Pizza Bouquet is moving their Montreal take on New York-style pizza to new digs
The good news is that Pizza Bouquet and its Montreal take on New-York style pizza isn’t closed.
The better news is that Pizza Bouquet is getting its own address with more room for more pizza.
What started as a small, cramped kitchen in the back of Little Italy’s Notre-Dame-des-Quilles bar has grown year on year since it first opened in 2018. Now the pizzeria is setting its sights on a place of its own right across the street where the small grocer Le Petit Coin was located (45 Beaubien East).
The move marks a lot of changes, and we’re not just talking about the pizzeria having 12 seats lining its street-facing windows: Owner Andre Theriault told Time Out Montreal in an interview that his plans for the 700 square-foot space include grocery options and well as—fingers crossed—beer and wine to to go.
The new spot will be designed by David Evans, Theriault’s partner in the new chapter, who’s recently had a hand in the building of restaurants in Toronto like Quetzal, Casa La Palma and Mercato.
While it’ll be new digs for Pizza Bouquet, they’ll stay true to themselves. “We’re strictly mom and pop,” Theriault says. “We want it to have that warm and cozy vibe,” saying that he’ll be decorating with personal effects from his own apartment.
They’ll be able to expand hours—with plans to open seven days a week for lunch and dinner (it was only five days a week in the evenings before—and production. What previously took them a week will now take them a day, now that they’re equipped with an imported Italian Famag mixer and new fridges devoted to bulk 24-hour fermentation of their dough.