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ddelicious Jun 18, 2008 04:53 PM

I need to order pizza for a kids birthday party. So just need the basics but would like it to be good. Must deliver in North York. Opinions?

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    burlgurl Jun 21, 2008 07:57 PM

    Toppers Pizza is really very good pizza. Not sure if they are in your area, but never disappointed..
    www.toppers.ca
    Also like Pizza Nova, Pizzaville and Domino's.

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    1. re: burlgurl
      mainja Jun 21, 2008 08:28 PM

      one of the things my partner and I really missed when we moved to Toronto was Toppers pizza. It was our staple pizza. soooo good. I just keep waiting for someone to open one up within delivery area of my place.

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      torontogal Jun 21, 2008 03:28 PM

      Depending on where you are in North York, By The Slice has excellent plain cheese and pepperoni pizzas, and they also have a wonderful selection of delicious gourmet pizzas as well. They are located at Lesmill and York Mills - 861 York Mills Road. Excellent value as well! I pick up a large cheese pizza for around $7. It's not a chain but they offer delivery or you can can pick-up.

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        wilsnip Jun 20, 2008 08:56 PM

        Pizza Hut, Domino's, Pizza Nova in order of highest to lowest deliciousness (and greasiness). I've never had a pizza from pizza pizza that didn't feel like it was a crispy piece of cardboard.

        Mezza Notte is great, but not sure whether kids would appreciate it more than a greasy pepperoni pizza from the chains.

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        1. re: wilsnip
          pinstripeprincess Jun 24, 2008 07:04 AM

          perhaps this is where we differ. pizza hut tastes like a giant sweet donut smothered in cheese and sauce to me.

          i'll likely have to go through a re-test though and see how the delivery options to my neighbourhood match up again. it's highly possible i could be overlooking something more tasty for convenience.

        2. pinstripeprincess Jun 20, 2008 10:45 AM

          i hate to admit it but my lazy ways have left me pretty darn satisfied with pizza pizza.

          if you order online you get a full view of everything you can order and all the potential free toppings too. i've gotten 2 medium pizzas with 3 toppings for $20. i usually go the extra mile and grab a 4th topping so i can get my lightly cooked (for finishing in my own oven), thin crust, topped with free olive oil, garlic sauce and chili flakes with the not so free feta, zucchini, ham and pesto! definitely satisfying enough.

          1. lyndak Jun 20, 2008 08:02 AM

            You can also try Abruzzo's or Dante's. My vote would go with Abruzzo's given the choice. Dante's is fine but can be quite pricey.

            http://www.abruzzopizza.com/

            http://www.dantesitalian.ca/menu.asp?...

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              MindGrinder Jun 20, 2008 09:46 AM

              Hahaha Abruzzo's was the pizza place of choice for grade school pizza parties!!!

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                abscissa Jun 20, 2008 10:30 AM

                What ever happened to 3 for 1 pizza... I never ate there... probably because they were called "3 for 1 pizza"... but as kid I remember that the most important factors were 1. amount of cheese 2. number of toppings (fewer the better)

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                  lyndak Jun 20, 2008 10:58 AM

                  I'm not sure I get your point mindgrinder? Are you suggesting that Abruzzo's is too high end for kids? maybe you can clarify... am I missing something?

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                    pinkprimp Jun 20, 2008 11:09 AM

                    I don't think he/she meant it's too high end...it's what schools serve everyone on pizza days (where parents pay a lump sum at the beginning of the year so that their child can have a pizza lunch once a month)

                    I remember the pizza well..and it's not good!! Really, really greasy, but really thick bland crust with flavourless sauce. I'd rather have Pizza Nova.

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                      MindGrinder Jun 20, 2008 12:43 PM

                      I enjoyed it back then (but what did I know). Don't think I would hit it up again even for nostalgia reasons now.
                      I would stick with Pizza Nova for the best of then chain places.

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                        KevinB Jun 20, 2008 09:58 PM

                        So agree! My daughters go to a school that's only about 5 minutes away from Abruzzo, which made it the choice for the "pizza lunch". It is now a standing family joke that whenever my wife says "Where should we go for dinner?", I'll chime in "Abruzzo Pizza!" to which the girls respond with a long and sustained "Eeewwwww!".

                        And Dante's - I love their salads and Italian sandwiches (especially the veal and meatballs), and the veal or chicken parmagiana, but most of the pasta dishes are bland (and the pasta is overcooked), and the pizza is nowhere near the same quality as the sandwiches. We've ordered from Dante's every other month for at least five years, and after our first two tries of their pizza, it's been never again.

                2. TorontoJo Jun 19, 2008 05:57 AM

                  My vote goes for Pizza Nova as the best "basic" chain.

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                    MindGrinder Jun 19, 2008 06:19 AM

                    For a kids b-day party I would also vote for Pizza Nova. It has the proper cheesy greasy pepperoni ratio just right!

                  2. abscissa Jun 19, 2008 12:40 AM

                    I just ordered an extra large from Pizzaville and it was GIGANTIC... but it came in around $20... I think it's the best "chain" pizza and it's in North York

                    1. Ginsugirl Jun 18, 2008 08:37 PM

                      I have an Italian friend who has so given up on pizza here, she just goes with PizzaPizza. In North York you're probably in the delivery district for Mezza Note, They keep sending me delivery flyers (which look quite yummy). I think they have a website.

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