Saturday, May 28, 2011

Queen Marguerita Pizza, Toronto

I had been reluctant to return to Queen Marguerita Pizza simply because my first experience there, take out (although eaten right outside of the resto), was rather disappointing. The sauce flavour was timid and the crust too chewy and soft, especially in the centre and also the crust was not particularly flavourful. I decided that eating the pizza in the restaurant, as it was presented, would be a fair way of assessing the result. Let me say from the first, that these are beautiful looking pizzas that in their appearance offer so much potential.
I ordered 3 pizzas. The Giovanni arrived with tomato sauce, fior de latte cheese, prosciutto di parma, arugula and cherry tomatoes. The tart melted tomatoes went well with the earthy prosciutto and slightly bitter arugula. The pizza presented beautifully but the crust, as I mentioned, was disappointing.
The Roberto arrived with porchetta, caramelized onions, fior di latte cheese and hot peppers. The very pleasantly porky flavours went well with the sweet enticing taste of the caramelized onions, but needed the hot peppers to cut the grease. 
The final pizza, the Rocco presented with tomato sauce, fior di latte cheese, gorgonzola cheese, Italian sausage and red onions. The strong taste of the gorgonzola went well with the sausage flavours, onion and tomato sauce.
The controversy of who has the best pizza continues, but for me, Pizza Libretto is still the best crust, even if it is not quite a good as it was shortly after the restaurant opened, the crust is still flavourful and crispy. Queen Marguerita's is still a very good pizza.

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