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Aug 6, 2010 03:22 AM

ISO: Italian restos with good pizza in downtown

So my dad is coming down here to visit for the weekend and one thing that he's cited as wanting to do here is to go out for some good pizza, but it 'has' to be at an Italian restaurant...I'm not quite sure why exactly, but he's a very particular man. So, that sort of rules out Pizza Pizza for me, heh :P

Anyone have any good recommendations that they can give for such a place in the downtown area? Price is not that huge of an issue!

Cheers :)

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  1. Terroni. But if he's picky, be aware that they don't allow substitutions or changes to the menu.

    1. How about Buca? I liked their flatbread pizza, I attached a picture for you.
      Terroni is always a solid choice, I like the Adelaide location the best for its patio. I also like their flourless chocolate cake.
      Capocaccia Cafe has pizza, but I've only tried (and loved) their pasta.
      I've haven't tried Pizzaeria Libretto or Queen Margherita but from what I heard they might fit your bill. Perhaps a fellow chowhounder can comment on them.

      Good luck :)

      Capocaccia Cafe
      1366 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T3A7, CA

      604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

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      1. re: ekim256

        As to Libretto vs QMP, it's a matter of location and if you like softer or crisper pizza. Both use high quality ingredients.

        QMP = slightly droopy tip
        Libretto = pointy crisp tip

        I also really liked Buca's pizza. Crust was quite good. Crispy with a kind of non-white flour texture. I wanted to say cornmeal, but you know.. that could have just been the wine talking.

        --- -- food. is. love.

        Pizzeria Libretto
        221 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

        Queen Margherita Pizza
        1402 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA