The mouth of the wood oven built for pizzas in the kitchen of Tennessy Willems waits for you to cast your pizza wish.
The bare wood tables, minimal pieces of art and a window onto Wellington in Hintonburg give it a warm and cosy feel.
It decor is appropriate for a place that serves not much more than about 20 people at one time.
On the sandwich board outside, I was promised a white bean purée soup, but it turned out to be the thyme cream that wooed me instead. And it was charming.
The fresh leaves of thyme peeking through the rich cream sitting on top of the smooth white bean purée made for a rich but satisfying soup.
As for the pizza, I ordered the traditional Italian Margherita version.
It was a generous size that had outgrown its large plate.
The crust was thin and meekly hosted the tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. My only longing: more leaves of basil per bite.
For traditional blistered, thin-crust pizza, Tennessy Willems is a worth a visit.
Visiting the restaurant Tennessy Willems
Address. 1082 Wellington W.
- Rating. 4/5
- Price range. $$
- Reservations. Yes
- Client negotiations. Yes
- Lunch with co-workers. Yes
- Social lunch. Yes
- Quick solo lunch. Yes
- Time in. 12:10 p.m.
- Time out. 12:45 p.m.