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Our Toronto pizza guide features the best downtown pizzeria’s offering delivery. These popular Toronto pizza joints provide delivery services via full time staff or third party restaurant apps.
Add “Toronto Pizza Delivery” to your Netflix & Chill calendar every week and prepare to go on a fun culinary adventure. Sample the city’s best cheesy Italian pies from the comfort of your own couch!
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History of Italian Restaurants in Toronto
Historically, most of the pizzerias in downtown Toronto were located on College Street in Little Italy.
Italians first arrived to Toronto in large numbers in the early 20th century, and settled in an area known as The Ward – centred around University Avenue, and College Street. In the 1920s, most Italians moved west of Bathurst, and the College-Clinton area emerged as Toronto’s most well known Little Italy neighbourhood.
The area experienced a significant influx of Italian immigrants in the 1950s. Mostly working in construction or factories, some established small family food businesses along College Street, such as bakeries, fruit markets, butchers and pizzerias.
Today, Little Italy is still a vibrant neighbourhood serving some of Toronto’s best pizza pies and slices. Quality Italian food is now plentiful throughout Toronto, available in neighbourhoods across the city.
Pizza Delivery in Toronto Evolves
While we love dining at restaurants we recognize after a long day of work on a rainy or blizzardy day there’s nothing better than ordering your favourite pizza delivery in Toronto.
Thanks to the advent of restaurant delivery apps like Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes and Grubhub, fine dining Italian restaurants that previously only offered dine in or take out now offer pizza delivery in Toronto.
Many of these award-wining Italian restaurants offer more than just a Toronto pizza menu. You’ll also find fresh salads, hearty soups, short rib ragu, polenta and homemade pasta like gnocchi or pici and gelato delivered to your door in a matter of minutes!
All of the Italian restaurants in this list at time of writing offered pizza delivery in Toronto. We have not mentioned the third party services handling each restaurants pizza delivery as they can often change. We encourage you to drool over each restaurant’s Toronto pizza menu online to discover what delivery options are currently available.
If you’re searching for the best pizza delivery in Toronto you’re bound to find plenty of blogs and magazines extolling the virtues of MAKER Pizza. It’s definitely one of the top 10 best pizzerias in Toronto.
Shlomo Buchler is the founder and owner of MAKER Pizza. Buchler opened the first location on Cameron Street in Chinatown in October, 2015. A second location at Avenue and Lawrence opened in April, 2017.
Buchler shared, “The vision behind MAKER has always been to offer pizza of uncompromised quality through a take-away and delivery model. When we first opened, there were few high quality pizza delivery options. It was either dine-in or your classic delivery pie. We didn’t see why you couldn’t have both. Exceptional pizza delivered!”
So what makes MAKER Pizza unique?
Buchler explained, “It’s difficult to describe our pizza. It’s not Neapolitan, it’s not New York pizza. It’s MAKER pizza, and it’s unique. MAKER is a hybrid, the dough, crust, and cooking method are adjacent to the Neapolitan tradition. Our toppings and signature pies are eclectic and range from a classic Margherita to our Frank’s Best, a white base pizza with caramelized onions, goat cheese, rosemary, organic honey and a sesame seed crust. Our pizzas are cooked in high heat (900F), electric pizza ovens that we bring over from Sweden.”
MAKER was the first pizzeria in Toronto to use natural Ezzo pepperoni, imported from Ohio. They were also the first to use organic Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes from California. They were the first to use a Manitoba Flour, a high protein double zero from Italy. They cold ferment the dough for 4 days to develop a deep, complex flavour.
Pi Co co-founders Marc Askenasi and Sam Hazan were childhood friends that grew up playing soccer together. Marc is an entrepreneur and Sam has owned and operated multiple quick service restaurants. They came up with an idea to offer high end, authentic Neapolitan-style pizza but in a new quick service format.
Askenasi shared, “If you want high end Neapolitan pizza, conventionally you would go to a sit down restaurant. If you wanted quick pizza you would grab a slice from a place that offered pre-made pizza. Pi Co allows customers to get top quality Neapolitan pizza in less time than it takes most pizza shops to reheat a slice.”
So what makes Pi Co’s Toronto pizza’s unique? Quality, speed and price.
The owners trained with renowned pizza makers and a number of chef to get their recipe just right. Customers at Pi Co are encouraged to customize their pizza for a flat price, so you can make it exactly how you want.
