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Ladies and Gentlemen.....The new Champ Pizzeria Libretto


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Ladies and Gentlemen.....The new Champ Pizzeria Libretto

mlukan | Aug 27, 2008 08:19 PM

I had the pleasure of visiting Toronto's newest and pizzeria tonight and WOW, it lived up to the hype and much more. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by the manager Jamie who welcomed us very cordially to a very beautiful modern restaurant which I was pleasantly surprised with. For the first night being open to the public they seemed pretty organized and the kitchen had a nice flow. The waiter immediately brought us some nice breads with olive oil and balsamic and a lovely Prosecco all of which was excellent. We ordered the buttermilk calamari from which was recommended by our waiter and it was a good recommendation. The breading was light and flavorful and the calamari was cooked perfectly. It had a wonderful sauce underneath which had a little bit of heat, I had that aching feeling of desperation to lick the bowl which I think should be made proper etiquette for good sauces. The wife and I each ordered a Margherita Pizza since we have been craving it as we haven't been to New York in a while and didn't want to share. For me it was perfect, the crust was exactly the way I like it, a crispy outside with a soft and chewy inside with a little bit of char and salty flavor. The sauce was nice and chunky and mixed perfectly with the mozzarella. Its the best pizza Ive had in Town and one upped Terroni IMHO. If they can keep the quality in line with what I had tonight this place is going to be an instant success. The only thing I question being a problem in this city is the communal tables as Torontoninans generally like to keep to themselves, I didnt have a problem with it myself though. We then ended off the meal with a canolli and the lemon Gelati which were both excellent especially the Gelati. I took a few picks of the food but didnt want to spoil the look of the restaurant as the pictures didnt do it justice. Hope you enjoy the food porn and check out the joint for yourself, if you like REAL pizza I promise you wont regret it.

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