Authentic pizzerias in St. Clair West Toronto

Just steps away from Corso Italia, this strip of St. Clair West gives its adjacent ‘hood a run for its money in the pizza department. If you’re hankering for a hot slice, head to these local pizzerias to satisfy your craving.

Dave's On St Clair

730 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B3

Locals head to this local hangout for the impressive beer selection and easygoing vibe. The food menu features a selection of six signature pizzas, or you can opt to build your own. The margarita is a tasty classic but the white pizza — topped with figs, cambozola, walnuts, balsamic syrup and sage — delivers an unexpected sweetness that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds. Visit on Mondays and all pizzas are just $10.

Pizza Del Arte

1480 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5P 3G9

You’ll find delicious thin crust pizzas topped with gourmet ingredients at this artisanal pizzeria. Yes, the chef’s use Italian flour and San Marzano tomatoes, but also usual toppings on the menu like maple glazed pineapple chunks, pungent stilton cheese, smoked Norwegian salmon and black truffle salsa. This casual spot does mainly takeout and delivery,and also offers pizza by the slice.

Marcellos Pizzeria Ltd

1163 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1B2

With 20 unique varieties on the menu, you’ll have no problem picking a wood fired, thin crust pizza to suit your taste at this local pizzeria. The neighbourhood hotspot is packed on weeknights, and it’s not uncommon to spot one or two folks walking down St. Clair Avenue with a Marcello’s take out box in hand.

Big Slice Restaurant

1154 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1B3

As the name implies, you can safely head here knowing that you’ll be getting a sizeable slice of ‘za. The popular takeout joint serves up pizza by the slice for those who want to grab and go, but there’s also plenty of seating inside if you’d prefer to dine in. As an added bonus, all of the ingredients used in the dough, sauces and toppings are nut free (even the pesto).


1077 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1A6

This lovely little gastro pub has a wide variety of food options, including a small selection of stone oven baked thin crust pizzas. Fungi fans will love the magic mushroom pizza, which comes topped with three different types of mushrooms, Gorgonzola and pesto sauce. If you want the added bonus of an Open Mic night with your pizza, this is the place to go.

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