House of Georgie Sorento’s
211 Gilmour (at Elgin)
Hours of operation: Mon. – Thu. (10:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.), Fri. – Sat. (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.), Sun. (2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.)
Price range: $
Client negotiations: No
Lunch with co-workers: No
Social lunch: No
Quick solo lunch: Yes (counter only)
Time in: 12:12 p.m.
Time out: 12:30 p.m.
Total time: 42 minutes
Low ($): Beef Donair ($5.50)
High ($): Medium Steak Pizza ($19)
When traditional poutine is getting boring, it’s time to give poutine pizza a try. At House of Georgie Sorento’s, you can order any pizza pie with gravy. And if pizza isn’t rich enough already, adding gravy makes it an over-the-top event.
We ordered the plain pepperoni pie, which was perfect. Its dough was soft yet chewy and baked to a golden hue. The tomato sauce was slightly tangy with hints of herbs. And the pepperoni was mildly spicy. After a drizzle of gravy, I tasted a rich bite of caloric perfection.
The cheese blend on the pizza was a good substitute for the curds and the pizza dough an excellent stand-in for the fries. I enjoyed one slice, forked another, and wished I hadn’t. A single slice of gravy ‘n’ pizza is a once a year kind of treat. Or a trending topic at 2:00 in the morning.