A new West End pizza place has opened it’s doors and with the promise of organic and gourmet pizza combined with a good Urbanspoon percentage I was looking forward to some delicious delivery. I placed my order for Rebellious Tomato online via JustEat.ca and sat back and waited for my food, I didn’t get a call back to confirm my order like I did with Gigi’s but I was pleased when everything arrived on time.
I think one of the owners delivered my food, he was friendly enough but kinda lost me when he started giving me instructions. For some reason Rebellious Tomato doesn’t slice their pizza, this is a major pet peeve for me and I’ve only been to one place what had this policy, as far as I’m concerned I find it extremely lazy for a pizza place not to cut their pizza. Then came my next instruction, I was told to heat my oven up to 500 degrees and put my pizza’s in for 4-5 minutes-are you kidding me! I ordered pizza and had delivery because I’m a lazy ass and I’m not looking to cut my own food or heat it up in my oven on a summer night!
One thing I will give them is the fact they have a nice thin crust pizza. The whole wheat factor is also represented well, there crust was a bit on the chewy side which was nice.
The first pizza I chowed down on was the Luau or Hawaiian Feast (small size $10), It’s a mix of tomato sauce, grilled chicken breast, almonds, ham, mushrooms,pineapple and mozzarella. This was a winner for me hands down. The sweetness from the pineapple combined with the silvered almonds and chicken took this pizza a step above your regular Hawaiian pizza.
The other pizza I ordered was the classic Margherita (small size $10). I really was looking forward to this pizza and when I opened the box I was totally let down. This pizza should have been all about the specific toppings-tomatoes, cheese and basil and quite frankly it wasn’t. They used dried basil on this and by doing that it completely overwhelmed the other ingredients and my taste buds for the rest of the night-dried basil is used in sauces and stuff for the simple fact it’s pungent and needs to be cooked and simmered for a long time-it has no place on a pizza as a topping. I’d suggest Rebellious Tomato change their website and get rid of the margherita pizza they have pictured there with the fresh basil leaves and put this up instead-anything else is deceptive advertising.
After cutting my own pizza and being asked to heat it up on my own combined with the inauthentic take on the Italian classic Margherita pizza that they charge $3.50/ slice for as a takeout option I can honestly say that there are way better pizza option in the West End let alone in Vancouver, I won’t be ordering from them again.