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May 1, 2008 08:33 AM

Danforth Pizza House - what to order?

I'd like to call for a pick-up order tonight and I don't want to wait too long. Anyone know any specifics about their menu? What size is big enough for 3 people?

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  1. Toppings are bare-bones - think pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, extra cheese, etc. My wife and I get a medium and it's too big for us to eat in one sitting - two toppings for $12.50! - but I think a large would be great for 3 people with maybe a slice or two leftover for the next day.

    I only converted recently to DPH, my wife is a "thin crust" type and theirs is on the thicker side. But it is really one of the best pizzas in Toronto - the crust isn't overly thick and its quality makes it crispy but with a good chew. The oven is kept very hot so you get a nice touch of char on the crust too. Sauce is perfect, cheese ratio fantastic...we decided the last time to never bother ordering in again and just get off our butts and head to Danforth.

    Someone should really scan the menu and upload it somewhere, would be incredibly useful.

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    1. re: childofthestorm

      Agree with your assessment of the crust - great chew & char! I like the House Special which includes bacon, onion, mushrooms, peperoni and green peppers.

      1. re: julesrules

        Me too. I live very close, so its usually piping hot when I get it home. I generally through on some extra anchovies, some good olives and capers and presto: a siciliana a la DPH.

        I agree: among the best in the city.

      2. My only complaint (and it's a small one - I am a die hard fan) is that they are sometimes off with their time estimates. Because there is only one oven, it just depends how many people called in ahead of you.

        1. Had never heard of this place. Sounds good. Doesn't look like they have goat cheese with roasted pine nuts and candied cumqats pizza, though. Kidding.

          Look forward to trying it. Is it pickup only?

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          1. re: grandgourmand

            Pickup or eat-in only. And their dining area isn't large, and the decor is functional. :) But who cares with pizza like that...

          2. Picked up a large pizza on Thursday night, the house special. Absolutely the best pizza I've had in Toronto. Certainly not gourmet, but the toppings they offer are fresh and the crust is to die for.

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            1. re: thenurse

              Thanks for reporting back...I think I'll be getting another DPH pie this week.

              1. re: childofthestorm

                Ok, I'm ordering tonight. What are the sizes like? I'm a pretty big eater. I need to split into three portions. Is a medium enough?

                1. re: grandgourmand

                  portions are HUGE. a medium is likely enough for three. I get at least two meals, often three (two larger and one smaller), out of a small.

                  1. re: grandgourmand

                    Hmm, my boyfriend and I split a large, with only 2 pieces left over. That was 6 slices for him, 4 for me (and he wanted the last two!). Keep in mind, I'm pregnant and he has both super metabolism and a hollow leg.

                    (FWIW, neither of us are overweight in the slightest....)

                    1. re: thenurse

                      Whoa I cannot fathom eating 6 slices of that pizza. I make myself stop at 3. Your bf is lucky, I wish I could gorge myself and not get fat.

                      1. re: childofthestorm

                        I was thinking the same....that crust is pretty thick and loaded with cheese. We order a large and between 2 of us, have plenty leftovers and both my hubby and I have good appetites.

                        1. re: childofthestorm

                          He got kicked out of AYCE sushi last night (they just stopped serving him...) so he subsequently made himself a grilled cheese - and was still hungry! He's 6'0 and about 185 lbs.

                          1. re: thenurse

                            Wow, good thing he hooked himself up with a nurse :)

                            1. re: thenurse

                              I'm surprised he didn't go fishing :)

                              1. re: bluedog

                                I finally had it last week. It was good, but not as much as I was hoping for. Although, the old school and no-nonsense approach is nice.

                                While I was waiting for my pizza, went into the italian grocery store a few doors down. Pretty neat place and they have their own prosciutto hanging up to dry. He said they'll be ready in September or October. I'll be checking those out.

                                1. re: grandgourmand

                                  That would be Masseli's. Others have raved about his prosciutto but I'm not fussy on it. I find it to be extremely hard and very dry around the edges. Nonetheless, I still shop there and enjoy other items they carry.

                                  1. re: millygirl

                                    To each his own millygirl, I love their prosciutto! I believe they also make their own pancetta. Very tasty.

                                    1. re: millygirl

                                      I've read on here that some people find it inconsistent, but I guess I've been lucky because it's always been buttery soft, never dry. I suggest you give it another try maybe when this batch is ready? I'm actually curious because of the above comment that they said it would be ready in the fall. Has anyone bought some lately? Did they run out of their own stuff?

                                      1. re: julesrules

                                        They must have. I pointed to the ones hanging and asked if he had any of the homemade stuff ready. Said, not until the fall but that he's got some tasty imported stuff.

                    2. ditto......DPH is the best pizza i've had in t.o. I like mushroom, onion, green pepper, hot pepper. a large is enough for the whole family (sometimes w/ leftovers).