What’s in a pizza pie? Well, that depends on your taste. But no matter if you lean thin or thick crust, traditional or inventive toppings, Italian style or Chicago deep dish, there’s somewhere to grab your perfect slice in Toronto.
Recently opened by chef Jonathan Poon (whose fried chicken at Bar Fancy is the stuff of legend) on Toronto’s Ossington strip, Superpoint is dressed up as a low-key pizza joint, but peel away the layers and you’ll find great, unfussy Italian food.
Pizzeria standards such as tasty salads, comforting pastas and beautiful, thin New York-style pies topped with classic pepperoni and spicy anchovy are complemented only by the spot’s atypical organic and biodynamic wine list.
Descendant Detroit Style Pizza
It’s worth the trip to Toronto’s east end, where Descendant Detroit Style Pizza draws food lovers and Instagrammers alike in droves. Here, you can get made-to-order square deep-dish pies with a super-crispy, chewy crust, built upside-down with the sauce on top, toppings on the bottom and lots and lots of cheese.
There’s classic pepperoni; creamy Truff-ghi with garlicky mushrooms, bacon and white truffle sauce; and unique seasonal specials like the Electric Avenue made with jerk chicken, fresh pineapple and curried lime aioli.
Tried and true: Pizzeria Libretto changed the pizza game in Toronto nearly 10 years ago and has expanded to several locations across the city — and now, delivery — with its certified Neapolitan pies.
Simplicity is king here, where the soft, chewy crust, lightly blistered in the brick pizza oven, is topped with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and basil to make the classic Margherita. Complete your authentic meal with appetizers like Rocco’s salad made with beets, butternut squash and Brussels sprouts; arancini (risotto balls); and tiramisu for dessert.
If you’re looking for pizzeria with a chic, upscale vibe, whether it’s a date, girls’ night or brunch — Pizza in the morning? Yes, please! — get it all at Figo.
Start with a drink from the sophisticated cocktail list and try a dish of the house ricotta before hitting Neapolitan-style, thin-crust favorites like the mushroom pie crowned with truffle or the breakfast pizza with pancetta, tomato, mushroom and quail egg.
For quick-and-easy takeout, North of Brooklyn Pizzeria does some classic New York-style pies that are perfect for a picnic at Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Just a couple blocks away, Maker Pizza is known for its signature sesame-seed-coated crust. Be sure to try the over-the-top pies designed by chef Matty Matheson, like the Tropic Thunder, a spicy Thai-inspired selection with red chilies and chili-infused pineapple.