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Anyone tried this new pizza place in Mississauga?
1900 Lakeshore Blvd west (near lorne park).

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Lakeshore Restaurant
2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA

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  1. Anything special about it? I guess a wood burning oven is wishful thinking..

    1. Wondering if anyone has tried this place yet?

      1. Stopped in a few weeks ago but they don't have slices - just small individual pizzas with pepperoni so I took a pass. Received a flyer in the mail today and I am planning to give it a try. Talked with the owner and they do chicago deep dish as well.

        1. So I sampled Mickeys Pizza this evening. Received a coupon for 1 large pizza with 5 toppings plus a signature personal pizza for $15. We ordered wings as well. They were extremely busy and it took an hour and a half for it to arrive. They also ran out of wings as they only cook one batch long and slow on the bbq. The crust was very good, cheese good, toppings excellent. Unfortunately I found the sauce too sweet. As I prefer my sauce very savory it just didn't work for me but I am sure other people will enjoy - and I am still looking forward to the wings.

          1. tried this place a couple times. crust is slightly sweet and is pretty tasty - reminds me of chinese bun dough. toppings are numerous and of high quality. pizzas usually come with sufficient cheese to satisfy a cheese lover like my self. i would recommend the thin crust as the thick crust is like eating a loaf of bread. it's good, not great, but definitely better than the other options (pizza pizza, gino's, etc) in the area

            1. Called this place last night at 6:30 pm placed the order and was told that the order could be picked up at 8.......really? I can understand that delivery could take a while for a small place but an hour and a half for pick up. I'll try again mid week because the deep dish looked so damn good, but if the times are similar I'll give them a pass

              1. Plan on ordering tonight and went on the webiste where they have recently put up an apology for wait times saying they are really busy and have hired extra staff. Guess they were not expecting to be so popular so soon. Going to try and place the order ahead of time once they open so if all goes well, I hope to post a review tomorrow.

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                1. re: fryerlover

                  Ordered on Thursday night. Ordered large pizza, five topping on special for $15, plus an order of wings. Pizza was thin crust and one topping was missing (spinach). Liked the sweetness of the sauce, however with the caramalized onions my hubby thought it got a bit sweet after a couple pieces. I did not feel the same and liked the sweetness. Mushrooms were canned, although we got the impression from "sautéed mushrooms, freshest ingredients" on the menu that they'd be fresh.....not quite. Other topping was chicken and only a few pieces on the whole pizza.
                  Now to the wings.......wings they say are slow cooked over the bbq and it did seem so, although they were overcooked to the point of throwing half of them out. They did not look overcooked at all but once we bit in to them they chewy and very dry.
                  I actually called to give them feedback which they welcomeed and offered us free pizza in the future and I thought that was great customer service. They mentioned they are working out the growing pains and were super friendly so I am going to give them another try in a month or so and hopefully they'll get it right. I feel this place has great potential and it is very clear they are trying to please the customer.

                  1. re: fryerlover

                    We ordered for the third time this weekend. SInce my last review above, they have improved greatly. We ordered two pizzas. One with pepperoni and sausage and garlic. One with tomatoe, mushroom and garlic. The garlic was roasted garlic with some areas carmelized. Mushrooms were fresh as were all other ingredients. Crust was thin but held the ingredients well. The pizzas tasted amazing. I would definately order again. Their flyer says if you've tried it and were not satisfied, to try it again as they always try to improve and I'm so glad I tried it again.

                    1. re: fryerlover

                      Did you find that the crust was bready? I really wanted to like this place - they use fresh high quality toppings, the lady who owns it really cares about her product but I couldn't get the pizza crust cooked so it would crisp up. They cook their pizza on trays so the bottom never really crisps up. I would order well done, tried to minimize toppings so their wasn't a lot of moisture on the pizza, ask them to take it off the tray earlier but I could never get a crisp crust - it was too focaccia like.

                      1. re: iamam

                        No, I did not find the crust bready and tasted nothing like focaccia to me. I do agree the crust was not crispy, however I don't have a preferance for crispy or non-crispy crust and rarely eat the actual crust where there are no toppings. I'm just really happy I gave them a second chance. The pizza is definitely in a different league than chains or little independant places.
                        If they are cooking it on trays, it does not sound like you will be able to get what you want. That's too bad.
                        We also tried the deep dish about a month back and I loved it, however keep in mind it was my first deep dish experience so I don't have anything to compare it to.

                      2. re: fryerlover

                        Just don't call in with anything but rave reviews as the woman owner there will just argue with you...we were underwhelmed as per my review below but all she did was talk over me...offered me free pizza and I turned them down as I could not be bothered with such attitude. Rather wait till I go to Chicago again for REAL Chicago Style Deep Dish, that is 'Deep Dish' not 'Deep thick Dough' pizza as Mickeys is.

                  2. Is this just a regular pizza place or what? What makes it so popular? Are they doing a different style or something?

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                    1. re: duckdown

                      Well, it is new to the area and on Lakeshore Road, so more noticable than one in a small sidestreet plaza. It seems a bit different in they have a hickory bbq oven which *they* say is the only one in Canada and offer chicago style, miami style and a few others plus wings.....bbq'd not fried. I guess a few new things for our area. We did order and will post a review this weekend as not enough time at the moment.
                      http://feedyourdragon.com/Mickeys/Hom...

