Delicious Do-It-Yourself Pizza at #ZaPizzaBistro

Mmmm pizza! Who doesn’t love a good pie (as they say)?

How about when you make it yourself, YOUR way?

We have a weekly family tradition at our house where we make our very own pizzas, I buy flatbread or other pre-made stonebaked pizza shells and of course tons of fresh veggies. We throw on some music, gather in the kitchen and create pizza magic in our own unique ways!

Za Pizza Bistro let’s you do that too, except their awesome staff take care of the creation, and you just tell them what you’d like!


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This fabulous franchise opened their first location in Winnipeg in May 2015 on St Mary’s Rd, since then they have opened up at City Place and most recently on Ellice (March 16, 2017).

The Za Pizza Bistro tagline is Custom. Fast. Fired; and they are true to their words! The whole experience is all with the customer in mind.


You choose everything!
  • Crust (original, whole wheat or gluten-free – made fresh in house)
  • Sauces (7 different kinds)
  • Cheeses (7 different types, including vegan)
  • Veggies (over 25 options!)

Big difference between ordering a pizza over the phone, you get to see each and every option right in front of you, while it’s being crafted.


Your pizza is cooked in a special high heat gas fired oven in under 5 minutes!

Awesome right?

I was at the media preview for the newest location on Ellice and let me tell ya, it’s gorgeous!

Hanging out at Za Pizza Bistro’s newest location on Ellice with a few of my media peeps!

It has a very open concept, with a trendy design. There are tv’s showing music videos or maybe even the latest Jets game.

They even feature a Coco-Cola freestyle machine offering customers a choice of over 130 flavours!!! I don’t ever want to hear my kids say “there’s nothing to drink” when we come here, haha!

Getting back to the customer experience, they truly have it all with fresh great tasting pizza at the best price. I am still savouring my creation – Chicken Spinach Veggies on Whole Wheat Crust with Spicy Red Sauce:

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Don’t worry there’s more than just the ‘za! There are salads, wine and beer, and other tantalizing options like their dessert pizzas, which I honestly cannot describe without drooling!

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Although the St Mary’s Rd location is close to home, it’s truly a fast casual experience because it has a smaller footprint than Ellice. I can see myself bringing the whole family to the Ellice location, or having a girls night out, or even a date night with other couples. It really caters to everyone.

Have no fear Winnipeg! Other locations are coming soon. Their 4th location will be on North Main and the 5th location will be where I grew up, in Transcona.

Are you a Za Pizza Bistro fan? If not, you soon will be! Make sure you check our the Za Pizza Bistro social media accounts for more info: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


I have a $50 Za Pizza Bistro gift card to give away, yay!

Open to Winnipeg and surrounding areas only. Good luck!

Describe your signature pizza! (include type of crust, sauce, cheeses and veggies)


  1. kathy downey says:

    My signature pizza begins with bread dough and donair sauce, peppers,onions,mushrooms and cheddar cheese.

  2. Id go with whole wheat crust, classic red sauce, mozzarella cheese and feta sundried tomatoes, banana peppers, mushrooms and olives.

  3. Lorraine Wiebe says:

    Original crust, extra cheese mozerella and cheddar, Extra pepperoni, ground beef, onions, muchrooms, bacon and tomatoes.

  4. Thin crust, creamy alfredo sauce, chicken, peppers, onions, spinach, and lots of cheese!

  5. Thin crust , mozerella , feta, sun dried tomatoes black olives and asparagus

  6. Regular crust , the spicey tomatoe sauce mixed with the original sauce
    Cheese , bacon , pineapple and jalapeño

  7. Zoe Brenner says:

    I’m obsessed with Za! My favorite combo is whole wheat crust with pesto sauce, vegan Daiya cheese, and lots of veggies (especially artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, and spinach!).

  8. Jaime Monasterski says:

    Mmmmm. Tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, cal bread sausage and arugula! Cheese too please!

  9. My daughter said it’s fabulous there! My dream pizza is simple…thin crust, whole wheat’s to healthy for me lol, so nay to that, lotsa mozza, and simply tons of beef and mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms! My Mom loved her thin crust beef and mushroom and got me hooked

  10. Whole wheat crust, regular sauce, feta cheese, pepperoni, spinach, olives, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers, and maybe some pineapple!

  11. Who doesn’t love a pizza with unlimited toppings?!

    My favourite creation so far is one with a whole wheat crust, half white cream sauce/half pesto, mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, chicken, bacon, mushrooms, red onions and minced garlic. I then add cilantro once it comes out of the oven! I’m getting hungry thinking about it. 🙂

  12. I usually get regular crust, spicy tomato sauce, daiya dairy-free cheese or a little bit of goat cheese, chicken, bacon, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and jalapeños.

