Continuing with our weekend trip to Calgary before Christmas we also had the chance to get a quick bite at Without Papers.
I saw this restaurant on a food show at some point and I guess the name is a mock towards some Neapolitan Pizza Association that permits ‘certification’ through training for ‘authentic’ Neapolitan style pizza and the fact that they are ‘without papers’.
This pizza joint isn’t very big and is a climb up some narrow stairs but once inside its a pretty cute little spot. With an open kitchen and a movie projected on the wall (with subtitles) it’s a neat place.
Each of the four of us ordered a separate pizza and shared.
Ward’s pick (not surprising) – Hawaiian 5-0: tomato sauce, Canadian back bacon, pineapple, jalapeño, aged cheddar, mozzarella ($19). The jalapeños weren’t overly hot for the pizza but added a nice touch.
I chose the Hog Wild: roasted garlic panna (garlic & cream sauce), wild boar sausage, salami, rapini (broccoli rabe), fontina, chili oil ($22). Again I was a little concerned that the chili oil would add too much heat but it was just right.
Our friends ordered…
Hutch: tomato sauce, calabrese salami, genoa salami, pepperonata, mozzarella ($21). This pizza was spicy!
Pizza the Hut: tomato sauce, wild boar pepperoni, mushrooms, mozzarella, fontina ($19). A good combination of items.
All of the pizzas were really good! I love the thin crust of the Neapolitan style pizzas. No complaints here on anything. We had a couple pieces left that they boxed up for us and were tasty cold later.
I would happily go and try more of their creations.
Thanks and until next time, enjoy your adventures!