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The Best Pizza Slice in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 17, 2014

pizza slice torontoThe best pizza slice in Toronto is hot from the oven and ready for immediate consumption at take-out counters, family restaurants and Italian bakeries around the city. Whether your personal slice of heaven is a greasy foldable slice of pepperoni, or a smorgasbord of authentic al taglio squares, this list recognizes classic street foods alongside some exotic and gourmet highlights.

Here are the best pizza slices in Toronto.

See also:

The best pizza in Toronto
The best pizza delivery in Toronto
The best calzone in Toronto
The best Italian restaurants in Toronto

Bitondo's

Bitondo's

They're not fancy and the options are extremely limited, but the gloriously slices ($3.50) are favourites at this strictly take-out operation on Clinton. The pepperoni is the epitome of the perfect greasy slice, pliable enough to fold, covered with copious amounts of cheese and salty rounds of cured meat. More »

North of Brooklyn

North of Brooklyn

The selection of slices ($4-$4.40) varies at two locations of this New York-styled pizzeria, but expect to find crispy crusted pies loaded with fresh toppings. Menu staples include the white pizza with garlic ricotta, mozzarella and fistfuls of arugula. More »

San Remo Bakery

San Remo Bakery

On Royal York in Etobicoke, find the tavola calda (hot table) stocked with an astounding variety of Italian lunch options to go. Traditional ($3) and gourmet ($3.50) slices are available in popular styles like vegetarian, pepperoni, hot calabrese and Greek. More »

Sud Forno

Sud Forno

The daily selection of long stretched pizzas at this Italian bakery on Queen West changes up frequently, though classics like the margherita ($3.50) and Gorgonzola ($4.50) are staples. Look out for pizza-panini hybrids like the farcito formaggio ($6), a white pizza stuffed with stracciatella and arugula. More »

King Slice

King Slice

Choose from five quintessential slices on display at two west-side locations, both famous for big fresh, foldable slices that come blanketed in gooey melted cheese and toppings. The spicy Arrabiatta with mushrooms, jalapenos and parsley is just one of the crowd pleasing varieties available for $4.80 a slice. More »

Falasca SPQR

Falasca SPQR

Pizza al taglio (by the cut) is the main attraction at lunchtime at this Roman-style pizza joint on Yonge south of Eglinton. The selection (sold $14-$26/kg) rotates daily through almost 40 different styles - and, best of all, you can order multiple mini selections each time. Sample from options like potatoes and black truffle, or another that pairs pumpkin purée with pancetta, fresh mozza and smoked provolone. More »

Fresca Pizza

Fresca Pizza

Visit this College Street take-out spot for late night slices ($3.50). The pepperoni, deluxe and caprese are equally good, though it's the margherita slathered in garlic basil oil that's the real standout. More »

The Stone Pizza

The Stone Pizza

This Upper Beaches pizzeria is home to fresh hot slices ($3-$3.50) topped with original combinations, including the Don Ho with pineapple, spicy capicollo, cheese and chili oil, or the Bamm-Bamm with salami, red peppers, roasted mushrooms, cheese and red sauce. More »

Abruzzo Pizza

Abruzzo Pizza

Established in 1981, this Richmond Hill pizza joint keeps the roster of by-the-slice pies simple and to the point. Built on crispy crusts, find bubbling plain cheese, crispy pepperoni, and a vibrant array of veggies topping slices stocked at the counter and sold for $4 each. More »

Forno Cultura

Forno Cultura

The pizza del giorno is a favourite for quick pick-up at this Italian bakery on King West. Expect to find seven or eight varieties each day featuring simple, traditional flavour combinations and seasonally inspired toppings - say, peaches, ricotta and hazelnuts in the summer. Order an entire slab for $7, or in halves for $3.50. More »

Martino Pizza

Martino Pizza

Found on Dupont, this pizza and Asian fusion kitchen is home to classic Naples-styled pies as well as absurdly delicious original creations like the General Tao pizza (whole pizzas only). The selection of slices ($3.75-$4.50) is more straightforward, showcasing just the classics like pepperoni, deluxe, veggie and margherita. More »

