Monday, September 8, 2014

Viva Napoli: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Midtown TO

Tucked away in a cozy storefront on Mt Pleasant, in the quiet midtown Toronto neighbourhood of Davisville, is Viva Napoli, one of the latest contributions to the city's burgeoning pizza-scene, serving authentic Neapoletana-style pizzas to an ever-faithful public. Those familiar with Italy's 'autentica' pizza will recognize Viva Napoli’s faithful adherence to the "pies" traditional edicts: using high-quality Italian flour, San Marzano D.O.P tomato sauce, fresh Fior di latte cheese and cooking their ultra-thin crusts at high temperatures for little time in their prized wood-burning oven. Driven by a desire to make the best Neapolitan pizza in the city, owner Guistino Iorio had a 7,500-pound Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven imported from Naples and even tore down a wall to get the beast inside. With over 25 pizzas to choose from, Viva Napoli is midtown's Italian connection to delicious 'Autentica Pizza Napoletana.'

You can feel the Neapolitan love at Viva Napoli

With over 36 different kinds of pizzas, Viva Napoli's menu covers everything from Margherita — 'le più famose' to Salsiccia e Funghi, 'le pizze bianche'

A glass of chilled Peroni beer in Peroni etched signature italian beer glass is a crowning touch

Arugula salad with shaved parmigiano and grissini

Viva Napoli Caprese Salad

Diavola Neopolitan Pizza with San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, Fior di latte mozzarella, 
sliced grilled sausages and salami

Margherita D.O.P. Pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, Fior di latte mozzarella and basil

Napoli Pizza with San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, Fior di Latte mozzarella, basil, 
capers and anchovies

Vanilla Gelato with strawberries

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