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The Best Pizza in Etobicoke

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 21, 2013

pizza EtobicokeThe best pizza in Etobicoke can be ordered from old school takeaway counters, kitschy Italian eateries, and neo-Neapolitan parlours. This list represents both traditionally Italian and distinctly North American styles, ranging from greasy "gourmet" to genuinely gourmet (air quotes not required). Many offer standard (but still crave-worthy) varieties, still ordered off green and red paper menus, while others offer premium ingredients and fresh takes on the iconic combo of crust, sauce and cheese.

Here is the best pizza in Etobicoke.

See also:

The Best Pizza in Toronto
The Best Pizza Slice in Toronto
The Best Italian Restaurants in Toronto

FBI Pizza

FBI Pizza

FBI stands for Full Blooded Italian and is a delivery-focused pizzeria known to craft its pies on a choice of crusts with premium toppings like porchetta, prosciutto, roasted veggies, caramelized onions and arugula. Bonus points, this Etobicoke location will even deliver to the downtown core. More »

Dino's Wood Burning Pizza

Dino's Wood Burning Pizza

This shopworn Queensway restaurant is popular for its wood-fired crusts, which are infused with smoke and blistered around the edges. In addition to traditional Italian pies, the menu also offers Turkish-styled pides dressed with homemade garlic butter instead of red sauce, and topped with spinach and feta, gyro or sujuk (Turkish sausage). More »

Il Paesano

Il Paesano

Operating out of a Brown's Line storefront since 1959, this pizzeria is by no means gourmet but the menu is surprisingly extensive covering all manners of Italian comfort foods. The pizzas here are unapologetically basic, cheap and delicious. More »

Rocco's Plum Tomato

Rocco's Plum Tomato

This eclectic and kitschy Italian trattoria boasts two Etobicoke locations (one on the Queensway, the other on Islington) that both do brisk business in pizzas predominantly for dine-in. Their 15 signature 'zas feature standouts like the seafood topped Friuli or the thoughtfully covered Piemonte that pairs prosciutto with mushrooms and artichokes. More »

Mamma Martino's

Mamma Martino's

This Queensway eatery is like nearby Rocco's, but keeps the menu focused on only the most essential Italian-American specialties like fresh salads, hot sandwiches, pastas and, of course, pizzas. Here, pies come topped as requested - no wacky ingredients or pre-selected combinations offered. More »

Milano's Pizza

Milano's Pizza

Since 1963, this mom and pop pizza shop has earned a reputation for delicious pizza, covered in generous layers of bubbling cheese and toppings. The local favourite is hands down the double pepperoni available by the slice or made fresh to order with little crisp and greasy, neon-staining slices of meat. More »

Wize Guyz Pizza

Wize Guyz Pizza

In business for almost 10 years now, this purveyor of Italian-American cuisine prides itself on making pizzas "you can't refuse." The dough is made by hand and topped with sweet tomato sauce and a deluxe array of fresh and locally sourced toppings. More »

Calibreze Pizza

Calibreze Pizza

Located on Lake Shore Blvd., this pizzeria offers Italian sandwiches, pastas and panzos but specializes in thin crust pies that are topped per personal preference or in nine signature varieties. Also noteworthy, garlic knots are sold for three for a dollar. More »

Capi's Gourmet Pizza

Capi's Gourmet Pizza

Operating out of a faded storefront on Dundas West, this old school pizza parlour prides itself on thin crust pies. The menu offers a selection of over 40 traditional and specialty toppings (think ricotta, meatballs or smoked salmon) for personal customization. More »

Il Padres

Il Padres

This unassuming Royal York takeaway spot is reliably open from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week. The menu lists salads, pastas, oven baked wings and specialty pizzas like the Sicilian, which comes dressed with anchovies, capers, olives and artichokes. More »

Lenny's Pizza

Lenny's Pizza

This Dundas West and Islington pizzeria is well loved for home-style Italian foods and drive-home deals. Pizzas here are crafted with top quality toppings including specialty cheeses and gourmet ingredients like prosciutto, hot capicollo and rapini. More »

Romi's

Romi's

This Southern Italian restaurant on Bloor past Royal York has been in business for over 40 years making hand thrown dough from scratch each day. Select from 14 signature pizzas or customize with 18 traditional toppings for dine-in, pick up or delivery. More »

Discussion

32 Comments

Greg / October 21, 2013 at 03:19 pm
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This isn't so much "the best pizza in Etobicoke" it's "the pizza in Etobicoke."
Craig replying to a comment from Greg / October 21, 2013 at 03:25 pm
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VERY FUNNY GREGORY
Meagan / October 21, 2013 at 03:26 pm
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Calibreze pizza sucks. Why isn't 2 for 1 pizza and wings across from humber on here? Besttt pizza.
Meg replying to a comment from Greg / October 21, 2013 at 03:26 pm
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haha. nailed it.
tt / October 21, 2013 at 03:36 pm
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Nice list. There is great pizza, in the west-end, as many pure bread I-Ties, still reside... If they haven't moved to Woodbridge or Bolton, already.

Il Paesano's, has gone downhill. It was never really a prized possession, but their pizza tastes worse than store bought.

