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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.

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  1. the place has been sold and closed 2years ago.

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    1. re: dark_honey

      Thanks for pointing it out -- I was getting all excited!

      1. re: piccola

        Well an almost 3 year old thread was bumped to point it out ... and it closed 2 years ago... :)

        Any other place like this in Toronto? I want to go now!

        1. re: ylsf

          I think there is a place called Pizza Pide that is similar.

          1. re: ylsf

            Yeah, I read the post without looking at the date... and then saw the reply. Pizza Pide is too far for me.

            1. re: piccola

              A Turkish-run place is Babos on Eglinton at Caledonia. I'm not sure if this is closer to you. I haven't had their pizza, but like their pide, lahmacun and wraps. I like that they make everything to order from scratch. It's a bit of a wait, but worth it.

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              Babos
              2216 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E2L1, CA

              1. re: num nums

                I'm right by where Pizza Rama would have been, thus the excitement. No car, either.

              2. re: piccola

                Too bad, because Pizza Pide is amazing and addictive. If you're in the west end, don't go to Anatolia...you'd be better off driving to Kitchener for Turkish. I have no idea why Where to Eat in Canada gives Anatolia so much love.

                1. re: Food Tourist

                  I agree pizza pide is amazing. There is a more accessible one near Don Mills and 401 Called Alara. In my opinion its not as good as Pizza Pide but still better decent.

                  1. re: elvisahmed

                    Second the Alara love, still have to try Pizza Pide. A weekend project.

        2. I was mainly looking for soujoik sandwiches ( and they taste fantastic on pizza too) , when i stumbled on the pizza rama, and some sites still have thier menu even. so i called and the new lady (not so new now) told me they were gone 2 years ago :(
          I just felt i had to write it some where.
          I live church and wellesly, any idea where to buy soujouk?

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          1. re: dark_honey

            I saw it this weekend at Arz on Lawrence.

            1. re: dark_honey

              Well you can Call Pizza Pide as I have bought Sujuck from them in the past. Other Options are Marche Istanbul Near Yorkdale Mall, Ararat Market near the old Pusateri and ARZ has already been mentioned here. Good Luck.