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recommendations for best pizza to order at Queen Margherita Pizza?

phoenikia Oct 27, 2010 09:28 PM

Is their Margherita pizza my best bet? Or something else?

menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/1520...

Would like to hear about the particular pizzas you've enjoyed at QMP.

I found the mushroom pizza somewhat underwhelming on my last visit.


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

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    KitchenVoodoo Jan 8, 2011 10:42 PM

    I just wanted to say that although I liked the room and the service, the pizza was a bit too sour and chewey for me.

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      abigllama Jan 5, 2011 10:22 AM

      I've had several pizzas there and all are good but prefer the super fresh tomato sauce over the white pizzas. On last visit we were talking with our server about her favourite and she rec'd the Romolo with sausage added. It's an extra couple of bucks for the sausage and well worth it, it's my fave pizza there for sure.

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      1. re: abigllama
        phoenikia Jan 5, 2011 11:25 AM

        Both tables on either side of our table had a male server last night who was pushing the Romolo pizza with added sausage, telling both tables it was the best pizza that QMP makes. The same server strongly warned one customer that he wouldn't like the Rocco unless he really likes gaaarganzola cheese (not gorgonzola, but gaaarganzola), when the customer tried to order the Rocco, which is clearly listed as having gorgonzola as a topping. To which the server replied, "Oh, so you like gaaarganzola." I got the feeling that particular server doesn't like gaaarganzola.

        I'll have to try the Romolo with or without sausage on another visit.

        1. re: phoenikia
          abigllama Jan 8, 2011 02:56 PM

          Oddly our server was a female. So possibly the Romolo with sausage is some server fave! Either way it's delish. The sausage they use is really excellent.

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        phoenikia Jan 4, 2011 09:22 PM

        Thanks for all your recs.

        I tried the Rocco tonight, and my friend ordered the Giovanni. Both were good. I'd definitely order the Giovanni again. Found the crust to be doughier, somewhat thicker, less blistered and less charred than my previous visit, which I prefer. The pizzas also seemed to be larger. Found the tomato sauce to be tastier tonight.

        After we ordered, I was happy to hear that they certainly are willing to make substitutions/omissions. Next time, I'll custom order my pizza ;-)

        If QMP happens to be reading this, would you consider offering a daily or weekly pizza special, to mix it up?

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          jlunar Jan 5, 2011 06:06 AM

          This reminds me I haven't been in a while! Mmm... Giovanni... Glad it's still good!

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          dmills Nov 12, 2010 03:32 PM

          I was there a month ago. Had the Rocco and Giovanni to share between 4 for lunch. Great!
          We all agreed.
          The red onions were particularly delish.

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            zoe3654 Oct 29, 2010 11:06 AM

            I second the Giovanni, but here's the thing. I've been three times in the past month. (Just discovered, and love it, overall.) But I have an issue with the consistency of the product. First time, perfect: cheese still creamy, crust blistered and not too thick, not tooo much prosciutto. Second time: crust too thick and not properly blistered and sauce wasn't nearly as delicious as first time. Last night, all perfect except cheese was meagre and hidden under proscuitto and sliced too thin and dried up! I think much depends on the specific artistry of each pizza assembler, and they need to manage this.....

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              phoenikia Oct 29, 2010 01:43 PM

              Interesting. The only time I've visited, the crust was blistered, and a little too charred for my taste, but maybe that's the way authentic pizza napoletana is supposed to be. My Italian friend I was dining with loved it.

              Does anyone know if QMP allows substitutions or omissions on the toppings?

              1. re: phoenikia
                hungryabbey Oct 29, 2010 05:49 PM

                They did substitutions for us, if I recall correct.

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              Strongbad789 Oct 28, 2010 01:50 PM

              I had the Diavola and quite liked it...would definitely get it again. My girlfriend had the Mezza Luna and hated it. After tasting it I agreed with her...the calzone part was undercooked and the other part was slightly overcooked, which I guess isn't surprising when they're trying to cook something where one part of it is significantly thicker than the other.

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              1. re: Strongbad789
                phoenikia Oct 29, 2010 01:39 PM

                thanks... I had been tempted to try the M L, so glad you mentioned this.

              2. jlunar Oct 28, 2010 07:32 AM

                I really liked the Giovanni when I went. I didn't think I would.

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                  phoenikia Oct 28, 2010 07:47 AM

                  jlunar, did they add the prosciutto to the Giovanni after it was baked, or before?

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                    jlunar Oct 28, 2010 08:21 AM

                    after! so it's not dry. It's the first pic: http://www.foodpr0n.com/2010/06/14/qu...

                    My comments on it:
                    "Giovanni – tomato sauce, fior di latte cheese, arugula, cherry tomatoes and prosciutto di Parma. Best pizza of the night."

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                      phoenikia Oct 28, 2010 08:49 AM

                      Thanks jlunar. That's what I was hoping to hear.
                      Dislike cooked prosciutto that meant to be crudo!

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                    chowyp Oct 29, 2010 10:44 PM

                    Agreed - the Giovanni is excellent. Tried a couple others but my date and I always agree that the Giovanni is tops.

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                    1. re: shekamoo
                      phoenikia Oct 28, 2010 07:47 AM

                      Thanks shekamoo.

                    2. atomeyes Oct 28, 2010 04:03 AM

                      tough question.
                      some of their pizzas have cheese, some don't.
                      some have tomato sauce, some don't.
                      some have meat, some don't.

                      e.g. quatre frommagio doesn't have tomato sauce. that kind of turns that option off for me automatically.

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                      1. re: atomeyes
                        phoenikia Oct 28, 2010 07:49 AM

                        Not sure if part of the reason I didn't like the mushroom/funghi was that I didn't love the sauce. Seemed a little underseasoned to me, but I don't know if the sauce varies a little from visit to visit.

                        Has anyone tried the Quattro Formaggi and enjoyed it?

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                          grandgourmand Oct 28, 2010 08:16 AM

                          yes and yes

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                            phoenikia Oct 28, 2010 08:48 AM

                            Thanks grandgourmand! Good to know.

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                            Full tummy Oct 29, 2010 01:29 PM

                            I tried the QF, but felt there wasn't enough gorgonzola, so the flavour was lacking in comparison to what I hoped for.

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                              phoenikia Oct 29, 2010 01:37 PM

                              Good to know, Full tummy.

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