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This pizza joint from the team behind Food Dudes began on a humble strip of Dundas in the east end and now has two other locations (Commerce Court and Ossington), all doling out hot pies in their signature pink-and-white polka dot boxes. They offer tomato or alfredo-based pizzas on homemade fermented dough with a variety of creative toppings, like chorizo bolognese, spicy eggplant, pistachio pesto and sweet fennel. Those who want the flexibility to customize a pizza can do so, with additional options like vegan, cashew-based cheese and gluten-free crust.
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Celebrity chef Matty Matheson dreamt up Maker’s menu of inventive, cheekily-named pizzas, made fresh to order in an industrial-style space that’s equipped to focus primarily on delivery orders. Red and white options include toppings like roasted chicken with ricotta cream, house-made sausage and pickled jalapenos, broccolini with egg, and the ever-popular Frank’s Best, which features caramelized onion, rosemary and three types of cheese on a sesame seed-covered crust, all drizzled with sweet organic honey. They also serve buffalo wings and a killer Italian meat-and-cheese stuffed sandwich.
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High-quality, Neapolitan-style pizza is served by the whole pie and the slice at this beloved spot, now with six locations across the city (including at the back of hip bars The Greater Good and Get Well). Their menu includes classics like NY cheese and the always-reliable pepperoni, plus more dressed up combos like garlicky kale with bacon and Calabrese sausage with jalapenos, pickled red onions and honey. Make sure to also try their buttery garlic knots, made from leftover dough, and their homemade dips and hot sauce.
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This unassuming gem on Dupont is owned by former Terroni chef David Mattachioni, and dishes up classic “pizzes” on homemade, slightly-charred, leavened sourdough crust. They are served whole, in one size only (read: sharing is optional), with fresh tomato sauce, puddles of gooey mozzarella and a selection of veggie and cured meat toppings to choose from.
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Long rectangular pies are served with giant scissors for slicing at this posh restaurant and bar, with locations on King, Eglinton and Yorkville. Thin, crispy-crust pizzas are adorned with flavourful toppings like smoked mozzarella, marinated anchovies, black truffle, and even braised octopus, making it the ideal spot for a sophisticated and refined Italian meal.
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The red sauce guru’s behind Sugo keep the Bloordale village alive with their newest joint, Conzo. Located next door to Sugo, Conzo offers pasta dishes using noodles from Famiglia Baldassarre using the same sauce as Sugo. However, crowds line up here for their 17” pizzas, that can easily be shared with two to three people. With pies that have a puffy crust and foldable centres. This restaurant is very low key in the best way possible, no worries if you get a little messy because everyone is in the same boat.