Mangia & Bevi, Ontario & King, A quick review :- Simple and worth a visit for a relaxed occasion
Tucked away in an unprepossessing part of town, this up-market Pizzaria, in the classical sense, is worth a visit. The starters were excellent, the pizza and pasta well above the average pizza joint. Wine list; basic Italian but reasonable mark-ups. Service fine and friendly. Decor very comfortable - bare brick walls..Recommended. ( Our cost, dinner for two $70 including tip, excluding wine.)
Mangia & Bevi
260 King E, Toronto, ON M5A1K3, CA
Shhh, don't give away our neighbourhood secret spot for affordable, decent thin crust pizza with a laid back vibe. Steam Whistle on tap for the non-wine drinkers, along with a few bottled Italian beers. They just built a patio outside on Ontario street over the last few weeks, haven't gone by to notice if it's opened yet.
I have been going for several years now and I love the laid back vibe. I bring a lot of people here for business dinners as the pizza is great and it is much quieter than Libretto so that you can actually talk to one another.
The owners are lovely, as are the servers, and the Pizza mediterranea is my absolute favourite.
My wife said, "Best thin crust we've had [out] since Rome". We both agreed that the pizzas we ordered (four for four people) had sufficiently different character and weren't just the same thing with slightly different toppings as so often happens. I thought the pizze bianche were the most successful. Alas, the only beer on tap is Steam Whistle; the wines are well-chosen but on the expensive side; and the service was somewhat neglectful. But the pizza is top-notch, and it's a nice space. I don't understand why it wasn't more crowded.
The patio is open.