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The Best of Toronto 2011

For the first time ever, Dine.TO asked our users to vote on who they thought was the best in Toronto across 36 popular categories. With an overwhelming response from our users it was a tight race this year, especially in the most popular categories – Wings, Sushi and Brunch. The winner for Best Pizza goes […]

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Vesuvio Pizzeria rides out rough times

Neighbourhood headed in the right direction: restaurateur There is still room for improvement, but the West Toronto Junction is a far cry from the crime riddled neighbourhood it once was in the mid-1990s, say Piera and Ettore Pugliese, owners of Vesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House, a fixture on Dundas Street West near High Park Avenue […]

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The oldest pizzeria in Toronto

It’s generally accepted that New York Style pizza in Toronto was born when the Pugliese family opened the doors of Vesuvio in 1957, making this restaurant the oldest pizza place in Canada’s biggest city. Using high-quality ingredients and maintaining customer relationships that span generations are just a few of the reasons that Vesuvio Pizzeria & […]

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2010 Readers’ Choice Awards

According to the Bloor West Junction – Roncesvalles The Villager 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards: Diamond Award: Best Local Pizza Platinum Award: Best Italian Restaurant (published: October 28,2010) Diamond Award: Best Family Restaurant Gold Award: All-Round Award Silver Award: Lunch & All-Round Atmosphere

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Don’t walk pasta Vesuvios

The Pugliese family is one loving Italian family that has fed many Torontonians since 1957. We sat with Ettore Pugliese and his wife Piera, the owners of Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, this week to sample the city’s most magnificent pizza and pastas. You must try the lasagna, gnocchi, manicotti, or cannelloni. But don’t take […]

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Pizza Olympics: Who does delivery the best?

Technique, artistry, speed and precision. All while wearing a smile. No, I’m not talking about the Olympic figure skating competition in Vancouver. These were the criteria in the Toronto Star’s Pizza Delivery Challenge, in which eight pizzerias were judged on compulsory elements and artistic interpretation, with courtesy key and speed a given. Here’s how it […]

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GOLD: Vesuvio’s Pizzeria and Spaghetti house

Vesuvio’s Pizzeria & Spaghetti House 3010 Dundas St. W., Toronto, 416-763-4191 Price: $16 for 14-inch pie Attitude: Distracted Speed: 15 minutes early, with a flourish 1st impression: Aroma of olive oil Crust: Like focaccia, but flatter Sauce: Light and lots of oregano Toppings: Elegant sliced onions, floppy bacon, cheese forward Score: 8.6 — Original Post […]

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A home away from home

Vesuvio’s Pizzeria & Spaghetti House is the first and oldest pizzeria and spaghetti house in Toronto. And Piera Pugliese and her husband Ettore know Italian food. Ettore and his brother Corrado have had the restaurant since 1957 – over 50 years! And Ettore, who just celebrated his 70th birthday, is still making the pizzas! Piera, […]

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Here and Now – The Best of T.O.

Here and Now’s urbivore Sarah Elton is seeking the best places in Toronto to find the tastiest beloved treats. Each Wednesday between now and Thanksgiving she’ll be collecting suggestions on Toronto’s best ice cream, pizza, falafel, burgers, and farmers’ markets. ICE CREAM Between September 3 and 10, we asked you where to find the Best […]

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100 things to love about Toronto

Torontonians are heeding our call to share their Toronto favourites with the world, inspired by complaints about the city from singer Rufus Wainwright (“The place drives me mad,” he said) and journalist/former Torontonian Tyler Brule (who said our city has “the comfies”). It seems in appropriate to start with another former local, Henry Argasinski of […]

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