Arguments over pizza toppings have ensued in times of war, famine, and the birth of Bono. With today’s Groupon, all may eat in peace: for $7, you get $15 worth of pizzas and beverages at Bella Faccia Pizzeria—where the pizza flows like liquid hydrogen out of a liquid-hydrogen hose, and an outdoor patio makes for the perfect spot to smoke the pizza pipe.
Ordering from the counter, sitting in funky furniture, dreaming about Alexander Graham Bell, and staring at arty light fixtures encompasses the experience one might expect from the Alberta Arts District of Portland, where Bella Faccia has made its home for the past eight years. Its menu consists of colossal pizzas and regular head-sized pizza slices ($2.75–$3.50) made only from the highest-quality ingredients. The kind folks at Bella Faccia use 100% whole-milk mozzarella, imported parmesan and romano cheeses, locally made sausage, and 100% virgin olive oil. An 18-inch pizza runs between $16.50 and $26, you can get a 12-inch from $10 to $16.
Bella offers a slew of meatless diners' dream pies. The menu features vegan pizzas, made of roasted pepper, cashew, and tomato paste topped with marinated tempeh and veggies, and vegetarian pizzas including the green and white pizza made with tomato sauce, dollops of basil pesto, ricotta, mozzarella, roasted red and yellow peppers, garlic, and pine nuts. Meat lovers may enjoy the pollo pie made with an olive oil–garlic base, chicken, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, feta, and fresh basil. There is also a DIY option for the creative diner. Salads arrive fresh, voluminous, and spry with house-made Caesar or balsamic-vinaigrette dressings. You can literally make your own calzone for $13 and up, and the made-to-order garlic knots ($5 for one dozen) will spread joy in your stomach. You can end the meal with a staccato gelato ($3–$4.25). In addition to wine and fancy pops such as San Pellegrino, there is handcrafted beer on tap in glass, bottle, pint, or pitcher form ($1.25–$14). Bella Facia is open 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.
- You want Hella Awesome pizza, go to Bella Faccia. The closest thing to real italian [sic] pizza I've had anywhere in this city. – epicuriousgeorge, Citysearch
- Pizza is yummy and not your every day tasting pizza, totally unique. You can buy by the slice or order a pie of your own, I love how they feature two "specialty" pizzas every day, helps me to broaden my horizons - even though the pepperoni is my fave! – lola2002, Citysearch
- What more could you want? Thin crispy crust? Check. Garlic knot thingies? Check. Hot sauces and garlic powder and nutritional yeast and other shakers to augment your slice? Got 'em. An array of omnivorous options? Without a doubt. – mumkin, Urbanspoon
2934 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon 97211Get Directions