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Introducing: A3 Napoli, the Pizzeria Libretto and Porchetta & Co. project i... Introducing: A3 Napoli, the Pizzeria Libretto and Porchetta & Co. project in Little Italy

Name: A3 Napoli Pizzeria e Friggitoria Neighbourhood: Little Italy Contact: 589 College St., a3napoli.com, @A3Napoli Owners: Libretto Restaurant Group and Nick auf der Mauer Chefs: Rocco Agostino (Pizzeria Libretto) and Nick auf der Mauer (Porchetta & Co.) The Food: Quick-service Neapolitan snacks split up into three categories: VPN-certified, wood-fired pies (à la Libretto); pizza fritta (stuffed… Read more »

Apiecalypse Now is Christie Pits’ new vegan pizzeria Apiecalypse Now is Christie Pits’ new vegan pizzeria

Vegan pizza lovers, rejoice! Though Apiecalypse Now shuttered its Markham Street bakeshop, it recently reopened as a vegan pizza parlour and snack bar on Bloor, right across from Christie Pits. Pies include the BBQ Buffalobotomy (“non-chicken” slathered in BBQ sauce), the White Walker (creamy garlic sauce, more of that “non-chicken” and arugula) and their Mac &… Read more »

Introducing: Pizzeria Libretto’s much-anticipated downtown location Introducing: Pizzeria Libretto’s much-anticipated downtown location

Name: Pizzeria Libretto Contact Info: 155 University Ave., 416-551-0433, pizzerialibretto.com, @PizzaLibretto Owner: Libretto Restaurant Group Executive Chef and Partner: Rocco Agostino Chefs di “Cucina”: Tiffany Wong and sous chef Carmen Mach The Food: The new Libretto serves the same simple, seasonal food as the chain’s Ossington and Danforth locations. The menu is divided between rustic… Read more »

Introducing: Queen Margherita, the new Neapolitan pizza parlour on Dundas West Introducing: Queen Margherita, the new Neapolitan pizza parlour on Dundas West

Name: Queen Margherita Pizza Contact Info: 772 Dundas St. W., qmpizza.com Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods Previously: A paint store occupied the upper floor, while Hard Luck Bar called the basement home Owners: John Chetti, Rocco Mazzaferro, Tom Mediati and Roberto Scala Chef: Head chef John Galante creates and executes the menu with guidance from exec chef Jonathan Gushue (previously… Read more »

Review: Cellar Door brings the urban trattoria experience to Toronto’s outskirts Review: Cellar Door brings the urban trattoria experience to Toronto’s outskirts

Cellar Door ½ 3003 Lakeshore Blvd. W., 416-253-0303 Cellar Door ½ 3003 Lakeshore Blvd. W., 416-253-0303 Chef Robert Rubino brings the urban trattoria experience—original cocktails, handmade pastas, wood-burning-oven pizza, seasonal ingredients—to Toronto’s ever-expanding outskirts. A colourful caprese salad with orange and red cherry tomatoes and creamy burrata is a lovely starter.

Introducing: Via Mercanti 2.0, the new Elm Street outpost of the Kensington pizz... Introducing: Via Mercanti 2.0, the new Elm Street outpost of the Kensington pizzeria

Name: Pizzeria Via Mercanti Neighbourhood: Downtown Core Contact Info: 87 Elm St., 416-901-1899, pizzeriaviamercanti.ca, @via_mercanti Owner: Romolo Salvati, who also owns the Kensington Market location Chef: Eleuterio Giannattasio The Food: Owner Romolo Salvati grew up near the Amalfi coast, and has been kneading pizza dough since age sixteen. Wood-fired Neopolitan pies are the focus of the menu, but… Read more »

Via Mercanti, the Kensington pizzeria, is opening a second location Via Mercanti, the Kensington pizzeria, is opening a second location

The Neapolitan-style pizza parlour from ex-Queen Margherita pizzaiolo Romolo Salvati is bringing its wood-fired pies and fresh-cranked pasta to a new location in the downtown core. The new outpost will occupy the first floor of the 19th century heritage property at 87 Elm Street, which also houses a YWCA centre. Via Mercanti 2.0, which opens… Read more »

Pizza Hut unleashes its latest gimmick pie: the cheesy beef poutine pizza Pizza Hut unleashes its latest gimmick pie: the cheesy beef poutine pizza

The sure sign that a food trend has exploded beyond niche status: it’s co-opted by a fast-food chain. Pizza Hut Canada is embracing the Canadiana food revolution with a limited-edition poutine pizza that’s loaded with fries, gravy, shaved steak, cheese curds and mozzarella.

