Rocky Mountain is a restaurant that makes high quality organic pizzas, salads, soups and pasta.
Had dinner here with some friends. Had their pizza and bruschetta. The bruschetta was pretty good but I have had better. The pizza is actually quite good, the ingredients tasted fresh. Had the spicy pepperoni and a meaty one for toppings. I didn't try their pasta, but my friends reported it as being just okay.
Its nice inside, comfortable and you can see the kitchen cooking your pizza. Was quite busy when i went on a saturday night.
Service I found friendly but lacking. They disappeared for a long time, and they forget things, like when we asked for water twice.
Value wise, $22 for a 13" pizza I found decent, but not a great deal, but certainly not overpriced.
I May be back if in the area to try their lasagna which I hear is good.
I ordered a pizza here for takeout and it was really good, the spicey pepperoni. The ingredients they use here are all high quality, organic or whatever, you can taste the quality for sure. It is quite pricey I thought, you're pretty much paying twenty something for a 13 inch pie. But like I said they use quality ingredients and being in Kits, people are willing to pay for those prices I guess.
They recently adjusted the sizes of their pizzas to make them more affordable but that's about everything that has changed about them.
Their flatbread style pizzas remain the best in the city. Fresh ingredients make all the difference. It's still more expensive than your typical pizza but their quality is reflected in their prices. There are now 10" and 13" sizes and the same great choices. My favourites include the Bradner Farm, Fire Roasted Vegetable, Country Harvest and The Classic all handmade and baked in clay ovens.
They also have various appetizers, salads, pastas and desserts.
It's a great location and family friendly. Great place to enjoy outside their patio or stay inside and close to wear the it all happens.
Servers are upbeat and friendly and the place itself has it's character.
Great option to try if you're looking for something different next time you're craving pizza.
We went in, noticed all the stuff about the local, free range meats, organic blah, blah, environmental fee, yada yada yada. I was expecting a bunch of "snooty" green food at high prices and small portions.
Au contraire! Very friendly service, and very, very kid/family friendly restaurant. I like it! (Even though we don't have kids).
Now on to the all inportant food. We ordered the lunch combo, which I think is $12 for a choice of salad/soup and pizza. We were expecting a tiny cup of soup and small pizza, but oh no, the soup and bread side alone would have been a nice light lunch (delicious by the way) and the pizza was very decent sized by itself. We ended up packing home half of each of the pizza's. And the pizza? Wonderful! Good, fresh ingredients, not too salty or cheesy. Best pizza I've ever tasted? Probably not. Best in Vancouver? Maybe.
For a pizza place, it's worth 4 stars. I think this would be my new favourite pizza place.
Organic ingredients for their juicy, tasty, crispy flatbread pizzas! Though they are a notch below in overall flavours for the crust & pizza sauce compared to Steveston Pizza Co., they still come very close but with a more evenly crisp crust throughout. It's somehow relaxing watching them cook the pizzas in the clayoven. That's actually the side of the restaurant I like sitting in over the kids' play area / bar side. Very spacious room & perfect decor for the upscale pizza place they are running.
While their ingredients may very well be of finer quality than the previously mentioned pizza place, their prices are also noticeably higher especially if you're going for dinner rather than lunch. Since they are closed on Sundays during the usual lunch hours, if you're too busy on weekdays, try going on Saturday for lunch. For around $11, you can get a choice of pizza with a side of very good salad option (or soup). Very good portions for both. I didn't much care for the handcut pasta they offered for the daily special when I went for lunch so I have yet to even try their lasagna for dinner. It was too thick, soft, and pasty for my liking.
What they have going for them over the other place is also probably the sit-in part of it. I'd recommend if you don't mind it to-go, drive out to Steveston, but if you want to sit in and enjoy over a nice drink of anything alcoholic or non, such as a milkshake, etc, then eat here! I'd probably continue to do my pizza dinners at Steveston & my weekend pizza lunches here!
I tried to come on a Sunday night to see how they have the children make their own pizzas (Sun & Mon only), but apparantly, I was a little too late in arriving as it happens at 5pm for an hr or two. If I had a kid, I'd definitely love this place even more so than I do already! :)
On the recommendation of friends, I stopped in a Rocky Mountain Flatbread for a weekend lunch.
