Bella Pizza (Burnaby)
A number of years ago, Bella Pizza was our go-to place for pizza but it’s been a long time since we’ve ordered from here. The thing that always had us coming back was the fresh toppings. I think I even remember doing a marketing project on pizza places back in school and Bella was the clear winner.
The Masterpiece ($14.50 for medium) has pepperoni, back bacon, onions, mushrooms, capicollo, and green peppers. The toppings are great but the crust needs a little work for my preferences. I like that they don’t use those little plastic “table” thingies to keep the pizza box lid from smushing the pizza… instead they use a small ball of dough. It accomplishes the same job without cluttering our landfill (plus, you can eat it too).
I find that the crust at Bella gets a little soggy from being inside the box. If you bake the pizza a little bit at home, it makes it a lot better.
We also ordered up the 1/2 Rack of Rib Dinner served on top of baked lasagna with side salad and garlic bread ($18.45). The ribs and lasagna were pretty good but the side salad was underwhelming and only came dressed with salad oil. It kind of reminded me of the generic pre-mixed salad that you get at the grocery store.
So, definitely order the pizza and reheat the leftovers (and the round dough ball) the next day in the oven but steer clear of the salad.
4624 Imperial Street