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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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30 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!
D. Patrick / April 20, 2010 at 02:19 am
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If this is not the worse Pizza joint in Toronto it is, hands down, the sleaziest. Staff who work there would have to work pretty hard to look any more disreputable, if not just plain miserable and nasty. This may have been a good place for a pizza 10 years ago. No longer. Go anywhere else if you can.
another_country / May 11, 2010 at 05:37 pm
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d. patrick, you should be ashamed for slandering an independent business like that. if you dont like it, go somewhere else and keep your mouth shut, but whats the need for this comment here? think of the effort and work that goes into running a small, independent shop... even if you think they seem sleazy and nasty?

for me, pizza gigi is the best delivered pizza in toronto. the best!
TorontoBorn / October 21, 2010 at 04:39 pm
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Obviously D. Patrick has not been to Ontario Family Court, where sleaze oozes out of the Court House doors on a daily basis, but I digress.

Gigi is and has been one of, if not the best, pie joints in the city.

What D. Patrick has described existed 10, even 20 years ago, these guys care about their pizza, and not about appearing on Canada's Next top Model. Great to know nothing has changed.

Peace!
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)
Victim / February 14, 2011 at 09:55 pm
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What about the drug dealing? What do you know about that? Sketchy....
tenzin / February 15, 2011 at 11:17 am
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Best pizza in Toronto is Busted!!
5634 / February 15, 2011 at 03:08 pm
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hahah so funny to look back on these comments: "disreputable!" "never open!" ... due to the $1 mil of drugs in there, apparently. but a darn good late night slice while it lasted
kdawg replying to a comment from D. Patrick / February 15, 2011 at 03:49 pm
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The owner was cool. Not a drug user. I liked the pizza.
goldiB53C / February 22, 2011 at 06:42 pm
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Hate to rain on everyone's parade but the joint just got busted! And it wasn't for serving bad pizza.
joseph / March 7, 2011 at 03:49 pm
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For the record sam and staff great people with love in care with best sicilian slice in toronto.
Were you gonna buy home maid slice that's been around for 15+ years with the same great taste. Hard working guy good pie and no dirty pakis with cursy stinking hands giving it a dirty tasting doo like most piZa pizza joints that have caker sauce with imagrents making a dirty slice. So there was a drug bust most of t.o been busted place will be back and serving hood with best slice in toronto.
To all you haters don't eat it if you don't like it, we have the best italain god father making the best pizza in town. Cheers.
tony / March 7, 2011 at 04:00 pm
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I agree with joseph.
Most pizza pizza crust do have a sloppy sauce taste with curry taste.
Its like dirty uncle forgot to wash his hands.
Homemade slice vs pakis and there crapy product.
Besides since when did brown people learn to make a pizza slice like the italians.
They didn't.
Lol to god father serving hot slices.

To most fags that don't like it eat a dick.
We didn't ask home sexual to eat it anyways.
Go support your dirty uncle at pizza pizza...
paul / March 7, 2011 at 04:08 pm
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I remember back in 90's packman games while you wait for a great thick slice with fresh olives.
Moved out of the city and most pizza huts don't make a great pizza like pizza gigi.
I hope they come back.
Caught for drug bust, so what great pizza and who knows maybe best drugs in the city to. Lol
No matter what he did have the best pie in TORONTO....
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.
Faccia Dibello / October 4, 2011 at 04:57 pm
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I just don't understand how people can support a drug dealer???!! Regardless of whether his pizza is good or not, he is breaking the law using his pizza business!! You wouldn't support a politician that lied or falsified his illegal acts why some guy who runs a pizza business? Where have our values gone?

Sad sad society that we lose what is truly important in life.
I / January 28, 2012 at 07:00 pm
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I remember going here and buying a slice of pizza, along with a huge bottle of vodka from the States under the table. LOL. You think I'm joking.
uRaDumbHoe replying to a comment from Faccia Dibello / December 10, 2012 at 08:00 pm
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Weed dumbass.. weed.
qwerty replying to a comment from I / February 1, 2013 at 01:46 pm
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You're a loser for posting that
I replying to a comment from qwerty / February 1, 2013 at 02:56 pm
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Hey Qwerty. Are you responding to my year-old comment? What's so wrong with having posted that? Are you afraid they'll get busted for under-the-table business they did 15 years ago? What have I lost for posting that? My privileges to buy pizza there? The best pizza that I ever had in Toronto was somewhere else. There used to be a little place right beside the Horseshoe on Queen, near Spadina. Their crust was so good, plus they had great toppings. Usually you don't get both for pizza-by-the-slice. I always wonder what happened to them. That place closing down was the loss as far as me, pizza, and Toronto goes.
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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