Artisti Pizzeria

Given that my go-to pizzeria joint has closed, I’m on the hunt for a new favourite… This is what brought me to try Artisti Pizzeria for date night. Being newly opened beside other local favourites, such as the Local Omnivore, it seems to be a good location for a new restaurant. So, here goes my first impression review.

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To start, Artisti Pizzeri’s menu is extensive in well… pizzas. There is a lot of options, like over 5 pages of just pizza options!

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While the extensive menu looks promising… I left feeling a bit underwhelmed by my experience here and ultimately, am still on the hunt for a new pizzeria place to call my favorite. Let me break down the pizza options for you, there were:

  • Traditional pizzas
  • Calzones/Rolls
  • Kids pizzas
  • Red sauce pizzas
  • and… White sauce pizzas

If you’re like me and you’re also wondering what makes a pizza “traditional”… our server explained that the traditional options had more “basic” ingredients – so, like ham and cheese? I guess in this sense, the red and white sauce pizzas are meant to be a bit more elevated. Weirdly enough though, I feel that a lot of the pizza options were very similar to each other. A few were just different by an ingredient or two.

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Tagliere Artisti

We started our meal with the Tagliere Artisti board ($19). This seemed to be the only appetizer option that offered both cheese and meat. It was fairly simple but came with a good variety of meats and cheeses, and was accompanied by eggplant in oil and bread. I enjoyed the cheese selection – montasio, asiago, and parmesan – as it complemented the salami and bread well! However, at $19, I felt that this was a bit pricey for something I could’ve easily put together at home.

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After combing through the menu and looking at the countless options for pizza, we decided on the Legare pizza ($18). A white mushroom sauce pizza that was topped with mozzarella, mushrooms, Italian sausage, brie cheese, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan.

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Legare

The pizza wasn’t bad but it wasn’t extraordinary either. Good crust, plenty of toppings, but unfortunately, it didn’t give me that “wow!” factor. In fact, I wish it was a bit more savory.

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Given that they brand themselves as a pizzeria, I was hoping that the pizza would be the star dish of our meal. However, our favourite dishes of the night were actually the desserts.

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Profitterol

I ordered the Profitterol ($8), cream puffs filled with custard cream, topped with a whole lot of chocolate mousse.  My bf, on the other hand, ordered the Tiramisu ($7).

The cream puffs were a bit heavy, but it was decadent, creamy, and a sweet treat to end dinner with. The tiramisu? Maybe one of the best ones I’ve had in a while! After our underwhelming dinner, I’m glad the dessert was a hit.

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Tiramisu

On top of our meal, the service was a little spotty and questionable…but hey, newly opened and busy on a weekend night? Understandable, I suppose. If my opinion was to be based on this first impression alone, though, I am not sure if I’d return anytime soon. Maybe I’ll visit later down the road when it’s a little more established. Nonetheless, I hope business runs smoothly for them! It’s a nice space with lots of pizza options.  If you happen to pop in, let me know you what you think!


Aritsti Pizzeria
11998 109a Ave, Edmonton

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2 thoughts on “Artisti Pizzeria

  1. I found it refreshing to dine in an authentic Italian pizzeria. I also absolutely love their rolls. Their pizzas are what you’d find at a bistro in Italy. The lattes are delicious, and priced well below Edmonton’s coffee shops. I also tried the special, a chicken zucchini lasagna with bechamel sauce. It was excellent! Their tiramisu… yum!

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