Pizza is as popular as ever in Toronto and if the last 12 months are any indicator, the pizza scene in The 6ix is just heating up.
These pizzerias are all new, serving up slices of ‘za topped with innovative ingredients, classic Italian-American comfort foods and authentic examples that would make even the VPN proud.
Here are 10 new pizza joints in Toronto to check out.
Is pizza topped BBQ Spam and pineapple your jam? What about seasonal slices showcasing farm-fresh veggies? This pizzeria has proved so popular it has opened two locations this year.
Address: 759 Dovercourt Road, Toronto
Address: 761 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Chef Victor Barry’s rustic Italian restaurant in Harbord Village is turning out premium pies inspired by caccio e peppe and topped with soppressata and chili laced honey.
Address: 88 Harbord Street, Toronto
This pizzeria in Cabbagetown won me over forever the day I walked in to discover mortadella and pistachio pizza was on the menu. Also noteworthy, a pizza blanketed in black cabbage, pecorino and n’juda.
Address: 521 Parliament Street, Toronto
Pizza and champagne! Together at last. Order a magnum and get a free plain cheese. Or just get a pie as a starter, the menu is packed with plenty of other Italian standards and you’ll want to save room for a thorough sampling.
Address: 184 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
The King West pizzeria crafts pies with a signature charcoal blackened “carbone” dough. Create your own to order from a long list of gourmet ingredients or opt for house faves like the Boscaioli mushrooms, caramelized onions, pecorino and truffle oil and this King pizzeria.
Southern Italian fare is what’s on the table at Chef Roberto Marotta’s King East restaurant. Get the Mylae pizza, an homage to chef’s hometown in Sicily. The white pizza is dressed in fior di latte, dollops of mascarpone, ribbons of sweet cantaloupe and wisps of salty speck.
Address: 243 King Street East, Toronto
Pi Co. is the homegrown equivalent to Blaze. Head here to personalize pizzas by simply pointing to the abundant selection of fresh ingredients and then have your pie fired and served up hot in just 90 seconds.
Address: 1200 Bay Street, Toronto
Classic Neapolitan style pizzas and a broad selection of Italian standards are on offer at this Etobicoke trattoria. On the menu, standouts include the Vesuvio, sauced with crushed San Marzano tomatoes then topped with deep fried eggplant, crispy breaded prosciutto, and smoked fior di latte.
Address: 2312 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto
Outlets already exist in Kensington Market and on Elm St. near Yonge, but now this pizza maker has set up shop in Toronto’s east end and it’s a big deal for anyone who’s a fan of pizzas topped with potato and sausage or stacked two on top of each other in double-decker bliss.