Hidden away on a formerly defunct corner where the Georgia viaduct meets Main Street is a small seemingly authentic pizzeria. Check it out after the break…
Joining another Italian eatery, Campagnolo just across the street, Farina injects another dose of life and culinary attraction to a once abandoned pocket of city history. You order at the counter from a small selection of mainstay’s and daily pizza options. The wall’s are lined with an even smaller selection of add-on infused oils and canned anchovies. The white-washed walls and plank floors set the stage for industrial fixtures painted pizza red, hung imperfectly like the retired bicycle leaning over our table for two.
A short wait later your name is called and fresh, piping-hot pizza appears. It comes cut, unlike the more traditional style of Nicli’s Neapolitan style pizza which you tear into with your hands.
The pizza is simple and flavourful. Albeit a touch dough-y, it feels authentic and once drizzled with oregano or chili-infused olive oil, you’ll be happy to fold a slice and devour it quickly.
The atmosphere is friendly, and an unspoken sense of eat and go etiquette maintains an energetic flow of those that stay to eat and the steady stream of hungry faces picking up to-go orders.
Pizzeria Farina – 915 Main Street
tuesday – sunday | 5pm until the dough runs out.