I am no cyclist. I only learned to ride a bike about two years ago, and I still wobble terribly and fall off randomly. That being said, when I went to visit my friend in Ottawa, we decided to do some cycling… for over five hours. So it is with a hungry and bruised soul that I entered in Tennessy Willems for some well-deserved pizza.
Tennessy Willems Wood Oven Pizza
Location: 1082 Wellington St W
Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 11:30am to 10pm
Thursday to Saturday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
Sunday: 4pm to 10pm
We were a party of five, and were recommended to get 3 pizzas. Thus, we decided on the Wild Boar ($20), Capricciosa ($16), and the Chorizo ($16).
All the pizzas had a crispy thin crust, but the middle was a bit soggy and made it hard to hold. I personally like a bit of a softer crust, so I didn’t mind this much, but it did make for messy eating.
My favourite was definitely the Chorizo, which had caramelized onions, chorizo sausage, and goat cheese, for it taste and texture. I found the wild boar one (wild boar sausage, caramelized apples, sage oil and cheddar) to be a bit too oily, with nothing to really cut the taste of the grease. The Capricciosa (fire-roasted tomato sauce, fior di latte, cremini mushrooms, artichokes, olives, and capicola ham) was a good all-around pizza but nothing too special.
Tennessy Willems states that they support local farming and try to get local produce when possible. I would definitely be back if I were ever in the area, and it did give me some more energy to continue cycling…