Saturday evening, with family arrived from a celebration near Brockville, there was only thing to turn to get a lot of food in a timely manner. On the trip back to Ottawa from Brockville, I was asked what my favourite pizza was? Pizzaville came up, Pizza Pizza, and Pizza Hut also were mentioned. I replied Gabriel Pizza was one of my favourites in the Ottawa area as I had it previously and enjoyed it.
The talk of pizza on the way back resulted from the need to get delivery as we had just had a road trip back with a just less than a year old who was probably going to be grumpy. This meant at least his parents would not be able to join us at, lets say, a restaurant meal out at a pub downtown. So pizza it was.
We called Gabriel's Pizza (2660 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa) to order. The call was picked up in a timely manner. We first mentioned we had coupons for medium pizza that were received in the mail. We were told to have them ready for the driver. Next we placed our order.
The Order: 1 Medium Regular Crust pizza with Bacon, Pepperoni and Mushroom, 1 Medium thin crust pizza with spinach, Feta cheese, Red Peppers and Extra Sauce and 1 Medium regular crust pizza with Pineapple and Ham.
The downfall, was we had to wait 45 minutes for the pizza's to be made and delivered. We reluctantly said that was fine realizing it was a Saturday night and most pizza places would have a significant wait.
The driver arrived at 35 minutes with the three medium pizzas. He was prepared with the Visa credit card machine and was off to his next run. We didn't feel rushed at all and he never made it seem like it was on the clock.
We opened the pizzas to find three hot and obviously cheesy pizzas. The remarks were pretty forthcoming that all the pizzas ordered had a lot cheese on them. Good thing the cheese was of excellent quality, otherwise the meal would have gone south pretty quickly.
The bacon, pepperoni and mushroom pizza was delicious. The mushrooms pizza and sauce were fresh. I'm not sure about how freshly prepared the bacon was before it was put on the pizza, but it was not terrible.
The same with the other two pizzas. Lots of cheese with fresh toppings added. A knife was definitely required to extricate each of the slices due to the cheesyness of the pizzas.
Overall, Gabriel Pizza provides a high quality pizza at a slightly more expensive price than the average neighbourhood pizza parlour. But the added quality ingredients and the quality customer service experience is worth it. Gabriel's delivers quality pizza on time and, if needed, right to your door.
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