The slice is right at these pizza places in West Queen West

One of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city, West Queen West is home to a number of unique boutique hotels, local designers and art galleries. It’s also a great place to eat. Here are a few local pizza joints where you'll find cheesy slices to satisfy your hunger.

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria

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650 1/2 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E4

This little shop is considered by many local food bloggers to have the best pie in town. While their menu is limited to a few varieties, the quality is consistent. North of Brooklyn’s traditional thin-crust pizzas come out of the oven blistered to perfection. If a whole pizza is too much, or you want to sample different types, they’ll serve by the slice.

TERRONI

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720 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E8

The denizens of West Queen West line up at all hours of the day and night to snag a seat at this popular neighbourhood pizzeria. The rustic menu features over 25 artisanal pizzas that are inspired by southern Italian recipes and made with authentic ingredients. Local faves include the Don Corrado: topped with gorgonzola, potatoes and spicy sausage, and the Santo Stefano: featuring fresh arugula and long slices of prosciutto di Parma. Picky eaters be warned: in keeping with the menu’s traditional values, the restaurant does not permit modifications.

Sud Forno

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716 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E8

Sud Forno, Terroni's bakery offshoot, serves smaller portions of some of the same famous pizzas you'll find right next door. In addition to their great pizza selection, they also make rustic handmade loaves of bread, pastries and sandwiches. Sweet and savoury treats can be enjoyed on-site (Tip: head upstairs for more seats) or taken to go.

Amico's Pizza

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1648 1/2 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B2

Amico’s Pizza has been around since 1978, serving rich Italian-American dishes to the Parkdale community and passersby. Grab your friends for a casual Friday night of live music, drinks and spaghetti with meatballs. Open until 4am, this pizzeria will fill all those late-night pizza cravings. While the space is a little rusty, the food sure makes up for it, and owner Frank makes customers feel like family.

The Good Son Restaurant

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1096 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9

Take a wood-fired grill imported from Mam Forni, Italy, plus organic ingredients with hormone-free proteins and a beautiful interior and you get The Good Son. This Queen West restaurant cooks a mix of Roma- and Neapolitan-style pizzas. Though the options are small, they’re quite unique, with choices like wood-roasted cauliflower and octopus pizza. They serve cold dishes like oysters and steak tartare, and boast an extensive wine list to boot. As for the interior, the leather wingback chairs and chiming clocks on the walls make The Good Son one of Queen Street’s most charming spots to tuck in.

Cici's Pizza

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1618 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A8

If you’re craving delicious pizza, but don’t want to pay the price of a sit-down restaurant, then CiCi’s is your locale. The pizza at this to-go joint has a thick (but not too thick) soft crust that’s chewy and flavourful. The menu also includes garlic bread, potato wedges and wings (CiCi’s also offers party combos for big groups). Delivery? You got it.

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