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Girls Night Out With Famoso

November 25, 2014

Nothing is better than a night out with the girls. A few years ago, that would have meant getting all dolled up for a night of dancing at the club, but these days I much prefer to catch up over some cocktails and good food. What better place for a night of indulgence with some of your closest girls than Famoso, which is exactly where me and some friends met up last Thursday.

Famoso

If you haven’t been to a Famoso before, you should probably check it out. They coin themselves a “fast casual style restaurant”, where you sit down and decide on your order, then take your order to the counter and let the staff continue to serve you from there. You can pay right at the counter when you order, or start a tab if you want to keep going. I have to say, even with the casualness, the service at my local Famoso has always been impeccable. I’ve never once had a bad experience and always leave completely impressed and satisfied.

Famoso Drinks

We started off with some drinks and appies. When I heard limoncello lemonade was on special, I had to have one. Typically they’re one of my favourite cocktails, but the other girls kept talking about how amazing the sangria was and made me really wish I’d have ordered one of those too! For appetizers we shared the Mediterranean Flatbread (oven baked flatbread with garlic, oregano, feta, EVOO. Served with house-made tzatziki and Tuscan-style hummus) and Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Balls (Fior-di-latte wrapped with prosciutto, baked in Campania tomato sauce, fresh basil, and pecorino romano. Served with flatbread.) The mozza balls were good, but the flatbread was TO DIE FOR. I could have ate nothing but that and left satisfied.

Famoso Dinner

Onto the next course. Some of the girls ordered Caprese Salad to go with their pizzas, but I knew that I wanted dessert at the end of the meal and wanted to make sure I had room. I ordered the Cavoletti pizza (oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, prosciutto crisps, gorgonzola cheese, dates, walnuts, drizzle of honey) which is probably the best pizza on the menu, in my opinion. Not your average pizza toppings, but guaranteed to blow your mind. Are you up for the challenge?

What I love about Famoso pizza is that it is authentic, Italian style pizza made with ingredients imported straight from Italy, hand stretched, hand tossed and then baked in a fire oven at 900 degrees for 90 seconds. The result is one of the best tasting creations your mouth has ever experienced.

Famoso Dessert

Oh wait, the dessert might be a close competitor for the best tasting creation your mouth has experienced. Can we talk about how good gelato is? And it’s plentiful at Famoso, making it hard to nail down just which flavour to choose. It’s tempting just to sit and sample them all instead of actually ordering a scoop. As if we hadn’t indulged enough with our first and second course, but we couldn’t go without a Nutella pizza to share and a scoop of gelato each. By this point my stomach was sore, both from all the food and all the laughs from good company. I just couldn’t resist the seasonal gelato flavour…pumpkin spice! I definitely needed to be rolled home that night.

The food, the drinks, the service, the ambience, and most importantly the company was just what I needed for a great night out. Most of us have tiny humans at home that make it hard to get together like we used to, especially as a group, so I was especially thankful we were able to coordinate a time to meet up. Nights like these to happen a little more regularly, so let’s not wait so long until next time, ok ladies?

Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, yummy dessert, or a nice meal, Famoso has all of your bases loaded. Keep them in mind for your next girls night, office lunch, date night, or your quick take out meal on your way home. I promise you will be just as impressed and satisfied as me.

Disclaimer: We were invited to enjoy a VIP dining experience from Famoso. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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11 Comments

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    Pam
    November 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Yum sounds so good. Might have to try the pizza you suggested. I always go with the classics but last time I was there I tried one of the ‘white pizzas’ and it was amazing.

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      Becky
      November 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I can’t tell you enough how amazing that one is. I’m sure you will love it!

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    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    November 25, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I haven’t tried Famoso yet, I need to by the looks of it. I LOVE authentic Italian pizza so I think it would be right up my alley.

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      Becky
      November 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      You do need to!! ASAP!

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    Lindsey
    November 25, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Love Famoso! That pizza has always been one of my favs. My brother works there so makes me try everything lol. I honestly am very impressed every time we go there, with the food and service! A,must try for sure 🙂

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      Becky
      November 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      That’s awesome that your brother works there. I would take full advantage of him if it was me lol.

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    Leigh
    November 25, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I’ve never been might have to go check it out sometime 🙂

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      Becky
      November 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Highly recommend! Is there one near you?

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    Tawnya
    November 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

    This place sounds like so much fun, and the food looks amazing! Pick me to come to the next girls night 😉 hehe

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      Becky
      November 25, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Haha! I’d love to have you at the next girls night!!

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    Brie
    November 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I have girls night at Famoso often, too! I like that you don’t feel pressured to leave by certain time and that it’s casual, but still not “fast food”, although in the literal sense, it is 😉 Which is great when you arrive to girls night out STARVING lol.

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