The Restaurant Behind the Grilled Pizza Revolution
1. Campagnolo832 Dundas St W, Toronto
2. Terroni720 Queen St W, Toronto
3. Gusto 101101 Portland St., Toronto
4. Pizzeria Libretto221 Ossington Ave, Toronto
5. Enoteca Sociale1288 Dundas Street West, Toronto
6. Pizza e Pazzi1182 St. Clair Ave. W, Toronto
7. Carisma73 King Street East, Toronto
8. Nodo2885 Dundas St, Toronto
9. Buca604 King St. W, Toronto
Combining modern design with traditional Italian cuisine, Campagnolo provides an elegant atmosphere and meals that will make you feel right at home, like house-made spaghetti All’Amatriciana.
Terroni offers delectable, regional Italian dishes that have been made in the same manner for generations, including a myriad of different pizzas that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate.
This energetic spot is located in the King West area and serves dishes inspired by Southern Italian cuisine. The low key atmosphere and classic flavors make it a definite go-to spot. Plus, it's also a micro-winery (!!), and charge $1 an ounce for wine on tap.
Libretto is all about traditions: traditional Neapolitan pizza flavors, traditional ingredients, traditional wood-fired oven. Take a seat in this cozy, authentic Italian restaurant and start with the beef carpaccio or a caprese salad and then pick from a variety of gourmet pizzas like the Libretto Margherita (made with buffalo mozzarella) or the Ontario Prosciutto and Arugula. If you have meat on the brain, sink your teeth into the Nduja pizza, made with nduja sausage and stracciatella cheese. Any way you spin it, you get the satisfaction of the crisp, sweet taste of wood-fired crust with gooey cheese and fresh sauce. Before you waddle home, get the tiramisu … word on the street is it’s pretty darn good.
Located on the edge of the Little Portugal area, this Italian spot is stylish and relaxed. An authentic Italian wine bar, they serve pastas and plenty of small plates.
You'd be hard pressed to find more authentic Neapolitan pizza in Toronto -- this place is baking it in an oven from that was brought in from Naples. And if pizza isn't what you're looking for, they also serve house-made pasta.
It was named one of Toronto's Best First-Date spots, and the romantic interior definitely fits that classification. The menu includes traditional dishes, like gnochhi and veal scaloppine, that pair well with one of their many wine selections.
This casual whitewashed eatery, housed in a former antique shop, features homey Italian fare with a sophisticated twist. Try the house-made gnocchi, pizzas, or the Terra e Bosco (“earth to forest”) platter, an almost-too-pretty-to-eat deconstructed salad of vibrant veggies scattered artfully among dollops of citrusy ricotta cream sauce.