Sit down and savour some of Toronto’s best pies at these local restaurants.
1. Large enough to share—but so delicious you won’t want to—the thin-crust pizzas at Lil’ Baci are lauded in Leslieville. The “funghi” ($13.95), with cremini mushrooms and taleggio, is an earthy delight.
2. The “bufalina” ($14)—tomato sauce, basil and super-fresh buffalo mozzarella—offers unadorned pleasure in the design district at Mangia & Bevi (260 King St. E., 416-203-1635).
3. Relatively new but already well loved, Pizzeria Libretto (221 Ossington Ave., 416-532-8000) uses organic, stone-ground flour and imported San Marzano tomatoes to make its 10 authentic, flash-fired pies.
4. Heavyweight Terroni serves up 30 varieties of what is arguably the best thin-crust pizza in Toronto. Topping the menu is the “Smendozzata” ($15.95), with house-made spicy sausage, gorgonzola, mozzarella and red onions.
5. The wood-burning brick oven not only lends a cozy atmosphere to elegant Vivoli, it also cooks to crispy perfection an array of classic and contemporary pizzas.