Queen Margherita Pizza
Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:58 PM
Many people believe that Libretto holds the crown for best pizza in the city. Queen Margherita Pizza on the East side of Toronto has come to challenge that. While the main card is a $25 prix-fixe, just so you know, you are still able to order by the pie. However, the pizzas are big enough for sharing (if youíre a lighter-eater) and with a reasonably-priced glass of wine, itís a really nice way to spend an evening. Now, Iíll get out of the way and let the photos do their thing:
Some conclusions: I didnít like QMP as much as I did Libretto when it first opened. However, I find the pizza at Libretto not magically tasty as those first few visits and of equal tastiness to QMP right now. However, I give the slight edge to QMP for quick seating and spacious dining area. Given that, I feel it comes down to pizza style (though both tout being ďauthenticĒ) and if you like your pizza crispy through-out (Libretto) or just a little softer at its heart (QMP). Either way, both pizzerias use high-quality ingredients and put out some fine pies and each have claimed their territory in Toronto. I call it a draw and am happy for more good pizza in town.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:15 PM
Hope to try QMP sometime soon. Still haven't gotten around to trying Libretto's pizzas.
I really liked the alici (white anchovy) pizza at Buca.
Edited by phoenikia, 15 June 2010 - 02:16 PM.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:30 PM
This place has been getting good reviews - but I live almost in terroni's back yard and am only a few minute's walk from Libretto. And, I almost never go to either of them (something about a four year old and lineups). So, doubtful I'll get there anytime soon.
But, it does sound tempting. Almost nothing I'd rather eat than a great, and simple, pizza with good ingredients. I do like the yielding crust in the centre.
Ah well, will have to get back into making my own again.
But for those that don't want to do that, sounds like we have more good options than ever.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:03 AM
phoenikia > thanks :)
Edited by jenc, 16 June 2010 - 11:03 AM.