FBI PIZZA (2336 Lake Shore West, at Burlington, 416-251-0101, fbipizza.com)
When it comes to pizza, everyone's an expert.
There are those who swear by Terroni and them that can't live without Libretto. Some are crazy for Pizza e Pazzi, and others are mad for Queen Margherita Pizza. Problem is, none of them delivers.
Enter FBI Pizza, the brand-spanking-new delivery joint from the crew responsible for Leslieville's Queen Margherita, which just opened Monday out on the Lakeshore. The "FBI" stands for full-blooded Italian, btw. Why the wilds of Mimico?
"It reminds me of Leslieville, a neighbourhood that's starting to change," says QMP's John Chetti. "Lots of condos going in, but it's still got that funk."
FBI's pies are more traditional Toronto-style than their thin-crusted Margherita cousins - no surprise when you learn that Chetti's partners, Rocco Mazzaferro and Roberto Scala, have ties to the original Big Slice at Yonge and Gerrard. A basic 16-inch pie topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh fior di latte mozzarella and DOP prosciutto di Parma goes for $13.20 delivered.
"We're trying to give people what they want," says Chetti when asked to describe FBI's agenda. "We use real cheese and the best extra-virgin olive oil, the way Mama used to make it. There's no bullshit, just a whole lot of deliciousness delivered to your front door."
Free delivery daily 11 am to 2 am, $15 minimum