Farina will serve tasty and creative pizza inspired by what you would find in Northern Italy. The restaurant does eat in on take out. Pizzeria Farina is open every day of the week from 5pm until the dough runs out.
I heard that this place has great pizza so I checked the website, it says "open daily, 5pm until the dough runs out". My wife and I went on a thursday night around 7:00 to try it out. The place is very small, has 1 large table in the center that is a shared table and also has a few 2 seaters around the edges. It's jam packed with a line up to the door. We wait in the line, it takes about 5 minutes and we order 2 pizzas (Margherita & Finocchiona) for $30 and ask for it to go since there is nowhere to sit. The girl says it will be about 25 minutes so we go for a walk and come back.
Upon returning seating is looking better so we decided to grab 2 Peroni beers and sit at the 2 seater that just opened up. The pizza was fantastic! Great dough, sauce, ingredients and authentic. I was very happy with the food, well worth the wait, one of the best pizzerias in Vancouver.
I love the pizza here so I want to return but it's such a tight space. Would be tough to dine-in with a group larger then 2 people. Perhaps take-out next time. I guess it will depend on how busy they are when we arrive. Yes I will definitely be back.
It's in a sketchy part of town and it only does pizza, so it better be darned good! To be fair, at least the inside of the place is done up nicely, it really does not fit with the neighbourhood.
Service, friendly. Not super quicky, but hey, it's being made from scratch, to order. Just like the restaurant, let's get to the point. It's like Neapolitan style pizza and it is good. I'd rate it 2nd to Bibo, but others in our party rated it equal or better than Bibo. Thin crust, yes. Lots of flavour in the crust? Yes. Good chew? Yes, but not too tough, just about right.
The size of the pizza? If you're hungry, you could suck down one per person. The price isn't too bad either. It's just really good pizza, so just go have a try for yourself.
Food: So good! Pizzas are about the size of a dinner plate, thin crust, slightly chewy and toppings are fresh and generous. Mr Chasiubao and I shared a Calabrese and a Funghi - both had deep flavours and good texture. The tomato sauce on the Calabrese was really flavourful and enhanced by olives (watch out for pits!) and soppressatta. Arugula on the Funghi was fresh, the mushrooms were plentiful and complemented by roasted garlic. The menu is simple - it's all about the pizza - with lots of vegetarian options.
Service: This is mostly a take-away pizzeria with a few small tables and counter seats. Self-serve if dining in Staff are pleasant, informative and low-key but show enthusiasm for and knowledge of their pizza. The pizza took a little longer than I expected but totally worth the wait considering that they are prepared fresh.
Value: I think the value is great because the pizza is delicious, satisfying and the toppings seemed fresh and notably generous compared to nearby establishments (Campagnolo comes to mind!) serving similar neapolitan style pizza. Mr Chasiubao was hungry and was able to finish an entire pizza. I took approximately 1/2 of a pizza home and it was almost just as good the next day (after heating it in a toaster oven).
Ambiance: Location is a bit dodgy but feels relatively safe and is a great addition to this "up and coming" area. Premises are small but clean, cozy and decor is simple, warm and inviting - exposed brick, piping and wood beams with some antique decorations and re-purposed wood accents and counter. "Look and feel" fits in with the neighbourhood. Plenty of parking in the area especially after 6 or 7pm. Can hardly wait to go back to try the over flavours!!!