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05-08-2012, 12:52 PM
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Now I'm craving a pizza!

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I dont see the fascination with Chicago pizza. I hate the deep dish style

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05-08-2012, 12:54 PM
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That's what I heard...Chicago pizza seems to be of the deep dish variety with a lot of crust. If so, I probably won't like it.

Pizza in Boston is absolutely atrocious. Had pizza at about 4 different places and all were bad.
Chicago and its residents eat both

Deep Dish is more a pizza you have every now and then ,, Usually thin crust / thin is the norm with Deep Dish the type you eat downtown , special occaissions or just for good filling meal

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05-08-2012, 12:56 PM
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Did anyone here try Amelios on Milton or Bottega on St-Zotique? I have heard good things about them. I need to eat there at least one time before I die.
Bottega was very good but I'll be honest it's got to be over a year I haven't been there. Got to have the Nutella pizza for desert

If your not far from St.Leo i'd suggest you try out La Belle Italienne on Jean-Talon same style as Bottega and if you like thick Pizza I still think Di Menna is the best one in the east end especially the "Speciale one" with meat sauce

OK need to have pizza now

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Bottega was very good but I'll be honest it's got to be over a year I haven't been there. Got to have the Nutella pizza for desert

If your not far from St.Leo i'd suggest you try out La Belle Italienne on Jean-Talon same style as Bottega and if you like thick Pizza I still think Di Menna is the best one in the east end especially the "Speciale one" with meat sauce

OK need to have pizza now
Thanks man I will add those to my list.

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05-08-2012, 01:03 PM
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Montréal style pizza rocks. In Bogotà, the pasta of the pizza is very sugary and there is not that much cheese on it !

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if you want the best pizza or panzarrato in town go to Olympic 76 pizza. Yonge, north of wellesley.

I always get the panzarrato (fried ) with meat sauce on top. they give you a choice of 3 toppings ( fillings ) and they really load it up.

TO DIE FOR!!!

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05-08-2012, 01:44 PM
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Best "drunk" pizza in T.O. is Cora's Pizza on Spadina and Harbour (south of Bloor)

It's $4 a slice but its really 2 huge slices ala Pizza Danny on Mountain and St. Catherine

Enjoy!

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05-08-2012, 01:51 PM
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You have to go to Niagara Falls for good pizza, lots of Italians, mostly thin crust.
For great New York style pizza Antica or Yanks, for great bakery tray pizza Frank's. Hamilton has a great restaurant called La Cantina with great wood oven thin crust pizza.

Good pizza depends on the sauce, if the sauce is no good, the pizza is no good. Also pizza Bianco is the best around here, thin crust, garlic and olive oil, no sauce with artichokes, mozzarella, and olives, genius! I'm off to get a pizza now.

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Whats all the hype with Montreal pizza? It's pretty mediocre, and whats the deal with pepperoni underneath the cheese?

The Big Slice in Toronto is one of my favourite places (Yonge & Gerrard)

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05-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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There's no such thing as 'Montreal style pizza'. Unless of course you're referring to the '69 cent' or '99 cent' crap pizza from back in the day...

What's wrong with Momma's, Amato, Pizzaiolo or even Pizza Nova? They all make a fine slice. Better than anything Montreal has to offer!
You did not have pizza in Montreal obviously....the 69 cent crap is not even worth talking about.

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05-08-2012, 02:03 PM
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Any help? The pizza chains here suck. Any pizza spots that taste like Montreal pizza (a lot of cheese, not much sauce)?
Brother man, I feel your pain. I've lived our here a long time and the first thing I noticed was how bad the Pizza sucks. I grew up in Pierrefonds and loved the pizza there. Luna's on Gouin (which has been through many owners) was the absolute best. As of two years ago it's still the best (but you now have to order thin crust.)

In Toronto... I've found exactly ONE place where the pizza is up to snuff.

Warden and Sheppard there is a place called Remezzo's. That's the place you want to go.

In Kingston (the halfway mark) you can find yourself a tasty one at Bubba's pizza. They sell it by the slice - don't get just the slice - order an actual pizza it's much better.

Good luck in your travels.
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...we're famous for our pizza??
Good God yes. Montreal pizza is the best. It's one of the hardest parts about leaving the city (food wise).
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There's no such thing as 'Montreal style pizza'. Unless of course you're referring to the '69 cent' or '99 cent' crap pizza from back in the day...

What's wrong with Momma's, Amato, Pizzaiolo or even Pizza Nova? They all make a fine slice. Better than anything Montreal has to offer!
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Halifax Donair in Milton (main street)
Giovanni's in Oakville (8th line and Upper Middle)
I'll give Giovanni's a shot. Thanks.

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If you ever are in Longueuil and feel like a great Pizza, order from Miss Italia. In curse the day I moved in Montreal, since I haven't found a pizza that great ever since.

