Commercial Drive is full of pizza places. Seriously. There are several around this area which makes it all the better for the customer as there are tons of options to chose from. Pizza places have to compete with each other and up their game.
That being said, QUALITY prevails in this family-run restaurant. I like 4 Brothers because the ingredients are fresh, the pizza is not greasy and it is cheap. From the menu, I always prefer the super hawaiian pizza. The variety of toppings to chose from are endless, and if you don't like what's being offered in the menu, you can make your own pizza from scratch.
I had the pleasure of enjoying a slice of this pizza when an acquaintance brought some to share at a local event.
I will advise straight away that I cannot accurately comment on the service as I did not pick up the pizza, however, my acquaintance had no complaints - hence I put the service as "three stars" so that it's inclusion would be neutral in my personal rating.
Now - onto the pizza itself.
It was non-greasy and tasty. I found the crust adequate. The toppings generous and interesting. I sampled both the vegatarian and one with meat (sausage). Both were good.
This is not "gourmet pizza" - it is standard pizza that one picks up for pizza night for the kids or brings to a potluck. For what it was - it was good and I think a solid, affordable choice. Extra large pies are $16.99 each (with $3 off the second pie). This makes it $34.70 for two extra large pies (including HST). Not bad if feeding 8 to 10 people at a party.
Worth a visit for take out.
My girlfriend ordered a couple of pizzas here after her family was hankering for some greasy food. We decided to try this place. We ended up with 2 mediums, mostly vegetable toppings. A little different with this place than other joints I've had; they use cornmeal on the bottom of the crust and sesame seeds on the crust perimeter. Pretty good. Toppings lean towards the generous side and are fresh. It's true the blue cheese dipping sauce is fantastic and reminded me of the times I use to go to Panago.
The people there are friendly but the ambience is like most other mom and pop or family run pizzerias - small, dirty and the token off-white lighting.
It's a little more expensive, though the blue cheese sauce seems to justify the cost.
I have NEVER had an oiler piece of pizza (well, two pieces, actually). Both pieces were covered in oil, with oil floating on top. There was so much the paper plate was saturated before I had finished eating. As for service, it was adequate after they stopped talking to each other and noticed me. This much oil can't be good for you.
I used to live two blocks away from this place and would stop by here at least once a week.
I've tried at least 10 of the different kinds and all their pizza's are pretty good but the mushroom / capicollo takes the cake for sure. the beef and blue cheese is also delicious, and seriously, even if you hate blue cheese, try a slice. I hate it too but the pizza is great!
the service is friendly and the prices are decent. good place
I only go there when I'm on the drive which lately seems to be quite rare. Since I lived close to that area years ago, this has been my favourite place, the pizzas are pretty much the best I've had in Vancouver.
The only issue I have with this place is the price increases. It seems that 2 or 3 years ago their pizza was only $1 a slice, now it's $2. I understand food prices have increased recently but this is a little bit too much. Also, not much of an issue with this one but once in a while when I walk in they are still making the pizza and there's no much choice, it's a really popular place so that's understandable.
I have stopped in to this place on and off for the last couple of years for a quick slice or two, mainly to "fuel up". The guys who own/operate it (I think they really are 4 brothers!) are really nice guys. I even caught a ride home with a delivery driver one night when it was raining, and he didn't want any money for it.
As for the pizza, it's for sure better than average for a by-the-slice joint. That said, it's not fine quality pizza, but they are generous. My main concerns is that as their popularity has grown, they have ramped up their prices. The aforementioned super deal of $4.95 for a small I doubt is available any more. I have an old delivery menu of theirs, and I recently ordered delivery. The prices in the menu (about one year old) were not less than 15% too low. I was sort of shocked.
I recommend dropping in for a slice if you're walking by. The quality is above average, the selection great, and they have a lot of turnover of their pizza, so it's always hot and fresh. By way of comparison, I say their pizza is slightly better than the Pizza Garden further down Commercial by Venables St., which is also a popular spot. Stay away from delivery, though, is my recommendation. The other problem, aside from decreasingly respectable pricing, is that they have no waffle insert in the box, so the pizza sits directly on the cardboard. Because they top their pizzas so generously, there's a LOT of moisture. The slices are invariably soggy/mushy by the time the delivery arrives.
I do, however, recommend these groovy things they have called "Jalepeno Bites", which are all-in-all very tasty (crispy bites with melted mozza inside and minced bits of jalapeno; not so much to be overly hot, but enough to add zing to the cheese).
My favorite slice for drop in is their veggie selection with the artichokes, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. I'm not a veggie guy, but find this one very tasty, with a no-guilt healthy feeling about it.
I'm a big pizza guy and I love going along Commercial Drive to all the local pizza places. 4 Brothers Pizza is by far one of the best places to go to on Commercial Drive (or anywhere for that matter) for good pizza. They give generous portions and don't burn thier crust as often as Uncle Fatihs would. As well they aren't as greasy as Pizza Garden. So if your looking for a good pizza for a very fair price, this is your place. I have not had a bad experience yet and the people are awesome.
What can you say about this place? It is ugly, it is not in a good location, but it has good pizza. I mean who cares if the ambiance is horrible. This isn't an restaurant ambiance site. This is a site where we rate good food and I thought it was good pizza. Not as good as pizza at proffesional restaurants but good for pizza by the slice. Good variety,good value, fast service, good food. So what if it has poor ambiance. Also if you really want to, you can have your pizza and then go to the ice cream place near there that has hundreds of flavors.
Just a slightly-more-than-$1 a slice joint hole-in-the-wall. But the pizzas are really good and the prices are fantastic if you pick up, say, a small pizza with three toppings. It comes out to $4.25. And they're willing to do half-half pizzas.
Comes with really good dipping sauces (the blue cheese is delicious) and three pepperinos.
Staff are friendly, the ovens hot and the pizzas come out quickly.
It's great for the kind of place it's suppose to be and I find I go there even when the angel on my shoulder is trying desperately to steer me to 'healthier' alternatives.
Price and quality can't be beat, though.
i love family owned places. this is one of them. the pizza is one of my fave's. Love me some blue cheese! The place is always busy. i love the concept of four brothers owning a place and working it. i often just walk over but sometimes im lazyyy and get delivery. very fast service.
Okay, so i am padding the ratings a bit, especially "ambiance" since it is a danky hole of an establishment, but i believe this place deserves more credit.
For a by-the-slice pizza place, i'd say this is one of the best i've tried in Vancouver. It is a small place, with standing room only, because they mostly do deliveries. But being situated on Commerial Drive, a cultural treasure of Vancouver, it blends right into to its neighborhood quite well. You cannot visit the drive without leaving with a slice of 4 brothers pizza in your belly :)
Friendly people, great pizzas, and a blue-cheese sauce to die for.