Tony Campanelli, whose eponymous café is a fixture on the Saint-Henri coffee and sandwich scene, is about to give the neighbourhood, and, indeed, Montreal, pizza by the slice. Campanelli told Eater this past May that his new venture, Adamo, will "[do] it simple, by the slice or full pie. Old school, thin crust. Euro Deli style." Look for three or four types of pizza, primarily for takeout and pickup. Based on Campanelli's latest Instagram shots, after some typical delays, Adamo looks almost set.
Indeed, Campanelli reports that the pizzeria will open today, Wednesday, September 9. "I'm soft opening [today] to train staff and bang out some of the kinks." Campanelli adds that he's extremely happy with the product (see below). Slices will cost $3.75, tax in, and are hefty—10 inches from tip to crust. A full pie is 21 inches. "We have to fold or overlap to fit in the box."
While Campanelli acknowledges the groundswell of goodwill and social media buzz around his new project, the plan is to play the long game: "I want Adamo to be an old school place that lasts 100 years, not just another cool place to be seen in." Incidentally, Campanelli's apparel shop, next to his café at 4634 Notre-Dame Ouest, will officially reopen today at 5 p.m.
Status: Adamo, 4629 Notre-Dame Ouest, between Saint-Rémi and de Courcelle. Soft opens today. Tentative hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., maybe later on weekends.