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Carpe Diem! New pizza on King East

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Carpe Diem! New pizza on King East

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Gary | | Jun 23, 2009 10:23 AM

A new pizzeria/cafe called "Carpe Diem!" opened this week at 263 King St. East, just past Sherbourne. Popped in today and tried a slice to go and was very impressed. The pizza slices are square and very thick -- think 2 to 3 inches thick -- but with authentic Italian ingredients. The margherita was great, just sauce, good mozzarella and a few basil leaves. It looked plain but it was very flavourful all the way through. I really like the dough: it was a bit chewy and soft but the crispness of the toppings held it all together nicely.

It's a small menu, just four types of slices and a couple salads listed on a whiteboard, along with an espresso maker and the usual array of espresso coffees, which I didn't try. It's just a counter and two tables, though it was way too hot to consider eating inside today with the pizza ovens going. But on first impression this seems like a great new option for cheap quick takeout in an area that needs it.

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