Was seated promptly and given a menu (was not told about the daily specials, but they were written on a chalk board in the back of the room).
I ordered a $12.95 lunch special consisting of cream of cauliflower soup with roasted garlic, roasted red peppers and herb pesto, and the featured pizza (curried brown mushrooms, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, pesto and goat cheese.
Waited only 10 minutes for the soup (generous sized bowl, smooth, tasty) and another 10 minutes for the pizza (which was delicious with a fabulous crust, baked to a light crisp on the outside, but with a nice chewiness on the inside).
Food- basil bocconcini pizza was quite tasty. made w/ organic pizza bread, tomato sauce & mozza cheese then baked in a wood fired oven. it was light and non greasy. the basil def adds an extra something. the spicy rooster w/ certified organic free range chicken tasted soo good w/ the medley of honey dijon and mayo sauce.
Service- rating is a 2 not b/c it was bad but b/c it was very minimal. they did the bare min such as seated us, took our order, brought us our food and bill. mind you we were having lunch around 2-3pm but still.
Value- i guess if you consider the fact you're eating "organic" and sustainable food then the pricing is appropriate. a $10 personal size pizza is fairly reasonable. the sandwich was a bit steep for $10 and came w/ only a few slices of strawberries, but the housemade bun is very dense and filling. i was surprisingly full after. i guess it is organic & free range chicken so there is a bit of a premium.
Ambiance- altho it was late afternoon i can see how this restaurant can get quite loud b/c it does cater to families and children. it's kinda neat for the kids they can make their own pizzas. i dont think it's romance appropriate.
Overall- not really in our stretch of the woods but im glad we gave this place a try. def worth the while w/ our Ebook coupon. i want to be able to support them in the future and i left feeling good about what i ate.
Initially I went to try the flatbread and man was that delicious! But what blew me away was the lasagna - completely organic and homemade, soo incredibly yummy! You could taste the difference in their fresh and wholesome ingredients! I love the decor - all across the walls are tidbits about what they put into their food.
I also admire their comittment to the community & promoting healthy eating and lifestyles. Best part is they are now in the ebook!! Definitely a place worth checking out. =)
What a great place to eat!! There was 7 of us eating (3 kids and 4 adults). Kids ordered the kids pizza of the kids menu. They got to go to a kitchen and make their own pizza! It was great!!! No other kids but the three!! They put on what they wanted on their pizza!!! They had sooo much fun doing it and it looked so delicious!
Appetizer - My husband ordered the potato leek soup but ran out so had the bruschetta, as well as myself and my friend's husband and it was really, really good. My friend had the fresh basil and blackberry salad - really good.
Entree - I had the pasta special of the day and it was awesome! Delicious blue cheese sauce. My husband had the BBQ Chicken pizza and loved it. My friend had the seafood pizza and loved it. And her husband had the Basil and Bocconcini pizza and loved it. Kids pizza were awesome too!!
Dessert - 1 brownie - great; 2 cheesecake - good and the phyllo cup with mixed berries and vanilla ice cream - great!
Service was great, never felt rushed. Drinks were refilled without asking. I can't wait to go back and try it again!! Highly recommend this place and very, very family oriented. Small play area for kids!! If you do bring kids, don't forget your camera for when they go make their own pizza!
I grabbed some takeout from RMF yesterday for lunch. I like that they have a delivery option, which is very convenient.
The lady on the phone was very nice, so points to her for service. When I went to pick up my food, service was apathetic. They gave me my takeout (in recyclable containers, very nice) and left me alone with the bill. No thank you, no "do you need anything else while you're here", no nothing. And it wasn't busy.
The restaurant was lovely inside. The abundance of rustic wood gave it a comfortable, warm feel.
I ordered the blackberry and basil salad with maple smoked salmon. Oh my, it was good. I almost balked at the $14 price tag (including carbon offset--which you don't have to pay, according to their signage), but on closer inspection, it was huge, and packed with juicy mango pieces and roasted peppers and other veggies, and they did not skimp on the salmon, so I was happy. It comes with a piece of warm flatbread. I found the bread too bland for my taste. I was hoping for a little pizzaz--some sea salt on top, or rosemary, or something to give it a little oomph.
