After a long winter, Montrealers are anxious for warm and sunny weather. The moment we sense the arrival of spring, we are out in full force on our favourite terraces. On a beautiful spring day, Diva #2, the Firm and Ms. Nightengale decided to have a late leisurely lunch and try No. 900.
With terrace season officially underway, we happily accepted the option of sitting outside on the terrace of No. 900, watching people stroll by on Bernard Ave in Outremont, and soaking up the vitamin D.
We started with two appetizers, the Caesar and the beef carpaccio. The Caesar was served in a unique wooden bowl. A generous helping for an appetizer portion, the romaine was bright and crisp, and the dressing wasn’t heavy. Your typical old school pizzeria Caesar salad, there was just enough parmesan and bacon bits to add the right amount of salt.
The beef carpaccio was dressed simply with parmesan, arugula and olive oil. It was sliced thin and a deep red colour, each bite was full of flavour. A squeeze of lemon was all that was needed to tie everything together. We really enjoyed this light dish!
Most restaurants serve pizzas that are much too large to finish in one sitting, at No. 900 the pizza was just right. We tried two of their pizzas, the speck had a great smokey flavour and was generously draped over one of our pizzas. It covered the other ingredients like the sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy fior di latte which was slightly melted. And for a little kick, they also had a little drizzle of spicy oil, which we adored.
Our other pizza was the pancetta and figs – a perfect combination! The pancetta was crispy and salty, and a perfect match for the sweet figs; every bite was delicious. The goat cheese was also slightly melted and added a nice tang to every bite. A drizzle of aged balsamic only solidified this pizza’s great combination of flavours.
Diva #2 couldn’t leave without taking a pizza home to Ranger. This one had Italian sausage, fior di latte, a pesto made with rapini and almonds, and hot peppers. For purposes of quality control, Diva #2 had a slice on the way home. There was no skimping on the toppings, with big chunks of Italian sausage, and just enough pesto to balance the tomato sauce and fior di latte.
Another detail we loved from No. 900 is that they put a little wire mesh inside the takeaway box so that the bottom of your pizza doesn’t get soggy on your way home. No. 900 has certainly created a name for itself. They currently have locations in St. Lambert and Outremont, as well as a food truck. The pizza is delicious so it’s no wonder that they have generated a loyal following!
Our Rating: Splendid
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