pizza toronto

Toronto restaurant claims top prize in national pizza competition

A Toronto pizza joint just pulled in the top prize at a national competition among competitors from across the country.

Leslieville's very own Descendant Pizza is the latest pizza joint to bring glory in the form of melty mozzarella to the city, as the business was chosen as the winner in the National Pizza Competition.

"I would like to thank all of our customers and everyone who participated in the national pizza competition for choosing Descendant," reads the caption of the Instagram post, showing owner Sotirios Tzakis proudly raising his fist in victory.

The competition, which was held as part of the Restaurants Canada Show, which ran between April 8 and 10, saw participants from across the country compete live in the fight to discern who makes the most primo pie around.

The win, aside from being a massive accomplishment, also means that Descendant will be heading to Las Vegas next year to represent Canada in the International Pizza Expo competition.

Descendant isn't the only Ontario pizzeria celebrating a big win this spring — just a few weeks ago at the Pizza Expo, Hamilton's Cowabunga Pizzeria won the award for the best cheese slice in the world.

It seems like there's just something in the water in Ontario that has the province churning out some particularly great pizza (which is saying something, because even bad pizza is pretty good,) so I have no doubt Descendant is going to go for gold in Vegas.

If you'd like to try Canada's best pizza for yourself, you can check out Descendant at 1168 Queen Street East, open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Lead photo by

@descendant_pizza, Joshua Chong


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Canadian family of five shares tips on keeping monthly grocery bill at $800

Loblaws and Sobeys are now under formal investigation for 'anticompetitive conduct'

Anger after Ontario food plant says it will shut down by early 2025 with 170 jobs lost

Toronto restaurant that opened with a lot of buzz has already closed

Someone made a Loblaws diss track and it's so dang catchy

Farmers' market that's under a Toronto highway opens this week

Here's how Costco prices compare between stores in Canada and the U.S.

Canadian shopper stunned by underweight bag of No Name frozen veggies