Our Favourite Pizza Spots in Toronto

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Piccolo Piano Pizzeria

If you’re looking for the best pizza in Toronto, we’ve got you covered. From the perfect fluffy crust to the garlic dipping sauce that puts all others to shame, these spots have something for everyone. Read on for our favourite pizza places in Toronto.


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Psst! Love pizza as much as we do? You won’t want to miss Chicago’s Pizza City Fest from August 26-27, featuring 40 of the region’s best pizza makers. It’s the perfect cross-border summer road trip.


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Pizzeria Badiali

Address: 181 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON

No list of best Toronto pizza would be complete without Pizzeria Badiali. Their pies have reached icon status, with hour-long lineups regularly out the door of this charming little pizza shop. What makes Badiali great is their emphasis on high-quality ingredients — we would literally eat their pizza sauce with a spoon. Standouts include their vodka pie and burrata pie, but you can’t go wrong no matter what you order. Hot tip: Chef Ryan Baddeley of Pizzeria Badiali himself told us that Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 PM tend to be their quietest time to drop in for a slice. Otherwise, the other way to skirt the line is to pre-order full pies, which you can typically do a couple of days in advance.



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Beast Pizza

Address: 96 Tecumseth St., Toronto, ON

Trust us, you haven’t seen pizza like this before. Beast Pizza is regularly pushing the bounds of what belongs on a pizza, and somehow, it always works. From their recent “Glizzy Quattro” pizza which features four full-size hot dogs (you wrap the pizza around it like a bun) to their buzzy collaborations with the city’s most notable chefs (most recently they partnered with Michelin-starred restaurant Edulis), Beast always has something clever and delightful up their sleeve.

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Blondies Pizza

Address: Seven locations across the Greater Toronto Area

If you spend any time in downtown Toronto, there’s a good chance you’ll see Blondies’ iconic pink patterned pizza boxes around the city, and for good reason: their pies get it just right. Their pizzas are playfully named things like “Trouble at the Seance,” featuring Calabrese salami, sundried black olives and Calabrian chilis (a winning combination) and “Drake Was Here,” a unique pie topped with bacon, pineapple, green pepper and BBQ sauce. Our favourite dipping sauce award has to go to Blondies’ “F**Cking Tasty Dip” AKA their black garlic dip. It’s garlicky, creamy and delicious, and combined with their pizza it’s sheer bliss.


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Descendant Detroit Style Pizza

Address: 1168 Queen St E, Toronto, ON

There are several places to get deep dish pizza in Toronto, but nobody’s doing it quite like Descendant. Their classic deep dish pepperoni and mozzarella pies are sure to please the toughest deep dish critics. But we especially love their more unique pizzas, like the Truff-Guy pie featuring caramelized onions, truffle aioli, roasted garlic mushrooms and double smoked bacon and the Electric Avenue pie, which is topped with housemade jerk chicken, fresh pineapple, curried lime aioli, hot sauce and scallions.

Fresca Pizza and Pasta

Address: 302 College St, Toronto, ON

A Kensington market staple, this Vietnamese-owned pizzeria is best known for their garlic pizza oil that can be drizzled over any slice or pie on request. A lusciously herbaceous combination of garlic, oregano and oil, it’s the perfect accompaniment to their thin, crisp crusts. A generous slice will set you back less than $5, which makes Fresca an affordable option, too.

The Fourth Man in the Fire Pizzeria

Address: 832 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

If you’re looking for a quality dine-in pizza experience, The Fourth Man in the Fire has a bustling, fun energy that can’t be beat. Their pies are made with quality ingredients and all of their menu items are designed with family-style dining in mind, from their classic Caesar salad to their gooey mozzarella sticks. Plus, their California-style donuts are a thing of beauty: housemade in assorted flavours, they’re the perfect way to end a spectacular pizza dinner.

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Maker Pizza

Address: Five locations across Toronto

Anything Chef Matty Matheson touches turns to gold, and Maker Pizza is no exception. Matty partnered with owner Shlomo Buchler to bring this pizza restaurant to life in 2015, and they’ve since expanded to several locations. While their classic pepperoni is always a homerun, they also do fun twists like their Spicy Pep God (a spicier take on the classic) and their Spicy Vodka Pep God (vodka sauce, pepperoni and chili flakes are a match made in heaven). We also love their more unique custom pies, like the Napoli Dynamite (a savoury and spicy combo of housemade Italian sausage, green olives, pickled jalapenos and roasted red peppers) and their Tropic Thunder (chili-infused pineapple, pickled jalapenos, pickled red onion and salsa verde).


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North of Brooklyn Pizzeria

Address: Five locations across Toronto

Food Network Canada producer Jules Miller crowned North of Brooklyn as her favourite pizza in Toronto. For Jules, it’s all about their thin crust and wide variety of pies, but her favourites are the Killer Bee (calabrese sausage, jalapenos, pickled red onions and honey) and Maui Wowie (an elevated take on the Hawaiian pizza that features a cream base, double smoked bacon and a pineapple glaze). “The pizzas always have the perfect blend of sauce and toppings,” says Jules. “And the the garlic knots are to die for,” she adds emphatically.


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One Night Only Pizza (ONO Pizza)

Address: 581 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON

What started out as a casual IYKYK back porch pizza pop-up during COVID has turned into one of Toronto’s favourite pizza joints. Located in Toronto’s East End, ONO is serving up a curated menu of both classic pizzas and more unique creations, like their Loaded Baked Potato pizza (a garlic cream base topped with smoked mozzarella, baked potato, double smoked bacon and green onion) and their K-Pep, a Korean twist on classic pizza that has a base of gochujang sauce and basil cream sauce topped with mozzarella, fresh basil and sesame seeds.


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Piccolo Piano Pizzeria

Address: 89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON

These pizzas feature the lightest, fluffiest crusts we’ve ever tried, and the toppings take these pies over the edge. “I’ve spent years perfecting the process, and part of what makes Piccolo pizza so special is the unique, unconventional topping combinations that are so delicious together,” explains Chef Victor Barry, who is also the mastermind behind Piano Piano and just recently acquired General Assembly’s line of frozen pizzas. “It’s also the dough and the crust. Our pizza is Neapolitan-style, and it’s cooked in an authentic woodfired oven that reaches temperatures of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and higher! Because of the heat, the pizza needs less than one minute to cook perfectly.” While the pizzas will be perfectly delicious as takeout, we highly recommend dining in for the full Piccolo Piano Pizzeria experience — from the stylish decor to their covetable pizza scissors, it’s a must-visit for your next date night.

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