This grungy pizza place on 17th Avenue SW is open late for the night revellers. They serve the classics – ‘pepperoni’, ‘hawaiian’, vegetarian, etc. The twist is they’re all halal, having replaced the slices of pepperoni for halal beef salami and the chunks of ham for a halal beef/chicken equivalent.
The slices are decently sized and the 2 slice, 1 pop deal is quite reasonable. Unfortunately, additional toppings don’t seem to be readily available with a careless looking styrofoam plate of red chilli flakes laying on the counter the closest I saw. Can you imagine no parmesan?!
The ‘hawaiian’ had ample and proportionate amounts of cheese, ‘ham’ and pineapple. The savoury meat and cheese combined with the sweetness of the pineapple make this a good piece of pie. The always tough to eat crust also had a smattering of cheese ensuring the entire slice was a treat.
The ‘pepperoni’ was spicy. The pizza base sauce with its oregano seasoning came through the toppings on this slice. The cheese was adequate but the end crust was bare and had to be washed down to ensure complete consumption. This is not the best halal pepperoni pizza I’ve had but its good.
The crust is medium thin and firm. It is slightly chewy on its own but has pleasant sweetness to it.
The pizza here could be served hotter and the service could be more personable, especially being the only one in the establishment at the time. All in all it’s good pizza and can really hit the spot at obscene hours of the night.
Pizza 17, 1415 17th Ave SW, Calgary, (403) 245-5011, Map it.