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Jan 18, 2008 03:28 PM

Pizza and beer!

Where can a guy like me, who's not into new age pizza and can't afford to splash out, go to sit down and enjoy two of my favourite things in life? I usually dine alone so a bar might be a bit strange.

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  1. Terroni has some great pizza, and a comfortable vibe.

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    1. re: xtal

      And Creemore, Wellington SPA and hot servers and clientele...

      What more would one want?

    2. i might get trashed for saying this but i used to live near a total dive of a pub called mayday malones up at bathurst and dupont...and i really, really enjoyed their pizza! there i said it!
      they make it fresh, its got a nice thin crust and its cheap (i think 1/2 price on wednesdays too if i am not mistaken). give it a try!
      its also a place i would never, ever worry about looking odd dining alone...hahaha. if you're a fan of hockey, they've got a big screen they put on during game nights.

      i think this place might have another location somewhere but i have only been to the bathurst & dupont one so i can only recommend that one's pizza.

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      1. re: coronah

        Speaking of comfortable pubs with good pizza....

        I remember that Brass Taps on the Danforth had a Wednesday half price pizza special as well. The pizzas were quite good, and went well with a couple (few?) beers.

      2. I forget who here recommended it, but Olympic 76 Pizza on Glouchester St, just east of Yonge, might fit the bill. I've been meaning to try it, but I live near a good pizza joint, so I don't think of it until it's too late.

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        1. re: hungry_pangolin

          Don't hold out there, hungry pangolin. Which good pizza joint?

          1. re: Googs

            It's a shame and probably part of my problem, but when I tried to think of places that had beer and pizza and weren't too expensive, the only names I could come up with were Pizza Hut and Boston Pizza. In my defence, I am kind of new in town.

            1. re: Googs

              Big Mama's Boy, which used to be Luciano's, Parliament just south of Wellesley. The other stuff they do is pretty good as well. Some people on the boards here trash them, but I've never had a bad meal there. The pizzas, however, are the safest bet. Luscious. Actually, ziggy... that's a place you should try.

                1. re: hungry_pangolin

                  I'll give a hearty 2nd to the pizzas at Big Mama's Boy. Luc's 'za is still great even when made by another. Now if only they had hockey on a big screen and really efficient delivery...

            2. I would also recommend Stratenger's pub on Queen E. in Leslieville. They have a wood-burning oven and do a really good job with pizza and, strangely, Indian food (owner is Indian). I wouldn't bother with other stuff on the menu. It's slightly dive-y at times but for a few pints and a chicken tandoori thin crust pizza, mmmm...nice patio in the summer too.

              1. Dooney's has the BEST thin crust in Toronto. It is on Bloor Street (Get off at Bathurst Subway and head south to bloor), then go east until you see Dooney's on the south side of Bloor St. It's big enough for a man...or a woman who is absolutely in LOVE with pizza.

                I am a pizza fanatic (and not ashamed to say so). I have tried them all, made them all, and I have to say...Dooney's is the absolute best. BEST!!!! They do a pizza like nobody's business. I can't wait to go back. If there is one slice left, I'm doggy bagging it. I lose my MIND over their pizza.

                If you get only one pizza this year...please...

                You are crazy not to go. So crazy.

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                1. re: troublebunny

                  I second Brass Taps...there are a couple of locations (Danforth, Carlton St and College St). Pizzas are very fresh and tasty and won't break the bank with a pitcher of beer.