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Best Pizza in the East End

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  1. Magic Oven gets my vote for the best, most innovative pizzas. It is located across the street from Broadview subway station.

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    1. re: Viola

      Magic Oven is pretty hit and miss. One time the pizza is great, other times the crust is undercooked and soggy, nearly inedible. And this is after asking them to please ensure that the pizza is properly cooked. For the prices they charge, I expect a little more consistency. It shouldn't be a gamble every time I order.

      1. re: Misha

        That's a surprise to me. Tony has always been very conscientious and responsive to customer concerns about the food. It is afterall still a mom and pop operation.

        Hope that you enjoy your pizza wherever it happens to come from!

        1. re: Viola

          I'm glad you're having better luck with them!

          I was a very regular customer, ordering at least once a week. Then the problems started. No one at Magic Oven seemed to care, and there was no reaction to my complaints, not even an apology. Paying $26 for a pizza that was barely edible and having the restaurant shrug it off is not good.

          I am going to try Valley Pizza, due to all the positive comments I've read on the board.

          1. re: Misha

            I have to second the criticisms about Magic Oven. Very inconsistent.

            1. re: Misha

              I have to second the criticisms about Magic Oven. Very inconsistent.

              1. re: Maureen

                I have yet to have a problem with Magic Oven, i do find their pizza's rediculously expensive (I've paid 30$ for a small before just b/c I 'built it myself' and didnt realise how the toppings add up haha) but I al always satisfied as the pizza doesnt taste like 'junky unhealthy food'

      2. Also try Valley Pizza at 777-0777.

        Their 'White Pizza's are amazing. Think cream sauce, walnuts, roated chicken, garlic and spinach....


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        1. re: Markaroni

          Where are they exactly?

          1. re: lissar

            They're on River Street, just south of Gerrard. It's not much to look at. But then, what take-out pizza joints ever are?

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          Robert Beeney

          I have found Gerrard Pizza at Coxwell and Danforth on the north west side to be very good as are the pastas.

          1. I really like Peter's Cajun Creole on Sherbourne St. just above Queen, although it is primarily a take out and delivery place with only 2 or 3 tables squeezed into a small space. They have gourmet combinations, but without the gourmet prices. (check the address)

            1. Big Mama's on Parliament delivers pizza that harkens back to my first delicious experiences with the dish. The emphasis is on the basics instead of absurd ingredients (like arugula).

              1. I like Peter's Cajun as well, but we order from Bona most often. They have a great selection of gourment-type topings, but their prices are still really good, and the pizza they deliver is always great! Venice is quite good to...

                1. Casa Di Giorgio on Queen has great pizza. A medium, 2 toppping pizza is only $8.99, and it's pretty big.

                  1. We recently started ordering from Pizzaiolo (Queen & Kingston Road), highly recommend their deep dish pizza (aka The Godfather).

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                    1. re: Vise

                      I've been very curious about Pizzaiolo...do they deliver, and do they have a website?

                    2. Yep, they have a website and they deliver (we're at Queen & Logan) but not sure of their delivery area. Check it out... under menus select the Beaches location.


                      1. Without question, the Turkish pizza, or pide, at Pizza Pide, a hole-in-the-wall at Gerrard and Pape. Makes the other guys look like rank amateurs. Amazing stuff.

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                        1. re: pimentdespelette

                          Highly recommended. Some of the pide is delicious. However, I don't like their actual pizzas at all. I believe they are halal. They have a web site at www.pizza-pide.com (which is useful since they have no take away menus in the store).

                          1. re: embee

                            Absolutely right about the regular pizzas. They even use canned sauce. But it's just a sop to the neighbourhood—I don't doubt they kept having people coming in wanting pepperoni. But ordering regular pizza there is kind of like going to Naples and ordering a Big Mac. Pide's their thing. Pizza? Feh.

                          2. re: pimentdespelette

                            I agree wholeheartedly. Their turkish pizza is amazing. My absolute fave. For your first visit, try the assorted sampler. yummy!