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If you ever are in Longueuil and feel like a great Pizza, order from Miss Italia. In curse the day I moved in Montreal, since I haven't found a pizza that great ever since.
Most importantly, does she make the delivery?

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Most importantly, does she make the delivery?
She does, but it's relativey greasy, so I'd suggest you stick to the pizza XD

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05-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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You guys need to get out more often! And get off this restaurant chain garbage pizza.

Head out to Sapori di Napoli,Napoletana,Alrlequino etc... these are good quality, gourmet pizzas...

As for Toronto, and good pizza.....your pretty much out of luck lol

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ok so everyone has an idea of what "montreal" and "NYC", etc pizzas are here are a few pics and descriptions from experience (except for italian authentic those are a friends descriptions that lived in italy for 2 years)

Also need to point out that we're not refering to 99 cent pizzas or chain resto pizzas

Montreal style pizza
Couple of things distinguish them.
The pizza sauce usually will have a more anise, fennel sweeter taste.
The pepperoni used is bigger and the coldcut type vs the the smaller spicier type.
All dressed is mushrooms, peppers and pepperoni everywhere.
Alot of time all topings will be under the cheese and in the occasions it's not it's the extras such as meats or veggies.
The crust is neither too thick or too thin.


NYC pizza
Thin crust, often crunchy.
Runny thin sauce. When refering to NYC pizza its mostly cheese or cheese and pepperoni. This is what the teenage mutant ninja turtles eat...but only them. Regular turtles do not like it


Chicago style pizza
Deep dish thick crust, thick layer of toppings and often you'll find sauce on top and in the pizza. Sauce tends be heartier. One slice can be a meal on its own


Traditional "italian" pizza
Dough is more like bread. Usually has more focus on vegetables and less on meat if any. Cheese used depends on region but not usually the stretchy mozzarella.

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lol @ the Cora's suggestion. GROSS pizza. Most overhyped restaurant I've ever been to. Terrible.

The best pizza I had was at Librettos on Ossington or Terroni's on Queen.

Expensive but actually good.

Pizzaiolio is decent at best and every other slice (momma's) etc is terrible.

Toronto is generally terrible at food though.

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All pizza (in North America at least) outside New York sucks.

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All pizza (in North America at least) outside New York sucks.
Well here's an informed and astute opinion.

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Best "drunk" pizza in T.O. is Cora's Pizza on Spadina and Harbour (south of Bloor)

It's $4 a slice but its really 2 huge slices ala Pizza Danny on Mountain and St. Catherine

Enjoy!
Agreed. If you're looking for cheap drunk slices, this is your place. If you're looking for pizza to eat with a fork and knife, look elsewhere.

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Bottega was very good but I'll be honest it's got to be over a year I haven't been there. Got to have the Nutella pizza for desert

If your not far from St.Leo i'd suggest you try out La Belle Italienne on Jean-Talon same style as Bottega and if you like thick Pizza I still think Di Menna is the best one in the east end especially the "Speciale one" with meat sauce

OK need to have pizza now
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Thanks man I will add those to my list.
In terms of traditional Italian pizza, Bottega on St-Zotique is unbeatable in Montreal. They have a unique pizza oven imported from Napoli (if I recall correctly), makes all the difference! Minimalist approach, very few yet perfect ingredients. Napoletana on Dante is probably my 2nd favorite, but it just isn't the same. The ambience is amazing and it's way more casual though.

In terms of "Montreal style" of pizza, Pendeli's on Van Horne is my personal favorite. If you don't mind the extreme greasiness...

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All pizza (in North America at least) outside New York sucks.
Strongly disagree. As I posted a little earlier, in Niagara Falls we have a large Italian population and we know pizza. We have a lot of small family run places that make Montreal, NY, authentic Italian, and Chicago style. I'd never step foot into a chain place for pizza, just horrible.

We also have another category we call bakery pizza. There are a lot of Italian bakeries, mostly Calabrese owners who make 24 slice trays of pizza and they are very good, homemade sauces, whatever ingredients you want, usually soft thicker crust.

Anyways I'd put our pizzas up against anyones, they are that good.

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Strongly disagree. As I posted a little earlier, in Niagara Falls we have a large Italian population and we know pizza. We have a lot of small family run places that make Montreal, NY, authentic Italian, and Chicago style. I'd never step foot into a chain place for pizza, just horrible.

We also have another category we call bakery pizza. There are a lot of Italian bakeries, mostly Calabrese owners who make 24 slice trays of pizza and they are very good, homemade sauces, whatever ingredients you want, usually soft thicker crust.

Anyways I'd put our pizzas up against anyones, they are that good.
Too bad the burger and chicken wing scene in montreal is terrible.

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Too bad the burger and chicken wing scene in montreal is terrible.
One of the best things about living close to the border is the chicken wings, in Niagara Falls NY and in Buffalo so ridiculously good!!

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