We had a pizza and a pasta, both listed as specials. The pizza, as expected, was very good. Tasty, hot, and not very heavy. The pasta, however, was a bit overcooked. The bread that came with it was a bit bland, and with not much sauce from the pasta to dip it in, I could only eat half of it and gave up.
The pizza took quite a while to be served but I appreciate that good food takes time. The waitress did apologize for the wait. All in all, a good experience.
the $15 DOV menu is a steal. Appetizers were decent (we had black bean soup and the basil blackberry salad) but the portions were a tad on the small side. The Ocean Wise pizza (in-house smoked salmon, wild sockeye, artichokes, pesto, olives, onions) was absolutely awesome and the pasta special of the day was pretty good, except the cream sauce could be a bit less gooey.
The cheesecake and filo basket with berries were okay, but small -perhaps their non-DOV desserts are bigger? Overall, although the portions are on the small side and my bf wasn't that full, the $15 DOV menu is a great deal considering the quality of ingredients. Service was decent.
This was one of the last dine outs my family and I went to this year and I was pretty excited because of all the raving reviews.
However, I must admit I was disappointed.
The food was good but the portions were TINY.
I think it's because it's dine out though, I'm pretty sure the regular priced items are of bigger portions.
The food was tasty...but not as good as I was expecting.
For appetizers, we ordered the avocado salad, chicken noodle soup, and bruschetta. They are all mediocre in my opinion.
The entrees we had the vegetable lasagna, and two pizzas. The lasagna was okay, there was a weird taste to it...same with one of the pizzas. The pizzas were good though, but not amazing.
I think the best part of our meal were the desserts, they were all very good.
The service was good and the ambiance would've been nicer if we weren't sitting on the benches, I think it's because my 7-year-old brother was there so they sat us near the kids section.
Spent the day at the beach with out two toddlers.
It was too late to go home and make dinner, so we checked this place out (read it on a parent magazine or something).
Kids enjoyed the playarea, very cute chef outfits and kid friendly toys. Odered food from the kid's menu and kids ate everything. Also odered their large pizza, it was very tasty. My kids also enjoyed the pizza, and their brownie, ice cream desert.
The bill was a pricey $80 for 2 adults, two tots, 2 desert, 2 beers and coctails.
The ambience was nice, and my kid had a great time. And were able to play on their own while their parents ate, and had some adult conversation.
Good service as well.
Do you want to sit down to a nice glass of wine or cold beer and great food, while your kids play away for longer than you could ever imagine in a restaurant??? Adults get a chance to talk over a drink, and kids get to play here! The food is extraordinary! I've eaten here twice, once for a business lunch and last night for dinner with friends. Yes, it is a bit pricey but I think that the prices are justified by the fact that they incorporate a wide range of organic ingredients AND they show a high level of committment to local suppliers (this is highlighted with photographs and snippets that are displayed on the walls throughout the restaurant and washrooms). This restaurant offers enough extras to keep me coming back. Both families agreed that they offer the best fudge brownies we ever tasted and that the tomato sauce is -honestly - out of this world (incredibly fresh tasting, flavoured to perfection, with a little zing). The pasta is also phenomenal (we had two of the specials a vegetarian curry lasagne and a red pepper fettucini with organic chicken, artichokes, mushrooms and a basil cream sauce. The service was fine, not stellar nor shabby - we had a new waitress who was very friendly but still learning the ropes, so perhaps the restaurant is trying to improve the service? Our children LOVED playing with the wide assortment of toys and being led to the kitchen to make their own pizzas.
To sum up: we had a good bottle of pinot noir, one adult pizza, three orders of pasta, four desserts, three childrens' pizzas, coffee, bottled water, one meal sized gourmet salad, one small sized gourmet salad, two sized of pesto prawns, a server who took our kids to the kitchen to wash their hands, and make their pizzas, ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE foods and practices, and a play area outfitted with a wide array of toys for $199 (tax incl.).
Let's get realistic - can you get all of this anywhere else?
One of the best thin crust pizza places in the city. Very fresh and flavorful with jus the right amount of sauce.
