Our pizza is hand stretched and baked directly on a stone for a light and healthy, authentic Italian crust. We spare no expense, using only the highest quality ingredients. Fresh vegetables, high quality mozzarella cheese, and imported meats help to create flavors and textures found only in Italy.
I was told about Ragazzi Pizza Co. by some family members and they enjoyed it so I decided to try them out.
I checked out their website (great site) and it has pictures and descriptions of their pizzas. I also like that they have the option to get whole wheat crust.
The 2 pizzas I ordered were..
SPACCANAPOLI - Sausage, Spinach, Ricotta - 17″ for $19.95
Excellent and the ricotta on a pizza is awesome!
MARGHERITA ORIGINALE - Bocconcini, Fresh Basil, Italian Tomato, Olive Oil - 17" for $19.45
Very good as well =)
The total came to about $50.50 including tax and an out of area delivery charge. It's a little expensive but this is good pizza, light and tasty. It's thin, like when I was in Italy and had to eat my pizza with a fork.
This is the best pizza that I've ever ordered to my door and will order it again the next time we want good real Italian pizza!
I LOVE thin crust pizza but really this was stupidly thin. It was so thin it could not even hold the toppings. You picked up a piece and the weight of the few and skimpy toppings made the whole piece flop down. Of course some toppings then fell off. Who wants that?
There were 2 sizes small and extra large? Huh? Why not size 1 and 2 or A and B? The extra large was large in Circumference but when there's little crust and fewer tooppings what does it mean?
We paid over almost $100 for 4 extra large pizzas to feed 10 people. We expected TONS of leftovers. Not only were there no leftovers, we were still freakin hungry!!! What is that? We're not a football team, we were a ladie's book club!!! There were also a few appy munchies and people were still looking for more for "dinner". The veggie pizza with the bocconcini and basil did not have discernable rounds of bocconcini but just an oily white mess and TWO basil leaves on the WHOLE XTRA large thing! What little we managed to get in out mouths tasted ok, but the complete lack of value was ridiculous.
I love quality pizza and will pay for it. But, this was a total rip off. Buy those Dr. Oetker pizzas when then go on sale for $3.99 and you can have FOUR great tasting pizzas for less than one of these.
Sorry I would not be back, unless it was free.
It's a pizza joint, don't expect much ambience. But they do keep it very clean and organized, which is very nice.
The guy running the place when we were there was friendly and helpful, no complaints given it was a one-man show that day.
Between 2 of us, we downed TWO pizza's. Yes, that's right. I haven't tried that feat since my university days. Granted, this wasn't the large size, but these aren't mini-pizza's either.
They are THAT GOOD. Crust done perfectly, not too salty, just the right amount of cheese (not overly crazy like Pizza Hut and those other crappy joints). Excellent topping combinations.
I concur with the other reviewer. This is hands down, THE BEST pizza east of Cambie. Even west of Cambie, I can think of only a few that can match this place (I'd go for Firewood Cafe, Rocky Mountain or Sciue). Ragazzi's style is a bit more "traditional" I think, but no less good. I'm not sure there is a better pizza place in the lower mainland.
Highly, highly recommended. If you want to know what real pizza should taste like, if you just like to eat good food...
finally got a chance to check out the pizza here after reading some good reviews about it. it's just a small place with i think like 4 or 5 tables, there's a big tv in there as well and the place is pretty clean. i customized a small pizza with anchovies, mushrooms and olives, it came out to like 12 bucks. it took a little bit of time but was very good. nice thin crust and you can tell they use quality ingredients. there's only 2 sizes, small and large, the larges are about 20 bucks. for real authentic pizzas, this is the place. i'll be back soon!!
Decided to try this mom and pop's place after seeing it briefly featured in the Globe and Mail, as well as all the positive hype on DineHere.
Well, the pizza is definitely very very good. I'm torn between whether I like this place better or Lombardo's... no doubt that Ragazzi's in the upper tier of pizzerias in Vancouver.
My problem is the pricing... First off, they only have two sizes: small (10 inch) and extra large (17 inch). Would kinda be helpful to put in an intermediate size in between to cut down on the disparity. Anyway, the pricing is a bit on the high side for what essentially is a take out only place. There are seats for you to dine-in, but I would not classify this as a dine-in restaurant... thus the price premium they charge is not warranted. Their cheapest large pizza is 20$ and goes up to 24/25 for one pizza.
Further, they charge $3 for a small bottle of water??? It's self-branded but come on! The bottle was 455ml... definitely left a bad taste in the mouth.
Like the title says, if money isn't an issue, then go for it!
Very small restaurant (just 6 simple tables) in the middle of East Vancouver's suburbia. They offer only small and extra large pizzas. We took the extra large and shared among 4 - more than enough for under $20! Take a can of Chinotto and you have the genuine Italian experience.
Service is excellent (the place is just too small to be overlooked ;o)
I have been there twice in a couple of days and I am excited to finally have real good thin crust, Italian pizza in Vancouver. Forget all the American chains and local 'we also have pizza on the menu' offers.
I am writing this review not after one but two bad experiences with this place.
Delivery time: It took more than an hour for the pizza to arrive. Both times.
