Restaurant Assessment: Pizza is not one of the best in Kelowna, however it’s not the worst both | leisure
The cream cheese played the same role on a spicy “slice of the month”, which is the burning heart in February, with hot peppers, cream cheese, jalapeño, mozzarella and a dash of sriracha. Here the cream cheese gave an otherwise spicy and tasty slice a cooling note.
Al Schoenauer, co-owner of the Kelowna site (but not the La Vista site) said the restaurant tries to make sure the toppings are top-notch, cook and season all of the meat in the house, and make its sauce from scratch every day. The creative combinations were customer hits.
The omnivore, a meat-oriented slice of red sauce, mozzarella, hot peppers, hamburgers, sausage, black olives, onions, and mushrooms, was pretty simple. I don’t like canned mushrooms on pizza and I found them here.
Another piece, the chicken parmesan, didn’t have much flavor despite its list of ingredients: a sweet Sicilian sauce, chicken, parmesan, and mozzarella. I think most of the sauce may have been absorbed by the crust because we didn’t try much of it. A pinch of red pepper flakes added some pop.
The crust at PizzaWest is neither thick nor thin, ending up somewhere in the middle of the New York-style foldable piece and the thick-edged pan pizza popularized by many chain restaurants. The edge is thick in the middle of the street; on some slices it had a pleasantly browned rim with delicious caramelization, on others it was pale and less aromatic.