Libretto makes pizzas the way they do in Naples, and – unlike anywhere else among Toronto’s pizza restaurants – that’s been certified by experts. The best ingredients (organic flour, Marzano tomatoes, fiore di latte mozzarella) are bunged into a 900-degree wood-burning oven for 90 seconds, blasting each thin-based pizza with a blistered crust. It comes out looking as photogenic as a pouting Italian supermodel, and locals queue up to get their hands on a slice.
The pizza-makers aren’t shy about their toppings here, either – duck confit or sardines, for example – and they do a neat range of salumi and salads, too, best experienced in the $15-prix fixe menu of primi, pizza and dolci. It’s a relaxed but lively ambience, and you can choose to sit at a table or on a stool at the sleek marble bar.