The pizza: Both times the pizzas arrived cold. The first time the pizza looked misshaped like the pizza was tilted in the delivery car or something. The pizza was also undercooked as it was wet and soggy at the bottom, and the toppings were barely there. The second time it looked okay but still, barely there toppings even if I paid extra for more toppings. The second pizza was also wayy thinner than the last one, which makes me think they cut corners on it even if I paid a lot for it.
The wings: The wings tasted like your normal run off the mill sauce bought from costco wings. They were also still a little cold in the middle, which should not happen at all given all the time they took to cook/deliver the food.
Value: For what I got, this pizza is extremely overpriced, the quality and the taste is underwhelming. Not at all worth the money.
Given that this happened not once but twice it's safe to say that I will never order from this place again.
Recommended by a former coworker. This shop is where it's at for thin crust crunch, pull chew pizza. That's right, texture in the cooked dough, along with a tasty tomato sauce and premium toppings make this pie a tasty treat. The lasagna is also very flavorful. A rare thing to get a pizza this good around. Inside is average pizza joint vibe. The food is the star attraction, good stuff.
Usually when i go to this place it's been pretty solid in terms of quality. I found their menu has always been overpriced but this last meal i just ordered from Ragazzi's was below standard. I ordered an extra large pizza and when i was handed the box i noticed it was awfully cold for a fresh oven pizza. I noticed right away when i got home that the pizza was BARELY cooked, the cheese wasn't even melted all the way! What ticked me off the most was that the pepperoni was crispy only near the crust, while the rest of the pizza was particularly cold altogether.
I was really disappointed with what i expected from a pizza that could cost 22 dollars!! SHAME ON YOU RAGAZZI!!
My partner and I just devoured two Ragazzi pizzas for the first time - the Salumeria and the Primavera. Verdict? The best thin crust pizzas we've ever had in this city. The oven must have been blistering hot, because the outside crust was nicely singed, the bottom crust perfectly browned.
The toppings? Delicious and of high quality. The Salumeria has real Genoa salami and crumbled Italian sausage with bits of fennel. The pesto on the Primavera was intensely flavoured and the leaves of fresh basil added to the basily goodness. We'll definitely be back!
Ragazzi Pizza is the best pizza place in East Van (for the West Side, my vote's for Brick Oven Pizza on Dunbar).
I 'discovered' this place last year during the Euro Finals; after the Azzuri won a game, during the ensuing parade up and down The Drive, I saw an old Italian car, painted green, white and red, driving up and down the street. The logo on the door said 'Ragazzi Pizza', so I looked it up as soon as I got to a computer, and tried it the next day.
They serve yummy thin crust pizza (I've tried the vegetariana, marinara, and the margherita) and none have disappointed me. It's VERY inexpensive, too; a large margherita was 12-dollars.
On a side note, this place is VERY Italian (as my family's Italian, I notice these things). First of all, there's a sign that says something like: "parking for Italians only; all others will be towed.". The icing on the cake, though, is the guy who shows up everytime we're in there; he drives a Ferrari, wears an Azzuri track suit, comes in, orders an espresso, and then vrooms off. I feel like I'm hanging out at Satriale's.
It's delicious, inexpensive pizza in a very unassuming location. Go!
Rating pizza joints is not my thing; some people like it thick, some thin, some like unusual flavors, etc. To me, there is nothing like authentic italian pizza, very thin crust, nothing crazy about the toppings, simple but perfect, and that is what Ragazzi delivers. If you like real pizza, you will agree with me. Service? excellent, those guys really make you feel like home. Ambiance is not 5 stars, but is not bad either, but is usually take out for me. Try it, is worth it!!!
In actual fact, there is no bar none best pizza in town, not because there aren't any excellent places: it's just that there are so many styles of pizza that it's impossible to compare the best orange with the best apple. Ragazzi is king of its class: real italian thin crust pizza.
What caught my eye the first time I sauntered through its doors was the caption on the awning: REAL Italian Pizza. That caption almost made me jam my brakes right through the car floor! Who would dare write something like that on their awning?! Real Italians, perhaps? I had to try. I'm glad I did.
My friend described to me what pizza was like in the area of Italy he visited on a work trip. Thin crust, light toppings, a generous amount of olive oil and just a light amount of cheese. This is certainly not your typical Canadian style pizza with the thick, chewy crust and the cheese so thick you can bounce a loaf of bread off of it. Ragazzi Pizza is subtle and altogether a beautiful thing to eat.
My favourite so far is the Rustica: Salami, Bacon, Potato, Onions --heaven on thin crust! I would love to try them all, but I'm going on a diet soon. So many pizzas, so little time! They also sell very decent pizza by the slice (usually veggie, pepperoni, and hawaiin which is not on the regular menu) and will take the time to warm it up in the oven before they send it your way.
Great Pizza! Finally a place that cares about what they make. Real Italian Genoa Salami, Prosciutto and Cappicollo. If you don't know what they are then don't order pizza from this place and give us regulars more. the Cappriciosso has a balance of ingredients that make it the best pie in Vancouver.
I took my parents here on the weekend and we all thought it was one of the better pizzas we'd had in quite awhile. The toppings all were good quality, the crust nice and thin, tangy sauce, etc. Even my 2 year old was eating it and so far he'd hated tomato sauce.
The decor is probably the only compromise. Fairly small with cheap seating and tables. No high chairs either, but at least the place is pretty open and pretentious-free for a kid to roam around.
The staff were also really great. Recommended a good pizza and seemed happy to work there.