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One of Toronto's best pizzerias actually comes from a burger expert

On a walk down Toronto's Dundas West, it's hard to ignore the large, bright corner space that houses The Fourth Man in the Fire, a pizza spot specializing in American Midwest-style pies that are perfect for eat-in, takeout, or convenient delivery right to your door.

A main thing visitors will notice about the restaurant (beyond the food, of course), is the fact that it feels classic and old-school, but also modern and elevated, with checkered floors underfoot and quirky "autographed" celebrity photos lining the walls, and some unique tech at each table.

toronto pizzaThe Fourth Man in the Fire owner, Shant Mardirosian, entered the food business with the intention of conquering four big pillars of cuisine in Toronto: Pizza, donuts, tacos and burgers. These are menu items that might look simple, but are just as easy to mess up.

Not only that, Mardirosian actually started The Fourth Man in the Fire after conquering the burger business and selling Burger's Priest, another hotspot adored by locals. Mardirosian certainly found his groove in the pizza department while bringing many more menu options to the table — or your doorstep — at the restaurant. 

toronto pizzaThe Neapolitan pies here are always in the "best of the city" conversation, crafted from top-quality ingredients: Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and Italian sausage made in-house.

The Fourth Man in the Fire prides itself, though, on its reasonable prices. Items are priced slightly cheaper than one might expect given the quality, ambience, and the fact that all staff are paid a living wage as opposed to the minimum.

Pizzas, which are 18 inches, come in varieties like BBQ Chicken, Veggie, Meatball and Peppers, Hawaiian, and of course, American Cheese or Pepperoni, among others.

toronto pizzaThere are also calzones, sandwiches, salads and appetizers to choose from on the restaurant's robust menu. You can order takeout donuts from Harry and Heels California Donuts, and pints of Kawartha Dairy ice cream, which are both local Ontario brands.

It's apparent through small details like this that The Fourth Man in the Fire supports its local community and nearby businesses, as it hopes that diners will, too, on any given pizza night.

toronto pizzaThe Fourth Man in the Fire is one of the many popular local spots you can order for pickup or delivery right to your door through SkipTheDishes. The delivery app hosts thousands of local Toronto restaurants for diners to explore and enjoy conveniently, any night of the week. 

So, the next time you have a hankering for some premium 'za from somewhere local, just ask yourself "did somebody say, Skip?"

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