Vesuvio Pizzeria

Vesuvio Pizzeria

This old-school family restaurant is an institution in The Junction, having been in business since 1957. While the dining room is an inviting place, the stand-up special is the chewy rectangular slices (pepperoni or vegetable) from the counter, which are exceptionally priced at just $2.50. More »

Discussion

63 Comments

Loper / December 17, 2014 at 03:05 pm
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What about Pizza Pizza.... said nobody
JoeCarterTO / December 17, 2014 at 03:06 pm
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Mare Pizza in Kensington is amazing. Cheap slices and the only place open past 9pm. A blessing.
Jug City / December 17, 2014 at 03:12 pm
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Vesuvio's is great if you like really bad pizza
Ray / December 17, 2014 at 03:18 pm
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What about Big Slice?
I hate hipsters / December 17, 2014 at 03:26 pm
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the Church st. North of Brooklyn is just straight-up awful.

People in this city will like any thing in this city if its hip

and served by someone with suspenders on and a ridiculous moustache,

and has a tattoo sleeve,

And started last week when they decided that 'working with my hands' was more 'authentic'


asdf replying to a comment from JoeCarterTO / December 17, 2014 at 03:31 pm
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You're joking right?
You must be the owner... they aren't close to touching anything on this list.
steve replying to a comment from asdf / December 17, 2014 at 03:37 pm
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really? i have been to both fresca and mare plenty of times and i think while fresca has bigger slices mare is honestly much better tasting.
That cunt steve / December 17, 2014 at 03:45 pm
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The fact hat Bitondo's is so high on the list is fucking horse dingus. Fresca is 100x better. Bitondo's isn't even the best place on Clinton (San Francesco's obvi). It's all you fucking hipsters who see a Vietnamese a old style game machine and an oven and think its the best in the city. Meanwhile, you bigoted cunts see a Vietnamese guy making the best pizza and u put him third! I encourage everyone to go to Fresca fuck this list. RIP BIGGIE
raymi / December 17, 2014 at 03:46 pm
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all about that slice.
That cunt steve replying to a comment from That cunt steve / December 17, 2014 at 03:47 pm
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EDIT: "who see an old"
EDIT 2: "seventh" instead of third, (its fucking worse than I thought
Dang....old / December 17, 2014 at 03:58 pm
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Wow I used to know all the BEST places for pizza when I was younger. I've never heard of any of these lol. Time to go out for some pizza!
Wah Wah replying to a comment from That cunt steve / December 17, 2014 at 04:01 pm
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Translation: Everyones opinion is invalid but my own. I also have a hard on for hipster hate and, for some strange reason, Vietnamese people. Also, I'm so angry about other's opinions on pizza, I rush to type out my troll message and make a bunch of fuck ups. I'm so awesome!
pizza the Hut / December 17, 2014 at 04:03 pm
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pizza libretto? hello?
Aydin replying to a comment from pizza the Hut / December 17, 2014 at 04:11 pm
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Since when do they serve single slices? Hello!
PC / December 17, 2014 at 04:19 pm
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Fallen from grace: Papa Ceo & Cora on Spadina just north of Harbord ... they used to be really good.

Not sure why anyone would call Vesuvio's bad pizza - it's very good, especially by the slice (vs. home delivered) and really, Bitondo's is the closest I've had in Toronto to what you get in Italy outside of Napoli. Regardless, it's delicious pizza.

Not sure about the Church Street location of North of Brooklyn but the one on Palmerston is pretty tasty!

