OK, I'm looking for your help. I am at Yonge & Sheppard and desperate to find a great neighbourhood pizza delivery joint.
I am hoping to find an undiscovered gem I have missed - perhaps in the Avenue Road area? (where I seldom go).
Yeah, Abruzzo is half-decent, but won't deliver here, Dante's is massively, painfully overpriced and rather weak IMO, and aside from that it's chains, chains and more chains. The bst of the conglomerates is perhaps our local Pizza Nova, which is unbelievably inconsistent, ranging from half-decent to abysmal, depending on the day.
For reference, my fave pizzas come from Danforth Pizza House, Vesuvios, Colonnade in Ottawa, Bocce, LaNova or Anchor in Buffalo (i.e. - no cracker-thin, sun-dried, poached-pear, whole-wheat spelt, organic duck confit, soy-cheese, yuppie-pies need apply :-)
I would LOVE to find a Danforth Pizza House type joint run by an old guy named Angelo, Guido or Vito, open for years with faded pictures of the food painted on the window glass, hand-tossing a great New York / Buffalo neihgbourhood-style pizza.
Here's an example of what the ideal pizza might look like... this one is from Anchor Bar, Buffalo
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