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I just read the Pizza Roma review in the best pizza thread but sadly Y & E is too far for them to deliver. Any recommendations on great pizza that delivers to Y & E (good veg options and whole grain crust preferred but the latter isn't required).

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  1. I'm a fan of Classico on Yonge just south of Sherwood Avenue. They always have a pretty wide selection of vegetarian pizzas and of course you can customize. Now that I think about it I'm not positive that they deliver but it's worth a call: 416-322-3267.

    WON
    http://whatsonmyplate.wordpress.com

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    Classico Louie's Pizzeria
    2549 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2H9, CA

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    1. re: wontonfm

      Thanks. I called and they do deliver. I'll definitely try them out.

      1. re: Ediblethoughts

        I quite like Louie's, as well. I've had their pizza a couple of times when visiting a friend in the area and it's been great.

        1. re: Jacquilynne

          What pizza do you like to order at Louie's, Jacquilynne?

          1. re: phoenikia

            We've just made them up at the time based on the wide-ranging preferences of whoever is there that night, none of the pre-set ones has ever worked for us.

            1. re: Jacquilynne

              Ok, cool. Thanks.

      2. re: wontonfm

        I ordered CL's this evening and I quite liked it. The whole grain crust had a nice chewiness and the toppings were well balanced. Only issue was I got zucchini instead of rapini (I should have had them repeat my toppings to me to be sure). Overall I liked this pizza better than Madanto, largely due to my preference for CL's crust.

        1. re: wontonfm

          I also order from Classico. Their crust is fantastic. I usually go for the ham and pineapple. Actually you can't go wrong with most of their menu.

        2. La Luccioloa on Eglinton, West of Bathurst is a favourite of ours.

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          1. re: kasey j miller

            I just tried googling that one and came up with nothing. Do you have a contact # or website? (What kind of pizza have you gotten from there that you like?)

            1. re: Ediblethoughts

              Sadly-La Looch has closed.

              1. re: robb

                It closed?!?!?!?!?!

                Terrible news. I've been going there for 25 years. I called last a couple of months ago and they were closed for passover (I guess a lot of their clientele is Jewish).

                So sad.

                Do we know why they closed?

                1. re: magic

                  When Bruno, the Dad/Husband/owner died about a year ago, mother and son lost the passion and I suspect some clients. Too bad! I also have been going/ordering for about 25 years. Georges across the street, the old Monte Carlo original location does make a decent pizza though. La Looch-RIP!!

                  1. re: robb

                    Yeah, I suspected that when he died it would only be a matter of time before the family stopped running the business. The pizza never suffered though, it was great up until the end. It will be VERY missed. Sigh, where are all the pizzaolas going?

                    George's, across the street, USED to be good. But now it is just awful. I used to be a huge proponent of them, and I thought their pizza was among the best in the city, possibly even the best. The past two years though their pies have gone downhill bigtime. My whole family has noticed this and spoken to the management about it -- a few times! They simply put on no cheese, even when we pay more for extra cheese! I suspect there have been ownership changes, maybe multiple changes, these past few years, and the product has suffered immensely. The past two years in particular they have been taking advantage of their customers’ loyalty and I think it is starting to affect their business. They are dead in there. Even their takeout, their clear lifeline, seems a lot less busy. I'd be surprised if they are still in business two years from now. Too bad too, it didn't have to be this way. But it all starts with ownership. Any management that ruins their signature product to so obviously cut food costs, hires inept teenagers and a motley crew of odd non-professionals to front a restaurant, and creates a Jewish-style Sunday brunch for their predominantly Jewish clientele even though they are an “Italian” restaurant (!!), is clearly clueless and deserves to fail. I’ll miss their pizza when they go, but to me it seems, their pizza died years ago. Truly sad, because at one time they were damn good. They’ve just let everything gone to the dogs, and it shows not only in their now crummy pizza, but in the establishment itself - a quiet, odd atmosphere, whose cheap facade is showing signs of aging and neglect. Needless to say, I’m done with George’s. I suspect others are too. Or will be in the not-too-distant future. Unless they get their act together and start running a real restaurant. But I ain’t holding my breath.

                    1. re: magic

                      Very clever and true. Georges should be buried peacefully. RIP.