Review: Queen Margherita Pizza brings flash-baked Neapolitan pies to Baby Point Review: Queen Margherita Pizza brings flash-baked Neapolitan pies to Baby Point

Queen Margherita Pizza ½ 785 Annette St., 647-345-4466 Queen Margherita is Baby Point’s most exciting restaurant arrival in years. Posh, pizza-starved families pack the place every night, their conversation amplified by the tall windows and polished concrete floors, while a life-sized, pastel-drawn portrait of Queen Margherita of Savoy looks over the room with dignified indifference.

Introducing: Enzo Pizza Bar, the new make-your-own pizza joint on Queen Street W... Introducing: Enzo Pizza Bar, the new make-your-own pizza joint on Queen Street West

Name: Enzo Pizza Bar Neighbourhood: Queen West Contact Info: 646 Queen St W., 416-366-0009, getenzo.com, @enzopizzabar Owner: Ryan Menchella The Food: Customizable personal pizzas. Diners choose a sauce (white or red) and toppings (cheese, meat and veggies). There’s also a list of nine ready-to-order ‘zas, including the classic margherita and the more exotic filomena topped… Read more »

Introducing: Queen Margherita Pizza’s new Baby Point location Introducing: Queen Margherita Pizza’s new Baby Point location

Name: Queen Margherita Pizza Neighbourhood: Baby Point Contact info: 785 Annette St., 647-345-4466, queenmargheritapizza.ca, @qmpizza Owners: John Chetti and Rocco Mazzaferro Chefs: John Galante (chef de cuisine), Matthew Rzeszutek (head pizzaiolo) and Rocco Mazzaferro The food: Traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza made with the essential Italian ingredients: Caputo Tipo 00 flour and San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, along with specially made Ontario fior di latte… Read more »

Toronto Life Cookbook: Queen Margherita Pizza co-owner John Chetti shares his 10... Toronto Life Cookbook: Queen Margherita Pizza co-owner John Chetti shares his 10 favourite pizza toppings

Photography by Reena Newman | Food Styling by Sasha Seymour

VIDEO: a supercut of the 39 best pizza scenes in the history of film VIDEO: a supercut of the 39 best pizza scenes in the history of film

In the movies, pizza is most often portrayed as fuel for teenaged stoners, but this new supercut proves its range is quite a bit wider. Some favourites: the immortal “turbo Ginsu” scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1:58); an affronted restaurateur exclaiming “This is not a pizzeria!” in the Italian neorealist classic The Bicycle Thief (3:38); and Sandra Bullock dreamily ordering… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him: 6 gift ideas for guys, from light-hearted ... Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him: 6 gift ideas for guys, from light-hearted to titillating

Buying a Valentine’s Day present is hard. The gift needs to not only appeal to your guy, but also match the tone of your relationship: low-key if you haven’t been dating very long (or just aren’t into grand gestures); sexy if you’re all about passion; or romantic if you can pass hours gazing into each… Read more »

Introducing: Boccone Trattoria Veloce, Massimo Capra’s new Italian restaurant ... Introducing: Boccone Trattoria Veloce, Massimo Capra’s new Italian restaurant at Pearson Airport

Name: Boccone Neighbourhood: Mississauga Contact info: Domestic departures, Terminal 1, Pearson Airport, 416-776-0492 Owners: Massimo Capra and SSP, a UK-based food and beverage company operating restaurants in 140 airports around the world (SSP is a competitor to OTG, which is also opening new restaurants at Pearson) Chef: Massimo Capra, owner of Mistura and Sopra and Restaurant Makeover star. More… Read more »