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                      Lakeshore Restaurant
                      2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA

                    2. Makes me wish I lived in Mississauga.

                      1. Hoping to try this place this week (so much for post-New Year's healthy eating.) Anyone been lately?

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                        1. re: Whats_For_Dinner

                          Have not been lately, however if you give them a try, please post a report to update us. Thanks in advance.

                          1. re: fryerlover

                            Did try it tonight, and loved it. Called early, which turned out to be fortuitous, as it seems they've been selling out almost every night recently. The woman who took my order was incredibly friendly and helpful, willing to answer a million questions even during what was evidently a busy night.
                            Pizza arrived; two smalls, one thin-crust and one deep-dish. Both were very generously topped, very tasty sauce, quality cheese. The crusts were really good, and I'm usually not much of a crust-eater. The deep-dish was more bready than I might have thought, but I'd never had a deep-dish before so I didn't know what to expect (a quick look at Wikipedia: maybe this is more of the "pan-style"? I know nothing about this. Maybe a trip to Chicago is in order.) Anyway, there was a lot of crust, but there were also a lot of toppings, and once again the crust was tasty enough that it was a pleasure to eat.

                            Unfortunately I'm not in the area much anymore, but you can bet that I'll be back every time I have a chance.
                            I took a couple of pictures that I can post if anyone's interested. Overall, I'd definitely recommend. Great service and really high-quality pizza!

                        2. Most of my work is in the easter U.S. (NY, NJ, PA), but I live 2 blocks from Mickey's.

                          In short, this is the best take out pizza around for miles, short of more formal Italian dining/sit in restos. I'd say Mickey's is easily as good as, or better than, most sit in restos. It's among the best in all of Mississauga, IMO. We could never pay for any other take out, now that we know that really great pizza is so close to us, and is made with outstanding customer service, and very reasonable prices to boot. It's really a no brainer.

                          The owners really take pride in their product: they blend and make the dough fresh, several times a day; the cheese is their own custom blend of mozz, asiago and parmesan (compared to most others that use the cheaper mozz or mozz/cheddar blend), sausages are sourced from a specialty small volume company, they cook some of the meats themselves (e.g. home made meatball, grilled steak, grilled chicken, bbq pork tenderloin).

                          The service is oustanding compared to the level of service you've come to expect from typical franchises and some mom & pop shops. They welcome feedback, and if you didnt like it for any reason, Pappy (the owner..."Mickey" is their dragon mascot) will hook you up nicely. Mickey's works really hard to get your business, and keep it. You don't see that very much these days, especially with pizza stores.

                          People in the neighbourhood know the deal with Mickey's, so lineups and longer-than-usual waits are not uncommon. To keep their high standard, Pappy is somewhat of a perfectionist, which undoubtedly results in deeeelicious pizza, but sometimes at the cost of longer than usual wait times. Call well ahead. This isn't your typical low quality/high volume fast food joint!! If that's what you want, rgwew are many to choose from. But, if you want some really great pizza for not a lot of money, and with a great attitude, you definitely should try Mickey's

                          I do hope they manage to sort out the production issues soon. But for the moment, I'm really glad they're enjoying some success. They really deserve their recognition as best pizza around here.

                          1. p.s. I failed to mention...having worked both in New York and Chicago, I've been lucky enough to eat some really great pizza. I would put Mickey's right up with the best take out these cities have to offer. Also, wrt to their deep dish pizza....it's the real deal. Fluffy crust (crispy on the bottom), loaded with toppings.

                            Finally, wrt to the OP. Mickey's uses a rotating wood oven. Never seen anything like it. Instead of a heated box, it has a large, gas-heated, rotating platter. Kind of like a large record (remember those?). You place the pizzas on the spinning heated 'record', and once during every revolution, the pizza passes under an infrared heater for 1 second. This arrangement perfectly cooks the top and botom of the pizzas, unlike box ovens where an operator constantly needs to move the pizzas around to accomodate different temperature zones. The repeated heat/cool cycles from the top infrared element results in perfectly toasted/crisyp toppings too.

                            Anyway....the technology is interesting, but the bottom line is that the pizzas turn out great.

                            1. Tried it, had deep dish from Chicago in the past, was more like deep dough...Real Chicago style has thinner crust deep in toppings, this one was reversed, thin toppings deep thick dough...tasted good but should be re branded for people who actually have had the real thing IMHO. If it wasn't so expensive I would try again, but probably will not.

                              1. For those of you that want more insight before the long haul to Mississauga, go on thier Facebook page. They have been posting videos while renovating. The videos are pretty mouthwatering.
                                Just a reminder they are closed for renovations/redesign and the opening date is on their Facebook page (I don't remember it).

                                1. I tried their deep dish BBQ chicken pizza this past weekend and thought it was delish. Everything a BBQ chicken pizza SHOULD taste like. Smokey, sweet, rich, etc.

                                  Tried their deep dish Meat King pizza and was also quite nice.

