The first Alexandra’s was opened by Dimitri Neonakis in 1991 on Queen Street in Halifax.
Very quickly loyal customers began spreading the word and saying ‘Alexandra’s have the best pizza and poutine in Halifax!” This is where our slogan comes from. A slogan we are very proud to still be able to use. “HOME OF THE BEST PIZZA AND POUTINE IN TOWN.”
Alexandra’s Poutine was soon voted “BEST IN TOWN” by the readers of The Coast Magazine too and its reputation was further confirmed.
Then a guest host on a local radio station lamented the lack of good local poutine. The station was flooded with calls from Alexandra’s devotees expressing their love of the “BEST IN TOWN”. It’s been a top seller ever since and a source of pride for Alexandra’s.
While Alexandra’s initially became known for its poutine and large variety of delicious pizza combinations (especially the fresh hot pizza slices available into the wee hours of the morning), customers soon started to appreciate the extensive selection of other menu items. Garlic fingers, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, onion rings, fries, Mediterranean treats and of course, the ever growing variety of Famous Poutine options.
Alexandra’s expanded to Cole Harbour, Dartmouth in 2000, quickly becoming the favourite of residents in that area too. Alexandra’s has continued to expand as a franchise with shops throughout Halifax, Dartmouth, Fairview & Clayton Park, Lakeside (also covering Timberlea / Beechville), Hammonds Plains, Sackville, Spryfield, Sydney, Sydney River, North Sydney, Charlottetown, PEI and more coming soon! All of our franchise owners are local and many have their whole family working with them. Our regulars often tell us how much they like going into the shops because of the family feel. We believe this is just one of the simple joys of choosing a local, community based business.
Alexandra’s is definitely not your typical fast-food outlet. Customers of Alexandra’s always enjoy a great homemade food experience, friendly staff and clean surroundings. We hope you’ll try us – if you haven’t already!
Oh – did we mention that the original Queen Street location has moved to 1735 Grafton Street in Halifax and is licensed? Pizza and beer?
Yes please! During the summer you can enjoy it outdoors on the patio. Our Cole Harbour location sells a small selection of beer and wine and Charlottetown has a full bar service.
Dimitri Neonakis, in 2017, started his private charity called Dream Wings. A long time pilot and aviation enthusiast, Dimitri wanted to give an opportunity to children with disabilities to experience the joys of flight. And boy did he! To date he has flown over 800 children and their families. To see more about Dream Wings, check out the Facebook page at the following link: