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Toronto's first coal fired pizza joint flames out after 5 months

The restaurant business is a fickle one in Toronto. Eateries open and close on the regular and some last but a blink of an eye - like Angelo's Coal Fired Pizza at 106 Front Street East.

The pizzeria opened in July and shut down a couple weeks back. It was a Boston import and offered American-Italian standards, and of course, thin-crust pizza finished in a coal-fired oven.

According to a former employee who declined to be named in this article, the restaurant closed due to in-fighting.

However, it's worth noting that it was located in what is not the most desirable spot. Prior to Angelo's at 106 Front Street, it was home to Paganelli's and the front is set back from the street behind a parking lot.

Few establishments seem to find success in this strip plaza by the St. Lawrence Market, which includes a Burger King. Despite the area's high foot traffic, it hardly seems like the place someone would turn to in search of a nice-ish meal downtown.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


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