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Sep 4, 2009 12:08 PM

Best Pizza in Toronto.

I'll be in Toronto for five days, and will most likely just have pizza once...where's the best?

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  1. What area of town are you going to be in?

    Are you looking for upscale sit-down dining, or would a mom and pop-style place be ok?

    Would you consider take out instead of sitting down for dinner?

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    1. re: Pincus

      It would also help if you would specify what kind of pizza you like. Toronto is not a pizza town like Chicago is and the choices for great pizza are kind of limited.

    2. Terroni vs Libretto - discuss.

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      1. re: Dimbulb

        so sad that these are the only 2 good places in the city or entire GTA for that matter

        whats so hard about getting a damn wood burning oven... it makes all the difference in the world.. can anyone even name a single wood burning oven pizza place in mississauga or brampton... i'm all ears

        edit: ill answer my own question, alexendra hut or whatever at hurontario & dundas has a wood burning oven ... but still, out of all the "chains" and pizza joints out there, only one of them..

        1. re: duckdown

          I guess you have to come all the way to East Scarborough to Fratelli's in Highland Creek Village.

          1. re: CeeQueue

            I've heard that name mentioned before

          2. re: duckdown

            They are not the "only" places in the GTA to get great pizza. No pizza place can please everyone so it is all relative.

            Personally I like Libretto. Love the feel of the place.

            1. re: duckdown

              While I agree a wood burning oven in the right hands, so to speak, delivers great pizza it is also a trick employed by some of lesser talent.

              A great pizza is great whether it's been exposed to wood or not. The ones being served at Fusilli, which are stone baked, are an excellent example of this. I can't get enough of them.

              1. re: Googs

                Stone ovens are nice and almost equally uncommon though

                I've had stone oven pizza before but I don't think it was ever in the GTA.. Know any places in the west GTA (etobicoke, misssissauga, etc), I would go check it out.. I like the charring on the crusts that just doesn't seem the same when they're baked in the normal electric ovens.. call me crazy or whatever but im sticking by it

                1. re: duckdown

                  I can't help you with west end pizza dd.

                  If you try Fusilli I can at least tell you there's plenty of parking nearby. You're right about the finish on the crust. It's thin and feels crispy when you bite into it, yet soft enough to fold without cracking. Try doing that in a regular oven. And I haven't even started on how good the crust tastes.

          3. Trio on Yonge north of Lawrence has very decent wood-fired pizza.

            1. The word "best" is a subjective one. But Mangi y Bevia on Ontario St. just off of King East is pretty good. Thin crust Italian. The place is most lively at lunch. If you're by yourself, sit at the long counter with stools. They have one Canadian microbrew on tap -- steam whistle.

              Mangia & Bevi
              260 King E, Toronto, ON M5A1K3, CA

              1. Pizza Libretto on Ossington Avenue.... my choice. Beware, they do not take reservations so go early or late, or wait !

                I've never been to this place but someone told me that the pizza at Sorrento's is very good.