Don’t let the disco ball fool you, the pizzas are serious.
August 18, 2020
There are plenty of reasons why your first pick for dinner in the west end is usually Sunny's. Perhaps you want to enjoy the DJ-and-disco-ball atmosphere but aren't willing to commit to a full night of dancing. Or, you're so rowdy and raring to go that a normal restaurant isn't quite inappropriate.
The other reason is the pizza. Tucked down a back alley on Solomon Street, you'll find the team doesn't mess around with these doughy disks. In true Italian style, the toppings are few and of great quality — and the base is thin and sturdy with a crust that bubbles and blackens in the woodfired oven.
The menu is clever and concise, so it won't take more than a couple of visits before you develop a standard order. Think pork and fennel sausage with provolone ($26), eggplant parmigiana ($26) and a four-cheese pizza ($26), which acts, not surprisingly, as the mediator between indecisive friends.
Dim lights and high-energy staff make it easy to feel comfortable and, like a great trailer before an average film, the rest of the night seldom compares.