Our restaurant is where everyone knows your name and customers are treated like stars. Some are actual movie stars! Owners, Nat and Franco Bastone welcome everyone with open hearts and open minds.
Nat's New York Pizzeria's thin-crust, New York style pizza originated in Nat and Franco's Great, Great, Great Grandmothers' kitchens in Calabria, Italy, in the 1900's. Eventually, the pizza made its way, as many Italians did, to the Big Apple — New York City. In November 1991, cousins Nat and Franco traveled to Yonkers, New York to learn 100-year-old secret family recipes behind hand-tossed pizza and their famous sauce. They returned to Vancouver and proudly introduced their family's thin-crust pizza to Kitsilano in April 1992. The second store in Vancouver's West End neighborhood opened in January 2000. Nat's "Ah" Pizza has become a tradition in Kitsilano — as graduates of Kitsilano Secondary High School, Nat and Franco feel especially honoured that the local community has responded incredibly to their "home-make" style of cooking.
The Pizza Guys - Mini Documentary (Nat's New York Pizzeria)
"I miss Nat’s Pizzeria. Every grad gets one large pizza on me…Good luck everybody.”
"When I'm in town I go to [Nat's New York Pizzeria] as often as possible....The first thing I do when I get off the plane in Vancouver is drive straight to Nat's and order a chicken parmesan hero. That's my favourite thing on earth! I first started eating here when I was a little kid. Then when I got to high school, I started coming every day."
(Graduate of Kitsilano Secondary)
"Nat's New York Pizzeria is the best NY style pizza in the city. I have been coming here since I was a kid and the food and staff always make me feel at home. Everyone needs to eat here!"
AWARD WINNING PIZZERIA
Voted 'Best Pizza' in the Vancouver Courier annual Stars of Vancouver Award in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Vancouver Magazine’s selection as the best pizza in Vancouver.
Flare Magazine voted Best take-out pizza in Canada.
2004 nomination for the Ethics in Action award.