|Amelio's All Dressed Pizza|
I have had a craving to go back for some years now. For one reason or another, mainly the brevity of the visits, I have not been able to drag D there. It does not help that they are closed on Sunday's which are most likely to be our family-free days. Luckily for me, they recently opened a new location on the swankier Bernard Street in Outremont. A far cry from the modest environs of the Student Ghetto but smelled just as good.
|Amelio's sur Bernard - Outremont|
Why did I feel so compelled to track this place down? Well, one particular dish which has eluded me, lo these many years, the Eggplant Parmesan Submarine Sandwich. I have not found it anywhere else, definitely not in Vancouver. There are lots of Roasted Veggie subs around but not the Eggplant Parm sub. As well, you will rarely, if ever find a Vegetarian Pizza in many cities that have Eggplant as a topping. MMMMMM So I dragged D, in the bitter cold of a Montreal Winter across town, despite the fridge at his parents heaving with leftovers so that I might have my Eggplant Submarine. We brought the food back so we could eat with his parents. We ordered an All Dressed and a Vegetarian.
We ordered two Mediums and the nice owner suggested we order a half half large. We would get almost the same amount of food for less money. But we decided to ordered the two pizza's just in case his folks were hungry.
The Sandwich was just as I'd remembered it. If you carry it out, the toasted bun becomes slightly soggy but in a good way. It is heaped with the same shredded, fresh iceberg lettuce which too will soften on route which is actually a good thing since the overflowing sandwhich would not contain it otherwise. It has a considerable amount of melting, oozing cheese. D thought a tad too much not for memory lane, it was just right. At the core was the wonderful Eggplant Parmesan. It was slightly more salty than I would go for but the sandwhich as a whole was not too salty. Yummo! I can't wait for my next annual visit and fix!
|Amelio's Vegetarian Pizza|
Service: Warm, friendly, bilingual
Ambiance: Cafe/Upscale Diner
Takeout/Pick Up/Sit In
Amelios sur BernardOutremont
1205 Ave Bernard
Montreal, QC H2V