These are 11 of Toronto's most impressive pizza places

Nov 20 2018, 1:09 am

There’s no denying that pizza is a comfort-food classic.

But these Toronto spots are putting unique spins on the quintessential dish, and their topping combos render the pineapple argument null and void – almost.

Conspiracy Pizza


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Serving up “really big, really fun, really delicious pizzas(!),” the thin crust, smoked toppings and unique flavour combinations at this joint bring them above and beyond your average pie.

Hours: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 pm – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday 12 pm – 10 pm
Location: 176 Wicksteed Avenue

North of Brooklyn


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This pizza is good. Really good. If you’ve never had honey on your pie, take the plunge with the Killer Bee. Calabrese sausage, jalapeños and sweet, sweet honey come together to make magic in your mouth.

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 12 pm – 10 pm; Thursday to Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
Location: 650 Queen Street West, Toronto
Location: 469 Church Street

Hours: 12 pm – 2 am
Location: 229 Geary Avenue

Double Ds


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Double D’s deep dish ‘za is something to behold. Go for the Chicago Classic or get a little zany with the Buffalo Chicken or the Jalapeño Blue Cheese options.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 pm – 10 pm; Friday to Sunday, 11 am – 12 am
Location: 1020 Gerrard Street East

Apiecalypse Now!


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Big! Mac! Pizza! That’s Vegan! Lotsa’ non-beef beef bits, vegan special sauce,
lettuce, vegan cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed crust, (ooh ooh ooh ooh!)

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12 pm – 12 am; Wednesday, 8 am – 12 am; Sunday, 12 pm – 8 pm; closed Mondays
Location: 735 Bloor Street West

Descendant Pizza


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It’s hip to be square at Descendant. Detroit-style deep-dish pies are being served up with everything from classic pepperoni to jerk chicken to mango chutney. Get. Here.

Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm (closed Mondays)
Location: 1168 Queen Street East

Maker Pizza


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Find the non-vegan version of a Big Mac-inspired pizza here, or opt for something totally left-field. A reuben in pie form, perhaps? Or how about a broccolini-loaded beast with lemon zest, topped with an egg? Or how about all of the above?

Hours: Monday to Wednesday 11:30 am – 10 pm; Thursday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm; Friday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Location: 59 Cameron Street

Blondies Pizza


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These babies come in a millennial-pink box and that’s enough to make any Insta-lover swoon. Choose a red, blonde or pink pie and opt for one of their own combos or make your own! The Hummingbird, with sausage, brussels, olives, parm and lemon, sounds buzz-worthy.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 pm – 9 pm; Friday to Sunday, 12 pm – 9 pm
Location: 1555 Dundas Street East

Pizzeria Via Mercanti


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This family-operated pizzeria is serving up the classics and they’re doing it right. Go sleek and simple with a Margherita, or opt for the Via Mercanti itself: with ricotta, prosciutto cotto, mixed mushrooms and hot soppressata, this pie is topped with a Margherita pizza.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 11 pm
Location: 188 Augusta Avenue

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 10 pm; Saturday, 3 pm – 10 pm; closed Sundays
Location: 87 Elm Street

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 pm – 9 pm; Friday, 4 pm – 10 pm; Saturda,y 11 am – 11 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm
Location: 1501 Gerrard Street East

Virtuous Pie


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Brand-new to Toronto, Virtuous Pie is another win for the vegans of the city. The Stranger Wings is a fan favourite, served bianca-style with crisp fried shallots, blue cheese drizzle, scallion and spicy buffalo cauliflower wings.

Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm
Location: 611 College Street

Lamanna’s Bakery


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Yes, that’s a giant slice of pizza topped with pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. Yes, it’s real. And yes, it’s just one of the many giant, over-the-top delicacies served at Lamanna’s Bakery. Even if you’re not an east-ender, this spot’s worth the trip.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday 8 am – 3 pm; closed Mondays
Location: 6758 Kingston Road

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