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Pizza place in First Canadian Place Toronto

castra Jun 13, 2013 08:29 AM

A long time ago, my first job was at First Canadian Place, I use to go into the food court and get the BEST pizza slice ever, a few years ago I went back to the food court only to see its been renovated and said pizza place is no longer there...does anyone remember the name of this place and if they opened up somewhere else?

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    Arcadiaseeker Jun 13, 2013 09:33 AM

    I remember this place - it was great. Was it Pizza Manna?

    1. Sueb24 Jun 13, 2013 10:59 AM


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        Apple Jun 13, 2013 07:28 PM

        Are you guys sure? I recall the guy who worked / ran the place (practically a one man show. He'd do all the pizza orders and he'd have someone ring in the cash...) He was pretty chummy and his pizza place didn't have a franchise "feel" to it. If this is true, I am RUNNING back there when I return from mat leave. His pizza was the best and incredible value.

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          Arcadiaseeker Jun 15, 2013 04:00 AM

          I think it was the original one - it was there years ago (like, the last time I ate there was in 2000). Maybe he expanded?

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        Wino In Training Jun 13, 2013 11:06 AM

        I loved that place. In the underground, right where the Longo's is now... Boo.

        I wish I could remember the name.

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          castra Jun 13, 2013 12:57 PM

          Yes thats it!!! Pizza Manna (I think I always thought it was Pizza Mama)...I guess they are not far away in the exchange tower now...I'm pregnant so this is a huge craving for me!!!

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            Wino In Training Jun 14, 2013 10:06 AM

            Piazza Manna is a big chain - not the same guy.

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              bytepusher Jun 14, 2013 09:55 PM

              I remember that Piazza Manna as well, I was under the impression that that one was the first one and the quality suffered after they started to expand and franchise.

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                Wino In Training Jun 15, 2013 07:44 AM

                I really don't think so - Piazza Manna has (a sorry excuse for) pastas, etc. The place in FCP was just pizza - but around 20 varieties on any given day.

                And it was glorious.

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              magic Jun 14, 2013 05:43 PM

              I know there's a Piazza Manna in Commerce Court under CIBC, across from the Druxy's. At least it was there the last time I checked, a few months ago.

              Also a Piazza Manna underneath the Sheraton hotel in the PATH.

              They're in lotsa places downtown....

              1. CocoaChanel Jun 15, 2013 09:01 AM

                If it is the place where the Longos is now, I remember how great the pizza was. It was not a Pizza Manna. There was something related to sunshine (del sol?) in the name or the branding, IIRC

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                  AverageJo Jun 15, 2013 04:30 PM

                  Your memory serves you well. It was called Pizza O'Sole. (a strange name -- hard to remember, it would appear!). And yes, it cleared out when FCP overhauled the market space. I haven't seen it anywhere else in the PATH.

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                    CocoaChanel Jun 15, 2013 08:51 PM

                    Thank you! :) that's it

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                      Breadcrumbs Jun 16, 2013 12:01 PM

                      Yes, that's absolutely right! Pity we lost that place as their pizza was really good.

                      I suspect Longo's didn't want any competition may have negotiated something to ensure they were the only fresh pizza option downstairs. I was underwhelmed with a Mushroom pizza from Longo's in FCP and haven't bothered trying anything else.

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                        Apple Jun 16, 2013 01:24 PM

                        What sucks was I remember his large pizza slices being around $2-3 bucks (best value in the PATH) while the whole pizza from Longos is closer to $10, if I recall. I've never had it though... too "rich" for my blood. :)

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                          julesrules Jun 16, 2013 06:16 PM

                          I actually thought the Longos pizza was very well done. Never tried the previous place though.

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                    Mila Jun 15, 2013 11:15 AM

                    It was absolutely not Pizza Manna (which has very very average pizza) in Adelaide Centre and I'm wracking my adled brain to try and remember the name. Rumour was they were moving to TD tower food court but never arrived.

                    They were very good. : (

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