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It’s pretty safe to say that pizza already has a stellar reputation. It’s the go-to food for when you get a little too tipsy, or it can make the ultimate switch-up to formal dining if that’s what you’re into. It’s undoubtedly the perfect snack, but there’s usually a catch. Maybe it's too greasy, or there’s too much flour underneath. Sometimes there’s so much cheese that it tastes like you’re gnawing on a piece of rubber. Gentile took on the quest of finding the perfect formula for a pizza that everyone can dig; carefully handcrafted, flaky, warm, and bursting with flavour.

The Gentile name has quite the rep’ in Montreal. There’s a reason why the family’s been serving the community for over 60 years, and that’s because they’ve worked hard to discover the ins and outs of creating cool digs that have people coming back for more every single time. (If you want to know a little bit more about the Gentile family’s history within Montreal's foodie scene, check out our blog post detailing their incredible journey here).

It’s no surprise that Gentile has gone above and beyond to unleash the perfect formula for a dope pizza. They’re so crazy about the art of pizza-making that they went as far as researching overlooked details. From just how much cheese should droop when you’re bringing the slice to your mouth, to the fluffy-to-crispy ratio of the crust- not a single element was overlooked. This research wasn’t conducted by just anybody, Gentile opted to bring in the big guns. Dan Krystal, a pizza connoisseur, if you will, was not only brought on to construct the best-tasting pizza but also hired as the head chef. He put a grueling amount of effort into this project- rumour has it, it took him three weeks to test all of the different types of pepperoni before he found the perfect one.

What makes all of the Gentile establishments so bad-ass is that it isn’t all about their food. They put a ton of effort into the aesthetic as well, tying the entire experience together into one fire package. Each place has its own unique identity while maintaining the comfortability that the original Cafe Gentile has had since day one. The interior of the parlour was designed by Zebulon Perron, the same artist behind the interior of Westmount’s Café Gentile. Perron explains the inspiration behind the ambiance and decor was taken from other iconic pizzerias. The retro pizza joint with a swanky-modern upscale twist… that’s exactly the essence of Gentile. The vibe makes for a perfect evening, and we highly recommend checking it out once lockdown lifts. Until then, you can still snag some bomb takeout.

It’s also important to mention that you can support Gentile Pizza Parlour by checkin’ out their merch on our site. It has the coolest retro pizzeria vibe, and the neutral colours make for a great match to any item in your wardrobe. We’re stoked to feature their sick designs on our site, and you should probably go check them out before they’re all gone.

Click here to shop the Gentile Pizza Parlour collection.
Click here to shop the Cafe Gentile collection.
May 12, 2021