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The top 15 new pizza joints in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / January 27, 2014

Pizza TorontoThe top new pizza joints in Toronto are welcome additions to the city's pool of pizza players. Whether hankering for a quick slice or a premium personal pie, there's a slew of new ovens all fired up and ready to deliver some seriously satisfying pizza.

Here are the top 15 new pizza joints in Toronto.

Enzo Pizza Bar
This casual pizza parlour on West Queen West does slices and flash-bakes personalized pizzas on chewy thin crust to order. The traditional pizzas here are killer, but the real standout is the Americano a.k.a Big Mac pizza.

Napoli Centrale
The menu at this newly opened pizzeria in The Annex majors in Neapolitan style pizzas characterized by a thin, blistering wood-fired crust with soupy cheese and sauce bubbling in the centre.

Pizzeria Via Mercanti (Elm St.)
The Kensington Market pizzeria branched out with this second location this year. The menu boasts over 20 traditional pizzas plus a signature two layer pie that sees a Margherita pizza sandwiched on top a fully loaded ricotta, cured meat and mushroom-topped pizza.

Sud Forno
There's plenty to celebrate at this Terroni bakery on Queen West, but the oblong, Roman-style pizzas are possibly the highlight. Topped with simple combinations of delicious fresh ingredients, slices can be ordered by the square for swift grab-and-go snacking.

THR & Co.
While the menu doesn't deal exclusively in pizza, the straight-from-the-oven pies are worthy of note. Served to the table with scissors, the pizzas here come topped with combinations like dandelion and ricotta or fresh mozzarella with white anchovy.

Sip Wine Bar
Located north of Eglinton on Yonge, this newly opened Italian trattoria upholds authentic Neapolitan recipes and pizza-making traditions. The menu lists over twenty thin-crust, char-flavoured pies topped with fresh ingredients.

Sagra
Situated on a sleepy stretch of Annette St., this casual Italian cafe builds hearty pizzas over a base of house-made red sauce or pestos. Toppings include house-made fennel sausage and ultra fresh ingredients like roasted peppers and fior di latte.

Luce
This casual neighbourhood joint on King West offers nine different pizzas billed simply by a list of toppings. Expect to find delicious assortment of toppings like roast beef, onion and mushrooms variation as well as am anchovies, capers and onion topped pie.

Destingo
The menu at this casual restaurant on West Queen West boasts a line-up of homestyle Italian standards including half dozen basic thin-crust pizzas. Best bets here include the traditional Margherita, four-mushroom with prosciutto or vegetable studded Primavera.

Big House Pizza
Located on the Danforth this pizzeria offers build-your-own-pizzas along with a selection of carnivorous creations and vegetarian specialties. Try the Rob "The Jerk" Ford pizza loaded with jerk chicken or the "steak dinner" that features shaved top sirloin, blue cheese and sliced baked potato.

King Slice (Queen St.)
This take-out counter keeps the menu simple specializing in oversized slices of the absolute essentials. Deluxe, Margherita, Pepperoni and Arrabiata slices are billed alongside fresh salads and hot Italian deli sandwiches.

Vita Sociale
This upmarket Italian restaurant replaced the venerable Centro restaurant at Yonge and Eglinton this year. Along with elegant takes on Italian staples, the menu offers eight specialty pizzas like the Bianca topped with rich mascarpone, prosciutto, arugula and balsamic or the unusual Uovo topped with egg, basil and cured fish roe.

Forno Cultura
Pizza al taglio baked in trays and sold by the square is available at this Italian bakery on King West. Just save room for dessert because this charming spot is also serious about its sweets.

Drake 150
The Financial District spin-off pf The Drake Hotel makes stone-baked pizzas with a hand-formed sourdough crust. Keep with tradition and try the Margherita or go all out with toppings like luxe chunks of lobster meat and truffle puree.

PizzaWorks
[edit] Apparently these guys could've made our list: The 10 biggest Toronto restaurant flops of 2013.

Queen Margherita Pizza (Baby Point)
These purveyors of Neapolitan pies are well loved for for top notch wood-fired pizzas. This spin-off spot opened back in the spring and QMP continues to tease Dundas Street West with an imminent opening at the corner of Markham.

Photo from our review of Sagra

Discussion

33 Comments

Jairus Khan / January 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm
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15 new pizza joints and not a single deep dish in sight.
lowrez / January 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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Deep dish is bullshit anyway.
Mike / January 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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How North Of Brooklyn is not on this list is beyond me. Incredible pie.
larry castles / January 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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"The Standard" on College St. is fantastic!!
Liam / January 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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How is Gusto 101 not on here?
Jeremy Potvin replying to a comment from Mike / January 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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COMPLETELY agree.
Seaton Village, fool / January 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm
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Napoli Centrale is still on the west side of Bathurst and therefore NOT IN THE FUCKING ANNEX.
Justin replying to a comment from Mike / January 27, 2014 at 01:09 pm
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Mike/Jeremy

NOBP open in 2012.