Interesting to read such intensity in the comments - it's just pizza, man!
belittles replying to a comment from That cunt steve / December 17, 2014 at 04:19 pm
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If you knew jack shit about Toronto pizza you would know that when the San Fran's across the street got sold two years ago the pizza quality has gone straight down the drain and doesn't hold a candle to Bintondo's. Keep trying to pretend you know a thing or two about Toronto though
makeready / December 17, 2014 at 04:25 pm
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RIP TELEPIZZA
B replying to a comment from pizza the Hut / December 17, 2014 at 04:26 pm
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Overhyped! Goodbye!
nippleholic / December 17, 2014 at 04:29 pm
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Chuck E. Cheese's FTW!
PizzaKing replying to a comment from belittles / December 17, 2014 at 05:35 pm
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Bintando's? It's Bitando's. Seems like you don't know the place either. Iv'e had their pizza twice and both times it was bland as F***. Not sure why it even made the list.
Francesco / December 17, 2014 at 06:16 pm
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Lmfaoooo... At all theses hipsters/cakers thinking they know what pizza is
Angelo / December 17, 2014 at 06:20 pm
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Real italian way to eat a slice of pizza is to fold it
Nancy / December 17, 2014 at 06:22 pm
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For the record Pizza nova legit has a great slices of pizza
Nonna Maria / December 17, 2014 at 06:36 pm
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Whats-a going on-a here? Why-a tutti sono incazzatti? Io lo fa una bella pezza di pizza! E basta! Francesco mio please non dice questa parole "cakers".
Kindred / December 17, 2014 at 07:35 pm
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Seriously? Falasca SPQR has the worst pizza I have ever eaten - I ate in restaurant and ordered a pizza not a slice and the crust was so thin it wasn't even there it seemed and it tasted like raw dough yet the edge was hard and burnt. Completely soggy and not filling at all. I left hungry even though I had a couple of slices of bread and bought a bag of chips on my way home! Gross.
moar slice / December 17, 2014 at 07:47 pm
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i dunno, i like thick slices and fresca slice is so thin and dry. i honestly dont think it's much better than the also-falafel planet pizza across the road, and there a slice+pop is $5. i woudlnt be surprised if they used cat meat, tho.
jm / December 17, 2014 at 09:23 pm
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Its a total shame that La Famiglia isnt on this list. Its a small family owned joint on O'Connor Dr just north of Bermondsey in a plaza on the East side(2 plazas north of OP gas station).

That place is a real gem. $4 for a slice and a pop, and they usually have 6+ varieties of pizza to choose from. I love their Tomato/Spinach/Ricotta slice, they have a delicious Bacon Ranch(it is so good), Buffalo Chicken, ofcourse classics like Pepperoni, Canadian, Hawaiian or Deluxe.

One slice I love is their Lasagna pizza, it comes with Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Ground Beef, and with the sauce and crust it really tastes like eating a slice of lasagna.

