The founders and former owners of the West End’s popular restaurant La Brasserie have thrown open the doors to a new spin on the edgy pizzeria concept.
Pizza Fabrika, a cozy pizza joint from restaurateur brothers Stephen and Michael Wiese, is a rebel with a good cause. Fabrika is a commonly used European term for “factory” and reflects the setting for this non-conformist pizzeria inspired by a working factory.
The pizza menu comprises of eight high-quality 12-inch pies fashioned using traditional methods, including a yeast-leavened sourdough created via time-honoured kneading techniques. The tomato sauce is a masterpiece made from D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and Kosher salt, and the Fabrika cheese blend is the perfect balance of full fat Canadian Mozzarella and Danish Fontina. The unique pizza offerings feature an array of modern, eclectic toppings such as duck prosciutto with fresh pea shoots; double smoked bacon with crispy pork crackling and house-made crème fraiche; and beer bison meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and roasted red peppers. All of which is complemented with original and tasty sides, salads and rotating dessert jars.
From the bar, guests will find a deliberate list of perfectly paired high-acidity wines from all over the globe and satiating beer options heavily focused on craft products. Wines will also be available in half litre carafes with a rotating local craft beer by the jug. Patrons hankering for a fresh order of their favourite pizza can call in and take out a sizzling 12-inch pie or come in any night of the week to enjoy the bold, energetic, unpretentious dining experience.
Pizza Fabrika is located at 1680 Robson St. between Cardero and Bidwell, and is open seven nights a week for dine-in and takeout from 5pm – midnight. The 25-seat pizzeria is centered in the bustling heart of the West End just steps from Coal Harbour, making it an ideal local dinner spot or an easy stop off to grab a pizza en route to Stanley Park, English Bay or the couch.
For more information call 604.559.1680
Photos by Charles Zuckerman