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Pizza Gigi

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 11, 2007 / review policy

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Pizza Gigi has been serving pizza to UofT students and Annex residents for more than 30 years.

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15 Comments

Celeste / November 11, 2008 at 02:48 pm
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I remember that we used to order pizza from this establishment and it's was probably the best pizza in Toronto. The crust had a chewy texture to it and they would give you any toppings you wanted.
Mike / April 9, 2009 at 10:34 am
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I like how they open at 4, as if to expressly avoid the high school students.
Darth Vadar's great great great great grandmother / April 12, 2009 at 06:12 pm
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In terms of *slices* Gigi is unmatched if you like em thick and meaty. Their regular boxed pizza is regular pie, but their slices are masterpieces.
veghead / April 19, 2009 at 05:35 pm
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I used to live on Harbord and will still make the trip back just to get a slice from Gigi's. I just wish I still lived in the delivery area, that is some fantastic pie!!
Sultan X / May 17, 2009 at 01:57 am
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The delivery service was atrocious and the pizza was under cooked (soggy wet pizza, swimming in cheesy oil and sauce) and very poor customer service. I imagine they may be really into making pizza slices.... but the fact of the matter is that they suck at specialty custom pizza. Inedible crap.
Betty Seshpape / November 29, 2009 at 08:05 pm
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This place is NEVER open!
Michael Goodbaum / November 9, 2010 at 02:47 am
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Let me precede this comment by saying I used to be a pizza chef.

Gigis is everything you would want from a late night pizza joint. It has served that purpose for a very long time and are not slowing down (ie, getting crappy). The dough is clearly made with love and care and no chemical dough relaxers, unlike every single chain pizza restaurant in the country (it's in their flour:). There is a mild yeast taste. What I like about this dough is that it has all three things right: it is crispy on the bottom and yet a bit floppy in the middle. The sauce is nicely caremalized but not too thick that it doesnt soak into the base. The actual crust is light, fluffy but slightly chewy and crunchy! In other words Napoletano style except that they are using. Some parts are thick and some are extra thin: thats why you eat the whole pizza! T

I get my pizza with just goat cheese and peppers. Fantastic, although next time I will definitely be asking for extra garlic and also extra olive oil (no biggy, I added it myself). This is the one thing that takes pizza to personal joy. My room mate asked "why did you order this weird cheese?" only to take a bite and then say "well that's, oh my god, that's just... nice". If you have never had a goat cheese sans mozzarella pizza, definitely give it a try (best with some potatoes, roasted onions and rosemary I think)

Honestly, to reiterate, i wish you could hear the crunch that this crust makes when you bite into it. Followed by low "hmmmmmsss...". Gutteral :P
Michael Goodbaum / November 9, 2010 at 02:52 am
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Oh, and one additional comment: pizza ordered at 10 after 2. Pizza arrived by 2 minutes before half past 2 (18 minute delivery time) with the average driving time listed on google as 7 -8 minutes. So that means a pizza put together cooked and out the door in under ten minutes. And writing this at ten to 3 it took 18 minutes to eat that pizza to partial extinction (took four minutes to heat it in a preheated toaster oven to make sure it was very hot, but had two slices straight from the box that were equally as good)
tenzin / February 15, 2011 at 11:17 am
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Best pizza in Toronto is Busted!!
esmail / March 18, 2011 at 06:19 pm
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best pizza in toronto i remrmber the days at three in the morning hungry been at the bar and want somthing to eat we could always count on gigi being open and going there couldent decied what sloice to get ,mushrooms,greenpeppersor they have a good selection to chosse from,anyways i hope to see you around along time
Amanda / April 30, 2011 at 11:54 am
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Now, now no need to insult people. I must say Pizza Gigi is hands down the best pizza in the city. The pizza is always fresh and delicious.
victor / February 13, 2013 at 09:41 pm
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I worked for Sam making pizza 34 years ago when he was located at Harbord and Brunswick,was and is one of the best pizza in the city.
He makes all the dough and sauce in house no additives.
lui / April 25, 2013 at 03:47 pm
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Man some people had dead taste buds to say Pizza Gigi has the best pizza in Toronto.Yes they been around a long time but by the look of the lack of business these days 241 seems busier than them.Pizza is dry and some sort of residue flour on the crust which is a sign of undercooking.Crust taste like rubber and sauce is so damn salty.If I recommend 241 of them you know this place is done for....
Goran / May 26, 2013 at 01:08 pm
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I would 99% of the time never bother to comment on anything as simple as a food order.. but I feel obligated as last night was the first time ive ever ordered late night food (3 am), I spent about 10-15 minutes doing some google searching to find a few of them and Pizza Gigi was my choice due to it being the only one who actually said yes to delivering that late.

Hands down, easily, THE Worst pizza I have ever tasted in my life... How and why people are even considering this a good pizza, let alone "the best in the city?" is sad. They must be delusional due to the fact its been around so long, so subconsciously their weak minds only accept it as the best as they manage to finish the pie.

I have to say I never tried a walk in single slice there, so I understand theres huge difference between delivery and that, But c'mon, this was just god damn awful.. First time in my life me and my girlfriend refused to finish a meal, and trust me We were HUNGRY. Gummy crust.... bland tasting cheese and toppings, soggy yet somehow f****g dry tasting.

Incredibly disappointing, NEVER get a full pizza from here... EVER
Mr. Proper / October 23, 2013 at 02:54 am
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Doesn't take credit card for delivery and can't do math over the phone. " How much for a large pizza?"
16.80
"How much for two large pizzas?
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43.60
"Okay, that makes no sense, I'll take one."
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Cash only.
"Oh, thanks for telling me at the beginning and not wasting my time."
I'm going to go finger myself.

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