You might want to think a little bit before commenting
Mike replying to a comment from Justin / January 27, 2014 at 01:20 pm
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Thinking isn't typically one of my strong suits... but thanks for letting me know! Glad their are folks out there that like to keep people in check on comment boards!
Natasha G. / January 27, 2014 at 01:35 pm
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I'm in love with the prosciutto arugula pizza at Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria.
Justin replying to a comment from Mike / January 27, 2014 at 01:53 pm
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Just want to say that I completely agree on the quality of their pizza.
maya replying to a comment from Sarah / January 27, 2014 at 01:54 pm
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SIP Wine Bar at Yonge and Eglinton should have made this list!
Sandy K / January 27, 2014 at 01:58 pm
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You mean Pizza Pizza isn't on the list?
Sam replying to a comment from Sandy K / January 27, 2014 at 02:18 pm
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Nice try at sarcasm KNOB! The title states NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reading is Fun replying to a comment from maya / January 27, 2014 at 02:36 pm
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Sip Wine Bar is on the list.

Re: The Standard, North of Brooklyn, Gusto....This list is for the best NEW pizza joints.
mata sundin / January 27, 2014 at 07:16 pm
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Enzo is awesome. The Americano is awesome. Great Stuff!
Adrienne B / January 27, 2014 at 07:40 pm
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I am so happy to see Enzo on this list. They have the BEST pie, slices and most specifically SERVICE! Hands down my favourite pizza joint. Cleanest washrooms too!
lisa / January 27, 2014 at 09:02 pm
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What about Defina Pizza on Roncy?
Sean Boulton / January 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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Really disappointed to see SIP Wine Bar turn up on this list. Maybe if people knew a little more beyond just what the food is like…

https://sean-boulton.squarespace.com/blog/2014/1/20/the-story-behind-the-story
Jackson / January 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm
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Hey no plug for the folks at http://Frankspizzahouse.com great Pizza place on the west side of St Clair
slice_man / January 28, 2014 at 08:37 am
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Really Via Mercanti again? That place is aweful. Libretto is still the best joint in the city. Take it from an Italian who has lived in Italy and studied food there.
Mixa / January 28, 2014 at 10:14 am
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I love the pizza at Capocaccia Trattoria at 1366 Yonge just south of St. Clair, the Dante is one of my faves!
http://capocaccia.ca
zaza / January 28, 2014 at 11:28 am
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I agree with slice_man. Being a pizza fanatic and having family that own an authentic pizzeria in Italy, Via mercanti was very disappointing. Libretto isn't bad, a little too sloppy. Enzo and Queen Marg still my fave.
Holly / February 6, 2014 at 09:02 am
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Been to Napoli Centrale in the Annex last night and was AMEZING!
Give it a shot if you are in the area , wont be disappointed.
Food is very good and the atmosphere is friendly and homie.
Much better then Libretto and much closer to where we live.
Larry / February 10, 2014 at 09:12 am
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Hopefully we can start weeding out these generic places that sell those disgusting old slices (pizza pizza, pizzaiolo..etc)
lubna / April 6, 2014 at 03:27 pm
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NEW concept is PIZZA CONE.
No franchise. Buy equipments from factory www.husmak.com
Shauna replying to a comment from Mike / June 21, 2014 at 07:18 pm
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No, that original comment was correct, they opened another location just a couple months ago on Church Street... and their pizza out of this world delicious (along with really good service).
Andrew L. / June 21, 2014 at 07:58 pm
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BlogTO hating on the 'burbs as usual, no mention of PIE on Hwy 2 in Pickering, just west of Brock Rd.
Steve / June 22, 2014 at 12:29 am
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Sfizio has recently opened a new location on Bloor east. Highly recommended
Britney / June 22, 2014 at 09:33 am
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Napoli Centrale in the Annex is the best for me! Authentic pizza ,friendly staff and beautyful place!
They just opened few month ago,check their website and give it a try,you will thank me later (lol)
http://www.napolicentralepizzeria.com
Walter / June 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
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If your in search of a Pizza joint check out http://www.Frankspizzahouse.com West end pizzeria they make their pizzas right in front of you. Everyone gets pizzas from Frank's Pizza
Paolo / September 1, 2014 at 09:32 am
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Napoli Centrale is the only real Napolitan pizza on this list!
What is this Americano pizza? aka big Mac?!?
Try Napoli Centrale on Bathurst , you wont go anywhere else once you try the food there!
Mike replying to a comment from lubna / September 30, 2014 at 12:11 am
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Husmak is a fraud! I lost money with Husmak, watch out from this place. I send money and never got anything.

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