Nestled within pristine Lakes, pine forests, gardens, orchards, vineyards and beaches, the stunning Kelowna is fast becoming a leading destination for tourists and those looking to relocate.
And, alongside the resplendent natural surroundings, Kelowna boasts some of the best dining experiences in Canada. If you’re in the mood for a great pizza that will transport your taste buds to the Italian countryside, then here’s a list of the best pizzas in town.
Hinged on the Socratic belief that ‘Thou shouldst live to eat; not eat to live, this Kelowna taverna prioritises Mediterranean taste in all its dishes – especially the Greek-style pizzas which are crafted using the home-made dough. Dining at Olympia Greek Taverna is not a rushed experience, but rather one that needs to be savoured, taking your time to enjoy every morsel that uses only the freshest ingredients. You can enjoy a specific pizza flavour, or enjoy the Mediterranean-style method of trying a variety of flavours. You are even invited to make your own legendary pizza if you desire, with gluten-free crusts an option.
If you’re in the mood for something with a bit more of an Italian flavour, then Kelowna’s own Antico Pizza Napoletana serves up authentic Neapolitan pizza that will have you returning for seconds. And when we say authentic, we mean it! Every Antico pizza is freshly prepared and baked in a custom-built, wood-fired oven that was crafted in Naples by Gianni Acunto. The pizzas are crafted using only the finest ingredients which are imported directly from the family’s Italy-based farm. This includes olives and olive oil from the family-owned orchard, as well as San Marzano tomatoes grown on the side of Mt. Vesuvius. Neapolitan Caputo soft wheat flour is used in the base with the final flourish of real Parma Prosciutto and imported Italian Mozzarella Di Bufala. Take a bit out of this 90-second miracle, with a uniquely soft, light crust.
An award-winning pizzeria in the heart of Kelowna, DunnEnzies prides itself on an incredibly lengthy menu that caters to everyone’s individual tastes. Drawing inspiration from the local community while infusing Italian-borne techniques and flavours, you can try all manner of pizzas including traditional, speciality, and white pizzas. And, no matter what your choice, you know that you’re getting an exceptionally fresh pizza, made with the best ingredients, every time! Enjoy your meal in the backyard-style patio under the shade of a 185-year-old London Plane tree, with a cool beverage to wash it down.
If you’re looking for a really great, wood-fired pizza in a casual and comfortable setting, then this Kelowna restaurant is a top spot. In addition to serving some of the best, freshly-made pizzas, the restaurant is renowned for its incredible craft beer selection. They update the rotational taps almost daily so that you’re able to enjoy a delicious brew, from lagers to IPAs, sourced from local breweries. Warm pizzas and cold beer – what more could you need?
Another Kelowna restaurant specialising in the Neopolitan pizza option is Famosa, the pizzeria with personality! The pizza dough is hand-tossed by an expert team of pizzaiolos before fired in the bell-shaped oven for 90 seconds. All ingredients used are authentic, including the tomatoes imported from Campania which are hand-milled; the fior-di-latte is 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella; with the flour highly refined and low in gluten. The pizzeria boasts a festive, family-friendly atmosphere and the menu includes artisan pasta and delicious beverages alongside the pizza options.
Kelowna is truly a hidden gem of British Columbia, with its breath-taking natural scenery that is propelling it into a top residential destination for locals and those from afar.
But beyond the pine forests, lakes, beaches, and mountains, Kelowna has become a cultural hub boasting art galleries, museums, theatres, casinos, art studios, and a bespoke shopping experience.
When it comes to fine dining, you can’t get better. There are the aforementioned pizzeria options peppered throughout the city, as well as many restaurants, cafés and takeaway outlets that pride themselves in using farm-to-table, locally-sourced ingredients.