Hazan added, “Typically, a personal sized authentic Neapolitan pizza costs around 15 dollars for a Margherita and 18-20 dollars for a pizza with a few toppings. Pi Co.’s pricing is substantially cheaper and we offer the ability to customize your pizza without the pizza becoming excessively expensive.”
Ascari Hospitality Group was named after 1950’s Formula One racing legend, Alberto Ascari who was equally famous for his appetite as he was for his talented racing.
The Toronto based restaurant group manages Ascari Enoteca, Hi-Lo Bar, Gare de L’est Brasserie and Ascari King.
The restaurant is split into three sections; a buzzing, barside strip stretching back to the kitchen with high top tables known as the Piazza; a light-filled terrace-like section to the left-hand side; a moodier raised area with plush, grey banquettes to snuggle into on the eastern side called The Cellar; and a beautiful patio over looking King Street West during the spring and summer days.
Ascari’s Chef Michael Lam shared, “Through adversity during the current pandemic, our pizza program was created in October.”
Ascari on King West prepares Roman-style pizzas. The crust rises slightly but stays relatively thin. The ratio of crispy crust and soft crumb makes Ascari’s pizza pies very desirable.
Lam added, “We are currently using a manual setting that we created with our two rationals. Baking pizzas in a rational oven was something that we had not done before but we knew we could rely on it’s consistency. We currently start the first bake in one oven at a high temperature and a high fan. We then finish on a steel plate in our second oven at an even higher temperature but with a lower fan. Through our research and development process, we cooked many pizzas at many different settings and temperatures. We concluded with a method that came down to the single degree.”
Ascari’s Toronto pizzas are unique because they always use high quality products and offer both traditional flavour pairings and non-traditional options. The mortadella, pear and spiced walnut pie is a current favourite.
If you’re ordering Toronto pizza delivery from Ascari, be sure to add antipasto, salads and fresh pasta to create a complete Italian feast.
The pizza shop is kind of named after chef Matt Blondin, but their from scratch-made pies are also divided into red and blonde rather than red and white categories.
Local high protein all-purpose Arva flour is used for Blondies hand-stretched dough. This helps to retain hydration for a desirable chewy and foldable crust.
Red sauced pies are prepare with Bianca di Napoli tomatoes from California while white sauced pies use an alfredo-style sauce blended with ricotta.
Blonies is known for having one off the best pepperoni pizzas in Toronto featuring Ezzo pepperoni, oregano, jalapeno and sweet honey drizzle.
In 2016 I embarked on a road trip to Detroit to experience the city’s much buzzed about resurgence. The home of Motown and Ford is filled with entrepreneurial culinary spirit as distillers and craft brewers offer sweet sips which pair perfectly with Detroit’s no frills snacks; the Cony Island Hotdog and iconic self titled pizza.
Buddy’s has been serving up pizza in Detroit since the 1930’s and its been consistently voted number one for decades. It was here that I enjoyed my first taste of the Detroit-style pizza, which arrives to the table in a rectangular pan and features a thick, chewy Sicilian crust, layered with premium toppings and bubbling cheese.
Back in 2015 Toronto’s East End welcomed the city’s first Detroit-style pizzeria. Descendant’s sits perched over Queen Street in Leslieville and offers a petite dining room which serves up thick slices of Michigan’s iconic pizza pie. For those who have traveled to Detroit and and became instant fans of the city’s pizza style (many of which live across the river in Windsor) you can satiate all of your cravings for the addictively crunchy treat in Toronto.
Wag your finger through the drinks list and you’ll find a fantastic selection of local wines, craft beers and ciders produced in Ontario. And while Descendant’s petite pizza menu features classic pepperoni its the chef’s creative spins that make the restaurant so popular with locals (and boy are they a beauty to photograph!)
If you’re looking for an Italian inspired mouth-watering experience the Gatt-Daddy is topped with house-made fennel sausage, red onion, and basil aioli. For those looking for a spicy kick inspired by the Caribbean order the Electric Avenue topped with jerk chicken, fresh pineapple, curried lime aioli, and accompanied with Toronto’s own Chef Rossy Earle’s famous Diablo’s Fuego Hot Sauce for dipping. Those looking to eat outside the box take a sensory trip to Sri Lanka and order the fantastically flavourful Jaffna topped with kathu roti, mango chutney, cilantro cream, green onion, calabrian chilis, fresh cilantro, and coconut sambol.
