With its first franchise settled comfortably in Boston, Massachusetts, Angelo’s brings to Toronto the provinces’ first coal fired style pizza, nestles in a small but well located plaza a stone throw from tourist heavy St. Lawrence Market.
While the visitors to the city will enjoy a brief respite over steadfast Italian American cuisine, it’s the locals that will surely benefit from this thin crusted, crispy pie.
Coal fired pizzas means a cracker like dough with little rise and charcoaled bottom all cooked in a super hot oven reaching temperatures over 900 degrees. Versions include a classic margherita of gooey cheese, pungent basil and drippy sauce and then toppings escalate into adventurous picks like crispy duck and shaved truffles.
Don’t get hung up on just the pizzas. Starters include a substantial caprese salad, additive polentas fries and gluttonous cheese dripping arancini.
Pasta choices are also abundant and perfect for sharing. Again classics like spaghetti and meatballs are peppered through a list that includes orecchiette with sausage and chick peas or strozzapreti with veal ragu.
If you have room for more don’t skip out on dessert. Caramel pear gelato is a refreshing apertif and is just one delectable sweet ending among bombolones and cake.
Toronto is not short on new and unique pizza styles and creative toppings. Anyone who loves a good quality slice will find exactly that at Angelo’s. Enjoy the full menu experience and you’ll have found so much more.
Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza
106 Front St. E