My wife and I have lived in the QueensWay/Royal York neighbourhood for a little over a year now. At first we were impressed with the number of small Italian-type eateries in the area, but we tried a couple (eg: Dizzies, Thyme 4) and only found them to be OK, certainly nothing to get excited about. Besides, I always felt annoyed at being ordered to sit down in Thyme 4 when my takeout order took longer than I was originally told. Anyways, the time I picked up a half-cooked pizza from them was the final time we ordered from Thyme 4. Fortunately, this was only 2 weeks before Wize Guyz opened up 2 blocks away.
Wize Guyz is outstanding. While it looks like any old hole-in-the-wall pizza joint, they have an enormous wood-burning oven which instantly sets them apart in my book. We've ordered their 'za a few times, and it has always been cooked perfectly, had quality toppings and been ready exactly when they say it will be. Having said this, their menu consists of other "wood oven specialities" including lasagne, canneloni and gnocchi.
Now I went to Rome on my honeymoon, and have to say that the 'gnocchi with meat sauce' at Wyze Guyz is pretty close to the real thing. Their gnocchi is imported from Italy, and the sauce, while simple, has a delicious flavour of fresh tomatoes to balance the ground beef.
Wyze Guyz is pretty busy every time we go in there, so I'm sure other Chowhounds have checked it out. Let me know what you think! On the other hand, T.O. Steaks (still on the North side & closer to Islington) may very well have the best Philly cheesesteaks in the city, but it's always empty. Sorry, a little off topic, but I really don't want them to go out of business. Is is too much to ask to have the best pizza, gnocchi and cheesesteaks - all within walking distance?
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