Top 5 Pizza in Brampton

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Who doesn't like a fresh, hot slice of pizza in Brampton? Pizza is yummy, usually pretty cheap and it covers all food groups, well kind of. For many, pizza is an easy go to for lunch and dinner and leftovers can make for a delicious breakfast! As pizza is such a staple in many Canadians' diets, I hit the streets of Brampton to find the top five pizza joints that will keep you coming back.

5) Pizza Fiamma

Located in a busy area on McLaughlin Road, Pizza Fiamma is a good spot to find your basic pizza necessities. It's cheap, quick and overall tasty. The location doesn't have many seats for dining in, so go here if you're in the mood for take-out. The establishment has been around for about three years and offers other goodies on their menu like wings and fries. The cashier said meat lover and veggie are their most popular slices. I tried a big pepperoni slice and the crust was fairly thick. Overall, the pizza was good and satisfied my hunger, but it had too much cheese and not enough sauce. There was a good amount of pepperoni on it, though. Pizza Fiamma is a good spot for quick pizza that will satisfy your pizza craving.

4) City South Pizza

This small franchise in Brampton surprised me with their pizza. I visited the one on Hurontario Street and thought I might end up with a bland, generic slice but I was wrong. This location is mostly for take-out, but there are a couple of seats available to dine in. I chose a veggie slice mostly because I thought it might lessen the damage on my waistline, but also because of the many toppings on it. The slice cost about $3.30 and had typical veggie fixings plus pineapple. If you're looking for a spicy flare in your pizza then this is it! I thought the pineapple would leave a sweet aftertaste, but the spices definitely overpowered. If you like spice, then City South may be perfect for you.

3) Mackay Pizza and Subs

If you're looking for a quick slice to go or a place to dine in, then Mackay's might be right for you. There are two locations in Brampton. I went to the one on North Park Drive and boy was it busy! Not only does this joint sell pizzas, but they also offer sandwiches and, surprisingly, Jamaican patties. When it was my turn to order, a fresh cheese pizza was ready so I grabbed a slice. If you like a lot of cheese, then this pizza will please your taste buds. The restaurant has many seats to choose from but the scenery isn't the greatest, as they had a lot of their storage out in the open. A slice is cheap at about $2.30 and you get a good-sized piece for it.

2) Venezia Pizza

This quaint, mom and pop shop knows how to make quality pizza. Don't expect to sit back and relax at this take-out spot located on Sandalwood Parkway East. The establishment, named after a city in Italy, has their basic cheese and pizza slices but if you want more toppings, it's $0.30 extra per ingredient. The business has been around for about 40 years and the chef was very pleasant to speak to. He also happily whistled while making pizzas, which was entertaining! I went with a pepperoni slice and after one bite I really noticed how good their dough is. It was cooked well and there was a good amount of pepperoni on the big slice. The pizza was not greasy but it could have used a little more sauce. Overall, I paid $2.75 for a yummy slice and great service.

1) Gusto Pizzeria Inc.

Let's just say after eating at Gusto's, I was mucho impressed. Located in the downtown core of Brampton on Main Street North and Church, this little pizzeria says they have "Brampton's Slice of Italy" and I don't disagree. When I went, the chef was baking up a storm and greeted many customers. She even knew some by name! There are dozens of pizza toppings to choose from and other food options available, such as wings and pasta. I went with a veggie slice, which cost about $3. The pizza was well cooked and there were many toppings that tasted fresh and there was a perfect amount of cheese and sauce. Customers can either take-out or dine in. The family-run business has been operating for about 20 years and the chef says their pepperoni pizza is an all-time favourite.



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