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The top 15 Neapolitan pizza in Toronto

Neapolitan pizza in Toronto is about as close as you're likely to get to Naples without jumping on a plane. There are only a handful of pizzerias who follow the rigid guidelines to the letter. They're the ones using only premium, DOP ingredients and woodfire dome ovens.

Here are my picks for the top places to get Neapolitan pizza in Toronto.

Annette Food Market

Neapolitan-style pizzas are made at this Junction spot in a wood-fired oven inherited from the previous restaurant. Their Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte cheese and basil is simple but done well. It has a super-thin crust, which is made from dough aged for three days, is salty, crispy and chewy in all the right places.

Pizzeria Via Mercanti

Owned and operated by a pair of ex-pat Sicilians, this local chain offers simple, honest, hand crafted thin crust pies. The pizzas here boast optimal textural contrast between crust and saucy cheesy centre.

Pizza e Pazzi

This Corso Italia favourite does uncompromising, hand tossed wood-fired crust topped with San Marzano tomato sauce or white base and fresh toppings.

Pizzeria Libretto

This pizzeria chain prides itself on being loyal to real, VPN-certified pizza. Here, the menu features purist's staples first and foremost. Amidst the duck and gorgonzola, the Margherita and Marinara still stand tall as the chief reason the place remains so popular.

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There's endless options to choose from at Pizzeria Libretto. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Queen Margherita Pizza

This family of pizza joints does pies in the Naples tradition; hand tossed 00-flour dough, tomatoes imported direct from the motherland, and locally sourced fior di latte that gets flame-licked at ultra-high temperatures.

Napoli Centrale

This Annex pizzeria makes each pie deliciously thin and soupy in the middle just how it should be made. Get them with either classic tomato sauce or an olive oil base.

Pi Co

With multiple locations in Toronto a delicious freshly baked pie is never too far away. It's a classic Neapolitan recipe with a few tweaks, most notably it's double proofed, which gives it a delicious sourdough-like flavour.

Pizzeria Defina

This Roncy pizzeria offers pies in a choice of styles, Rome or Naples, the latter of which is made on a traditional crispy thin dough that is soft and pliable at its centre. Here, liberal toppings include wild boar meatballs, caramelized shallots, and broccoli purée.

Pizzeria Oro di Napoli

This pizza joint is Etobicoke's ultimate destination for Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza is made with flour imported from Italy.

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Each pizza at Pizzeria Oro di Napoli has the perfect amount of char. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Cafe Oro di Napoli

All pies at this Italian joint on Jarvis are prepared in a wood fire oven. There's over a dozen red and white pizzas to select from so you can try something new with each visit.

SIP Wine Bar

If you find yourself in the Yonge & Eglinton area craving Neapolitan pizza this is your spot. Offerings range from your classic Marinara to the more unique Tonno e cipolla featuring tuna. 

Cellar Door Restaurant

It's all about thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizzas cooked to order in a wood-burning stove at this Italian restaurant in Etobicoke. 

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

The Neapolitan pizzas at this Annex restaurant are made with ’00’ flour and Campania tomatoes from Italy. Each pizza is perfectly soft, moist centre with a thin, crisp, slightly charred crust. They're also cooked in a bell oven from Italy. 

Napolitan Brick Oven Pizza

This Etobicoke joint is what you a call “don’t judge a book by its cover” establishment. While the interior may be no-frills the pizza is the real deal. Order one of their signature pies or opt to make your own.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Annette Food Market. With files from Jaclyn Skrobacky and Liora Ipsum.

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