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Rebellious Tomato

2951 Lonsdale Avenue
Vancouver, BC V7N3J3
Tel: (604) 985-2244 Order Online

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Can you say Thin Pizza
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

I wanted pizza tonight, regret walking into Rebellious for a disappointing, super thin Pizza with hardly any toppings. I get the idea about our health, but when you eat a pizza, I want the toppings I ask for and not super super skinny pizza.
My no caloric, thin wheat pizza had chicken, mushrooms, zuchinni and mozzerella cheese. I counted on my 4 slices 6 zuchinni slices, 5 mushrooms on each slice and hardly any cheese. This would make a mouse cry, and retreat back into the streets and If I delivered this pizza to anyone's home, I could slide it under the door.
The service was unfriendly, she was barely audible and never gave me any eye contact. The place was scattered with newspapers, magazines and when was the last time they mop or sweeped the floor.
I should have gone to Westview for my pizza, I think I missed the concept of healthy ultra skinny pizza.
I doubt I will be back anytime soon, with so many other choices, this is one pizza we should keep walking pass.

Not recommened, even if you're hungry.

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You call this pizza?!
By panda of Burnaby (56 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 1:55am [Dine in]

I was in N. Van. for an appt. and saw Rebellious Tomato. Luckily, I kept my 2009 entertainment coupon book in the car. Lo and behold, there was a coupon for Rebellious Tomato. I order the carnivore pizza and their spanikopizza pizza.
The staff was not that helpful with my order. Since it was my first time ordering pizza, I inquire about their spelt versus the whole wheat crust. She couldn't answer me because she had never tried their pizza! Plus, she told me that she usually eat pizza elsewhere, so when she comes to work, she doesn't want to eat pizza here. Not a good sign.
So I decided to order one spelt spanikopizza and whole wheat carnivore. It was an extra $4 for the spelt pizza crust. It was take-out order.
While I was driving back home, I decided to open the box and have a slice. I was not happy. I assume that all pizza came pre-cut. Not this place. When I got home, I took a closer look at my pizza. Yikes!! You call this pizza?! Rebellious Tomato should be in the guiness book of record for having the thinest pizza. The taste was alright. But they were skimpy on the toppings. Luckily, I had their 2 for 1 coupon. The worst part was that I couldn't taste the difference between spelt and whole wheat crust. To me, it taste the same. Bland. What a waste of $4.
I might return next year with 2010 coupon.
Recommended if you have 2 for 1 coupon.

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Tasty but Average
By Sundown of North Vancouver (41 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

I've heard a few great things about Rebellious Tomato from friends but I guess it's true that one must really go some place to decide for themselves.

We ordered take out and had it delivered. It's smelled great but when I opened the box I was first VERY disappointed to find that the pizza was uncut. Hello? I have to pay a higher price for their pizza than elsewhere and have to cut my own pizza? Not fun/easy when you don't have a pizza cutter!

I didn't realize it was a thin crust pizza. Those are okay but I have to be in the mood for thin crust - I was starving and thin crust just doesn't do it. The sauce was tasty and overall the pizza was okay - not spectacular but okay, just average.

My other complaint besides it being uncut (I hope that was just an accident on their part and not the usual), I found them to be very skimpy on the toppings. Toppings were cut really tiny and not much of them.

Will I go back? Nope
Will I recommend them? I would tell people they have to go to decide on their own.

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This is 'health' pizza, you guys don't get it.
By Centauri of Vancouver (33 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 18, 2008 - 3:09am [Dine in]

I see comments like "almost no cheese" and "less toppings" and "thin crust".

Perhaps you fellows missed it, but this pizza is aimed at the health-conscious. Thin crust means less calories, and less starch. Fewer toppings, especially meats, means less fat. Less cheese means the same. Overall, it means a lot less grease, and a big favour to your waist-line. You really can't expect "health pizza" to compare to the 'no holds barred' calorie-fest of a regular place, and I think people are probably dissappointed because they are comparing RT's pizza to those sorts of places.

If this was a 'regular' pizza joint, and the pizza had problems like no cheese and a super-thin-crust-only option, there would be no excuse - I agree. However, when you take into this place's *express* statement on its menu that it is trying to be healthy - tell me, how else will you make pizza healthy, one of the highest-calorie foods there is, if you don't reduce the toppings and the thickness of the crust?

Not every pizza has to have a two-inch thick crust and three pounds of meat and cheese to be enjoyable, I don't think. However, if you disagree on that point, you can always go to a more mainstream joint, because this place really isn't aimed at your particular tastes, then.