                      1. re: magic

                        It's been over a year since my rant on George's pathetic excuse for what was a once great pizza, and it seems the shoe finally dropped on that Eglinton establishment. Got a flyer in the mailbox and although the same lame menu front was still in place, I was taken aback when I opened it up and looked at their menu: chicken fingers, wings, hamburgers, misspellings galore.

                        So, I'm assuming this crummy business was recently sold and this is the new owner's menu. Anyone know anything about this recent development? I'm curious.

                        Whatever the explanation, if the place was indeed sold the new owners seem cheaper than the previous ones. Which is a real feat! They kept the old takeout menu the same, complete with 'Fine Italian Ristorante,' even though burgers and chicken fingers now rule the roost (gone are the former "Italian" menu items – except for the lousy pizza it seems). Jeez, you think they could at least print out new menus more fitting to the new business direction. The correlation between burgers and shakes and Fine Italian Ristorante is as mysterious as it is….. sad. Oh well, at least the typos entertained me.

                        Any news would be appreciated however..... thx.

                        1. re: magic

                          Places like that with ownership that is so CLUELESS deserves to fail. I hope it happens quickly.

                          1. re: acd123

                            It likely will.

                            So sad, it used to be so good.

                            Now.... no words.

                            1. re: magic

                              My father used to take my brother and I to Monte Carlo when we were kids. I remember that the pizza was excellent. Too bad.

                              The saddest of all is La Luc. I ordered their pizza for many, many years. I miss that place a lot.

                              1. re: acd123

                                Agreed.

            2. I second Classico... great thin crust and never disappoints. If you like your pizza "saucier" there's also Casa Di Giorgio
              517 Mount Pleasant Road
              Toronto, ON M4S 2M4
              (416) 544-9444

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              1. re: torontogourmet

                I second Casa Di Giorgio, they have very tasty made from scratch pizzas with high quality toppings and cheeses. They have a fantastic offer which is a 3-topping pizza for pickup, $9.95 for medium and $11.95 for large. It's our go-to place since we've soured on the chains...

                Oh, and yes they do deliver too.

                1. re: bogie

                  Good to know, I've been meaning to try Casa Di Giorgio...

                  1. re: bogie

                    So we tried the large pickup special for $12.95, I think. Toppings were good--lots (too much for us) of cheese and sauce. Unfortunately, the crust was too soft to support the toppings, although it was nice and thin. A little longer in the oven may have helped it. Flavour was good, though.

                2. I've tried the Classico and I find it so disappointing - almost like grocery store, freezer pizza. There's an Amato knock-off at Yonge and Eg, but I'm sure you've tried it. http://www.madantopizza.com/ While I'm not crazy about Amato, or even the slices at Madanto (I still believe it was a disgruntled, former employee of Amato who started this joint), the whole pizza at Madanto is excellent... I can provide recos if you wish....

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                  1. re: Moimoi

                    I'd love to hear recommendations about Madanto---I haven't been to that pizza place. When I have ordered out for pizza, it's been the uninspired (and uneven) Pizza Nova most of the time. I've tried a few other places but they were so awful, I blanked them out.

                    1. re: Ediblethoughts

                      Here are the pizzas I've ordered from Mandanto in the past. I've always ordered extra large for leftovers the next day. They will also do half and half... I've tried and loved the Pollo Basilico, Salsiccia E Funghi, Tres Spicy, and Mediteranean.. Please let me know if you order and if it's good. Fingers crossed...

                      1. re: Moimoi

                        Actually, I ordered a make-your-own two days ago. I did one with rapini, hot peppers (they used the fresh, small green ones--which impressed me---I hate the pickled hot peppers), mushrooms, garlic and cheese/tomato. And I ordered a medium in green olives, artichokes, garlic, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes. They were both good (obviously very fresh ingredients used)--though next time, I'd put the hot green peppers on both. My only complaint is no whole grain crust (and of course, delivery pizza is never the same as getting it fresh from the oven).

                    2. re: Moimoi

                      I think you're right about Madanto. It used to be Amato, when it first opened, but not for long. I once went for my favourite potato/rosemary/cream (I think it was called Lucille?) slice, and it had french fries on it instead of sliced potatoes. I never went back.