Buca is ranked as one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. The restaurant company now has three locations in the city located on King West, in Yorkville and on Portland Street.
Buca’s trademark al dente pastas and vintage scissor snipped thin-crust pizzas are all available for delivery. If you’re looking to enjoy a cozy romantic date night why not order a Negroni Cacao Box to sip while nibbling through Cacio e Pepe and Hazelnut Tiramisu Pudding.
Seeing as Buca has been ranked several times as one of the best restaurants in Canada, it should be at the top of your list when ordering pizza delivery in Toronto.
Trying to recall a time before Torontonians were besotted with Neapolitan pizza is a foolish game. Pretty much all of the obsessiveness surrounding the pies can be traced back to Pizzeria Libretto.
Restaurateur Max Rimaldi opened the Ossington mothership back in 2008, which has since seen a number of siblings open across town. Chef Rocco Agostino plays executive chef and partner. In the early days, queues were forever snaking out the door, with reservations forbidden. Later delivery and resos were deemed doable, helping to sate the cravings Torontonians felt for the pizza.
The Toronto pizza delivery menu offers classic Italian pies with premium toppings like fior di latte mozzarella, san marzano tomatoes and calabrian sausage.
If you’re feeling peckish, add antipasti like olive focaccia, caprese salad, meatballs and arancini to your order.
Superpoint is located in Toronto’s trendy west end on Ossington Avenue, a once breezy residential neighbourhood, which over the last decade has transformed into a street filled with fashion boutiques, thrift shops, and many of the city’s finest eateries.
Superpoint is far more than just your average pizzeria. It’s the brainchild of Jesse Fader and Jonny Poon (who you may already be familiar with via Bar Fancy) featuring a petite dining room that serves up natural and biodynamic wines, creative cocktails, and fresh craft beer which pair perfectly with an Italian American comfort food craving.
The culinary team at Superpoint have perfected the Italian American classics with must-trys including addictive nodini (bows of pizza dough swimming in garlic butter), a garlic-forward signature Caesar Salad topped with smokey hickory sticks, a baseball-sized arancini nesting in sweet nduja gravy, finger-licking-good peel-n-eat shrimp, parmesan topped Butternut Squash Ravioli, and satisfyingly chewy pizza pie topped with crispy scorched pepperoni.
The popular pizzeria’s menu showcases tasty Italian dishes in the heart of Toronto’s favourite bohemian market.
After topping the charts for best Toronto pizza, ranking on Joanne Kate’s top 100 restaurants, winning Best in Chow’s hit show Pizza Wars and being featured on the Food Networks You Gotta Eat Here! – Pizzeria Via Mercanti expanded its empire by opening locations on Yonge Street and in Little India and Woodbridge.
While Pizzeria Via Mercanti specializes in preparing authentic Neopolitan-style pizza, it also offers delicious house made pastas, paninos, antipasti and desserts.
Terroni has been serving up traditional Southern Italian dishes since 1992 in the heart of Trinity Bellwoods on Queen West. To many Italian food fans in Toronto it’s one of the best spots to indulge in perfectly blistered pizza.
The menu reads, “While modifications may seem easily accommodated, such requests compromise the unique characteristics of our food and the efficiency of our service. Please respect our menu.” Offering a hat tip to the kitchens effort to ensure every bite at the restaurant is authentic as can be.
Highlights from the Terroni menu include duck confit, fig and forest mushroom ravioli, fresh gnocchi with marinara and ricotta, spaghetti with spinach and garlic and a perfectly blistered pizza featuring white sauce, walnuts, honey, parma ham and marinated pears.
If you’re ordering Toronto pizza delivery from Terroni, we suggest treating yourself to a pint of gelato or jar of butterscotch budino.
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When Queen Margherita Pizza first opened, East Enders raved for their Naples-style pies, baked to perfection.
So what’s the secret behind Queen Margherita’s terrific Toronto pizza pies?
Each pizza is baked inside a 900° wood fired oven imported from Naples. Expertly trained pizzaioli use quality Caputo Tipo 00 flour, San Marzano DOP tomatoes and fior di latte mozzarella in preperation of all of their pies.
