Meet the Inaugural Manitoba Pizza Week Winners
From June 4-10, Manitoba Pizza Week celebrated the best pies in the province by allowing restaurants to enter their tastiest creations in four categories (Best Pizza, Best Vegetarian Pizza, Best Gluten-Free Pizza and Best Bothwell Cheese Pizza). Local za lovers then had the duty (and privilege) of voting for their favourites.
After an overwhelming response (and a lot of pizza nights!), Manitoba Pizza Week has announced its list of first-ever winners. Check them out below.
Rebel Pizza: Double Fat Boy
Original crust, homemade chili sauce, mozzarella, beef crumble, red onion, tomato, thinly-sliced dill pickles and Rebel blend shredded cheddar, finished with shredded iceberg lettuce and drizzled with mayo and yellow mustard.
Colosseo Restorante (Pizza Carbonara), Kyu Slice (Thai Peanut Chicken Pizza), Pasquale’s (Oh Marie), Frank’s Pizza (Jason’s Special), Garbonzo’s on Ellice (Manitob-Za), A Little Pizza Heaven on Osborne (Gyro Pizza), Diana’s Cucina & Lounge (The Couch Potato), Aurora Pizzeria & Cafe (Fior di pizza), New B’s Cafe & Store (Taco-me Away).
BEST VEGETARIAN PIZZA
Pasquale’s: Louie Primavera
Peas, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, zucchini, feta and mozzarella with a vegetable pesto base.
Runners up: Nicolino’s (Favolosa), Carbone on St. Mary (Classic), Red Ember Common (The Crete-Za), Cafe 22 on Corydon (Stone Fired Roasted Vegetable),
BEST GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA
Za Pizza Bistro: Island Chicken Pizza
Gluten-free crust, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, chicken, bacon, white onion, tomato and lots of pineapple.
ZA Pizza Bistro wins Best Gluten-free Pizza Award for its “Island Chicken” Pizza at the first annual 2018 Manitoba Pizza Week. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. It was a fun week! #zapizzabistro #bestglutenfree #pizza #islandchicken #mbpizzaweek #manitobapizzaweek #wpgeats #foodie #winnipeg #familybusiness #manitoba #zamazing #zabestpizza #zastyle
Runners up: Mona Lisa (B²), Pronto Pizzeria (Savoury But Sweet), Cafe 22, Revel Pizza (Spicy Manuel)
BEST BOTHWELL CHEESE PIZZA
Diana’s Cucina & Lounge: Muenster Ballz Blitz
Marinara, mozzarella, (local) farmer sausage, all-beef Italian-style meatballs, jalapenos and Muenster cheese, topped with crispy fried onions and drizzled with ranch dressing.
There’s a 98% chance of precipitation in the form of heavy 🤤 when your eyes feast upon our Bothwell Cheese entry; “Muenster Ballz Blitz” Marinara, Mozzarella, (local) Farmer Sausage, All-Beef Italian Style Meatballs, Jalapenos, Muenster Cheese, topped with Crispy Fried Onions and drizzled with Ranch dressing. On a Moosehead beer crust. #manitobapizzaweek #bothwellcheese #204 #pizzaislove
Runners up: Mona Lisa (C’s Get Degrees), New B’s Cafe & Store (Totally Twisted), Nicolino’s (Bothwell Breakfast Pizza), Timmy Tom’s (Sweet Onion BBQ Meatball).