Where to find the finest Neapoli­tan pizza this side of Italy.

Devour some of the best neapoli­tan piz­zas out­side of italy

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Queen Margherita

A strict Vera Pizza Napo­le­tana ad­her­ence is why these tra­di­tional pies are a re­li­able favourite. Per­fectly blis­tered crusts are topped with hearty cer­ti­fied San Marzano to­mato sauce and fired in a Naples-made oven. 1402 Queen St. E.; 785 An­nette St.; 772 Dun­das St. W., qmpizza.com

Ter­roni

Ter­roni’s ex­ten­sive list of ’zas em­braces all the hall­marks of the south­ern Ital­ian tra­di­tion. Your margherita or quat­tro

sta­gioni ar­rives at the ta­ble as a whole pie, leav­ing you to de­cide the size of your slices. 720 Queen St. W.; 1095 Yonge St.; 57 Ade­laide St. E., ter­roni.com

Pizze­ria Li­bretto

One of the first restau­rants on Toronto’s thin-slice scene now in­cludes five al­ways-packed lo­ca­tions (and a take­out-only spot) across the city. Top­pings such as On­tario prosci­utto and duck con­fit are must-tries. 221 Oss­ing­ton Ave.; 550 Dan­forth Ave.; 155 Univer­sity Ave.; 545 King St. W., pizze­ri­al­i­bretto.com

Via Mer­canti

Ro­molo Sal­vati’s mini pizza em­pire adds a cre­ative flair to its au­then­tic flavours. For ex­am­ple, its sig­na­ture Via Mer­canti is a two-pizza-lay­ered mas­ter­piece— a ri­cotta, mush­room and spicy sop­pres­sata-cov­ered pizza hides un­der a full margherita pie. 188 Au­gusta Ave.; 87 Elm St.; other lo­ca­tions, pizze­ri­avi­amer­canti.ca Lam­bretta Pizze­ria The sig­na­ture dish at this fam­i­lyfriendly joint is the prosci­ut­to­laden Lam­bretta pizza, with a crispy crust that cra­dles fior de

latte, arugla and cherry toma­toes. Or, if meat-free is more your style, try the mari­nara, veg­e­te­ri­ana or funghi. 89 Ron­ces­valles Ave., lam­bret­tapizze­ria.ca

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