The top 15 new pizza joints in Toronto
The 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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