10 Restaurants Across Canada Serving the Perfect Pizza

The ultimate takeout food, pizza has been enjoyed by families dating back thousands of years! We’re not kidding, the first documentation of the word pizza has been historically marked at 877 a.d. But the presence of topped flatbread goes even further back than that!

Whether you want to take your taste buds on a topping-filled adventure of Italy, New York or you want to enjoy a simple Neapolitan, these 10 restaurants across Canada have a slice of heaven waiting for you.

Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca (St John’s, NL + Multiple Locations)

Four words you’ll want to hold atop your five fingers; Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Providing an authentic international experience right in Newfoundland, Piatto uses Italian association-regulated techniques and ingredients to create their pizzas, so it’s like you’re eating from a kitchen in Naples, without the jetlag or currency exchange.

Try their L’Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana-certified options like the VPN Margherita (San Marzano tomato sauce, Fior di Latte mozzarella, fresh basil*, EVOO and Grana Padano) or the VPN Marinara (San Marzano tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, EVOO and Grana Padano).

Address: For a Piatto nearest you, click here. @piattopizzeria


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Famous Peppers Restaurant (Charlottetown, PE)

Home to a wide array of “inventive pizzas,” Famous Peppers Restaurant has all the add-ons you can think of in terms of veg, meats, cheeses and spices.

For a true PEI-inspired pizza, order their Spud Islander (pictured), complete with house-made maple cream sauce, roasted potato slices, mozzarella, caramelized onions & double-smoked bacon.

Address: For a Famous Peppers nearest you, click here.


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Morris East (Halifax, NS)

Voted Best Pizza Pie in the Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards 2019, Morris East offers artisanal pizzas from 4 unique locations ranging from chic urban dining to their to-go slice shop. What really helps to set them apart from neighbouring competitors is their dough which is fermented for days before serving, creating a memorable taste and texture.

For the sweetest slice around, indulge in the perfection that is their Peach Pizza (pictured), made with maple rosemary aioli, peach, shallots, goat cheese and prosciutto.

Address: For a Morris East nearest you, click here. @morriseast

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Pomodori Pizza (Saint John, NB)

“Fresh-made,” “90 seconds,” “super pipin’ hot,” “slow food fast.” These are the phrases that define the hand-stretched, wood-fired pies of Pomodori Pizza.

With a side of salad and their popular gelato, bite into one of their popular creations like the Portobello Mushroom Pizza (pictured), topped with portobello mushrooms, onions, goat cheese, cracked pepper and balsamic drizzle.

Address: For a Pomodori Pizza nearest you, click here. @pomodori_pizza


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Pizzeria GEMA (Montreal, QC)

A family-run restaurant that is also an acronym of their children’s names, Pizzeria GEMA is the most authentic Italian pizza you’ll find in the city, right in Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood. You just have to taste it to believe it.

Try the Menina, comprised of spinach, anchovies paste, capers, olives, pecorino, onions and Quebec mozzarella di bufala.

Address: 6827 Rue St-Dominique, Montreal, QC. @pizzeriagema

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850 Degrees (Toronto, ON)

You know those mornings where you eat your leftover pizza for breakfast? Well, 850 Degrees has a pizza made especially for breakfast!

Pledge your allegiance to the wonderful morning-after pie that is the O’ Canada (pictured), created with maple bacon, fior di latte cheese, tomato sauce and an egg.

Address: 3455 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON. @850degrees.

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Diana’s Cucina (Winnipeg, MB)

Winner of prestigious international pizza awards, Diana of Diana’s Cucina invites you to taste the gold standard of pies by ordering her winning pizzas, available right in Winnipeg itself.

A local favourite add-on is the Moosehead dough, made with over half a bottle of Moosehead beer per pizza. Try it with the Cucina’s Choice (pictured), complete with house made marinara, all beef Italian style meatballs, Capicolla ham, strip bacon, roasted red peppers with mozzarella and medium sharp cheddar.

Address: Unit R-730 St. Anne’s Road Winnipeg, MB. @dianas_cucina_and_lounge


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Thirteen Pies Pizza + Bar (Saskatoon, SK)

Start spreading the news, you can taste New York right at home in Saskatoon thanks to the creators at Thirteen Pies Pizza + Bar. Bringing you Brooklyn-style with a side of island-inspired cocktails, it’s like a trip across the border without a passport, and you can enjoy it on your couch without the hundred honking taxis outside.

Bite into the White Walker (pictured), a blend of portobello, cremini, and button mushrooms, ricotta, provolone, mozzarella, white sauce, and truffle oil.

Address: 243 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK. @13piespizza

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Pulcinella (Calgary, AB)

Are you one of those people who eats pizza with a knife and fork? Good, Pulcinella wants you to! Makers of authentic, certified Napoletana pizza, it’s a taste of Naples that should be enjoyed as the people of Naples do, so grab the utensils!

First time? Order the Verdure Grigliate; Tomato sauce, grilled aubergine, peppers, zucchini, mozzarella, parmigiano, basil and fresh tomato. Mmmm!

Address: 1147 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB. @lovepulcinella

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AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint (Vancouver, BC)

“It’s a Brookyln Thing” at AJ’s, and you’re invited to enjoy their legit NYC pizza.

Order the Di Niscorio: tomato sauce, shredded mozza, roasted tomatoes, olives, & pesto drizzle. #ASliceOfBrooklyn

Address: 325 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC. @ajsbklynpizzajoint

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