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Finally! The Pizza-Poutine at Bella Dona

Posted by Kim / May 2, 2007

20070501_belladona6.jpgPizza and poutine. That’s the stuff inebriated dreams are made of. Is there any Montrealer who hasn’t had to decide between those two late night snacks on their stumbling walk home from the bar? Well, problem solved.

Bella Dona Pizza on Mont-Royal (corner of St-Laurent) is like any other cheap-pizza-slice place in the city. What makes this place special? It is the home of the Pizza-Poutine.

The pizza sits in the top left-hand corner of the display case, beckoning the hungry masses in all its greasy glory.

20070501_belladona4.jpgHussein, the man responsible for this creation, has no qualms about revealing his secret recipe: “Tu fait la poutine et tu mets sur la pâte!” Genius!

20070501_belladona7.jpgMy slice is a triangle of standard pizza dough, slathered over with a concoction of slightly chewy French fries and sodium-driven brown gravy. Swirling itself in stringy goodness all over the top is the cheese, perfecting this midnight snack for hungry Montrealers every where. It’s a thick and oily mess of deliciousness, worth every clogged artery and calorie.

Hussein invented this masterpiece only four months ago, and claims it’s a popular order. At $2.20 a slice, how can it not be? Unfortunately, the Pizza-Poutine isn’t always available as Hussein is the only employee at Bella Dona that makes it.

Fortunately, he works the nightshift.

Bella Dona
11, ave. du Mont-Royal Ouest
514.287.5555

Discussion

16 Comments

rrrobyn / May 2, 2007 at 04:54 pm
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i like that this is a true chef's speciality.
part of me wants to eat it and celebrate with fireworks, or firecrackers anyway, like a couple bottle rockets in beer bottles. and part of me is standing back in queasy awe and saying 'whoa' and watching really drunk guys eat it.
chip / May 4, 2007 at 10:39 am
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Any chance that they deliver? That may be the end of me.
Kim / May 4, 2007 at 01:41 pm
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(Un)fortunately, they do not deliver.
BUT! You can buy the whole pie and bring it home. I'm sure it makes a great breakfast.
Richard Owen / May 8, 2007 at 03:08 am
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But, does tomato sauce and gravy really work?

I was at Bella Dona the other day and despite the sign outside cheese pizza was $1.75.







alanah / May 15, 2007 at 03:43 pm
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as far as i can tell 99 pizza no longer exists - or it exists but isn't actually pizza, it's like toast and tomato sauce or something. Especially late at night when there is reliably "none left." I did once get a discount slice using the "false advertising" plea...
Chris / May 25, 2007 at 06:04 pm
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I've had this pizza and it is quite possibly the greatest invention in pizza history! The chef always seems quite proud of his creation and is always pleased when customers order it.

There are lots of 99 cent pizza joints left in the city. They're hard to come by Downtown or on St-Laurent But pretty much anywhere away from there they can be found in all their glory.
Patra / June 14, 2007 at 03:31 pm
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Oh, my arteries! Is it vegetarian?
Patra / June 14, 2007 at 03:33 pm
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Is there even vegetarian poutine? In any case, mmmmmmmmmmm.

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Derek Brackemyre / February 12, 2010 at 05:21 am
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Thanks for clear instructions on how to make pizza's. I will definately attempt to make them during holidays. I am just worried about the mess the pizza dough will create.
Everette Dittemore / February 12, 2010 at 05:37 am
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I hope my preparetion will also come up as good as yours. I will attempt this Italian food recipe during holidays. I am confused if the frying is supposed to be on high flame or low flame ?
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