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A taste of the Naples at YMM Airport

Locals and frequent YMM flyers can get a taste of Naples at the Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria inside the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM).

Located at 100 Snowbird Way, the Neapolitan pizzeria is the only Famoso franchise in the region. It was one of the 16 new food vendors to open at the new $258-million airport terminal on June 9, 2014.

Tagged as “A Pizzeria with Personality, the restaurant aims to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for its guests, which is well-suited for its airport location.

According to Famoso.ca, the menu offers a wide range of pizza choices from Neapolitan to New World pizzas, to artisan kinds of pasta and delicious beverages.

It’s unique to Fort McMurray because of its location. While some have questioned it for being a 20-minute drive outside of city limits, residents of the Saprae Creek area find it their top choice because it’s closer to home and offers quality dishes.

On the local Famoso Facebook page, it receives a 4.8-out-of-five-star review based on the opinion of 60 people.

As for more on the menu, the restaurant offers shareable plates and tapas-style servings featuring: baked garlic shrimp, marinated olives, Mediterranean flatbread, cauliflower artichoke dip, Spanish chorizo & polenta, charcuterie and much more.

A full list of the menu options, including the restaurant’s weekly specials, are available online. One of the most favoured specials is on Friday as it offers 50% off all appetizers and Sangria for only $6.

Because Famoso is inside the YMM International, free parking is offered to guests as part as the airport’s Dine and Dash promotions. Dine and Dash grants free parking up to three hours when customers make a purchase of $10 or more at any restaurant. Guests will need to ask their server for a voucher in order to receive a free park.

During the warmer seasons, YMM also opens the patio in the courtyard, which is located on Arrivals, Level 1, beyond the doors next to the luggage carousels.

“Improvements have been made to the courtyard space at the Fort McMurray International Airport to host events and passengers with a beautiful garden atmosphere complete with picnic tables,” as stated on YMM’s website.

As for Famoso, it offers full service to the patio during the week from Monday to Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from Thursday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests are allowed to enjoy the area during the before and after the restaurant’s patio hours. Private events are also welcomed through Famoso directly.

To learn more, visit www.famoso.ca and check out the Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria’s local Facebook page @FamosoFortMcMurray

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