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Still looking for good pizza delivery in the Victoria Park & Eglinton area

Googs Aug 1, 2013 10:56 AM

Any suggestions? Has anyone tried Ciao Ciao Panini Pasta & Pizza on Underhill in the same plaza as High Street Fish & Chips?

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    slow_eater Aug 1, 2013 11:08 AM

    Are you looking for good deliverable pizza, or good delivery service?

    Also, what is your definition of good?

    I get my pizza at Amato's on Vic Park and St Clair E - more of a pan pizza crust, not overly tart sauce, close enough that the cheese is still gooey when it makes it to my apartment.

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      Googs Aug 1, 2013 11:52 AM

      I'm looking for good pizza delivered to my door. I define good as a well made, delicious red sauce on top of a well made, delicious crust whether thick, thin, or in between. The platform is everything. I'm not particular as to whether it's wood or stone oven, so long as it's one of those. This I can sacrifice, though, if necessary. I'd like it from a place that knows how to assemble one even if you stray from their set pizza selections.

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      Pincus Aug 2, 2013 09:26 AM

      Regino's is one step above most delivery places. But they might not deliver to your location, I would call and find out. They have outlets north and south of you in Scarborough. http://www.reginospizza.com/reginos-l...

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        Googs Aug 3, 2013 12:14 PM

        I'll definitely give Regino's a try.

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        Apple Aug 2, 2013 06:42 PM

        Have not tried the pizza but had planned to. I tried their cannolis when they first opened. I wasn't wowed, so I haven't been itching to go back... but perhaps their pizza or pasta is better.

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          kbdid Aug 2, 2013 08:12 PM

          have not tried the place on Underhill. Diamond Pizza (Danforth/Main area) might deliver to your area...nothing fancy but generally tasty and good value.

          http://www.diamondpizza.ca/site/

          Yikes, I see they're old school, will deliver cigarettes...Pizza Pizza did the same...

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            Googs Aug 3, 2013 12:13 PM

            Smokes and a banquet burger delivered to your door. Right on. Have you had anything other than the pizza?

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              Pincus Aug 7, 2013 01:34 PM

              Diamond Pizza is very old school. Lots of cheese, toppings, thick crust. I like it. I like it cold next morning.

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                Googs Aug 7, 2013 01:57 PM

                Mmmmmm day old morning after pizza.

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              DUH CAR Aug 3, 2013 09:26 AM

              Hey Googs, don't bother trying Ciao Ciao. I've been twice and finally decided that they'll never get their act together. I don't know why people think they can open up a shop and then serve uninspiring food. Why bother?

              Had both lasagna and later a veal panini. Both were just luke-warm and tasteless. Ingredients (and the veal in tomato sauce) just sit around, so nothing is fresh.

              The one pizza sitting there (for slices) looked thin and cardboard-y.

              I'll never go back.

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                Googs Aug 3, 2013 12:15 PM

                Bummer. I think Ciao Ciao's new. Maybe they'll get better.

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                  DUH CAR Aug 4, 2013 04:48 AM

                  That's what I thought too and why I went back a second time.
                  Don't think a miracle is going to happen here.

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                    Apple Aug 4, 2013 05:55 PM

                    That really bites. I live so close and it would be fantastic to have a local place where we could grab a pizza (a la Danforth Pizza House) on the way home from work. Such a shame.

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                  Googs Aug 11, 2013 07:34 AM

                  I have good news and bad news. The good: Ciao Ciao was taken over by new owners about a week ago. The bad: They no longer deliver.

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                    Apple Aug 11, 2013 09:54 AM

                    I went past yesterday and saw they were closed for renovations. When they re-open, I will give it another try.

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                      DUH CAR Aug 11, 2013 01:43 PM

                      I'll wait for your review before trying. Twice bitten, three times shy.....

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                        Googs Aug 12, 2013 08:14 AM

                        FWIW the new owner seemed to care about what she's doing. That's the most important first step.

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                  LexiFirefly Aug 7, 2013 02:22 PM

                  How about Venice? They're at o'connor and st. clair. They're pretty decent, a little more refined than diamond :p

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                    Googs Aug 7, 2013 02:29 PM

                    We were getting our pizzas from Venice. Then they had some cleanliness issues. It's too bad. The pizza's very good, but not worth the risk.

                    I tried picking up pizza from Crazy Tomato and bringing it home myself. Then I ordered two custom pizzas not on their fixed pizza menu. That seemed to confuse the kitchen staff. What Beau and I ate at home made us never wanna go back.

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                      LexiFirefly Aug 11, 2013 05:05 AM

                      Too bad about Venice. I stopped ordering from them after big house opened. Mainly because I love the owners so much! Maybe some of their other regulars did the same? I'll keep my tastebuds out for ya googs!

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                        Googs Aug 11, 2013 07:41 AM

                        It really is too bad. I hope he can get it together and make a comeback. I'd been eating Venice Pizza for years. I don't know why things changed so radically.

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                    EvenOdder Sep 12, 2013 05:39 PM

                    I work in that area and we always order from La Famiglia (O'Connor just south of Eglinton.) Always a hit.

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