Pizza Studio Opens in Hamilton, Ontario
The L.A.-based pizza franchise that is popular across the U.S. launched in Canada 9 months ago, and have chosen Hamilton as one of their first restaurants! Just 6 months ago, Pizza Studio opened up an express restaurant in the Centre on Barton Food Pavilion.
The team at Pizza Studio reached out to me for a free tasting. Earlier this week, I headed over for a tasting. Here’s what I thought:
First of all, I love their brand! The colours are eye-catching and bold, and their tagline designs are modern with a bit of cheekiness. Right up my alley!
When you first walk into the Food Pavilion, despite all those other food options, you can definitely smell the fresh-cooked pizza. With the scent of pizza lingering in the air, and their bright eye-catching sign, you’re drawn right in.
On their menu, you can either try one of their Chef Favourites – which are pizza options that they have carefully chosen the toppings for – making for a quick option if you’re in a rush or can’t decide.
Chef Favourite options include flavours like The Beast (Traditional with Parmesan Cheese Crust, tomato blend, freshly grated mozzarella, nitrate-free pepperoni, meatball, shaved ham, bacon, pork sausage), Skinny Greek (Whole Grain and Flax Seed crust, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, kale, marinated artichoke, red onion, grape tomato, roasted red pepper, kalamata olive, banana pepper, feta, finished with basil tzatziki drizzle) and more!
If you’re looking to make your own pizza (highly recommend if you have time) you will:
1. Choose your size (7” with a side salad is $7.99, 10” is $10.95 at the Hamilton location)
2. Pick your crust (traditional, rosemary herb, firecracker & more)
3. Choose your sauce (tomato blend, sweet baby ray’s, basil pesto & more)
4. Choose your cheese (mozzarella, vegan cheese, crumbled feta & more)
5. Choose your UNLIMITED toppings (chili roasted pineapple, chipotle roasted corn, pork sausage & so many more)
6. Finish it with oils and spices (basil, cilantro & more)
It goes through the oven right before your eyes, taking about 3-4 minutes, they top it off with any oils and spices you picked and it’s ready to enjoy!
I was in a “healthy mood” when I visited, so I chose a Whole Grain & Flax Seed Crust, Tomato Blend Sauce, Mozzarella, Truffle Roasted Mushroom, Kalamata Olive, Kale, Broccoli, Green Peppers, and a Balsamic Glaze. I love that they offer unlimited toppings! I have rarely, if ever, seen this at a pizza place. 👌
What would you choose on your pizza? Some of the sample toppings can be found on their website, but may differ for each restaurant FYI.
Thank you Pizza Studio for having me over for a visit! I’ll be back soon!