Lately, finding a good slice in Toronto is getting easier. There are a ton of places that serve up a delicious slice. People are particular about their ‘za, some opting for traditional mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce, while others go for jazzier toppings like chicken or feta cheese.
Either way, there’s a time and place for every kind of pizza. Here are some of our top picks in the city.
Best Authentic and Simple
Ok, so we’ve never actually been to Napoli. But Pizzeria Libretto delivers the real deal and are one of the only spots in North America to be deemed vera pizza Napoletana by the head honchos from Napoli. The pizzas here are deceptively simple. Despite their basic toppings, every pizza baked in the wood-fired over delivers a wicked amount of flavour. You think you only like Hawaiian? Try their margherita pizza.
There’s a fourth floor tie for this one: between Vinny Massimo’s and Dante’s. Massimo’s lovers claim the combo of simple ingredients and the flavourful parsley oil drizzled on top make for the best to-go slice in the city.
Dante’s has a loyal following and many claim their crispy crusts and rich homemade sauce render their slices best in Toronto. The best part? They load slices with generous amounts of toppings.
Sometimes, you just want a pizza sent to your front door, with the non-traditional toppings you’re craving (pickled banana peppers anyone?) and some sort of deal that includes creamy dipping sauce. For these moments, we turn to Pizza Nova. Since 1963, Pizza Nova has been delivering yummy pizzas to Southwestern Ontario. It’s reliably hot and fresh, and satisfies our delivery pizza cravings. And kudos for their ear worm-y jingle that ensures everyone knows their number.
A little history on this mom and pop shop: Sam Gryfe sold baked goods from a horse-drawn cart in Hamilton starting in 1915. Following in his father’s footsteps, Arthur Gryfe and his wife, Ruth, opened Gryfe’s in 1957. Now run by Arthur’s son, Moishe, are now sold at other bakeries, like Leah’s on St. Clair (just the pizzas) and specialty stores across the city.