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Good Pizza in Vaughan/Woodbridge

kwass Dec 3, 2010 10:07 AM

This might seem like a strange question, given the location that I'm asking about, but does anyone know where to get really good pizza in the Vaughan/Woodbridge area?

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    Pincus Dec 3, 2010 10:14 AM

    Chicago Pizza Kitchen. Their deep dish marks them, but I've enjoyed many a thin crust from them, especially with their homemade chili oil as one of the toppings. Dang. Now I want to head out there. :)

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    Chicago Pizza Kitchen
    2338 Major MacKenzie Dr, Maple, ON L6A3Y7, CA

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      kwass Dec 3, 2010 10:28 AM

      I've been there...and you're right, the deep dish pizza is awesome, as is their homemade chilli oil. However, I wasn't crazy about their thin crust pizza.

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        duckdown Dec 8, 2010 04:51 PM

        Agreed, but I find their sauce for the deep dish to be too chunky. I'm not a huge fan of tomato chunks, I'd have preferred it smoother but maybe this is authentic style

        PS: Don't forget their Italian Beef Dip sandwich with extra roast pepper giardiniera!

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          Pincus Dec 9, 2010 08:15 AM

          I plan to sit in there some day and get the dip. It doesn't sound like it would transport well. :)

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            paulcol Jan 1, 2011 02:06 PM

            I live in Pickering.
            I picked one up one day, and took it home.
            It was still warm, and tasted great.
            For me it transported well.

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            PoppiYYZ Dec 10, 2010 08:31 AM

            Mmmmm Beef dip with giardiniera. When it's good, it's GOOOOD. Thanks for the tip. Can't wait to try Chicago's along with a slice.

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          Jar Dec 5, 2010 05:50 AM

          A couple I'd suggest first Ricci's near the Longos store at Weston rd. and Langstaff for regular pizza and Nino Daversa Bakery at Kipling and Woodbridge avenue for thin crust pizza with wood burning in the oven, both take out best, but you can eat in if desired in simple ordinary cafeteria atmosphere.

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            FrankD Dec 5, 2010 07:35 PM

            My daughter's soccer team was sponsored by this restaurant, but that's not why I'm recommending it.

            "Al Gusto" on Weston Road at Langstaff (east side) had very good thin crust pizza - super crispy wood fired crust, interesting toppings, just a bit of tomato sauce. Other dishes we had - antipasti, pastas, arancini, etc. - were all tasty. It's clean and bright inside, so definitely not a spot for a romantic dinner for two, but for families or groups, it's a good choice.

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              mlz Dec 8, 2010 01:54 PM

              Definitley: Marcello's or Ice Cream Patio!!

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              Ice Cream Patio
              149 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L6E1, CA

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                food face Dec 8, 2010 03:46 PM

                I second Ice Cream Patio. Nice charred (but not burnt) crust. Wood burning pies. No skimping on cheese or topping either. Personal pizza's off the menu are sizably bigger than ones at Libretto, Ferrarro and Terroni. I am a huge eater and could not finish it. Also, the fried calamari was very tender and perfect. The only downer was the bottled cocktail sauce it comes with (where the aoli?). My partner had a roast vegetable vegan soup that was outstanding. Her steak salad was also incredible. The service was lovely and warm and patient. Fun place to bring a large group too. The deserts are apparently home made and looked great. Full on Gelato parlour inside the resto to boot. Get it.

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                Ice Cream Patio
                149 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L6E1, CA

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                  duckdown Dec 8, 2010 04:49 PM

                  Agreed about Ice Cream Patio. Only had takeout from here a couple times but the pizza was great and wood fired.

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                  Ice Cream Patio
                  149 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L6E1, CA

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                    kwass Dec 8, 2010 04:59 PM

                    I just looked at the menu for the Ice Cream Patio, and it looks awesome...so thank you for that...I'm going to give it a try!!

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                    Ice Cream Patio
                    149 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L6E1, CA

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                      kwass Dec 8, 2010 05:00 PM

                      ...and I have tried Marcello's, and you're right, it's very good!! For some reason I always forget about that place.

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                        icey Dec 9, 2010 06:18 AM

                        Not to be a debby downer duckdown, but have you tried it in the last few months. I went a few times for business lunches, and unfortunately felt that the quality had gone down quite a bit. Maybe it's gotten better recently, but I am not really wanting to go back.
                        I find that with the pizza in Woodbridge in general, the toppings all taste like they are coming out of cans. This includes Nino D'Aversa on Rutherford, Al Gusto (although I prefer their crust to any others) and Ice Cream Patio (although I have enjoyed their bruschetta pizza in the past).

                        I haven't had a chance to actually eat the pizza at Autostrada yet but have enjoyed their other offerings, and people that I've gone with have enjoyed the pizza there. I wish they would work on their service though, it is atrocious.

                        I don't think we can even come close to comparing anyone in Woodbridge to Libretto, Queen Margherita or Mangia & Bevi.

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

                        Ice Cream Patio
                        149 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L6E1, CA

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                  localchowchow Dec 9, 2010 11:55 AM

                  I can't belive nobody's recommended Pizza T'aliano in the Longo's Plaza at Jane and Major Mackenzie. The Penne alla Vodka there is to die for! So is the Stromboli, the fried calamari, the garlic bread sticks, the veal sandwiches....et al. Need I go on? :D You won't leave dissappointed!!

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                    kwass Dec 9, 2010 12:25 PM

                    I don't mean to be rude, but I can't believe you think Pizza T'aliano in the Longo's Plaza is good. I personally can't believe that they're still in business. Perhaps the dishes that you mentioned are good, but their pizza is horrible!

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                      Jar Jan 1, 2011 08:32 AM

                      The location of Pizza T'aliano is where aamma's franchise was, not favouring franchises, tried it long ago, Italian pizza makers and result was a truly horrible pizza, couldn't believe it! Bottom line is I guess if a poor restaurant goes and is replaced by a similar one,I am suspicious that the new one will not have new/fresh owners, etc.

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                      gogomiser Dec 10, 2010 09:54 AM

                      Anyone know where to get good slices around the #7 / westin rd and jane area? Somewhere you can just drop by and eat quick (take out with some tables) not wait for them to make it?

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