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Feb 21, 2013 06:41 PM

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

Walking by I noticed a new pizza joint on the Danforth just west of Donlands. It occupies the space that was once some strange "coffee shop" with nargillas, I never saw anyone (including staff) in that space.

I went in to the pizza shop to check it out and grab a take out menu. The owner was very friendly and personal, they did a great job renovating the space.
I will definitely give it a try next time we order. Has anyone tried it yet?
Here is the menu on line:

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  1. it replaced amaro pizza which had been there for a yr or two... i will miss amaro's amazing potato pizza but hopefully the new guys will find their niche and they wont just be a gut fill pizza place for the high school lunch crowd.

    1. Yes you're right, I never tried amaro unfortunately, we were new to the neighbourhood and slightly obsessed with Danforth Pizza house (ok we're still obsessed).
      Yes, hoping for the best for this new place!

      1. I've said it time and time again, this strip has some of the best pizza options in the city, what with Pizzeria Libretto, Mr. Pide and DPH all so close together.

        The menu seems 'interesting'. Seems like they spent a lot of time with the names/combinations - I will try it out sometime and see how it stacks up.

        After visiting Napoli last month, I have become more of a purist however,and find that we North Americans have complicated pizza with too damn many toppings. ( I find McEwan's Fabbrica to have the most authentic Napoli-style pizza btw).

        I still remember Anthony Bourdain ranting on The Layover about the ridiculous number of toppings on a pizza, and he cites the Hawaiian pizza with pineapple. I couldn't help but giggle since SW-Ontario is to blame for this. Chatham is actually where the first Hawaiian pizza was doled out.

        1. The John A McDonald looks interesting. Not interesting enough for me to take one for the team, though. ;)

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          1. re: Pincus

            One of the bigger food critics in the city did an unofficial trip to the joint and tried the Sir John A.- said it was a great interpretation of a Big Mac and good eats!

          2. i've actually never tried Mr. Pide, how is it?

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            1. re: Baelsette

              Good. Most of the time it's a toss up as to who is better between Pizza Pide or Mr. Pide.
              The owner of Mr. Pide worked for PP for 3 yrs before opening his own place.

              The only time I had a bad pide at MP was on Christmas when they had their 3rd string chef cooking.
              The pides at both places are better then anything I had in Istanbul and Turkey btw...

              Order the #18, it's the assorted at both places. Will give you a good idea as to what toppings you will like.

              1. re: Baelsette

                if you're in the 'hood then check out pizza pide instead of mr pide. i found mr pide to be too cheesy so the other flavours were masked. pizza pide is pretty much delectable all the time.