Nat's specializes in "New York style" hand-thrown thin crust pizza.
Apperantly there delivery service is sub par but on a sunny day if you ever encounter this small establishment i recomend you try it. At the front they have a wonderful display full of large well topped pizza slices. Honestly the best pizza ive ever had. If you'r a honey fan i suggest trying the honey on your meat lovers which comes packed with fresh italian meats and if you get anything with mushrooms 'forget about it!' its amazing. As a pizza fanatic im very picky about my pizza and this place has to be my favourite.
Having visited NYC and enjoyed the real thing, I decided it was time to try Nat's and see if it compares.
Nat's pizza is very much done in the NY style, and they do it fairly well.... big slices, thin crust, crisp on th edges, slight chew to the dough, light toppings.... quite tasty and well prepared.
It's not quite the authentic thing, since most of the old NY pizza places use charcoal fired brick ovens (Nat's appears to be using gas ovens)... so the light char and slightly smokey flavour of NY Pizza isn't quite there.
Service and ambiance were decent considering it's really a takeout establishment (as opposed to a formal restaurant).
Their pizza is so so. It doesn't suck and it's not that great either. The taste is so so, it doesn't bother me, it's edible, I don't have a problem eating it. But I won't have craving for it. It's not something that you must have it again. You just eat it and forget about it. If it's great food, you will have craving for it and you want to keep going back. Nat's pizza is just not that great. I rather spend my money to explore other restaurants, that just tells you how ordinary Nat's pizza is.
The restaurant inside is ugly and uncomfortable. I brought my pizza to the beach. You probably prefer to do so as well. The guy behind the counter was kind of unpleasant to talk to, would it kill him to smile? He looked pissed as if you owed him money. Whatever!
I think their pizza is expensive considering the taste is so so and you don't even feel comfortable sitting in their restaurant. Since you are not paying for excellent taste and comfortable sitting, their pizza really isn't worth that much money they charge you.
We enjoy going down to Nat's for a slice of pizza..
Its always been tasty.. and the crust is nice a thin.
However.. The man behind the counter is grumpy and
does not smile.
We will continue to go because its the best thin crust pizza downtown,
and its a great value.
Nats seems more of a 'take out' to the beach place..
The seats are old.. and maybe they want to deter people from hanging out too
The difference between here and the original is like night and day. Clueless staff has a rather "couldn't care less" attitude. Owners need to leave W. Broadway for a while and spend some time here getting the place in shape. Where the original has a bright clean feel, this place seems dingy. And no cheese slices available at 3 in the afternoon? C'mon!
If you like real pizza, you’ll love Nat’s New York Pizza. Excellent thin crust with lots of toppings to choose from. I tried most of them so far (on different occasions, obviously :), and they are all good. Plenty of choices, from vegetarian to meatlovers, all fresh and tasty. The place itself is not the most comfortable, but you’ll have plenty of stuff to look at on the walls and the ceiling! Besides, I only go there for the pizza, so I don’t care much about everything else. Last time I had pizza this good was when I used to live in Europe – a long time ago. Anyway, this is what real pizza tastes like. Give it a try, you might like it too!
I'm not a very picky eater, in fact most people will know me to "eat anything." The $7 something I dropped at Nat's is the LAST $ I will EVER spend at that place. I have NO CLUE whatsoever how some reviews will say this place is good.
I ordered a one slice of Marghirita and one slice of the Meat special, honestly I couldn't tell the difference between the two of them, they both tasted bland.
Here are my main complaints about their pizza:
2. HARD CHEW-I like chewy pizza, but Soft chewy, I don't eat pizza for the SHOE LEATHER eating experience!
3. NO TOMATO SAUCE
4. NO TOPPINGS-there were so few toppings, all I remember eating was dough
5. NO CHEESE-how can I eat a pizza and not remember TASTING any cheese, just boggles my mind.
Anyhow, the only good thing I can say is their slices are BIG... unfortunately, that has only contributed to a worsen cement feeling that I am currently trying to get out of my stomach.
After seeing the glowing reviews we decided that Friday night was pizza night and we needed something that wouldn't heat up the apartment. Ordering the Uncle Al and the Pesto Artichoke we thought our decisions were good. Unfortunately there was something about this pizza that wasn't quite right. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't particularly good, and as such we have decided to make our own pizza, at home, with the incredibly good dough you can buy at Capers.
Again I wouldn't caution anyone to not go, nor would I recommend it as the Pizza was alright, and probably by the slice you don't feel like you have wasted all that much money on the food.
I ordered some delivery and have to say was very underwhelmed. It took over 30 minutes to deliver(I live less then 5 blocks away) which I attributed to them making it fresh, but when I got it I got the sorriest looking pizza I think I've ever seen.
The taste was alright, but it was cold by the time I got it and I really the toppings were small and few.
I might not know what real "New York Pizza" is like, but if this is it, I don't want to be too familiar with it. The only thing I've had to come close to new york pizza was the big NewYorker from Pizza Hut and I have to say that tasted better and was loaded with toppings compared to this.
Truely this just continues my dissapointment with Vancouver pizza...
So, Nat's on Denman is a little hole-in-the-wall kind of place - basic set-up, so ambiance isn't something you'd go there for. In fact, I wouldn't even stay to eat there - much rather take my pizza down to the beach. So that's what I do - grab a slice or two of their very tasty pizza and get going. Can't comment on delivery standards or other items on the menu. I've tried plenty of pizza around Vancouver, in both fancy restaurants and the delivery varieties, and Nat's yummy stuff is my favourite so far. The toppings are varied and plentiful and the crust is just right - not soggy and not overly crisp and hard. Worth a try if you're in the area.
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