Papa’s Gourmet Pizza

So I just had probably the most awkward/embarrassing experience in recent memory. The day started out normally enough. I was craving food, as usual, and decided to visit Papa’s Gourmet Pizza, a small casual shop on Main Street serving up pizzas, a big selection of pastas, and various casual Greek fare. I had a slice of their Pesto Chicken pizza and also a large Mac and Cheese.

Pesto Chicken Pizza Slice ($2.25):

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Pesto Chicken Pizza slice

4/5
The pizza was quite heavy and loaded with toppings consisting of chicken, pesto, and feta cheese. It was very flavourful, perhaps a bit salty for those who who don’t like overly salty foods, but I really enjoyed it. I did find the crust to be a bit soft, probably because it had been sitting out under a lamp for a while, but that did not bother me too much.

Mac and Cheese (Large, $10):


3/5
This came with two slices of garlic bread, which were perfectly toasted, buttery with a nice flavour of garlic. I absolutely loved the layer of gooey, rich cheese on top. The noodles themselves were a tad on the soft side, but not too mushy. I was disappointed with the sauce however: I found it to be way too watery and hence, did not really coat the noodles too well, and was also quite bland. The portion was very generous: I ended up taking about half of it home. It actually tasted better reheated the next day, after the sauce had thickened.

I quite enjoyed my visit to Papa’s Gourmet Pizza. The prices are very good, especially for their pastas, where you get a very large portion for currently just $10. Moreover, the staff were also very friendly. All in all, while their food does have room for improvement, I still really enjoyed my visit, and I’d highly recommend checking this place out.

So now, are you wondering about the “embarrassing” incident that I referred to earlier? Probably not, but here it is. I needed to use the washroom, and unfortunately Papa’s Gourmet Pizza was small and did not have one available to the public. Fortunately, there was a JJ Bean right next door. Since I felt pretty embarrassed about being one of those people who just use the washroom without making any purchase, so I got myself an iced Americano.

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$3 for a bathroom trip…

My conscience cleared, I headed to their toilet. Unfortunately, being the idiot that I am, I just could not figure out how to lock the door properly. I thought that I had it closed, but then a man walked right in on me while I WAS LITERALLY SITTING ON THE TOILET WITH MY F***ING PANTS DOWN. Needless to say, I was quite traumatized (although to be fair, I think that it was probably even more traumatic for the man as he’s had to actually witness the disturbing picture that I’ve just described to you). I ended up bolting out of the place and spent the next few hours curled up in a ball in humiliation.

Summary (for Papa’s Gourmet Pizza):
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Pesto Chicken Pizza, Pastas
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