The restaurant’s pizza delivery menu features red sauced and white pies as well as arancini, ricotta with honey, sausage topped polenta, fresh pastas and fresh salads.
Piano Piano is an upscale Italian restaurant with locations on Harbord Street and Mount Pleasant.
The original location near Spadina, formerly occupied by much loved Spendido, transformed into a new culinary concept so owner and executive chef Victor Barry could make life a bit easier for him and his family. Piano Piano (short for “piano piano va lontano” – Italian for slowly, slowly one goes further) is less fussy, more playful and just as delicious.
Piano Piano’s Canadian-Italian dinner menu features old-school favourites (carbonara, veal parm, wood-fired pizza) all made from scratch as well as a short but sweet cocktail menu and on-point wine list.
It’s one of the best options for pizza delivery in Toronto for those looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Enjoy a fancy fine dining Italian feast on your comfy couch while forking through radicchio salad, calamari fritti, fresh pastas, bon-in veal parmesan or roasted seabass.
Piano Piano’s most iconic Toronto pizza’s are humorously named The Fun Guy, The Hot Rod, The Sweet Hornet and The Crescendo.
Nodo is a friendly neighbourhood Italian restaurant located on Dundas West in The Junction.
Nodo is the brainchild of high school friends Vito Tomasicchio, Gianmarco DeZorzi and Charlie Giordano. Dining here feels as though you’ve been invited to a larger-than-life Italian dinner party. Considering the sweet smells wafting through the room one would assume Nona is cooking up a storm.
Nodo’s delivery menu is broken down into antipasti, salads, pasta, pizza, secondi and contorni. It may just be one of the lengthiest and most comprehensive Toronto pizza delivery menus.
Why not satiate your carb cravings by selecting one of the restaurants 23 artisanal pizzas and shamelessly pair it with one of the chefs 10 pretty pastas?
Mercatto is a long-standing Italian restaurant company that has expanded to include six locations in downtown Toronto.
We suggest checking out their website to find the location nearest you as each concept has a slightly different delivery menu.
Doug Neigel is the Executive Chef responsible for managing the Mercatto restaurant dynasty. He has spent a considerable portion of his past cooking in celebrated Yorkville kitchen’s such as the Park Hyatt, L’Unita and Malena.
Mercatto may just offer the best pizza delivery in Toronto for those practicing a gluten-free diet. Alongside it’s classic pizza offerings, you’ll also find a selection of pies made with gluten-free dough.
If you’re hosting a wee dinner party at home, we suggest adding the arctic char, flat iron steak and seafood linguine for a lip-smacking meal.
Oretta, meaning “about an hour,” is an Italian restaurant on King West that features a sun-soaked dining room with central horseshoe bar.
Chef Christian Fontolan’s Toronto pizza delivery menu is jam packed with tasty treats, sure to offer a bit of something for everyone. The menu is broken down into fresh salads, antipasti, pizza and pasta.
Highlights from Oretta’s menu include fried artichokes, roasted beet salad, Salsiccia pizza topped with pork sausage and paccheri bolognese with veal ragu.
If you’re hungry and looking to treat yourself, order the 3 course meal deal featuring your choice of a salad, main course and Sicilian Cannoli for dessert.
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Chef Harding first delighted Toronto with his signature roasted grapes paired with creamy burrata at Campagnolo.
He clearly loves Dundas Street West (which has grown up to be the trendiest strip to eat in town) as he opened a restaurant right across the street called La Palma.
After Chef Harding’s spouse and Creative Director Alexandra Hutchison paid a trip to California she noticed that Venice Beach and Trinity-Bellwoods shared a similar artistic spirit and home for artists, designers and creators.
From this simple connection La Palma was born. The restaurant’s design aesthetic reflects Venice Beach’s art-centric vibe while Chef Harding’s menu has an Italian heart with dishes that whimsically reflect California’s playful culinary sensibility.
La Palma’s delivery menu features pasta, pizza, meat and easy cook at home dishes. We suggest ordering the simple pomodoro pizza alongside albacore tuna crudo, 100 layer lasagna, lamb chops and peach crumble.
FIGO first opened its doors in November 2015 in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District.
