Maker Pizza opens in Chinatown
Toronto’s newest delivery-king contender, Maker Pizza, is selling pies faster than they can churn out dough. Since the shop opened last Monday, it has consistently sold out of food by 6 p.m. Owner Shlomo Buchler (formerly of FBI Pizza) recruited Parts & Labour’s Matty Matheson to create a classic pizzeria take-out menu of sandwiches, salads, wings and, of course, pizzas. There’s ready-made ones with punny names (like the mini meatball–topped Apocalypse Cow), or guests can customize a red or white base with their choice of toppings. It’s a take-out joint (there’s only one communal table and no liquor license), and delivery service is available within a five-kilometre radius of the shop—let’s hope it isn’t done by skateboard.
Siena Margherita: fior di latte, bufala mozzarella, parmesan, olive oil, basil. From $13–$25.
Dr. Pepperoni: pepperoni, toasted fennel oil, parmesan, olive oil, fior di latte, mozzarella. From $13–$25.
Tropic Thunder: pineapple, jalapeño, red onion, fior di latte, mozzarella, parmesan, olive oil, roasted garlic, mint, red chilies, sesame crust. $14–$25.
Cool Hand Zucch: zucchini, mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, lemon zest, roasted garlic, mint, olive oil. $14–$25.
Napoli Dynamite: Italian sausage, green olives, roasted jalapeños, roasted red pepper, basil, olive oil, fior di latte, parmesan, mozzarella. $15–$28.
Little Deuce Coop: roasted chicken, roasted red peppers, red onion, ricotta, basil, fior di latte, mozzarella, olive oil, parmesan. $17–$32.
The Bodega: mortadella, ham, turkey, salami, mozzarella, provolone, tomato, white onion, iceberg lettuce, roasted red peppers, roasted jalapeños, peperoncini and sub sauce on a sesame sub bun. $9.
Eggplant parm: fried eggplant, mozzarella, tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, roasted jalapeño, caramelized onions, and parm on a kaiser bun. $12.
Meatball sub: meatballs, mozzarella, parmesan, tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, peperoncini, iceberg lettuce, rapini, onion and sub sauce on a ciabatta bun. $13.
Baked ziti with meatballs. $20.
Caprese salad. $14.
Chicken wings in buffalo sauce. $15 for 10.