If, however, you are health-conscious, and like the idea of eating organic, there really is no better option.

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Fantastic Pizza!
By dlynn of North Vancovuer (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

I am now hooked on this joint; they have consistently satisfied my high expectations. If you are looking for quality pizzas done to perfection- you should be very satisfied.

I love the thinner crust, and contrary to other pizza joints, I feel great after eating a Rebellious Tomato Pizza. No Gut bombs here! If you are more health conscious, try the spelt crust- it’s awesome! I get the impression that they are willing to accommodate people’s tastes, but remember that the focus of this joint seems to be quality. For 3 pounds of cheap cheese over a greasy, doughy crust- look elsewhere. This place puts out a mighty tasty pizza pie!

I am giving it a 5 out of five- both for the pizza they put out, as well as for their willingness to accommodate my special requests. If they aim to please, I would say that they've got me lock stock and barrel!

Oh, nothing fancy regarding atmosphere for dine in. It's cool that it's an open visible kitchen though, as I appreciate seeing where my pie was made. I do take out but they do deliver.

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The world need more rebellious tomatoes
By mariepotter of north vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 3:16pm [Dine in]

first found this restaurant when it was below Keith Street. Now it's moved up to Lonsdale and if hopping with the vibe. Great concept pizza ... choose your crust ... i like the spelt but there are others. nice to see organic options ... need more of them.

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Huh?
By River_ville of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

My friend and I went there to order a pizza. I knew it was going to be somewhat expensive because, you know, it's a healthy pizza place. As teenagers, we are quite broke all the time, but we tried to ignore the fact that we spent over 15 dollars on a small pizza. I tried to make myself believe that I wasn't getting ripped off, but when I bought a mango juice, it hit me. I spent a grand total of 5 dollars on two small cans of juice. Do healthy pizza places have to add an extra dollar or more to every single thing they sell? Also the pizza looked like it was on a cracker. Although it tasted fresh, the flavour was average and boring. I usually don't care about spending a lot of money on food, but this went a little overboard. The food wasn't good. That's all I can say. It may be healthy, but it doesn't taste like a $15 dollar piazza

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Three bucks to cut the pizza
By WadeSteel of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 1:47pm [Dine in]

Last night I ordered a pizza from Rebellious Tomato for delivery for the first time. They asked if I wanted it cut. I said, "Uh, of course."

I waited an hour for delivery and then called them. They said, "He just left." I live five blocks away from them.

When I finally received my pizza, I noticed there was a $3.00 charge to cut the pizza. That's right, three bucks to spend five seconds cutting the pizza into slices.

The pizza itself was OK, not great. Service, not so good. Value, well, one more time: three dollars to cut the pizza.

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Not as good as people said!
By wa90 of North Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

These pizzas have some interesting ingredients and are generally very tasty, and have a good range of options for veggies etc. but as someone said below - they do seem to be getting steadily less toppings and they don't cut them if you order takeout. I have no idea why.

Also, I asked for mine boxed because it took so long when eating in, and then received it on a plate - because "that's how they come".

So I requested a box and got one. What was the point in that exactly?

If I want a pizza with hardly any cheese, I'll buy it from the supermarket for a lot less than $15.

The service in there is usually terrible. They don't seem to know what to do if you go in and sit down. And if you go to the desk, the phone rings and so you stand around for ages waiting. It's really not rocket science to make and serve pizzas but you'd think it was if you're here.

I think they need to up their game if they want to keep their good reputation.

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This isn't pizza
By zapatista234 of North Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 6:52am [Dine in]

Sorry guys, I wanted to like the pizza, with the great toppings, and the fact it's organic and all. But it just didn't make the cut. The crust was tasteless, and the sauce was, well, I don't remember. In fact it was fairly forgettable all around. And not cheap either.