                                  Delish roasted red pepper/garlic dip too. "Dragon Dip".

                                  At $48 for two 'zas and a bottle of coke it's pricey as hell. But the quality was top notch and the pies very generous so it was worth the money. I'll be back.

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                                  1. re: magic

                                    Photo of BBQ chicken pizza...

                                     
                                    1. re: magic

                                      Great pic magic. I'm so jealous that you went :) I'm dying to try this place. It just seems so far :(

                                      1. re: kwass

                                        Thanks!

                                        Bah, not too bad (if you have a car!).

                                        1. re: magic

                                          I'm going to make a point of going out there. Probably on a Sunday when traffic's not too bad :)

                                          1. re: kwass

                                            Since they were on "you gotta eat here" they have been slammed. Right now you need to go mid-week until the craziness dies down, or pre order. They are an amazing little place with super fresh products being used in the making of their pizza. The grilled on the spinning oven is amazing. even though not wood burning still tastes amazing with a crispy crust. Just dont get frustrated with the waiting time they are so worth it.

                                            1. re: kwass

                                              Good idea. Go before opening though.

                                              (They open at 4pm)

                                          2. re: kwass

                                            @Kwass From reading the butter tart thread, I'm wondering if you'd be more willing to travel if it was for a butter tart....hehe. It's not too far out and take the Lakeshore all the way for some nice scenery and other hidden food gems. Ratray Marsh is along the way if you give extra time for a beautiful nature walk.

                                            1. re: fryerlover

                                              You're funny fryerlover. I think it's the fact that it's in Mississauga. For some reason I have this thing about travelling to Scarborough or Mississauga. It's weird. I know.

                                              That being said, I will make it out there!!!!

                                              1. re: kwass

                                                haha, I have my own peramiters too. Actually, I do my best not to travel any further east that Etobicoke. Unless of course, I'm heading out of town. I usually get my dowtown fill when I have to go for work/training, not on my own time.

                                                1. re: fryerlover

                                                  Ok. Good. At least I'm not alone in my crazy :) But like I said, I'm going to make it out there, one way or another!

                                        2. re: magic

                                          Hi magic,

                                          I'm planning to order some pizzas for about 10 ppl for this weekend... We can't decide on how much pizza we should order. Would you say their estimates of how many people a pizza can feed are accurate? We were thinking of doing 2 jumbo pizzas or maybe 3 (or 4) smaller pizzas to get more variety... What do you think?

                                          Also, do they have deals for buying more than one pizza? $48 for two (i'm assuming small) pizzas is pretty expensive!

                                          1. re: bernardtkchan

                                            My BBQ chicken pizza was a Large I believe - 6 slices. Deep dish. I ate 4 and left 2. I probably could have eaten a 5th slice but I didn't want to push it. And I have quite an appetite, so 4 was ok for me.

                                            I have no idea if they do deals for multiple pizzas, sorry :(

                                            It IS pricey! But it was good, so....

                                            Hope that helps a bit :)

                                            1. re: magic

                                              oh okay! thanks for that!

                                              1. re: bernardtkchan

                                                You bet :)

                                        3. My brother celebrated St Patty's day here. He is a big foodie and has been craving Chicago Style Pizza. He saw it on You Gotta Eat Here and thought it would be worth the drive to give the place a try. He tried two pizzas and his hands down favourite was the Meat Pizza. He loved it and sent me a picture of it. It looked like a pizza pie...no cheaping out on the ingredients. He highly recommends it and will be going back. He says they don't open until 4pm and not a real seat down style restaurant. I can't wait to try it myself.

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                                          1. re: mrsyumyum

                                            Very small. 10 seats.

                                          2. Ordered a medium deep dish on Friday with pepperoni, bacon strips, mushrooms and spinach. The pie was dry and I did not enjoy it. There was no sauce in the pie, just on top from what I could tell. This is the second time I've ordered a deep dish and it tasted dry. I'm not sure if a deep dish should have sauce in it, but I assume so. With the prices they charge, there is not room for this to be unsatisfactory. Unfortunately I won't be giving them another chance for quite awhile, if at all.
                                            Also, it seems the staff are a bit overwhelmed with the business they are getting as some of them seem unable to focus. I ordered pick up. When I got there I asked if I was to wait in line or go to the cash and was told to go to the cash. Once I got up to the front and started to pay, others in line behind me starting making remarks about them also picking up a pizza and why do they have to wait in line. I was just following staff instructions, not looking to argue with people in a pizza shop. From the time I paid until the time they realized my pizza was in the heating oven was a good 10 minutes. I had to tell the young guy behind the counter 3-4 times that I was picking up a pizza and could I please get it. He would attempt to get it and then get caught up in something else. He wasn't being rude, just clearly overwhelmed.

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                                            1. re: fryerlover

                                              I now have to add that I messaged them on Facebook as I was quite disappointed as noted above. They offered to refund my money (with receipt) and replace the pizza. They were very kind and came across as very caring. I think I'll give them another try one day, just maybe not on a Friday ;)

                                              1. re: fryerlover

                                                They were quite customer focused when I was there.