.

Deep dish barbecue chicken pizza
I prefer thin crust. I'm not the world's biggest pesto sauce fan. But I love my pizza. Despite the fact that the pizza wasn't what I'd design for myself the quality was such that I will definitely return. I can tell a good pizza, even without my favorite ingredients. The cornmeal crust crust was appropriately firm without any blackened areas or mushy bits, the ingredients were fresh and the parsley was nice and perky-- good combo with the pesto sauce, I might add. Definitely the most bang for my buck. Even though It's a little pricier than the panago or domino but you definetly get 5 times the toppings and cheese (and I happily finished my leftovers about an hour ago).

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You get what you pay for
By samel of Burnaby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 28, 2010 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

This place does not offer any 2-for-1 deals but you get a lot more toppings and fresher ingredients. The pizza crust is softer but not soggy. Even overnight, you can have them cold without damagng your teeth. I like their sub, too. With 5 toppings, it was so packed that I had a hard time biting into it. Now I go to the 2-for-1 places for pizzas to entertain my cheap friends and I go to Hot Oven for myself.

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Tasty, quality ingredients and filling!!
By daKing of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

Stopped in to check out this new restaurant. Bright red catchy signage caught my eye and I decided on impulse to pull in to grab some grub on the way home. Ambiance for a take out/delivery pizza joint was incredible in comparison to others. Ordered a "Pesto Pollo". Pizza interestingly enough had pesto intead of pizza sauce, chicken, vegetables stacked with alot of cheese. Very filling and tasty. Definitely not your regular cornerstore pizza joint. The price reflects the amount of toppings and preparation of the ingredietns. The pesto sauce was delicious. Will recommend to others to try.

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Fantastic!
By markq of Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:32am [Dine in]

I think this pizza is the best I've ever had in Vancouver and area! It's thick and very very tasty. I had a vegi with artichokes on it and the double pineapple. Both were awesome! I plan on trying their pasta as I've heard it was really good too.

I think it was the owner that took our order. He valued my business and I think that's the sign of a good owner.

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purely awesome
By Fengar_2000 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

I had a co-worker tell me about this place and wow the food is heavy as it's loaded with toppings.. the crust tastes sweet and good.. the entire pizza is sooo tasty and good.. I've tried several pizzas now and I think it's my favorite pizza place now. I've never been to a pizza place that is soooo good and it really surprises you how incredible it really is. Real cheese.. real toppings with no skimping.. i think my carnivore pizza weighed 25 pounds.. ok it didn't weigh that much but it was really heavy. I could barely eat 2 slices before I was full. The delivery guys are good guys too and very friendly.

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great value and yummy!
By mainstreeteater of main st, vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

hubby and i ordered the carnivore and hot oven select specialty pizzas - both were very delicious and heavy with toppings! we also ordered their sweet chili wings - it was really juicy and tasty - truly finger licking good! food was delivered really quickly and was still hot when we got it. would definitely order from these guys again.

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One of the best in Burnaby, if not all the GVRD
By StLamicus of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

We gave this one a try based on the two reviews we saw, and were more than surprised at how good it was.

The pizzas themselves are very tasty, and as has been mentioned before, the toppings are insane. They measure in at around 2 inches thick, no skimping on anything, and best of all, real cheese.

It's even taken over from Beethoven's on Bainbridge as our go-to pizza joint in North Burnaby.

Highly recommended- I gave a 3 for value and ambiance only because they are a bit pricy, and it's a take-out joint, so who cares about ambience. You're here for the pizza, so give them a call.

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Yummy!
By tamacat57 of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 1:09pm [Dine in]

I work near around the corner from Holdom and when leaving work saw this new place. I went in and ordered the Pineapple Express and the Canuck to take home to my family. They have a great buy 1, get 1 half off deal right now. I thought the prices seemed alittle high but when I saw the toppings I realized why.....TONS. I enjoyed the pizza and while waiting watched a few minutes of a newly released movie. Overall, I would definetly go back for more.

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