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really good pizza
By rabbid pizza of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 10:10pm [Take-out]

i had to write this after reading the reviews from the last couple of reviews
just want to add that this pizza is the best pizza i have had here in vancouver
i am a foodie and get it i got it
seems a little different to have to cut my pizza but after following the recommendations from the guy at the store and made it a little crispy good really good
after i exclaimed i just live around the corner he said "well i can cut it up for you here but let me crisp it up first"
"naa its ok i will do it at home" i could see he was a little passionate about it
well i wouldn't have written this if i hadn't seen the previous letters
and i realize that when i complain i tell people i didn't like this place or that place but when i like a place i don't go telling people (of course unless they ask)
anyway the point is i loved the pizza not good but really good

really the first time i ever took a pizza home and put back in the oven(not including breakfast pizza
crispy pizza for a change
bit lazy so probably will not do it when i am really hungry but it was worth it

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Don't Waste Your Money
By pizzadiva09 of Kitsilano (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

Had to post a review, because I truly feel ripped off after eating here. We ordered two pizzas for take-out; chose whole wheat crust because spelt was an extra $3.50 per pizza.
We like healthy pizza, and always go for the flax-in thin crust at Flying Wedge, but wanted to switch it up so tried the Rebellious Tomato. No, we weren't looking for the typical cheesy, greasy pizza. We were expecting and wanted healthier fare. What we received, however, was truly sub-par. And that's without even considering the price.
The crust tastes somewhat cardboard-esque, and the toppings are near non-existent. Really. And then there's a thin layer of cheese with a few toppings dispersed over top. I peeled back the hardened layer of cheese and laughed because it was truly so sparse. What you're eating is 95% crust. So if you like cardboard, you're set.
Now the price- we paid almost $40 for these two large pizzas-- if the pizza had been fantastic, we would have thought nothing of it. But for what we got, it was very disappointing!
As I mentioned, we normally eat at Flying Wedge and are presented with a really good crust and loads!! of toppings; yes, it's pricey, but worth it!
Anyway, I would honestly not recommend that you waste your money here, unless you need a gluten free crust... but even then, you'd be better off making your own.

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A tortilla is not a crust
By marbie of North Van (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 12, 2009 - 1:58am [Dine in]

I was very disappointed with my experience at Rebellious Tomato. When i first saw their flyer, I was excited to see that they offered a gluten free crust.
Their regular prices are kind of steep, but i figured that $12 for a small pizza was ok. They tacked on an extra $4 for the gluten-free crust, so I thought that it might be something special. It wasn't.
The pizza was made on what I think was the same rice tortillas as I had in my freezer at home - which you can get at least 6 torts for 5 bucks. Explain to me a $4 extra charge for that.
The toppings were alright, but seriously. $16.80 for a tortilla pizza that I pretty much could have made at home? Pretty bad.
I won't be going back again. I'd be happy to pay a little extra for something gluten-free, but that's WAY too much to justify.

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best pizza experience ever
By AliTT of north vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

I would have to say this THIN crust pizza (Italian style) is amazing.
The first thing I would like to say is; (you know how after eating pizza you feel heavy and bloated) not here baby i felt so good.
I must say for those of you who are not sure what pizza is I understand but those of you who want north american style thick soggy exuse for food you should go elsewhere, but the're not comparable.
After I was instructed to take my pizza home and put it in the oven to make it crispy I was surprized but after it was explained to me that this was the way to keep it from getting soggy I was willing to try it and honestly was amazed with the result the finest pizza I have had.
I was told that they try to buy as much local and organic as possible because the veggies were still crunchy and so fresh
The two pizzas we ordered were the spanikopizza and the pesto chicken I have already been back and this is my regular place to eat PIZZZZAAA.

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Bizarre Service
By cjross of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 12:28am [Dine in]

This was one of the weirdest restaurant experiences I've ever had. We walked into the nearly empty restaurant and no one acknowledged us so we sat down. No one came over so we got our own menus. One waitress would not make eye contact with us while the other was nice enough but barely spoke English. She had no idea what we were talking about when we tried to explain that we wanted to split the bill and each pay $9. Finally, the other waitress stepped in.

The food was very good though. I had the Hawaiian pizza on gluten-free crust, which was actually a tortilla, but it was tasty. My friends had the pesto shrimp pizza and also thought it was good. We had the entertainment book two-for-one coupon so that made it quite a good deal.

I'm not sure if I'd go back. Maybe if we have another coupon and gluten-free pizza is hard to find. But it was very unsettling to be ignored like that.

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Very disappointing
By ronbedard of Kitsilano (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 8:29pm [Dine in]

We ordered a pizza from the kits location and all we can say is "dont do it". Right from the moment we received the box, the pizza felt extremely light. Opening the box only confirmed that this product is substandard at best. Almost no toppings were on the pizza even after we had ordered double cheese and extra toppings and paid extra for that. It was definitely not worth the money.

As far as comments from "Centauri" trying to rationalize a poor product by saying that this is the standard for health conscious product, is very misleading. Ripping clients off by providing less, or very poorly made, charging extra money and then labeling it as "healthy", is a poor approach to getting people to buy healthy.

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