                    3. I'm a fan of Big Man Pizza. There's a ton of selection, and they deliver all throughout the Yonge Eglinton area.

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                      1. re: Paula from Toronto

                        I tried BMP recently but made the mistake of ordering the pasta--which was pretty awful. If you say the pizza is their strength, maybe I'll try them out again.

                        1. re: Ediblethoughts

                          Their pizza is pretty good. I've never been brave enough to try anything else. Even at 2 for 1 specials.

                          1. re: Ediblethoughts

                            Personally, I've found Bigman to be kind of uninspired.

                            1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                              May I ask what you think would be an inspired pizza?

                              1. re: lamaranthe

                                Maybe it was a poor choice of words on my part, but my description of Bigman as "uninspired" was intended to convey that I've found it to be kind of blah/boring. It's been a while since I had BM but (if I remember correctly) there wasn't anything particularly "bad" about it, it just was kind of lacking in flavour and pizazz (perhaps it was that the sauce was bland?).

                                As for an "inspired" pizza, I'd have to say one of my favourites is the Smendozzata (sausage, gorgonzola, and onions) from Terroni - it's packed with flavour. Not to say that a pizza has to have bold toppings to be "inspired" though...for example, I recently quite enjoyed the Primavera from Falasca SPQR (the new place on Yonge south of Eg). It's a sauceless pizza with arugula and grape tomatoes -- very simple, delicate flavours, yet delicious.

                                Incidentally, though it wasn't my favourite pizza of all time, I should note that I quite enjoyed the pizza from Falasca and think it's a great addition to the neighbourhood. Their tomato sauce (which was on the other pizza we tried) is quite good. They don't deliver, though, so a mention of it technically doesn't belong in this thread.

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                                Falasca SPQR
                                2059 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2A2, CA

                                1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                                  An addendum: It occurs to me that I've been comparing apples and oranges, so I'll throw in another example. I far prefer pizza from Mama's or Pizza Nova to Bigman. At Pizza Nova, for example, I'd say that the Portobellissimo (sporessata, portobellos and asiago) on a thin crust, well done, is pretty tasty.

                          2. re: Paula from Toronto

                            I tried out the Big Man pizza delivery last night and it was very good! My only real complaint was the pizza wasn't that hot when it arrived but I guess that's always the luck of the "delivery draw". In any case, the ingredients were very fresh (in particular, the artichoke hearts were very tasty and that's one ingredient I often find isn't always of that best quality in pizza) and plentiful (including a reasonable amount of mozzarella) and I like that they offer chili and garlic free. I'm always looking for heat in a pizza without the vinegary flavour that always accompanies the jalapenos and the chillies they added were perfect. My dining companion found it a little too spice-hot but I loved it! They also offer a whole wheat pizza (which we got) and it did a good job of holding all the veggie ingredients I'd loaded on (spinach, green olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichokes) . Definitely ordering from BM's again!

                            1. re: Ediblethoughts

                              I agree. We ordered BigMans last night. And we were pleasantly surprised. Good crust, fresh toppings and quick, friendly delivery service.

                              It's not the best pizza in the wrold but, a far cut above most and certainly worth the 15% premium than ordering from the chains.

                              1. re: lowchen

                                Another vote for BigMans. They have an excellent mediterranean pizza with goat cheese but I have actually enjoyed everything I've had from there. You can also order online.

                                1. re: Cat123

                                  And another vote from me. Reliable, good selection of toppings, and I LOVE the online ordering.

                          3. Did Luccioloa really close? thats the sadest news i have heard all day.

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                            1. re: jdavis2ca

                              Apparently. I called their number too and it was an automatic busy signal.

                              I know. That’s a true neighbourhood institution. Terrible.

                            2. Edible, I like your drive to find all the good eats in your hood.

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                              1. re: food face

                                I'm definitely very motivated! Unfortunately, going to restaurants isn't too convenient at present so I'm now reduced to feeling out the take-out sector of Y & E!

                              2. Pizzaville, hands up. http://www.pizzaville.ca/locations.html
                                The one at 3308 Yonge (at Fairlarn) delivers. See their site for menus etc.
                                We are aficionados!

