If you’re visiting Toronto for any length of time or if you are a Toronto resident, it’s mandatory to know where to go for the best pizza in Toronto. You’ll find the classic Neopolitan pizza or newer, thinner crust pizzas with a wide variety of toppings at the following Toronto restaurants.
Terroni serves up traditional southern Italian food at its three locations in Toronto: 720 Queen St. W., 57 Adelaide St. E. and 1095 Yonge Street. You can get the bare bones Margherita and Marinara pizzas or order something less traditional like the C’t Mang white pizza with mozzarella, gorgonzola, pears, walnuts, smoked prosciutto and honey. The pizza is definitely well executed, but you will be paying slightly more than other pizza places in Toronto. But be forewarned: there are no substitutions on the menu due to the restaurant’s desire to stick to handed-down recipes.
Classico Louie’s up in the Yonge and Eglinton area at 2549 Yonge Street offers outstanding pizza that you can eat in at this casual family-style restaurant, take out or order for delivery. Classico Louie’s gourmet pizzas have a thin crust that is crispy on the bottom and covered with generous amounts of toppings. You’ll have trouble choosing from the wide selection of specialty pizzas with toppings that include pesto, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese, gorgonzola cheese, feta cheese, hot peppers, Italian sausage, green pepper, black olives, onions, bacon, spinach, ground beef and pineapple.
With two locations at 221 Ossington Avenue and 550 Danforth Avenue, Pizzeria Libretto offers authentic Neopolitan pizza made to standards of the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana including baked for 60-90 seconds in a 905°F wood-fired oven, resulting in a slightly charred crust. Toppings include the traditional buffalo mozzarella, roma tomatoes, garlic, basil and oregano for some of the best pizza in Toronto.
Although Pizzaiolo is a chain with pizza shops sprinkled throughout Toronto, don’t let this stop you from picking up a slice of any of their gourmet pizzas at their many locations or ordering in. You’ll agree that Pizzaiolo’s pizza is far superior to the regular Toronto pizza chains due to its thin crust and wider selection of gourmet toppings including Yukon Gold potatoes, swiss cheese, Kalamata olives, goat cheese, oregano and rosemary. Some of the downtown locations include 550 Yonge Street (south of Wellesley Street), 270 Adelaide Street West, 454 Bloor Street West, 3 Rees Street, 624 Queen Street West, 521 King Street West and 1 Toronto Street.
Located at 769 St. Clair Avenue West, Ferro has been serving up superb thin-crust pizza in the $13-$16 range for over 18 years. You’ll find the popular Margherita Traditionale, along with more substantially-dressed pizzas such as the Carmelo with spinach, grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese and mozzarella. If you’re not feeling like pizza, you can’t go wrong with any of the items on Ferro’s stellar southern Italian food menu. Choose the Magic Mushroom crostini as an appetizer.