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Gelato Pizza

kwass Sep 20, 2013 05:05 PM

A new location just opened on Queen West. Has anyone tried this or any of the other locations?

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  1. justxpete Sep 20, 2013 05:09 PM

    People would go to a place called "Gelato Pizza" on purpose?

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    1. re: justxpete
      kwass Sep 20, 2013 05:13 PM

      I know. I've walked by it several times, but haven't felt compelled enough to drop in. But apparently it's a chain, with @ least 3 locations in the city. I think there's one on Queen St W, right by GE, one on Eglinton, and now one on Queen, close to University.

      1. re: kwass
        justxpete Sep 20, 2013 05:15 PM

        For Gelato, Boreal is right next door, which is some of the best in the city. For Pizza, I'd go elsewhere.

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          kwass Sep 20, 2013 05:17 PM

          Boreal's been on my list for a while. But I still haven't managed to make it in.

          1. re: kwass
            justxpete Sep 20, 2013 05:20 PM

            Your loss!

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              kwass Sep 20, 2013 05:27 PM

              Only for now. I'll get there soon :)
              Maybe even this weekend.

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                squirms Sep 20, 2013 08:06 PM

                I am a fan of their pizza which IMO is better then pizzaiolo. Did not know they had other locations besides the queen west parkdale spot.

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                  kwass Sep 21, 2013 05:03 AM

                  They just opened the Queen W (West of University) location.

              2. re: justxpete
                kwass Sep 22, 2013 11:31 AM

                So I went to Boreal this morning to try their gelato. And you were right. It's outstanding. It was so creamy...really delish!!!

                I got the vanilla (because I'm a sucker for anything vanilla) and the pumpkin pie, and it literally tasted like I was eating a slice of pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream.

                Thanks justxpete for motivating me to go :)

                Funny thing though, the Gelato Pizza is just 2 doors down.

                1. re: kwass
                  justxpete Sep 22, 2013 11:36 AM

                  Np. It's really some of the best, if not the best Gelato in TO. GP being two doors down is a slap in the face - that guy should have opened somewhere else.

                  1. re: justxpete
                    kwass Sep 22, 2013 11:47 AM

                    It was kind of ironic. Kind of like having a Walmart right beside Holt Renfrew :)

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                      justsayn Sep 22, 2013 12:06 PM

                      2 years of Boreal excellence! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8002... I am so glad for her commitment to excellence over a cheaper price point.

                      Thankfully Gelato Pizza turned out to be inferior because Boreal built the demand and then they opened just a couple doors over the next year.

                      1. re: justsayn
                        kwass Sep 22, 2013 12:12 PM

                        I just clicked on the link and saw you raving about Boreal's banana chocolate chip. OMG...that sounds soooo good! They didn't have that today. Is that one of their regular flavours?

                        P.S. I can't wait to go back and try more of their flavours :)

                        1. re: kwass
                          justsayn Sep 22, 2013 12:55 PM

                          I didn't see it the last two times but the pistachio remains outstanding.

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                            kwass Sep 22, 2013 01:11 PM

                            I'm going to try the pistachio the next time I go.

                      2. re: kwass
                        justxpete Sep 22, 2013 12:26 PM

                        An astute analogy. :)

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                          kwass Sep 22, 2013 01:14 PM


        2. petek Sep 20, 2013 05:29 PM

          I've tried the location on Eg & Ave Rd twice..(It's just down the street from me) nothing special.. I won't be going back...
          Better pie to be had at Pizzaiolo which is almost as close..

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          1. re: petek
            kwass Sep 20, 2013 05:30 PM

            Not a fan of Pizzaiolo. So if Pizzaiolo is better, I won't be stopping in. Thanks petek.

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              petek Sep 20, 2013 05:35 PM

              Yea..it's too bad I was hoping it would fill a much needed void in da hood.
              I don't mind Pizzaiolo for a quick, drunken slice, but that's about it :)

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            childofthestorm Sep 20, 2013 05:32 PM

            I hate the name too but the pizza at GP (calling it that so I don't have to say the name) is actually pretty good. Thicker crust...they start it in a pan then pull it out and finish it crust on the deck of the oven. Very crunchy. And they have old-timey pepperoni that curls into cups that fill with yummy rendered salty grease. Gotta ask for it...but of you have love of pepperoni, it's gooooood...

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              kwass Sep 20, 2013 05:39 PM


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              Michael N Sep 20, 2013 10:44 PM

              I tried both the pizza and the gelato at the Queen West location. The pizza was probably the better of the two, though that's not saying a whole lot. As childofthestorm mentioned, it's thick crust and it's super crunchy. I was put off by it when I first started eating it, but it grew on me. It was topped with spinach, cheese, and a pretty insane amount of roasted garlic (I was tasting garlic for the rest of the day). I doubt I'll ever get it again, but it wasn't horrible.

              As for the gelato, I got two flavours -- chocolate and hazelnut, and neither was too impressive. The chocolate was particularly mediocre, with a muddled, barely-there chocolate flavour. Neither was all that creamy. Again, not horrible, but I'm pretty sure I could get gelato of the same caliber in the freezer section of the supermarket.

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                eatravel Sep 21, 2013 12:20 PM

                Really expensive, mediocre gelato.

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                1. re: eatravel
                  childofthestorm Sep 21, 2013 01:22 PM

                  They don't make it in-house. I wouldn't bother with it.

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