There’s No Party Like a Pizza Party
In its birthplace of Italy and around the world, pizza has countless iterations and varieties — but no matter where you find it, it’s always a reliable, comforting staple made for gathering your family and friends together. Whether it’s a special indulgence for movie night, an easy family meal on a busy day or a nostalgic treat at a dinner party with friends, pizza is convenient fare offering great bang for your buck, especially if you pack up the leftovers for quick meals the next day. Here are some of the highlights from Oliver & Bonacini restaurants — now go forth and mangia!
Please note that menu items listed below are subject to change.
One of the most beloved and creative dishes on Sap’s menu (and having sold over 23,000 pies to this day!), the Roast Duck Poutine Pizza is a rite of passage for any Canadian foodie. A thin crust generously topped with shredded duck confit, Québec cheese curds, caramelized onions, hot gravy and crispy fries, it’s a smorgasbord of Canadian classics rolled into one. This is definitely one of the most decadent pies on the list, but hey, if you’re going to indulge, you might as well have fun with it.
Serving up classic and creative Detroit-style pizza, Beauty Eats makes the must-try pie north of the 401. Legend says Detroit’s pizza was created in 1946 when Gus Guerra, one of many Italians working in Detroit’s automobile industry, wanted to recreate the Sicilian pizza of his childhood. He grabbed one of the blue steel pans used to hold auto parts, which could withstand incredible heat, and went to town. The result: a delicious, rectangular deep dish pizza with a thick crust that was still remarkably light, crispy and chewy (unlike its heavier Chicago-style counterpart). Beauty Eats is dedicated to the proper Motor City method, baking their ’za in blue steel pans with local cheese.
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Blue Mountain
As the weather turns cold, Collingwood becomes a haven for skiers and others seeking the great outdoors. After a blustery hike or downhill ski session with the family, O&B Blue Mountain’s fire-roasted pizzas are the perfect antidote to shake off the chill. Crafted with care in a traditional Wood Stone hearth, these fire-roasted pies come in flavours ranging from classic Marghi (with basil and San Marzano tomatoes) to Green (with basil pesto, zucchini, broccoli and lemon ricotta), if you’re trying to fit your veggies in. There’s something for even the most finicky diners to share and enjoy.
Pizzeria Libretto at O&B Café Grill
Our partners at Pizzeria Libretto make authentic Neapolitan pizza as it should be: simply crafted and chef-inspired. As one of the first places in Toronto to serve VPN certified pizza (meeting strict guidelines from the Napoli government), Libretto serves classic 12-inch Neapolitan pizza. Its sourdough crust is fermented for 72 hours and cooked at 850°F for a beautifully charred, blistered texture. Find a selection of Libretto Neapolitan pizzas at O&B Café Grill’s Yonge and Front location; for more variety, our Bayview Village location offers an extended menu of their Neapolitan and Neo-NY pizzas, which have a slightly thicker crust. If you or anyone else in your party has dietary restrictions, Bayview Village can use vegan cheese and gluten-free dough. With over a dozen flavours to try, you’ll find yourself returning again and again.