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What pizza should I order at Terroni tonight?

torontofoodiegirl May 20, 2008 04:21 PM

I'm going to Terroni tonight and want to try something new. My favourite so far is the Smendozzata (tomato, mozz, roasted peppers, sausage, gorgonzola, and onions), but I also love many other types of pizza, including veggie. Suggestions, please!

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    Pixela May 21, 2008 02:34 PM

    What I enjoyed there was their warm chocolate cake... real yummy!

    1. Rabbit May 20, 2008 06:25 PM

      Probably too late, but I like the quattro staggioni for the variety... sort of the party-pack of pizzas.


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      1. re: Rabbit
        torontofoodiegirl May 21, 2008 05:52 AM

        Thanks, Rabbit, though (as you predicted) it was too late... Have had the Quattro Staggioni and I agree it's good. Last night SO and I shared the Natalina and Bufalina and enjoyed them both very much. The Natalina (hot calabrese salami, garlic, roasted red peppers, olives, mozz) was wonderful and very flavourful. The Bufalina (Margherita but with Buffalo Mozzarella) was also terrific, with a more delicate/subtle flavour. A cautionary note to those who aren't big meat fans, though: the Natalina was very heavy on the Calabrese Salami (I liked it, but I'm not sure that it would be for everyone).

        1. re: torontofoodiegirl
          czthemmnt May 21, 2008 11:32 AM

          I have to say that I was incredibly disappointed and and rather disgusted at the pizza I ordered from Terroni. I just do not understand the hype.

          I ordered a pizza with cheese and Calabrese salami. I received the pizza, with five tiny, dried up pieces of Calabrese salami. I thought, "I am paying $16 for this?" The salami should not be put in the oven to dry out into hard bullets that I could not chew, but needed a knife to cut into. I called the waitress back and told her to return it, make it over, and this time, do not put the salami in the oven. In fact, if all I receive is five small pieces, just bring me a cheese pizza. I think she was shocked, but she didn't hesitate and took it back to the kitchen.

          My friend had the Quattro Staggioni, and I wasn't impressed with hers either. A couple of strips of zucchini and sweet peppers, a few mushrooms, and this is supposed to be good pizza?

          I just don't get it. I'm totally perplexed.

          1. re: czthemmnt
            mac n cheeze May 21, 2008 11:45 AM

            I agree with you czthemmt. It appears (to me) that the quality has suffered with the move to the new location.

            I recall the pizzas (on Victoria St) to be "well-dressed" with an appropriate amount of cheese and toppings. It seems that they have significantly reduced the amount of toppings and kept prices the same. I had a friend receive a pizza with no cheese on it (no, it was not ordered this way), and mine had five pieces of sausage on it

            When combined with the inflexible no-substitutions policy and server attitude, there are better places for pizza

            1. re: mac n cheeze
              torontofoodiegirl May 21, 2008 12:05 PM

              I've had nothing but positive experiences with Terroni. In particular, I love their crust and I haven't found the toppings to be too skimpy at all (in fact, if anything, there was an overabundance of calabrese salami on my pizza last night). Their salads are also terrific (love the arugula one with the delightful lemony dressing). I've only been to the Balmoral location, however, so perhaps things are different at the new location.

              Has anyone tried the C't Mang pizza, by the way? It looks fabulous, but I haven't tried it yet. I fear that, as is sometimes the case in the off-season, the pears might be underripe.

              1. re: torontofoodiegirl
                mac n cheeze May 21, 2008 12:32 PM

                I'm glad to hear the Torontofoodiegirl. Maybe it is just the Adelaide St location.
                I should try the Balmoral or Queen W locales to compare, but the three or fur times I have been to the new Adelaide location have been disappointing

                1. re: mac n cheeze
                  millygirl May 21, 2008 12:38 PM

                  I've only been to the Balmoral location and also found it to be terribly disappointing and extremely over rated. Yes the crust is thin, but the toppings are scant and tasteless. I much prefer Caffe Doria. Her thin crust pizza is the best in the city by a mile!

                2. re: torontofoodiegirl
                  Gary May 22, 2008 02:19 PM

                  My wife swears by the C't Mang and has ordered it nearly every time we've gone to Terroni, at the old Victoria location, the new Adelaide one, and the Queen West one. I usually end up having some as well and it's always good... a bit unusual, but somehow the combination works! Never had an issue with off-season pears.

                  In terms of the new location, I have to agree that the food there seems to be made with less care than at the old location. Our most recent visit to the Queen location re-affirmed this... everything just seemed to be cooked and put together a little more nicely.

                  1. re: Gary
                    torontofoodiegirl May 22, 2008 02:45 PM

                    Thanks Gary - I'll definitely be giving the C't Mang a try.

          2. re: Rabbit
            LurveToEat May 21, 2008 01:19 PM

            My favorite is the San Giorgio. I love the salami.

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