Do yourself a favour though and order it to go, especially if you don't have kids. The other reviews are spot on, the service is pretty bad.
Dined with the family at RMF over the weekend and was extremely pleased with our experience. The food was top notch as was the service. Our server really took care of us and made us feel as though our business was appreciated (Rare for a restaurant in Kits!) This was our third time at RMF and it is clear that it is a favorite among families. The menus (breakfast till 1130am, Brunch on weekends till 2pm, Lunch and Dinner) boasts local products from around the lower mainland and the servers are more than happy to explain each dish with great detail. I would recommend a night out to RMF to all readers of this review especially if you have kids or if you just really enjoy great food.
We decided to try this place using a coupon from our new Entertainment Book. We were disappointed to learn that despite being included in the 2010 book the restaurant was not honouring the coupon because they claimed they did not consent to the inclusion. Despite not being able to use the coupon we went ahead and decided to order lunch.
We both order the lunch combo with myself having chicken noodle soup and their special of the day flatbread pizza and my husband having the chicken noodle soup and a sandwich. We both found the soup very flavourful, with a dollop of pesto floating on top, but definitely lacking in salt. We never add salt to any type of food and don't even have a salt shaker at home so we were surprised that we found their soup bland. My pizza had a wonderful crust that was crispy but not too brittle and was covered with a nice proportion of toppings without the gobs of cheese that you often find at other pizza places. My husband's Spicy Rooster sandwich was very tasty and contained a fairly good sized piece of chicken.
That being said we noticed that there appeared to be a lot of employees working at the restaurant but we weren't sure what they were doing because it wasn't paying any attention to us. The server we had never made any attempt to be anything but perfunctory. The prices seemed a tad high for the food that was provided.
I trust dinehere reviews to get a fair idea of whether a restaurant is worth a try. Hard to believe that the average for this little shop was over three stars. Nothing was absolutely awful but neither was anything stand up and cheer. Awful layout for service - setup is certainly for good weather days when they can spread the customers out onto the patio. The weird part was the ratio of service staff to customers yet still had to ask for basic things like water refills. Chicken on the pizza was hunks - not slices or chunks - but huge pieces which had to be torn apart to give every slice a piece.
Would we go back? Highly unlikely. Would we recommend it? For a try sure, you may have better luck. It is kid friendly but it is a nod to the granola crowd. My family just wants good food at a good price. Too bad this place had neither.
We went to the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company for a child birthday. Lots of people are raving about the place, so we were curious. We came on a Wednesday evening, it was rather empty - only 2 tables were taken.
We were 4 adults with 3 kids between 2 and 3.5. The kids spent most of the time playing in the little playing area.
Unfortunately this area is next to the washrooms, so we constantly had to watch the kids so they did not walk into the toilets. Some adults making their way out of the washrooms were looking for help from us parents because they seemed to be really uncomfortable speaking to children and asking them to let them through.
The staff was rather stressed and circled around our little 'obstacles'. Looking into the wonderful wood fired oven was another highlight for the kids but none of the staff members putting pizza in and out managed to say a word about their work to the kids.
Food: My partner and I shared a big pizza with 2 different toppings: ham+mango, sun dried tomatoes and cheese. We liked the fact that the pizza had a thin crust and was not greasy at all. Both toppings were really nice. However, the pizza had quite a big margin without topping, and the dough itself tasted very bland because it was clearly missing salt. I am sure this is good for my health and in line with modern feel good theories, but it simply didn't taste well. All in all the pizza was OK, but not nearly as good as we were made to expect.
The kids had cheese pasta, which was very good, and two plates of veggies which were just plain. As a desert, they got some chocolate brownies with ice cream. Unfortunately they needed to wait a while until the waitress managed to bring some forks...
The prices on the menu (luckily we were invited) and the fact that you can 'offset your meal's energy consumption' by paying an additional fee completely convinced me that this place is severely hyped. It caters to the health and environment conscious, who believe that eating fat-,salt-and-taste-free food and driving a (2 ton) hybrid SUV will save the planet.
We will probably not come back. There are much better places for pizza in town (for instance Ragazzi pizza in East Van).
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