The Best Pizza in Toronto
The best pizza in Toronto will ignite your craving with just a mention--guaranteed. In fact, I'm almost tempted to ditch this post and go grab myself a slice before my overactive salivary glands begin to impede my ability to type. Pizza--especially good pizza--is just that persuasive. Oh well, I'll trudge on.
The best pizza has all the non-negotiables in one; a fresh crust, delicious sauce, perfectly melted cheese, and carefully chosen toppings. In my eyes, a pizzeria is best marked by the quality of its margherita, though I'll never turn my head from a good pizza capricciosa. Whether you're looking for the former or the latter, these are a few places known to do them best.
Here's the list of the best pizza in Toronto.
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Its wood-burning oven creates mozzarella-topped gold. With a range of fresh toppings including sardines, house-made sausage, hot peppers, arugula, and more, Pizzeria Libretto has drawn pizza lovers from all over Toronto to its trendy pizzeria Ossington experience its famous pies. The perfect union of chewy and crispy. More »
A long-standing favourite, but you can't complete with great taste, I suppose. Terroni is known for its deliciously thin and crispy crust, serving as base for its Marinara, Quattro Stagioni, Capricciosa, San Giorgio, and other popular pies. With several locations in Toronto, Terroni pizza is never too far away. Just don't use your hands. More »
Often touted as Leslieville's answer to Pizzeria Libretto, Queen Margherita Pizza too serves up fresh pies from a wood-burning oven, but its pizzas are a little more classic. Neapolitan-style with a fresh sauce and perfectly paired toppings, Queen Margherita Pizza's three-course prix-fixe is a good way to get your appetizer, pizza, and dessert all in one. More »
Magic Oven is for the adventurous, experimental pizza lover who has no qualms about a pie topped with steamed kale, roasted flax seed, tandoori chicken, or green tea-infused tofu (none for me, thanks). With organic spelt, gluten-free, and vegan options, Magic Oven's pizzas can be totally customized to suit everyone's tastes. The mango and green eggplant is divine. More »
Bitondo's Pizzeria & Sandwiches offers no-fuss, generously sized, affordable get-your-fix pizza. A simple pepperoni slice is more than satisfying, with a thin crust, fresh sauce, and delicious mozzarella all in perfect proportions. The veal sandwiches are also a known winner, if you're not in the mood for pizza or panzos. More »
A High Park favourite catering to the hands down cheese-lover. King Slice at Bloor and Dundas serves its pizza smothered in cheese, along with its pesto or tomato sauce bases, crispy crusts and fresh toppings. For something a little different King Slice offers smoked salmon and tuna toppings, along with various cheeses including bocconcini and gorgonzola. More »
Buddha Pie is the place for a light, thin crispy margherita pizza made with mozzarella from Italy and fresh basil. Try to walk by and ignore that seductive scent. Impossible. Another dare - try to share. Next to impossible as well. Other Buddha Pie pizza options include Mediterranean, Pepperoni, and BBQ Chicken. More »
Nothing flashy here. Danforth Pizza House serves up classic pizzas. Diets beware - this is the real deal. Totally made from scratch right before your eyes, pizzas are generously sized, modestly priced, and fully of flavour from its rich sauce and fresh toppings. Danforth Pizza House is authentically mom and pop, completely family-run. More »