Can’t Explain


I have lived in River Heights for almost 18 years and think that this restaurant has been on Waterloo and Corydon for at least that long but I have never tasted a Santa Lucia Pizza.  I can’t explain how this happened.  Sister #3 claims its Winnipeg’s best pizza and I would be tempted to agree.  But I would love your opinions on this topic if you have other favourites.

Earlier this week I was in what you might describe as a middle aged woman’s heaven: I got together with two women whom I love and we ate pizza, then a banana log Jeannie’s cake, washed it down with a fine German Riesling and watched the premiere of this season’s Dancing with the Stars!  Hard to decide what was the best part but the pizza was definitely outstanding.  We ordered the Santa Lucia’s Aloha which is double ham, double pineapple and cheese and a large feed four of us to satiation with a couple of pieces left over for lunch.

Now we are a home-made pizza family and I am very picky about my pizza.  I figure if I’m going to eat a day’s calories at one meal-it better be worth it.  Their crust tasted very close to the bread dough recipe that I use.  There was the perfect amount of robust sauce on it and once you add their toppings and cheese-yummers!

This photo is not a Santa Lucia Pizza-we ate it to quickly for me to take a one.

Kath’s quotes:  “Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or forwards…therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate.”-Grimod de la Reynière

10 Comments to

“Can’t Explain”

  1. Avatar September 23rd, 2010 at 9:02 am Victoria Says:

    The pizza looks fine – but those shoes!!!! sigh….

  2. Avatar September 23rd, 2010 at 9:34 am kath Says:

    Aren’t they wild? Sister #3 sent them to me with some other heart photos.

  3. Avatar September 26th, 2010 at 12:23 pm Honeybee Says:

    Hi Kath!

    I totally agree with your assessment of Santa Lucia pizza… it’s delicious!! The only one that competes with it (that I’ve tried so far) is Sorrento’s, but that’s only because I look for very specific attributes in my pizza. I’m a fellow food blogger and recent transplant from Windsor, Ontario; I set out to find pizza most like the family-run chains back home. It’s hard to explain exactly what Windsor pizza is like, but I wrote an entry about it a couple of weeks ago. Regardless, Santa Lucia is definitely in the top five! Glad to know that others with discriminating tastes agree.

    Keep up the awesome blogging; I’m learning lots about the food in my “new hometown” through you!

    -Melissa (aka “Honeybee”)

  4. Avatar September 27th, 2010 at 9:29 am jenna kimbo Says:

    hmmm i’ll have to have some now!
    I personally love Deluca’s…grab a slice some lunch hour and wash it down with a Brio!

    until the owners sold Topo Gigio’s i loved it there too… the freshest most divine dough…toppings were fresh and it was NEVER greasy. Don’t know what its like with the new management..its now owned by teh hotel not Italians.

  5. Avatar September 27th, 2010 at 1:44 pm kath Says:

    Deluca’s is up there on our list too.

  6. Avatar September 27th, 2010 at 1:47 pm kath Says:

    Welcome to Winnipeg Melissa. Love to know how your findings from a “newbie” compare to ours. Been to Windsor a couple of times…I recall having some delicious Greek food.

  7. Avatar September 29th, 2010 at 10:50 am kNate Says:

    As far as the best pizza in Winnipeg is concerned i think you have to do a head to head competition between Romani’s and Diana’s. They both have their own special touches that make each amazing!

  8. Avatar September 30th, 2010 at 7:42 am kath Says:

    Hey Nate, I know that many Winnipeggers love Diana’s and to be honest the only time that I was there, we had anticipated that it was a sit down restaurant and when it wasn’t we bought one from their freezer and went and had El Salvadorian food instead. When we cooked the pizza up later, it was pretty good but I don’t think that I should limit my experince to that one. Romani’s? Tell me more. And let’s have a pizza taste off some Sunday afternoon at our place.

  9. Avatar October 8th, 2010 at 6:03 pm Emma Says:

    The Greek pizza from Santa Lucia is the stuff dreams (well, pizza dreams) are made of. Mmm, now I’m salivating.

  10. Avatar October 8th, 2010 at 9:52 pm kath Says:

    thanks Emma-going to have to give it a try

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