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                                1. re: BeauSoleil

                                  Adding that one to my list. I like that they have whole wheat crust and cherry tomatoes and green chillies! Odd that they have a pizza on the list with spinach but it's not listed as one of the a la carte ingredients.

                                2. Panago is opening soon in the 'hood. It will be on Avenue Rd. between Lawrence and Wilson. I haven't tried them yet but they're supposed to be quite good. And they have lots of veggie options, and I know you like pizza with veggies.
                                  www.panago.com

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                                  1. re: toveggiegirl

                                    I'm originally from Edmonton and we had Panago there. It is probably the best chain/franchise pizza that I've ever had. One thing I love (even though I'm not vegetarian)is their pizza with veggie pepperoni, mushrooms and green peppers. The chicken taco pizza is also fun.

                                    1. re: toveggiegirl

                                      That menu looks great! I love the choice of sauces!! Very interesting! I'll make a note on my pizza list to consider it in a few months or so.

                                      1. re: Ediblethoughts

                                        Panago is definately great chain pizza. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it's great pizza all round (for Toronto that is). Amazing selection of toppings that are fresh and generous. I love a thick crust and it is nice and lip smacking with just enough grease. The chorizo sausage is quite nice as is their tomato sauce.

                                        1. re: food face

                                          I liked Panago the first couple times I had it, but I've lost my taste for it. Some of their meats have a somewhat offtaste to my palate. Not sure what it is exactly, but not pleasant. I find most of their vegetarian pizzas too salty and too cheesy for my taste. I do like Panago's original crust- which is the doughy type.

                                          Mamma's Pizza is my favourite Toronto chain that delivers.

                                          1. re: phoenikia

                                            Not sure if they deliver, but 2 doors south on Bayview do a really nice thin crust chicken tikka pizza. They have some others that are in the hybrid category, as well as some more traditional versions. I think they use naan dough, which gives almost a cracker crust.

                                            1. re: Snarf

                                              Thanks for the rec, Snarf;)
                                              I'll have to try it out...haven't been to 2 doors south yet. I actually used to love ordering a flatcrust chicken tandoori pizza drizzled with raita (no cheese) when I lived in Calgary;)

                                            2. re: phoenikia

                                              I agrees about Mamma's. Best delivery pizza in town.

                                              1. re: acd123

                                                It is very good.

                                      2. I have not lived there for a number of years, but used to order from Touch of Class Pizza, think they were on Mount Pleasant South of Eglinton...always loved their pizza.

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                                        1. re: ebay3392

                                          Is that the place that was in a small building/shack just west of Mt. Pleasant, maybe on Manor Rd.? If so, it's not there any longer.

                                        2. Alize.

                                          1. I was going to scratch my head in wonder about the love-in for Classico Louie's, but realized that I already ranted about them last year... I still don't get it. They always seem dry, and while the salad portions are generous, iceberg lettuce and bottled Italian dressing??? Come on! I like old school once in a while, but that dressing is DISGUSTING!

                                            I was a huge Massimo's pizza fan years ago, but the location wasn't convenient, and I still love Terroni's but delivery is the focus here. What about Franco Agostino's new place? Does he deliver? In terms of quality, I would suggest walking to pick it up or eating it at the bar if he doesn't deliver.... probably the best in the hood.

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                                            1. re: Moimoi

                                              I'm not sure what place you're referring to?

                                              1. re: Ediblethoughts

                                                Moimoi is referring to Agostino's.
                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/607502

                                                1. re: toveggiegirl

                                                  Thanks for the link. Too bad about the lack of e-menu; I rarely go to places if I can't peruse in advance.

                                              2. re: Moimoi

                                                I've been lurking Chowhound for a few years now, and have used it time and time again to find a place to visit when I'm hungry.

                                                It wasn't until I followed the recommendations above and ordered from Classico Louie's that I decided to sign up for an account and post.

                                                Classico Louie's is terrible.

                                                I can't believe that anyone would have something good to say about this place, nevermind list it among their top choices.

                                                The crust was something I would have found back in my high school cafeteria, and the "Italian sausage" was more akin to fried bratwurst. I am usually a pizza glutton... but this was the first time in my life that I threw away the leftovers.

