Our Five Favourite Pizza Joints
What would any first-rate city be without a plethora of places to get a high-quality pie? Some of our favourite pizza institutions, some old and some not so old:
59 Cameron St., 416-782-2000
Your world will never be the same once you “Meet Your Maker.” Located in the heart of Chinatown, Maker’s menu boasts pizzas such as Cool Hand Zucch and Tea With Broccolini, so you can appreciate not only the finest, freshest ingredients but also some of the craftiest cinematic puns around. The Tropic Thunder —fior di latte, pineapple, jalapeños and onion—is an epic veggie option. Delivers within a 5 km radius.
North of Brooklyn
650 Queen St. W, 647-352-5700
469 Church St., 647-980-7990
1181 Dundas St. W. (Get Well Bar), 647-927-5200
229 Geary Ave. (Greater Good Bar), 647-929-9500
Bringing sweet saucy goodness worthy of Williamsburg or Park Slope, North of Brooklyn’s four locations offer four contiguous delivery zones for maximum coverage, including bicycle delivery to Trinity Bellwoods Park in case the urge hits you on a gorgeous summer day. (And it will, especially when that contact high kicks in.)
221 Ossington Ave., 416-532-8000
550 Danforth Ave., 416-466-0400
155 University Ave., 416-551-0433
545 King St. W., 647-352-1200
All who have visited Libretto know it is “the real deal,” courtesy of chef Rocco Agostino who also runs Enoteca Sociale restaurant. Pizzas are certified authentic Neapolitan by the Italian government and the European Union. For anyone craving a taste of the old world, a flavour experience unlike any other (except in Naples), there can be no other choice. No delivery.
188 Augusta Ave., 647-343-6647
87 Elm St., 416-901-1899
An unassuming little powerhouse of southern Italian cuisine in the heart of Kensington Market (and downtown on Elm) is lauded as one of Toronto’s best places to eat for under $10. But you don’t have to be a cheapo to enjoy their trademark double layer pizza. When you’re wandering the market—and you’re done with tacos—this is the place to hang.
720 Queen St. W., 416-504-0320
57a Adelaide St., 416-203-3093
1095 Yonge St., 416-925-4020
Features perhaps the most sprawling menu of the bunch, with a wide variety of gourmet pizzas and pastas. Try the primavera if you’re into mushrooms, peppers, artichokes and olives (but mind, they serve them with pits!) Terroni is a Toronto legend, but you’ll have to pick up your pizza—which is a great excuse to take a small glass of killer Italian wine at the bar.