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Bitondo Pizzeria & Sandwiches

Posted by Staff / Listed on April 10, 2009 / review policy

Bitondo's Pizza TorontoBitondo's doesn't deliver, which you think would hinder business, but they're not sweatin' it. The place is always busy and if you've had a slice of their pepperoni, you know why. It's pure, fresh and simple, like it grew up out of the ground or came off a tree as "pizza"

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27 Comments

Bill / November 8, 2007 at 01:10 am
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Best veal sandwhiches. Divine sauce.

Everytime I eat here I think of how lucky the people in the house next door is, imagine being able to just get up and have a Bitondos veal sandwhich in my hand and then in my mouth.
Steven / April 9, 2009 at 10:20 am
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OMG., My wife's familly lives a few blocks from there, As good as the pizza is, the Panz and veal's are better. I now got my sister going there too.
Stephen / April 11, 2009 at 07:53 pm
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Stopped by this afternoon after reading this review. Great pizza, great veal sandwich. $2.75 for a slice and $1.00 for a coke = $3.75 for a meal. Prices displayed are tax-in making this place a winner. If you're looking for anything other than pepperoni pizza, however, don't bother this place isn't Pizza Pizza.
Darcy K. / April 27, 2009 at 09:21 am
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Thanks to Stephen (previous comment) for saving me a trip, I only buy veggie slices or pies. Pepperoni pizza isn't even Italian.

The 3 top places on the BlogTO list all make crap pizza. Anyone who's been to New Haven (CT), Chicago or New York would cringe at what passes for pizza in TO. Does any place do thin crust, wood oven fired slices??
Yo-yo ma... no, wait; I mean yo ma-ma. replying to a comment from Darcy K. / April 28, 2009 at 04:43 pm
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Asshat.
Raphael / May 3, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Darcy's got a point. As much as I like to grab a slice of Big Slice if I am passing by, it doesn't pass for authentic Italian pizza, and is simply not on par. However, for the price, these small pizza shops are a great bargain, and far better than the larger franchises.
JR replying to a comment from Darcy K. / May 8, 2009 at 09:15 pm
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I've been to New York every year 25 years and I hate the pizza in New York...They're all cheese pizza's and just throw toppings on top that fall off if the pizza even moves...When my cousins from NY come down we always go to Bitondo's for the Panzo's...Best in the city!!! If you're not from the neighbourhood you just wont underrstand the history.....So for all those who expect gourmet pizza, this is not ur place, this is place Just old school, pizza, sandwiches, panzo's etc...San fran's across the street ain't too bad either, and then the original california's veals is a few mins away!!!
Kevin / June 3, 2009 at 05:21 pm
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Awesome pizza FTW!!

