Pizza Shops You Need to Try for a Casual Date in Toronto

From classic favourites to bold and innovative creations, there's a pizza shop for everyone's palate.

photos [L-R]: @thekoreanprincess, Pizza Badiali; @judyyu15, Pi Co. Pizza

Calling all pizza date lovers! Prepare your taste buds for a pizza date night through Toronto’s culinary scene. These are some of the finest pizza spots that will satisfy your cravings and leave you and your date wanting more.

From traditional favourites to innovative creations, these top-notch establishments have mastered the art of crafting the perfect pizza pie. Get ready to indulge in a slice of heaven as we explore Toronto’s best pizza joints: 

Pizzeria Badiali

Located just west of Trinity Bellwoods Park, Pizzeria Badiali brings a taste of Italy to Toronto. With a wood-fired oven and traditional Neapolitan techniques, their pizzas are a true work of art. The simplicity of their Margherita and the boldness of their Vodka Pie will transport you straight to Napoli.

Location: 181 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto

Descendant Pizza

Nestled in the heart of Leslieville, Descendant Pizza is famous for its deep dish Detroit-style pizzas. Picture this: a thick, crispy crust, caramelized cheese edges, and deliciously tangy tomato sauce. Their creative topping combinations like the Truff-Guy and the Daddy’s Favourite will leave you wanting more.

Location: 1168 Queen St E, Toronto

Pi Co. Pizza

If you’re looking for a quick and customizable pizza experience, head to Pi Co. Pizza. They have numerous locations and you get to choose your dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings to create your own masterpiece. You can also pick from their Neapolitan-style menu with pizzas curated to perfection such as their Camden Special!

Locations (21): 170 University Ave; 100 Wellington St W; 60 Colborne St; 432 Church St; 130 Spadina Ave; 16 Richardson St; 1200 Bay St; 180 Bloor St W; 160 Bloor St E; 61 Hanna Ave; 102 Danforth Ave; 687 St Clair Ave W; 2177 Yonge St; 2862 Dundas St W; 1070 Don Mills Rd (North York); 3401 Dufferin St (North York); 1800 Sheppard Ave E (North York); 25 The West Mall; 19 Bessemer Ct (Vaughan); 10785 Leslie St (Richmond Hill); 27 Harry Walker Pkwy (Newmarket)

Maker Pizza

Maker Pizza is known for its innovative and mouthwatering creations with a handful of locations across the city, and more opening constantly. From classic flavours like Margherita to unique combinations like the Tropic Thunder, their quality ingredients and attention to detail make every bite a delight.

Locations (6): 59 Cameron St; 1537 Avenue Rd (North York); 995 Bloor St W; 388 Carlaw Ave #105A; 1674 Bayview Ave; 8020 Bathurst St Building B, Unit 4B (Thornhill)

Blondies Pizza

Blondies Pizza is all about New York-style slices and you can find them from the west to east ends of the city. With its large foldable slices and a wide array of elevated toppings, this place will satisfy your cravings for that classic big-city pizza experience.

Locations (6): 88 Ossington Ave Unit 2; 1555 Dundas St E; 2486 Dundas St W; 419 Parliament St; 13 Stavebank Rd (Mississauga); 499 Cornwall Rd (Oakville)

The Fourth Man in the Fire

A Dundas West favourite, The Fourth Man in the Fire ‘s homey diner-style pizza shop offers a unique twist on traditional pizza. Their delicious crust and classic slices and pies will hit the spot whether you dine-in or bring it home.

Don’t sleep on Harry’s and Heels Donuts, operating out of the same storefront and possibly the best donuts in Toronto!

Location: 832 Dundas St W., Toronto

North of Brooklyn

Put to the test many times, North of Brooklyn has earned a spot on our list with its thin-crust, New York-inspired slices. Their simple approach to pizza, using high-quality ingredients, makes for a simple yet satisfying culinary experience.

Locations (5): 511 Rogers Rd; 650 Queen St W; 229 Geary Ave; 469 Church St; 663 Greenwood Ave., Toronto

King Slice

King Slice is an iconic pizza spot in Toronto. Their enormous slices will have you questioning if you’ve stumbled into a pizza lover’s paradise. The combination of their fluffy crust, rich sauce, and generous toppings will keep you thinking about them all day.

Locations (2): 1130 Queen St W and 1598 Bloor St W., Toronto

Fresca Pizza & Pasta

If you’re looking to feed a family then Fresca Pizza & Pasta has just about everything from mega specials, to pastas, to chicken wings, to poutines, and to submarines! They offer a number combo prices that you for sure would not want to miss out on and their garlic oil you can get atop the pizza is a must-add.

Location: 302 College St., Toronto

Burattino Brick Oven Pizza

With its original location in California, Burattino Brick Oven Pizza has expanded to Toronto with some seriously big and tasty pies. Their Black Garlic 120 Pepperoni special has a unique black garlic-infused marinara sauce that’s full of antioxidants and vitamins and this is the only pizzeria in the city where you can find it!

Location: 3109 Dundas St W., Toronto

Big Trouble Pizza

Big Trouble Pizza is where you’ll encounter creative and unique flavours. The Kilauea has cream cheese, sliced jalapeños, and sea salt flakes that will surprise your taste buds. Step outside of your comfort zone and try the Butter Jam Jam pizza as this is topped with organic raspberry jam, lemon zest, and butter cream! 

Location: 191 Geary Ave., Toronto

Mac’s Pizza

At Mac’s Pizza, you’ll discover their New-York style pizzas with a section of veggie options too. With flavours including their Angry Pepperoni Pie and Vodka Pie, you’ll be leaving wanting more and more no matter how stuffed you’ll  get!

Location: 759 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto

There are so many good eats in Toronto! Click here for an endless possibility of more food & drink spots to discover in this city!

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