                                                I've lost a whole pile of confidence in Chowhound users' tastes, because you guys clearly don't know what you're talking about when it comes to pizza!

                                                1. re: BargainHarolds

                                                  I'll be the first to admit that Classico has gone seriously downhill. I used to love it but in the past 6 months to a year it has been not just "ok" but pretty bad. I usually grab a slice to go and don't find it fresh and there is just a strange taste and texture. Not sure why.

                                                  WON
                                                  http://whatsonmyplate.net

                                                  1. re: wontonfm

                                                    I haven't order pizza from them in at least a year. Good to have updated info on this!

                                              3. Camarras if you are west of Yonge

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                                                Camarra
                                                2899 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B3S7, CA

                                                1. I am actually in need of a restaurant that will deliver pizza and wings to my office at Yonge and Eglinton for a work lunch tomorrow. Does anyone have any current recommendations?

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                                                  1. re: Selleck Stache

                                                    Mamma's pizza is the best delivery pizza in TO. There is one at Bayview and Eg and one at Allen/Eg., both within your delivery zone.

                                                  2. I would suggest www.pizzaville.ca - I live in the area of y&eg and they deliver. Thin crust and your choice of toppings.

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                                                    1. re: lamaranthe

                                                      Looks good but no whole grain crust, right? (Unless I missed it...)

                                                    2. pizza nova and they now have gluten free pizzas made with spelt.

                                                      1. Mama's, Pizza Nova?? I apologize for my sarcasm, but the OP asked for "best" pizza that delivers, not "closest"... In a pinch I would go to Pizza Nova, but only if I was starving.

                                                        i originally replied to this post quite a while ago, and while I'm not a Madanto fanatic or a pizza fanatic, and I haven't had Madanto's pizza in a while or tried others in the hood that deliver, I'd say it's probably still a good bet... although given that this is a three year old posting, I'm sure the OP has long-completed and digested his transaction.

                                                        As far as surprisingly wonderful... possibly "best" pizza that MAY deliver to Yonge/Eg (they do offer delivery), I re-discovered a very authentic, old-style Italian joint on St. Clair near Bathurst yesterday called Da Maria... At one point years ago it was horrible, but I had one of the best slices ever there yesterday. Sat on the ramshackle patio while an old woman who was so slow and wobbly that I felt guilty about her serving us and offered to do the service for our table, delivered an absolutely deeelicious thin crust, cheesy pepperoni slice that was out of this world.

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                                                        1. re: Moimoi

                                                          Da Maria is an enigma. We live nearby and we've ordered from Da Maria a number of times. They are slow and a bit expensive, which isn't all that big a deal for me if it weren't for their inconsistent product. Da Maria pizzas are totally hit and miss.

                                                          We were hooked by the Da Maria primavera pizza - we couldn't believe that run down hole in the wall was actually pretty good - but after a few orders the sheen wore off because their product is so unpredictable. Sometimes their crust is great...other times it tastes like a pre-baked crust you buy at the grocery store. I wasn't impressed by their pepperoni either, and I expected better sausage. My background is partially Italian and I can understand grocery store-esque Italian-style sausage from Pizza Pizza et al, but not from a place run by nonnas and nonnos.

                                                          We figured because the kitchen was full of old-school Italians that their non-pizza items would be good but they are of cafeteria quality at best, IMHO.

                                                          We still order the odd pizza from Da Maria hoping to catch them on their good days (and because it's a two minute walk from our place) but what we thought was a hidden gem seems to be very average, unfortunately. But we always ask how long it will take and sometimes if the wait is too long we - gulp! - just stuff it and go to the so so terrible Pizza Pizza nearby.

                                                        2. Big Mans quality and quantity has gone down significantly in the past few years. Here's just one example. Picked up the phone to order a couple of burgers to find out there $10 each plus taxes and no longer come with fries. So lets do some math; 2 burgers $20, 2 orders of fries $12,1 order onion rings $6,1 order of cheese cake $4,2 drinks $2.60 plus a $5 tip=$55.49. Needless to say i cancelled the order. So long Big Mans, the name's Tucker, not Sucker!!!

                                                          PS. The staff and delivery people were always nice.