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Pizza Rama-Lebanese-Bloor&Shaw

Pizza Rama
821a Bloor W
416-531-5555
Free delivery $11.00 and up
10% off for pickup

A new fast food type seems to be developing. It is a middle-eastern owned pizza shop which tries to sell some of the operator's native dishes. I had tried three Turkish places and the pizza was no better than OK. I was maurading along Bloor, and was attracted by the depiction of a Lebanese cedar. I figured that at least the crust should be good.

My first visit I switched my order from veg pizza to the zataar" pizza." Zataar is a herb mixture, mostly hyssop , with sesame seeds. It is spread on top of the bread, and then made wet with olive oil. Pizza Rama did theirs like a pizza, rather than a pita and made the "pie" to order. It was very good and cheap . About a 15" pie for $2.25 and. better than Arz, and I think it is because they do not have citric acid in their zataar mix. It was enough for two; so much for my intended "appetizer" . The drink that goes with is not Coke from their fridge but sweet tea. It is not advertised, but ask and they will make.

Next visit I had the veg pizza. Two largish slices and can of pop, $3.00,. The pizza was very tasty , refined but substantial. A tasty thin crust and lots of veggies.

The menu has a good selection of the usual Lebanese non-sandwiches' and "appetizers". I will try eventually but on the next visit I will ask for teh spinach pie.

The operators are husband and wife. They are Lebanese Druze. The husband looks like King Hussein of Jordan, only taller and much more vivacious. They seem to think that the clientele must come to them if they give a good product and lots to eat for a cheap price, Good luck.

VVM

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