Been eating there pizza for 20 years.Best hands down in T.O
mike / June 20, 2009 at 09:50 pm
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... "or came off a tree as "pizza""? I'll say. I just walked a mile to this place in large part to your giving it the top slot. And for what? An oversized piece of bread dough that was warm at best. The sauce? Boring. The pepperoni? Like leather. And the "pizza"? Come on... I can understand pizza being a polarizing food. Like comedy, it's very subjective? But that place? That slice? The top slot? I'm not seeing it. The top slot -subjective or not- should be something you can at least see reasons for the love, whether it's your cup of tea or not. That said -and not to be a hater- but this simply cannot be the "number one pizza" in Toronto by any stretch of the imagination. (And please, don't give us the "If you're not from the neighbourhood you just wont underrstand the history"-line. This isn't about pizza sentimentality here. It's about the TOP PIZZA. Put your nostalgia cap aside, or else pay my cab ride back home.
Domininc replying to a comment from mike / July 4, 2009 at 07:28 pm
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Whatsamatta for you? This is good pizza at a bargain rate! You some kind big shot from Neuva York? Hitchhike back to the burg you slid in from and don't forget your passa-port, ya yankadoodle snob!
Johnny TO / October 7, 2009 at 03:13 pm
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I remember when they opened the place...The slices at Bitondo's are different from the whole pizza you get when you order. The slices just aren't the same. Not nearly as good...too doughy and not enough cheese.
Get a sausage and mushroom pizza. Real Italian sausage, not that crumbly stuff that's like ground beef. They have all kinds of different toppings, veggies too, but only Pep slices, but stay away from the slices.
Veals aren't good. Not enough meat. California's (or Cappucietti's or Ralph's for those who remember) are better...so are San Frans.
Panzarottis are fantastic...
Alogon replying to a comment from JR / October 13, 2009 at 01:45 pm
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Second that JR. I couldn't believe what I got when I ordered my "World Famous" pizza slices in NYC. Paper with sauce and toppings. Just as disappointing as a NY hot dog.
Now, I have had authentic Italian pizza and that is the shit. The sauceless white pizzas are kick-ass.
Betty Seshpape / November 29, 2009 at 08:04 pm
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Glad you chose this as number one slice! I've gone here since I was a kid and I love their prices and the size of the slice. It's a bit greasy, but I can guiltily say that thats what makes it so delicious
Joe Domagala replying to a comment from Johnny TO / December 4, 2009 at 12:03 pm
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I remember the Veals and Steaks .50 and the Metaballs and Sausauge.45, and remember the .25 individual pepporoni pizzas they made frest to order. That's when I was at King Edward in 1970.
Sage Tyrtle / February 22, 2010 at 08:53 am
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Went there last night. Great service, and DAMN good pizza. Comparable to New York City slices, and that is *such* a rarity in this city.
TaraS / July 9, 2010 at 02:22 pm
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My Husband took me to this place one day when we were out and about shopping in the middle of 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP bc he knows how much i love pizza and i gotta say this place was amazing, it was a little greasy but the pizza itself was amazing!!! I like how you get to watch them make the pizza old school style and it was very clean too. I also loved how it was in a small neighbourhood, if i lived their i would be there all the time!!!! Love the prices too!!!

GOOD JOB GUYS, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!! and KEEP DOWN THE PRICES!!!
Glen / December 13, 2010 at 09:39 am
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Tried this place for the first time this weekend and it is great...make sure to bring cash though (no debit). Its worth it though, their cheese and pep pizza is the best in the city bar none
Johnny Saks / April 30, 2011 at 04:54 pm
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Overrated pizza. The crust was thin and had flavor - I'll give them points for that. But, overall it was dry, not enough pizza sauce or cheese, and they were skimpy on the toppings. It reminded me of those $0.99 pizza places in Montreal. The best slices are still in NYC.
Johnny Hot Lips / May 28, 2011 at 07:07 pm
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ok, ok, waite a minute. When I think pizza, i think beauty and when i think beauty i think of that girl back in high school that all the guys used to gawk over. So whats my point? ok, forget abou tit. Anyway, the pizza here is serious, not like when your moms balled you out for getting drunk serious but like when you hit first base for the first time in the park with francesca.

fin.
Roddy Freid / June 12, 2011 at 05:18 pm
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Overrated.
Chris / August 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm
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Just hit this place up for lunch and I have to say it is amazing. To get out under 5 bucks for a slice of pizza and a brio is a steal. The size of the slice makes it for me, and it just tastes good. You don't need ridiculous toppings on a pizza. Just a good crust, a good sauce, and some nice cheese. Three checks for this place.
Jim / August 18, 2011 at 11:35 pm
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The slices are almost always burned now. Nothing worse than charred pizza.
Crow Master Joe II / September 5, 2011 at 08:18 pm
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Overrated. Not even close to the authentic neapolitan pizza that's gaining popularity downtown, and not even as tasty and varied as a slice from a regular pizza place. Useless.
Pizza Mon / September 5, 2011 at 09:41 pm
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Very tastY MON!
Alex / September 7, 2011 at 08:44 pm
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Been going there for years. 2 thumbs up. Old school and simple, just the way I like it. Nevermind what all these downtown yuppies are yappin' about. If you want a decent size slice and pop for under 5 bucks check it out.
Pete Zah / October 8, 2013 at 03:05 pm
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Panzo is the reason you go go to bitondo.
Miguel / October 24, 2013 at 10:11 am
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I had a bad experience here. When I was the only one in the restaurant waiting for my order back in 2008 I over heard the grumpy looking pizza maker call me a punk p*ki to the other employee! I was just sitting down quietly waiting, there is no need for racism that was uncalled for! I'm not even Pakistani, I'm from chile but my skin color seemed to bother him. I'll never go back there again no matter how good their pizza is.

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