Executive Chef Anna Chen’s menu specializes in thoughtful dishes featuring ingredients familiar to Italian cuisine, but with modern interpretations. Chen started her career at Susur Lee’s restaurant Lee then moved to Scaramouche, where she got her first true taste of Italy. After a few stints at acclaimed restaurants in England she returned to Toronto to work at celebrated Italian kitchens Enoteca Sociale and Buca.
At FIGO Chef Chen makes fresh pasta in-house daily (swoon for tortelli swimming in sage butter) and uses a traditional wood-fired oven to produce perfectly scorched pizzas.
The restaurant’s Toronto pizza delivery options features 5 pies including Margherita, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushroom and Sunday Sugo.
Other Figo delivery menu highlights include a selection of homemade ricottas (a fluffy tuft of heaven), seafood risotto, branzino and veal parmesan.
The Good Son has locations in Queen West, Assembly Chefs Hall and Shops at Don Mills. It offers a multi-cultural mashup of Italian-inspired dishes.
Chef Vittorio Colacitti of Top Chef Canada fame manages the kitchen at The Good Son. Chef Colacitti describes his menu as “Toronto cuisine,” a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that have gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood.”
The Good Son’s woon-oven pizza menu includes classic Margherita, Spicy Sopressata, Capricciosa and Prosciutto.
Looking to add to your Toronto pizza delivery order? We suggest the arugula pear salad, spicy brussels sprouts and bulgogi short ribs.
Pizzeria Defina serves the best pizza in Toronto’s Roncesvalles neighbourhood.
The west end Toronto pizzeria is a bustling wood fired restaurant. Inspired by rustic tradition, the cooks here craft blisteringly thin Napoletana-style dough, a crispier firm Roma-style crust or for an adventurous palate, the ancient grain Kamut.
Danilo Lupo is Pizzeria Defina’s “head dough Maestro,” utilizing a recipe handed down to him from a veteran pizzaiolo from Treviso, Italy.
Danilo’s claim to fame in 2013 was winning “best traditional pizza, international region,” from the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.
If you live in the west end and are looking to sample the best pizza delivery in Toronto, order one or two of Pizzeria Defina’s 16 pies. Fans of unique flavour profiles are spoilt for choice. Vegans also have several pizzas to choose from.
If you’re thinking of hosting a Toronto pizza party we suggest adding a few dishes to your order. Highlights include wild boar meatballs, peach caprese and spring pea pesto casarecce.
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The family friendly Italian restaurant offers wood fired baked pizza, handmade pasta and fresh seafood. Il Fornello was one of the first Italian restaurants in Toronto to offer authentic Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza.
The restaurant is unique in offering a plant based menu including vegan pasta and vegan pizza. You’ll also find plenty of gluten-free dining options on the menu.
Chef Ryan also shared his enthusiasm for Il Fornello Danforth’s popular pizza, “With the help of our Chef dell Pizza Craig Ovenstone, we made significant changes to the pizza menu. This began with a new crust recipe and a larger portion to make the pizza larger. We then developed a new sauce recipe with imported Italian tomatoes as the base and introduced more authentic Italian ingredients such as sopressata, speck, gorgonzola, ricotta di bufala, taleggio cheese. And the cheese we use now is fior di latte which is made daily exclusively for us.”
Il Fornello’s Uber Eats pizza delivery menu in Toronto is the only restaurant offering a unique vegan grocery, featuring prepared dishes and ingredients like vegan parmesan, plant-based milk, vegan caesar dressing and pizza dough.
The extensive Toronto pizza menu at Il Fornello includes creative pies topped with salmon, artichoke hearts and figs, alongside classics like pepperoni, olives and mushrooms.
Gusto (pronounced goo-sto) means tasty in Italian. Since opening its doors in 2012, Gusto 101 has been serving up modern takes on Southern Italian classics.
As with Trattoria Nervosa in Yorkville, owner Janet Zuccarini has meshed a passion for creating memorable food with a vision for delivering soulful, transporting dining experiences.
The Gusto 101 delivery menu is extensive, offering 5 pizzas, antipasti, pasta, salads and entrees like the Americano Burger and a juicy 12 oz striploin topped with hen of the woods mushrooms.
Boasting over 200 locations across Canada, Panago is a bona fide national brand with distinctly Canadian roots.
The Vancouver-based pizzeria is our favourite franchise to order pizza delivery in Toronto.
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