As for the basics, they have good thin crust, cooked just right, and their sauce is really good too. The place is a bit of a secret but I think the word is starting to get out. If you are in the area, you should do yourself a favor and try it out...
James / December 17, 2014 at 09:39 pm
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Mama's Pizza makes a great slice and great delivery pizza!
Fab / December 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm
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My Nonna has an authentic wood burning pizza oven in her backyard, I swear i only have pizza at my Nonnas since they got the oven
nette / December 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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Big slice didn't make the list? Wtf!!
Roger replying to a comment from Ray / December 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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I agree the Big Slice has great traditional slices!
Warren / December 18, 2014 at 01:06 am
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is it just me or not s this Mapbox map a piece of fucking shite?
Jordan-na / December 18, 2014 at 05:02 am
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I'm pleasantly surprised to see that Martino's made the list! It's really is one of the best and such a little gem. Their chicken wings are also quite tasty.
Grant / December 18, 2014 at 05:21 am
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Big ups for Fresca on College. Damn that's the pizza of my dreams.
Mc jules / December 18, 2014 at 09:16 am
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No pizza gigi
Silvia / December 18, 2014 at 10:50 am
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How is Slice of Italy not on this list
Dubs / December 18, 2014 at 11:24 am
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I guess Bitondos gave them the most free food.
old employee / December 18, 2014 at 11:33 am
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I use to work at NOB and its just plain pizza made to suit canadian taste buds. Dried basil, bad olive oil and fake paremesiano cheese. Not authentic just hipster! Real pizza slices are not found in Toronto .... The reason everything taste better in Italy is they use the real deal. Cutting corners is how hipster joints roll. Best of hipster is more like it ... This list is lazy
Jon / December 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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These must be paid placements, ranked by the amount of advertising revenue the list maker sucks out of them
Elvis / December 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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BIG SLICE!!!!
hipster replying to a comment from I hate hipsters / December 18, 2014 at 01:10 pm
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cheer up little buddy
Lola Lo / December 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
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The Stone Pizza is legit. The owner is a chef who knows what he is doing. Anyone on the East side should check this out for sure.
NYP replying to a comment from Lola Lo / December 18, 2014 at 06:08 pm
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Agreed. Stone pizza is amazing.
Francesco's Nonna / December 18, 2014 at 06:54 pm
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Oh Francesco. You better be a nicea boy. No meatballs fora u. Now you comea here and cuta my grass.
Fab replying to a comment from old employee / December 18, 2014 at 07:03 pm
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Agree with you 100%, that's why Iike I said early the best pizza in from my Nonnas wood burning overnight in her backyard because she takes no short cuts and only uses the finest ingriediants ,,,If only hipsters really knew
Nonna Maria / December 18, 2014 at 09:21 pm
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Fabio mio! Tu sei la pui melio grand-a son! Nonna fa una SPECIALE pizza pie per te! Ma you no tell-a Francesco!
Dre / December 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm
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Love a good slab of ZA!
Carl / December 19, 2014 at 01:24 am
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For irony, Sicily Pizza
yeah / December 19, 2014 at 10:48 am
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Yeah, pizza pizza should definitely be on the list. Also 2-4-1 pizza. And pizza hut. That spongy crust is awesome!
Teena / December 19, 2014 at 01:27 pm
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King Slice used to be awesome ... now it sucks :(
To Dre / December 19, 2014 at 01:38 pm
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Anybody who calls pizza "Za" should be publicly hung.
Pizza Master / December 20, 2014 at 04:15 am
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Pizzeria Defina in Ronces -- A.MAZ.ING.
Chris / December 20, 2014 at 09:49 am
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Homeless people and kids eat slices. Slices are very dirty they just sit out all day.
Boring germ-o-phobe Chris / December 20, 2014 at 10:17 am
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Chris, stay out in the suburbs and stick to McCain's Deep Dish frozen pizzas. Think how clean it will all be. Wear a mask and body suit so you don't catch anything from yourself.

For those of us brave enough to live downtown and eat food out in public, its North of Brooklyn all the way. Yummm!
Brad / December 20, 2014 at 10:41 am
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Definitely going to try some of this ZA next time I'm in the 6.
King / December 21, 2014 at 01:33 am
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ya king slice good idea with the size but taste like crap
Chris replying to a comment from Boring germ-o-phobe Chris / December 21, 2014 at 09:27 am
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I actually reside downtown
Bertie Birdman / December 21, 2014 at 09:38 am
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north of brooklyn could be the dirtiest place I've eaten at in a while. They cater to people with tattoos on their face, pizza is cracker like, people that work there are from another dimension. LOL hipsters/the unemployed/crackheads.... enjoy!
Carly / December 21, 2014 at 10:06 am
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Who still eats slices sitting out all day? Gross! Bitondo's and North of Brooklyn are both soooo dirty.
Emma / December 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
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Umm most fast food sits out all day. Go to any mall go to any food court and you'll see the food sitting out at Manchu Wok, Subway meats, McDonalds burgers are sitting precooked in a tray waiting for you to order. Same with Pizza, the regulations are that it needs to be heated up for you so ththje heat can kill any bacteria etc.

I guess you've never been to a party before and eaten Pizza that's been out for hours, or eaten it right from the box the next morning. Or never brought unfrigerated pizza to work for lunch.

Are you gonna pick at the Turkey all Christmas day knowing that its not going to cleaned up and put away until 11pm?
Lawrie / December 22, 2014 at 12:24 am
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Mare pizzeria in kensington market is awesome!
wordup / December 22, 2014 at 10:41 am
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libretto libretto libretto...

i guess they werent giving free pizza for a review ;)

FBI is pretty good.

holla!
shan replying to a comment from wordup / December 22, 2014 at 03:25 pm
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this is not the first time in this thread.. do people really have a hard timing understanding the idea of a "pizza slice"?

perhaps I'm amongst the privileged few that know that pizza can be purchased by the slice at CERTAIN places?

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