Danforth Pizza has long been a neighbourhood favourite (or so we have come to find out, since we moved to the East End less than a year ago). We have been meaning to try it for a very long time.
Fortunately, cheat day came early this week, and boy, was it ever worth it! I think I can best describe our opinion of Danforth Pizza in this way… *clap clap clap clap*. It was, hands down, the best pizza we have ever had in the city. The husband and I spent three weeks in Tuscany last May and it ruined us for pizza for awhile, but I think we’ve found our winner.
The Skinny: Stuff we loved…
- The Pizza. Rustic. Thick chewy crust, slightly sweet delicious tomato sauce, smoky bacon, chock-full of cheese…. Should I go on? It had a lovely smoky flavour (which is impressive since it wasn’t made in a wood oven) and the flavours just felt intentional (as opposed to your average North American pizza where I sometimes wonder if they’re just throwing on the ingredients that you asked for). I thoroughly enjoyed it — which is a lot to say since I’m usually a thin crust kind of girl. We got a large which was a perfect size for two people (complete with a couple of slices leftover for the next day).
- The Look and Atmosphere. Great service. Simple, unassuming, traditional storefront. It made me feel like I was in on a secret.
The Skinny: Room for Improvement…
- None. I loved everything about it.
The Skinny: Some tips…
- Be good to yourself and call in at least 45 minutes before you pick it up. I wouldn’t walk in and order, unless you don’t mind watching them work for, well, about 45 minutes.
- There’s not much seating, so this is definitely a take-out kind of place.
- Be prepared to pay some good money for great pizza — we paid $26 for a large pizza with four toppings. Bit steep, but worth every penny. I almost started getting jealous with the amount of sound effects coming from my husband while we were eating.
The Verdict: It’s a gem and a new favourite. I will be back many times, and will recommend to all.