Capi's veal sandwich is still pretty darn good
Mar / October 21, 2013 at 03:45 pm
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That photograph just killed me. Where is it from I need it right now
Dave / October 21, 2013 at 03:47 pm
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Tried FBI a while back after it opened to high praise. The crust seriously tasted like cardboard, despite the fact it was opened by Queen Margherita (which I've never tried but heard is good).

Anyone have the same experience? Or should I give it another shot? It was seriously flavourless pizza.
Katie / October 21, 2013 at 03:51 pm
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You're missing Buddha Pie.
http://www.buddhapie.ca/
They take their pizza very seriously and are awesome.
JadZ / October 21, 2013 at 04:15 pm
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Katie, Buddha pie is in old toronto not etobicoke. Runnymede and annette MY HOOD.
Shannon / October 21, 2013 at 04:29 pm
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I can't believe Pizza and Wings on Lake Shore at Kipling, is not on this list... their pizza is so damn good. They brush their crust in garlic butter and a large pizza with delivery in $12.50!
Shannon replying to a comment from Meagan / October 21, 2013 at 04:40 pm
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That's the one I was thinking about, they answer the phone Pizza and Wing...
Tim / October 21, 2013 at 04:54 pm
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Need to get Ital Pizza on here, Dixon & Martin Grove area. Great pizzas and fantastic grilled chicken to boot.
sean replying to a comment from Meagan / October 21, 2013 at 05:59 pm
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omg yesssssssssssss.
Sean / October 21, 2013 at 06:32 pm
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I'm getting hungry!
Fordnation / October 21, 2013 at 07:47 pm
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More like the only pizza places in etobicoke!
Katie / October 21, 2013 at 08:10 pm
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JadZ, I stand corrected. 15 years in the city and my understanding of the old boundaries are still lousy. I manage to understand where I am, but usually not in relation to what used to be.
S in Etobicoke replying to a comment from Meagan / October 21, 2013 at 08:32 pm
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Clearly you have no taste if you think Calibreze sucks. You go back to 2-4-1, eat your cardboard box with cheese grease all over it and don't support a local family owned and operated business who uses quality ingredients instead of what was cheapest off the frozen foods truck. We have always gotten great food from this place, and if it ever wasn't I know damn well they would make it right!
Meagan replying to a comment from S in Etobicoke / October 21, 2013 at 08:44 pm
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Wowww. It's my own personal preference S and everyone's entitled one. Calm the fuck down.
RoyalYorker / October 21, 2013 at 09:29 pm
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Ate Capi's a few times while growing up in the area. Their pizza became kind of a running joke in our family for the countless ways they managed to desecrate a pie. Spongey cheese? Delivery pizza missing a slice? Grease-laden box? We encountered all of the above.

TRUE STORY: We always used to spot Doug Holyday at Capi's, chowing down on some good pepperoni.
Jason / October 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm
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Adriano's Pizza on Lakeshore and 26th is hands down the best pizza in the area. We have tried most on this list and were regulars at Paesano's (it's not as good these days) but Adriano's is where it's at.

Good pizza, priced right and their owners actually appreciate the business.
Brandon / October 22, 2013 at 06:17 am
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I love Milano's pizza.
IG / October 22, 2013 at 01:16 pm
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No Sanremo? Shame shame...
Carrie / October 22, 2013 at 05:58 pm
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Wow. I should open my eyes once and while when I am driving! I live at 24th and have never seen Adriano's... Thanks, Jason, gonna try that one!
Irwin / October 24, 2013 at 11:22 am
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Meagen please do this website and all it's readers a favour by never posting your opinion again! You obviously don't know better.
O / October 25, 2013 at 04:41 pm
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SANREMO ON ROYAL YORK IN MIMICO. Best Veal on a bun. Amazing grilled veggie sandwiches and fantastic Pizza
Thread / November 1, 2013 at 01:48 pm
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Dino's is the place to go, yum
maria / December 6, 2013 at 12:57 am
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WIZE GUYZ PIZZA - I agree with Brandon it's good.. but the best pizza in Etobicoke is Wize Guyz Pizza. I think I'm also addicted to their garlic "wise guy" dip.. Their Chicago and New York Pizza are so good it's become a pizza ritual in our family.. they also have a great menu selection with pastas, amazing veal sandwiches and tons of apps..
Dave / January 26, 2014 at 11:14 am
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FBI pizza is boss! I've tried probably half the places on this list. Great pizza and service plus their always adding new toppings.
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Recovering alcoholics Guide... / April 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm
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Im sure this list is old 'cause 850 Degrees Pizza located at Lakeshore and 30th St is not on the list. Definitely best pizza in town!! Check it out! ;)
http://www.850degrees.ca
Mike / November 28, 2014 at 02:28 pm
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Adriano's is awesome. I haven't tried any of these ones because I just moved to the hood. But Adiano's is better than any delivery I've had downtown.
Simone / December 19, 2014 at 11:03 am
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Honestly give Calabrese Pizza on Lake shore a try. Great service- everything is home made and the family run business is made with the intention of delivering a little bit of Italy into Toronto. http://calabresepizza.ca

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