Toronto’s Best New Restaurants: General Assembly Pizza

Toronto’s Best New Restaurants: General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly is the sort of place where you can throw an impromptu birthday party, meet a first date or, in my case, take the family confident there’ll be enough hubbub to preoccupy a toddler through the witching hour. The source of the excitement is an incredible pie, the base a sweet and yeasty dough that emerges from gas-fired Acunto Neapolitan ovens with a crust holding steady between chewy and charred.

Pizzaiolo Cale Elliot-Armstrong.

My go-to is the ­Sergeant Pepe, a white pizza topped with parmesan, mozza and taleggio that shines special attention on the crust. Chef Cale Elliott-Armstrong developed his recipes with Anthony Falco, a pizza guru formerly of the much-worshipped Roberta’s in Brooklyn, and the hired gun paid off: there’s fierce competition for Toronto’s best pizza, and, at the moment, GA holds the title.

331 Adelaide St. W., no phone, gapizza.com

The Sergeant Pepe, a white pizza topped with parmesan, mozzarella and taleggio.
Negronis are available on tap for $8 each.