Queen Margherita Pizza, The Queen Of Toronto Pizza

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Pizza and Beer. It is a classic Friday night combo for me and just because I am in Toronto doesn’t mean I will let the tradition die. A phone call to my friend Carlos with an invitation for a guys night out and the evening is set. Now all we need to do is figure out where to go for pizza. There are hundreds of Toronto pizza joints to choose from, but we want Neapolitan style thin crust pizza. This means we are heading to Queen Margherita Pizza. Thin crust, bubbling cheese and all made right before our eyes in a wood-fired Pizza oven made right in Naples. This is Pizza and Beer night stepped up a notch.

Perfectly cooked pizza

Queen Margherita Pizza has three locations to choose from with a fourth opening up sometime in 2015. The one that was closest and most convenient for Carlos and I is on Dundas Street West at 772 Dundas Street West, near Bathurst. Easily accessible by car or Street Car.

QMP

The street level entrance takes you right into the bar area but if you want the dining room you have to step down into the dining room. Every seat in the house offers up a view of the star of the joint, the wood-fired pizza oven.

Looking down into the dining room at Queen Margherita Pizza

Chef going in to get my pizza

Beers are ordered, a toast is made and some appetizers are chosen. Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Braised Beef Cheeks and Pine Nuts and an order of Arancini with roasted Mushrooms and Carmelized Onions. My favourite was peppers although the Arancini were good as well.

Stuffed Piquilo Peppers with braised Beef Cheeks and Pine Nuts

Arancini with roasted Mushrooms and carmelized Onions

With our appetites whetted by the first course, we are ready for some PIZZA. I go classic and order the namesake pizza Margherita. Thin crust, Queen’s Tomato sauce, and Fior di Latte cheese all topped with fresh basil. Carlos is feeling spicy tonight so he orders the Calabrese, made with Calabrese Sausage, garlic, black pepper and Parmigiano Cheese.

Margherita Pizza from Queen Margherita PIzza

Calabrese Pizza from QMP

These are individual pizzas good for one hungry person or you can do what we did and share slices. It is the best of both worlds and with so many great pizza choices why have just one.

Queen Margherita Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

There is only one more thing left to do and that is to order dessert. It comes as part of the Prix Fixe menu which costs $29 per person. One appetizer, one pizza and one dessert. It’s a great deal and all for under $30. For our dessert, it is Tiramisu all the way. Very tasty and a perfect portion served in a glass.

Tiriamisu dessert from Queen Margherita Pizza

My friends that is how you do Pizza and Beer night. I know I forgot to show you my beer pics but trust me a few were consumed in the name of market research. Buon appetito.

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True Neapolitan Style

At Queen Margherita Pizza you will enjoy true Neopolitan style pizza with your choice of red or white pizzas. Red means it comes complete with the Queen's Sauce (in-house made Tomato sauce) . White means it is a pizza without sauce. Either way they are delicious and true to Naples. The classic Margherita pizza is a must order.

  • Value for $
    8.5
  • Service
    8
  • Decor/Atmosphere/Cleanliness
    7.5
  • Would I go back?
    7.5
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Disclosure: Review

Queen Margherita hosted my meal at no charge. My opinion and this post are 100% my own and was not read or reviewed prior to posting


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Marc Smith is a single, 45-year-old, gay urbanite, living in high-rise heaven in Vancouver’s chic Yaletown neighbourhood. After a ten-year career as one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent event planners, he decided it was time for a change and posted on his Facebook page “I am ready for a change. What shall I do with my life?” 30 Day Adventures was born from that status update.

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