Toronto’s Pizzeria Libretto

Toronto

Running in the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Half Marathon wasn’t the only reason we wanted to visit Toronto, we had also heard about the pizza at Pizzeria Libretto from three, completely unrelated, sources.

The first source was an interview with food blogger, Laura Wright, who chose the pizza from Libretto as the meal she would have over and over and over again. This, of course, had to mean it was the best pizza in the world. Then, we met a product designer from Toronto at an NYC Dribble meet-up (the awkwardness of networking does pay off), he recommended it saying it was “authentic thin crust Italian pizza. Insanely good.” The third source was a friend of a friend who works as a concierge in a swanky hotel in Toronto. She declared it the best pizza in the city. No questions asked.

You understand now why you should keep the name of this pizzeria somewhere sacred, maybe in your Little Black Book of restaurants or in a draft email filled with incomprehensible notes. A year from now, when you finally take that trip to Toronto, you’ll want to remember it.

Coincidently for us, it was a great place to complete that crucial step in a runner’s half marathon training called “carb loading”.

Pizzeria Libretto offers more than just pizza (we want to try the buttermilk calamari), but you would quickly regret not ordering one. Their pizza is flame blackened to complete perfection in a wood fired oven. It’s crispy at the top and soft in the middle, a truly perfect blend in my humble opinion.

Thanks to our waiter’s recommendation, I took a chance on the Duck Confit pizza, a white pizza featuring a mixture of salty duck and sweet pear as toppings. It was incredible and I love that waiter more than I’ve ever loved any waiter in my whole life. Jack had the Cacciatore Salami – I’d like to tell you how it was but he didn’t share any. That’s how I know it was good.

Pizzeria Libretto is quickly picking up steam. They recently opened two additional locations around Toronto. The pizza train (see here) doesn’t seem to be slowing down. One can only hope that the owners of Libretto go a bit crazy and open up an outpost in Melbourne before we get back in July.

Pizzeria Libretto
221 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON, Canada

550 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 416-466-0400

155 University Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 416-551-0433

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