Lynwood Rez: Where’s the best pizza in Bells Corners? We’re still ordering from our old place in Kanata. Mort’s looks kind of interesting. Thoughts?
The best pizza in Bells Corners is at my house when one of my daughters is home and decides to concoct a Vegetarian Special – whole-grain crust, exotic healthy vegetables, interesting spices and not heavy with saturated-fat cheese.
The only commercial Bells Corners pizza I’ve had is from Pizza Pizza (okay), Cock & Bull (not bad, especially on Tuesdays, half-price day) and Pizza Hut (too greasy). I’ve been in Mort’s a couple of times – it seems like a comfy and friendly place but I can’t vouch for the food.
Actually, I shouldn’t knock Pizza Pizza – they provided, at a substantial discount, the pizza we gave out to hockey players at last year’s Hockey Day in Ottawa event.
If I were rolling the dice I’d try this guy, as he says his ingredients are always fresh and you’ll definitely get a superior product compared to the big chains like East Side Mario’s, Local Heroes, Pizza Pizza, etc.
He also told me that Pizza Pizza and a lot of other pizza peddlers in Bells Corners are not doing too well. He blames the fact that more and more cash-strapped time-pressed consumers, influenced by the numerous tv ads of the type “it tastes just like take-out!” are just buying inferior highly-processed pseudo-pizzas from the big box supermarkets.
As a small independent businessman the Prima Pizza guy doesn’t have the corporate advertising and gimmicks to drum up business. He probably can’t afford it anyway after paying the Chiarelli BIA tax, dealing with theft and vandalism (punks throwing a rock through his window and running off with huge blocks of cheese) and struggling with rising rents and taxes.