  13. Cayla Braun-Yusishen says:

    My signature pizza! Regular crust, BBQ sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, chicken, bacon and mushrooms. And always pair it with a freestyle drink!

  14. Brendan Christianson says:

    Great pizza at zah! I go to the St. Mary’s location and I try to switch it up Everytime. A suggestion is to even mix the sauces! My favorite is original crust with spicy red sauce, feta and cheddar, all meats and spinach!

  15. i’ve been dying to go there – it looks SO good.
    i would get: whole wheat crust, marinara, tomato, spinach & feta

  16. Jenness M says:

    My fave pizza would have thin crust, tomato sauce, mozza, pepperoni and double mushrooms!

  17. Shannon Oliver says:

    Best pizza hands down. We woukd travel accross the city for lunch when the St.Mary’s location was the only one. Looking forward to the opening of the North Main st. location’s opening!!

  18. Love ZA pizza! Gluten free crust, goat cheese and unlimited toppings including fresh arugula? YUM!

  19. Regular crust, mozzarella, chicken, lots and lota of bacon, pineapple, some onion, bbq sauce mixed with a bit of creamy white sauce. Mmm delicious

  20. Jayne Jemson says:

    Multigrain crust, white sauce and pesto mixed, feta,mozzarella, spicy sausage, chicken, mushroom, black olives and basil. YUM

  21. Original crust red sauce mozzarella and lots of creamy goat cheese topped with grilled chicken red onions green peppers black olives jalepenos for a kick and fresh basil on top. And don’t forget the volcano ranch drizzle

  22. Karen Naumiuk says:

    Thin crust all the way. Pepperoni mushroom onion green pepper

  23. My signature Za pizza is original crust with as much mozzarella as they’ll give with some feta and goat cheese with meats galore and veggies with some more mozzarella on top because who doesn’t love a cheesy pizza?! Za is my weekly pizza place

  24. My signature pizza is a thin crust with marinara sauce. Toppings include bacon, mushroom, green peppers, red onion, spinach, grilled chicken, feta and mozzarella cheese

  25. Wheat/multigrain, tomato sauce, low fat mozzarella with meatballs, pesto chicken and mushrooms

  26. Sathya Dhara says:

    My dream pizza~ Gluten free crust, white sauce, mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, garlic, dare I add pineapple? Probably! Feta & mozzarella. Yum 🙂 Sathya’s signature pizza.

  27. I love a thin crust pepperoni pizza.

  28. My signature Pizza is a whole wheat crust, mozzarella cheese, shrimp and strip bacon and a mixed sour cream and tomato sauce

  29. thin crust, pepperoni ,mushroom ,bacon & extra cheese yum my favourite and making them at home are even better

  30. Kandice Deacon says:

    I love a thin crust pizza with chicken, feta and bacon for toppings. (Extra pizza sauce please)

  31. I love to start with a not-too-thick, not-too-thin yeast dough crust that is just a little chewy, topped with a good layer of full-bodied and herbed tomato sauce. Layers of fresh veggies – Roma tomato, green pepper, onion and mushrooms nestle under a generous covering of a blend of mozza-cheddar cheese. Pizza perfection!

  32. Wanda Bee says:

    I love a soft crust, mozzarella cheese, a tomato-based sauce, ham and pineapple. And then I like to sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

  33. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would choose a whole wheat crust with white cream sauce, feta cheese, grilled chicken, pepperoni, smoked ham and bacon, with green peppers, red peppers, onions, pineapple, chopped garlic, artichoke hearts, spinach, fresh basil…. oh man this pizza would be loaded with veggies.

  34. I love a thin whole wheat crust with chopped tomato and feta with basil, yum!

    I’d love to win this, the new Ellice location is walking distance to home!

  35. Heather Witherden says:

    My ideal ‘za has anchovies and black olives!

  36. I would choose original crust, classic red sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan, pepperoni , bacon and green peppers and roasted garlic.

  37. Desiree MacDonald Bartel says:

    Original crust. classic red sauce. mozza. cheddar. parm, crIspy bacon. mushrooms and green pepper

  38. My fave pizza is gluten free crust, basil pesto sauce, feta and goat cheese, chicken, bacon and a ton of veggies (onions, peppers, artichokes, spinach, tomato) with garlic and basil on top. So delicious!

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